High School Application
1. Parents/guardians can complete the online application here. If you have previously submitted an inquiry through BigSIS or already have an account, please use the same email address to log into the application.
2. Students must complete the High School Student Questionnaire. You may send this by mail, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Submit your records request and reference forms to your child’s current school, if applicable.
- Records Request Form
- English Teacher Reference Form
- Math Teacher Reference Form
- Guidance Counselor Reference Form
Once we review the application, our admissions office will reach out with any additional requests or information needed to consider your application. Your application is very important to us. We’ll be in touch and if you have any questions in the meantime, please email email@example.com.
The High School Experience
The ask of ninth grade is to observe, question, and think of alternatives to traditional thinking. Capable of analytical thought and deeper learning, students are still looking at the world in black and white. The curriculum asks them to look at these polarities and contrasts and find shades in between. This reflects the physical and emotional milestones ninth graders are experiencing and sets the stage for broader thinking.
The question that defines the tenth grade curriculum is how. How do things work? Students discover how processes in science and math work with courses in physics, chemistry, and geometry. They examine US government and have the opportunity for a two-week artisan practicum the art block expands students’ skills and perceptions of visual phenomena. The Language Arts leads them on a journey through classics such as Beowolf and contemporary pieces as well. A Foreign Language exchange is the highlight for many tenth graders.
In eleventh grade, students learn to live with open-ended questions and begin to receive answers that may not be what they were anticipating. Literature blocks have students identifying with characters inwardly while lessons in history, science, and social services have them looking outward toward society. Economics merge history and math, art and music offer more choices, and trips bring the learning to the real world.
The twelfth grade year brings opportunities to synthesize information and offers valued experiences. From Modern History to Architecture to Zoology, students perceive who they are by what is reflect back from the rich content. A weeklong trip to Maine offers time to reflect on their course content and on their schooling as a whole. Relationships come full circle as they welcome their First Grade buddy in the fall and then say goodbye in the spring with our Rose Ceremonies.
Ninth Grade is a time to ask what and to find balance.
From an understanding of extremes, the tenth grader is challenged to figure out a way to move forward in their thinking and their view of the world.
Students begin to live with open ended questions and need to be met with real opportunities to accomplish tasks and take responsibility for important work.
Seniors are independently motivated and concerned with issues of destiny, judgment, and discretion.