The Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania has apologized for barring an HIV-positive teen entry.

Last year, the private boarding school denied entry to a student, identified as “Abraham Smith,” because he is HIV-positive.

School president Anthony Colistra announced this week that Smith, not his real name, was welcome at the school and apologized to Smith and his family “for the impact of our initial decision.”

“We are issuing a new equal opportunity policy clearly stating that the school treats applicants with HIV no differently than any other applicants,” Colistra said in a statement. “We are also developing and providing mandatory training for staff and students on HIV issues and expanding our current training on universal precautions.”

Colistra told ABC News that Smith, who is suing the school for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, has been offered a place in the fall at the school.

Despite the offer, Smith's lawyers said the lawsuit “is not settled.”

The school claimed last year that it denied Smith entry because his HIV status represented a “direct threat” to other students.

The Milton Hershey School was originally conceived as a school for orphan boys by its founders, chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine.