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New Students FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for New Students

Q: My child took the Math and/or World Language Placement Test earlier this Spring/Summer. When will we find out the results of that test?
A: The Math and World Language Placement Tests are not graded; they are used purely for rostering purposes. As such, families will not receive typical test scores from these evaluations. Families with students rostered into Geometry or a more advanced math course will be notified as soon as possible by the Office of Academic Affairs. The Honors Algebra II and Honors Geometry packets are available for download on the New Student Page. Students placed in an advanced World Language class will be notified when they receive their full course schedule in mid-August.

Q: When will we receive my child’s course schedule for the upcoming year?
A: Course rosters are mailed out to families in mid-August. Please note: rosters are only mailed to families that are up-to-date with their tuition payments.

Q: Many of the forms have a field for my child’s student ID number. How do I know what their ID number is?
A: You will be given your child’s student ID number in mid-August with their course schedule. In the meantime, please send us your child’s health and vaccination forms completed without their student ID number, and we will fill in their ID number at a later date.

Q: How do I know what my child’s summer assignments are?
A: All incoming freshmen are required to read these three books: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, and The Wave by Todd Strasser and Laurel Leaf. Students rostered into Honors Algebra II or Honors Geometry are required to complete a packet.

Q: What should my child wear to the Day One: New Student Orientation event?
A: Your child should wear appropriate, casual summer clothing. The student-only orientation segment runs from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. At 5:00 pm we invite all our new students and their families to join us for a BBQ on campus.

Q: When is the first day of school?
A: The first day of school for freshmen is on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Only freshmen report on this day. On Thursday, September 5th, only sophomores, juniors, and seniors report. Friday, September 6th, is the first full day for ALL students. Students should report to school in uniform on the first day of school.

Q: What should my child bring to class on the first day?
A: Students should bring the basics: backpack, writing instruments, paper of some sort (notebook, journal, loose leaf paper, etc.), and a folder or binder. Additionally, there is always a need for notebooks, pens, pencils, and highlighters. Each course may have different requirements (e.g. may require certain calculators, some courses require folders while others don’t). Teachers will tell students what is required once the classes meet. Many classes will have students use Chromebooks to complete assignments. New and transfer students will be issued their Chromebooks on the first day of school, provided they turn in the required signed paperwork which will be sent out over the summer.