The following three
documents must be completed and signed in order to determine
placement for your child. You may call and request them from the Admissions
Department (864)-391-2131 ext. 493 or 417, or download and/or print at your
convenience. All files are in PDF format. If you do not have the acrobat
reader, click here to download the free
- The JDLH Application
Procedure for Placement - 8 pgs. (pdf)
- The JDLH Application-Client
Information for Admission - 6 pgs. (pdf)
- The JDLH Pre-Placement Physical Exam
and Medical Forms - 7 pgs. (pdf)
Department will conduct a complete pending file review of the following
information which will also need to be provided for your child.
- School records for determining
- Other agency information if
applicable (e.g., Department of Social Services, Department of
- Immunization Records (DHEC 1148
- A copy of the Birth Certificate,
Social Security Card, and any medical/dental/prescription cards
- A psychological evaluation and/or
psychoeducational (if applicable)
- Counseling records (if applicable)
- Information from any out-of-home
placements (if applicable)
The person(s) applying
is responsible for collecting the listed information and sending (mail or
fax) it to: John
de la Howe School - Admissions Dept. - 192 Gettys Road - McCormick, SC
29835. (Fax #: 864-391-2150).
It is important that
we receive all information as required. The submitted information is
reviewed by the Admissions Department which determines the agency's
ability to meet the child's and family's behavioral, educational,
physical, and medical needs. An assessment interview may be scheduled
with the child and family. This visit provides an opportunity for the
child, family, and John de la Howe School to "get to know each other".
It also provides staff, child and family an opportunity to ask and
receive answers to questions.
Following approval for
admission, the following steps occur:
- The family arranges for the child to receive a
physical examination (all medical forms are provided above)
- The monthly service fee
- A date for placement is determined
Please print and review the clothing/supply
lists of the items that will be required for your child should he/she be
placed on the Residential campus or the Wilderness camp:
- JDLH Uniforms' Letter of Agreement (pdf)
- Girls Clothing/Supply List - 2 pgs. (pdf)
- Boys Clothing/Supply List -2 pgs. (pdf)
- Wilderness Camp Personal Gear -
- Wilderness Camp Personal Gear - Winter (pdf)
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
long will it take to get my child in placement?
An admission decision can be made as soon as all of the
required records/documentation has been received. The placement date will
depend on the parent/guardian's schedule and availability of bed space.
How much does it cost?
Based on income of family, tuition/fees range from
$50-$350 per month and will be determined by the overall net income of
the household. Parents are responsible for clothing and medical, dental,
and optical expenses. In addition, John de la Howe School is a Medicaid
What age range children do you serve?
John de la Howe School serves males and females ages 12
to 17 years. Students in 6th through 10th grade attend the
state-accredited L.S. Brice School on campus while students in the 11th
and 12th grade attend the McCormick High School.