Is there an Entrance Assessment?
Yes. The entrance assessment is administered to all applicants. The purpose of the assessment is to provide applicants with the opportunity to interact with coursework similar to that which they will encounter in the ninth grade year.
The assessment has four (4) components: Mathematics (equals 35% of the total weighted test score); Grammar/Reading (equals 20% of the total weighted test score); Science (equals 35% of the total weighted test score) and, a writing sample (equals 10% of the total weighted test score). Students are not allowed to utilize a calculator during the assessment. The writing section is scored by certified English teaching staff using a rubric with scores ranging from 1-5. Students applying to the 10th or 11th grade also participate in the entrance assessment. Their scores are pro-rated to the average scores of those applying for 9th-grade placement.