How To Apply To Grades 1-12

 
 
I. Informational Visit
Although not required before submitting an application, we encourage all prospective families to schedule an informational visit to the campus before applying for admission.  A typical visit includes a tour of the campus and an opportunity to learn more about the Academy’s programs.  Please contact the Admissions Office if you need additional information or would like to schedule a visit.
 
II. Application
Applications to the Academy for the subsequent school year are accepted throughout the year. The first consideration deadline for admission to the Academy is February 15 for Grades 1 to 12. To begin the admission process, families complete an application and pay $550 ($300 enrollment fee and $250 application fee).
 
III. Applicant Visit
The Admissions Office will contact parents of applicants for grades 1-12 by early March to schedule a school visit. (This step may be waived if the student accompanied the parent on a previous visit to the Academy.) During this visit, the student and parents will visit academic and resource classrooms and meet with admissions and/or administrative staff.
 
Optional Shadowing Day – Applicants for grades 6-12 are invited to spend part of the day accompanying an APA student to classes and activities. Please arrange this visit in advance through the Admissions Office.
 
IV. School Transcript
Applicants to grades 3-12 are required to submit a school transcript. A request form (included in the forms booklet) should be taken to the applicant’s current school, and the school transcript should be sent directly to the Academy’s Admissions Office.
 
V. Testing
Applicants to grades 1-3 will be screened individually by either the admissions/guidance staff or classroom teacher, using a combination of assessment tools appropriate to the student’s grade level.
 
Applicants to grades 4-12 are screened using a combination of assessment tools appropriate to the student’s grade level.
If the student has documentation of comparable testing completed within the year at another school, Parrott Academy may
accept those results.
 
VI. Teacher Recommendations
A confidential teacher recommendation is requested of all applicants as follows: current classroom teacher for applicants
to grades 1-6, and current English and math teachers for applicants to grades 7-12 (included in the forms booklet). These
forms are returned directly to the Admissions Office.
 
VII. Major Factors Considered For Admission
• The applicant’s developmental readiness or level of academic achievement
• Evidence of applicant’s potential for success in a college-preparatory program
• Evaluation of the applicant’s personal qualities
 
VIII. Enrollment
After evaluating a student’s application, offers of enrollment, including a tuition agreement, will be emailed shortly thereafter.
In cases where no openings are available but the student meets the admissions criteria, the student will be offered a
place on a waiting list. Preference for admission is given to siblings and children of alumni.
 
Summary Admission Dates & Deadlines
 
Informational visit..................................................... Scheduled year-round
Initial deadline for first round consideration.................. February 15, then as space allows
Applicant visit........................................................... Beginning late February/early March
Applicant testing....................................................... Late March-April, specific dates scheduled annually
Offer of Enrollment.................................................... Upon successful completion of application process
 
 
Arendell Parrott Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.