Tuition as a Medical Expense
For students who attend Brightmont Academy because of underlying health issues (such as depression, ADHD, autism, and other physical and mental health impairments that impact attendance or require specialized instruction and/or environment), tuition at Brightmont Academy may be considered a medical expense and eligible to be deducted on federal income tax. Please consult a tax professional to determine whether or not your situation qualifies.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Some employers offer the benefit of a flexible spending account, enabling pre-tax money to be set aside for health care expenses. In some circumstances when an underlying physical or mental health issue including learning disabilities and other conditions impacting learning like attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is the determining factor for enrolling in Brightmont, then that money may be used to fund tuition at Brightmont Academy. Please check with your benefits specialist to determine whether or not this is an approved option with your employer’s flexible spending account requirements.
In rare circumstances, a public school district may choose to place a student at Brightmont Academy to receive one-to-one instruction for part or all of their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals, or to implement compensatory education services or extended school year instruction. If your IEP case manager has offered any of these options to you and you wish to consider Brightmont Academy to receive services, please contact us to schedule a campus tour.
If you represent a public school district and wish to consider placing a student at Brightmont Academy, please email Ruth Wilson at Ruth.Wilson@BrightmontAcademy.com or call her at (206) 452-1218 to discuss the situation and appropriate options.
Some opportunities exist at the state or local level. Please contact the campus director at the nearest Brightmont campus for more information.
If you are aware of other opportunities or would like to create a scholarship or award for Brightmont Academy students, please contact Ruth Wilson at (206) 452-1218.