FAQs

Is my child eligible?

  • Tamassee DAR School is a Level 1 (low to moderate care) facility.  The children we serve primarily are admitted due to issue(s) stemming from their natural home environment.
  • Tamassee DAR School is licensed to serve children ages 6-21, but primarily serve children 6-18 years of age within our Residential Program.  Young adults, ages 18 and older are served within the LifeBridge Program
  • Tamassee DAR School accepts both private and publicly (e.g., DSS) placed children.
  • Tamassee DAR School provides professional staff that are experienced and trained to work with a variety of diagnosis’s for children, including ADHD and Depression.

What is the cost?

Fees are set on a sliding scale based on the legal guardian’s household income.  In addition, Tamassee DAR School has scholarship funds available that may assist in the cost of care.

However, current documentation on income must be provided by the guardian to determine fees and assistance.

No child is denied service based on inability to pay.

What are the Steps in the Admission Process?

STEP 1:  You can initiate the admission process by placing a telephone call to 864-944-3022 or by sending an email to the Tamassee DAR School Admissions Coordinator.

STEP 2:  You complete and submit an application with all needed documents to the Tamassee DAR School Admission Coordinator.

STEP 3:  Tamassee DAR School Admissions Coordinator will begin requesting information: school records, mental health records, medical records, etc…. before establishing an interview time with you.

STEP 4:  Together, Tamassee DAR School and You will complete the interview.  The Tamassee DAR School will determine if we are a good match to meet the needs of the child(ren).  You will be notified and we will schedule an intake date; usually within a couple of days of the interview

STEP 5:  Admission Process Complete

How quickly will my child(ren) be admitted?

This is largely dependent upon how quickly Tamassee DAR School receives the completed application and the required documentation.

Typically the process (from completed application to admission) averages 3 weeks.

Where will my child(ren) live?

In our Residential Program, the children live year round in beautiful homes on the beautiful Tamassee DAR School campus.  Each child has their own bed and closet.  Professionally trained and caring Teaching-Parents live in separate quarters within each home.  When Teaching-Parents provide around the clock supervision and care of each child and a Care Coordinator oversees their plan of care.

Where will my child(ren) go to school?

  • Through our partnership with the local school district, the children in our care attend schools in the local area.  We also have an on campus Middle School Academy where children in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade study the state required curriculum while simultaneously building their core academic skills that need additional focus.
  • We also have a Learning Resource Center, where 4 days a week students work on daily homework assignments, focus on grade improvements, academic success and discover a love of lifelong learning.

How long would my child(ren) stay?

It is our goal to ensure that parents and child(ren) have developed the skills they need to be successful as a family unit.  This is typically a determination made jointly by the child’s parent/guardian and Tamassee DAR School staff members.

What type of activities will my child have the opportunity to enjoy?

  • Children in the care of Tamassee DAR School have many opportunities to explore and develop their own unique skills and interests. They participate in various activities offered through their schools and churches such as cheerleading, basketball, baseball, and ROTC, just to name a few.  Other extracurricular school activities such as sporting events, dances, pageants, academic competitions, music programs are some of the many opportunities the children participate in at Tamassee DAR School.
  • The children are also involved in a variety of community events and social outings.   They have many opportunities to meet people from all around the world who come to visit the campus.   Children have the opportunity to travel to museums, parks and recreational facilities, historical landmarks and experience many different types of cultures.   They are exposed to cultural events and activities that range from bluegrass concerts, Christian concerts, annual formal fine dining, school and on campus dances.