|Office of Student Services
Mrs. Joyce Walker
Mrs. Becky Pfeister,
Phone: 330-753-1025 ext. 13103
Mrs. Kathleen Pantuso
Phone: 330-753-1025 ext. 13501
Services and Programs
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To enroll your child in the Barberton City Schools, you will need to provide the following:
1) Proof of Barberton residency,
2) Proof of child’s date of birth,
3) Your child’s up-to-date immunization records, and
4) Your child’s social security card.
5) Divorce and/or custody papers, if applicable.
If your child previously attended school in Barberton and if previous records are on file, you may need only to provide proof
of residency and an updated immunization record. Proof of residency may be verified by a rental contract or mortgage agreement
or any utility bill. In lieu of any one of these, any two of the following are acceptable: a driver’s license, a health card, a court
document, a voter registration card, a police report, a bank statement, a pay stub, a hospital bill, a draft registration card or a
credit card bill. Proof of date of birth may be verified by a birth certificate, baptismal record, or hospital birth record.
At the elementary and middle school levels, students may be placed in classes after registration is completed and prior to the receipt
of records from the previous school(s). Some students who have special needs or program requirements may be required to wait for
special placement until school and/or medical records are received.
For students enrolling in Barberton High School, all grades and credits earned beginning with the ninth grade, including grades in
progress for the current school year, must be received before your child is scheduled for classes. An appointment with a guidance
counselor is required prior to scheduling classes. This assures that your child receives appropriate credit for classes he/she has taken
at his/her previous school and that he/she is scheduled for classes accordingly. Any questions regarding enrollment for
Barberton High School should be directed to the Guidance Office secretary at (330)753-1084, Ext. 5050. Should you have any
questions about enrollment, please contact your child’s school.
The Barberton City School District offers a full continuum of special education services to all students who are eligible
for such services under federal and state guidelines. Special education services are available for eligible students between
the ages of three (3) and twenty-one (21). To qualify for services students must meet eligibility criteria set forth by the State of Ohio.
Depending on the individual needs of the students involved, special education services may be provided within the district in the
following ways: support intervention in the regular classroom, supplemental intervention in a small group (1-3 students) or placement
in a part-time or full time special education class.
Districts within the compact (Copley-Fairlawn, Norton or Wadsworth) may provide these services if unavailable internally.
The extent of special education services and the location of delivery are determined by the Individual Education Program Team
and are based on the students identified needs through the completion of a Multifactored Evaluation.
Parents having a concern that their child has a disability should contact the building principal and ask for an Intervention Assistance Team
meeting to discuss their concerns. Additional information regarding special education services, confidentiality and parent rights may be
obtained by contacting the building principal or the Director of Student Services.
Gifted and Talented Services:
All Ohio schools are required to screen and identify gifted students in grades K-12. Students can be identified in
four areas: superior cognitive, specific academic (reading/writing, mathematics, social studies and science) creative thinking, and
the visual and performing arts (art, music, dance and drama). Parents and teachers may refer students for assessment. Referral forms
are available in the office of each school building or by calling the Gifted and Talented Office at 330-848-4241 extension 19132 or 19131.
English As A Second Language:
Pullout instruction is available for students that qualify for services whose native language is not English.
Please contact your building principal for assistance.
The state requires all students under eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a work permit in order to work.
Applications may be obtained at the high school or in the Student Services Office located in the Administration Building.
The employer, parent, and doctor must complete the three sections of the form. The student must return in person with the
completed form to the Student Services Office to have the permit processed. Office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
A transcript is a record of a student's four years of high school (grades 9, 10, 11 and 12) and contains the student's final grades,
grade point average (GPA), class rank, immunizations, SAT/DAT scores and proficiency or OGT test scores. All transcripts are
kept on microfilm and date back to the first graduating class of 1896. Requests for the release of transcripts may be made in writing
or by stopping in person at the Student Services Office, located in the Administration Building. No transcript is released via telephone
request. A person who makes an in-person request for a transcript must authorize its release by signing a “Release of Information” form.
When a transcript request is made in writing, it is necessary for the requestor to provide the name used when he/she was in school attendance,
the year of graduation, the address where the transcript is to be sent, and the requestor’s signature. It is necessary for females to provide a
maiden name when applicable. A person cannot request the transcript of another person, (e.g., wife for husband or vice versa, parent for a
student 18 years of age or older), unless the person provides a written, signed request from the person whose name is on the transcript.
Parents cannot obtain records or transcripts on a child who has reached 18 years of age without written, signed permission of the child.
Transcripts will not be released if there is an outstanding obligation to any of the Barberton schools. All outstanding fees must be paid
at the school holding the obligation, and the Department of Student Services must be notified of payment before a transcript will be released.