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Right nextschool2010 11

  1. 1. The Right Next School Guidelines for Moving On from Upper Elementary
  2. 3. Topics <ul><ul><li>What will Kingsley do for you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning Your Ideal School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacting and Visiting Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Application Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent/Child School Visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admission Acceptances </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. What will Kingsley do for You? <ul><ul><li>We will advocate for your child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will guide you through the process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will send well-written, professional evaluations/reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will conduct mock interviews with your child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will conduct mock interviews with parents (if desired) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will support you throughout the entire process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will meet as often as you need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will work in partnership with you </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Application Timeline <ul><li>Spring of 5th Grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend school meeting at Kingsley to talk about the process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan your Perfect School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutoring or support classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start to look at schools via websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a list of Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign-up for the ISEE/SSAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain Open House information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan which Open Houses to attend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plan time for filling applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get forms to Kingsley on time! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fall/Early Winter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit your applications by due date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kingsley will submit your application to schools on- time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptance time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revisit Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision time </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Testing Requirements <ul><li>Entrance Exams: ISEE or SSAT </li></ul><ul><li>You have 2 options: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Take it at BPS (Boston Public School) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One date (usually early November) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No charge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No essay (ISEE without essay portion of test) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kingsley gives registration forms to you (mid September) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You may forward results to other Independent Schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Take it at an Independent School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More options of dates (see ISEE booklet or ISEE on-line) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes essay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You may forward results to BPS as well as other Independent Schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Charter Schools: Process may be different </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Planning your Ideal School Community <ul><ul><li>Some factors to think about: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-ed/Single Sex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Day/Boarding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public/Charter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent (Private) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special program offerings (sports, arts, computers, theatre, languages, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle School (Gr.7/8, 7-9) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School (Gr. 7-12) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Visiting / Contacting Schools <ul><ul><li>Obtain materials from schools (call them, go on-line) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain list of Open Houses for Fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Charter Schools may not be listed) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit school websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call them to set up meetings </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. The Application Process <ul><ul><li>Review each school’s admissions requirements and schedules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 1: Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your child has to fill out an application (check due date) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kingsley needs to fill out evaluations and other forms (Please be on-time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 2: Filling out Applications (Student and School) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student and Family working together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about the parts of the applications and set up a plan involving your child’s opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other requirements - no common application - each one is slightly different </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 3: Submit necessary paperwork to Kingsley by deadline (usually Dec.1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kingsley will mail application directly to the school PRIOR to due date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically current English and Math teachers write reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director and/or HOS write letters of recommendation, sometimes Advisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous and current report cards sent by Kingsley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past test scores and reports </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Parent / Student School Visits <ul><ul><li>Student tour and individual interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your child will probably have a tour by another students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity for your child to show him/herself as an individual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some schools may give placement exam at time of interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help your child think about his/her strengths, interests, experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kingsley will conduct mock interviews with your child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually happens when student interview takes place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 30 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kingsley is willing to conduct a mock interview with you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brag about your child - what are his/her interests, experiences, strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrate Your Child and Family! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Thank you! Any Questions?