October 10th, 2013

Dear CLA Students, Parents, Guardians and Families,

I can hardly believe it is already October!  Please read the following updates and reminders regarding open houses, shadow days, entrance exams, and financial aid forms.   Attached is a calendar showing most of the high school open house dates that are scheduled in October and November.

Open-houses:  Attending an open house is a great way to determine if your scholar wants to take a “deeper dive” and shadow the school.  Visit the open houses at schools where your student is interested in attending high school.  It is a great way to see if you think that the school is a “good fit” for your scholar.  To confirm open house dates and times visit the individual school websites.

Shadowing: Blank shadow forms are available in the officeStudents will be able to shadow at 1-2 schools.  Shadowing is a great opportunity to see what it really “feels” like to be a student at the school, so help your scholar pick his/her shadow schools.   Students need to submit a completed shadow form one week prior to the already scheduled shadow date.  Students will have to make arrangements with their teachers for missed work prior to the shadow date.  Upon their return to school, students must submit the shadow formed signed by the high school so that the absence will not be counted against the students. Students may not shadow on the day of an interim.  John Hay does not offer shadow days.

Applications: For those scholars applying to schools requiring applications, scholars need to begin working on their applications.  Ask individual teachers (usually one math and one English teacher) to complete the necessary forms or materials to support your application.  Once the teacher has completed the form, he or she will turn it into Ms. Seiter.  Turn-in completed applications to Ms. Seiter by Friday Nov. 22nd.  We will send all necessary documents together in one envelope to the schools.

Entrance Exams-

Parochial Schools– Check the dates for the entrance exams for the Parochial (Catholic) Schools, remember each school has its own test and test date.  Visit the specific school website for details.  Make plans to take your student to the school the date of the entrance exams.  Students can prepare for the entrance exams using practice tests.  Please ask Ms. Seiter for a copy of the practice tests if you do not already have one.  Entrance exams are usually tied to scholarship money.  It is better to take the test on one of the earlier dates before dollars have been distributed.

 

 

 

For more information, including a calendar, please download the PDF version here:  CLA2HS October Newsletter