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At Norris Academy, we want to ensure that your child’s greatest needs are the priority for any treatment that he/she receives and are happy to answer any questions about our program that you may have.  Placing a child in a residential program can often been stressful and overwhelming, which is why our admissions team works hard to make the process as easy as possible for your specific child.

To make a referral to Norris Academy, guardians or service providers must complete the Referral Form and provide documentation from previous providers to help inform the admissions team on how best to serve your child.  Required documentation includes (but is not limited to):

  • Recent medical exam or EPSDT
  • Medical specialist records (if relevant)
  • Recent therapy, ABA or In-Home Services
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Relevant psychological or psychoeducational testing

Upon completing the Referral Form, referents should contact the Admissions Coordinator at Norris Academy at 865-494-5554 to confirm receipt of the form and to determine if any other documentation is needed aside from what is listed above.  Documentation can be sent to the program by parents/caregivers or directly from community-based providers.  Documentation can be sent by:

Mail: Norris Academy, Attn: Admissions, 101 First Quality Road, Andersonville, TN 37705

Fax: 865-205-7287, Attn: Admissions


Once documentation has been received, the Admissions team will review the referral and will provide a disposition or ask additional questions within 24-36 hours (except on weekends).  If your child is approved for Norris Academy, the Admissions team will work closely with all involved persons to ensure the smoothest transition possible.  If your child is not approved for Norris Academy, feel free to ask our Admissions Coordinator for additional resources or [Click Here] for our resources tab.

If you have any questions about the referral process or wish to learn more information about Norris Academy, you can contact the Admissions Department at 865-494-5554 or email