To ensure a complete and thorough admissions process, the following outlines the steps to admission. Taking these steps will help you best understand BrightStone, our program offerings and culture, and determine whether BrightStone is the best fit for your family member.

  • Get Informed

    The first step to begin our admission process is to complete the prospective family Admissions Inquiry Form. Once this form is completed, you will receive a response from staff in charge of the admission process, who will be able to provide you with the answers you need.

  • BrightStone Tour

    If you feel the applicant’s needs are within the range of our staff expertise and BrightStone would be a good fit, we invite you to take a tour. Please call the office at 615-790-4888 and ask Elaine Farmer for information about scheduling a tour.

  • The Application

    After taking a tour and if you feel that BrightStone has the program to fit your adult’s needs, you will be invited to submit a formal Application. There is a non-refundable fee of $150 for processing the application.

  • The Interview

    The parent(s) or guardian(s) and applicant will be invited to an interview with the Program Coordinator and/or Executive Director and anyone from the Admissions Committee.

  • Admission Committee Recommendation

    The Admission Committee will notify you of their recommendation which will be one of the following:

    1. Further evaluation is needed.

    2. Services cannot be provided for applicant at this time.

    3. Applicant is accepted on a probationary basis.

    All new students are accepted on a three month probationary basis. After the probationary period, a review is held to determine if BrightStone is able to meet the needs of the student.

  • Enrollment

    If the applicant is accepted on a probationary basis, another conference is held at which time the enrollment and intake procedures are discussed.

    Please contact us to receive a copy of our Admissions Process.

  • Tuition and Fees

    Adult Work Program – $150 Application Fee.

    There are specific fees charged for transportation and some community activities.

    Tuition assistance may be available.

    A financial advisor will perform an analysis based upon complete disclosure of your financial situation and form a recommendation to our Scholarship Committee.

    BrightStone admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. BrightStone does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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