Mitchell is enrolled in Year 9 in a mainstream school and is withdrawn into a small group for core subjects and integrated into mainstream for option classes. He has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. The environment and programs are highly structured. The core subjects that he participates in are a direct instruction program, ASDAN and other functional life skills programs. To participate fully in activities he requires regular direct support and close supervision.
The school is an Independent senior secondary campus and a registered training organisation located in a regional centre. The student population is around 1300 students from Years 7–12. Students are offered several approved specialist programs including Aviation, Japanese and the innovative Mathematics and Philosophy course.