What is the application process?
Applications are due to the Admissions Office no later than January 31, 2013.
Pre-K and kindergarten screening days are February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2013. Appointments will be assigned when the application is complete.
First through seventh grade screenings are by appointment in February and March; appointments will be assigned when the application is complete and all teacher recommendations/school transcripts have been received by the OLACS Admissions Office.
Decision letters will be mailed April 5, 2013.
Decision responses and a $600 acceptance deposit are due to the Business Office by April 18, 2013.
What paperwork is required for the application?
Before an applicant will be considered for admission, all paperwork must be on file with the Admissions Office.
Required components include:
— completed, signed application
— $150.00 application fee (includes screening/results)
— birth certificate (copy acceptable)
— baptismal certificate (copy acceptable)
— current immunization form
— parish verification form
— teacher evaluation form(s)
— complete school transcript (including all report cards/standardized testing results).
Additionally, a copy of any prior psychological testing reports which have been completed on the applicant must be included with the application.
What does the screening involve?
Screening at Our Lady of the Assumption School is a brief process that evaluates a student’s academic achievement in reading, math, and written expression. Younger children who apply to Pre-K or Kindergarten are seen in small groups. Their pre-requisite skills (e.g., language, visual discrimination, fine motor development) are assessed. Standardized tests are used and the results are shared with the parents. For grades 1-8, this is done individually with the student using well-normed tests and usually takes one to one and one-half hours. The standard scores and percentiles that result compare a child to other students at his or her same chronological age and are shared with the parents.