Admissions Process for High School  (Grade 9 - Grade 12)

Each prospective CDS family must take the following steps to complete the application process:

 

1. View the Mandatory LBA Parent Orientation

The LBA Parent Orientation is a required component of our admissions process. It’s a terrific opportunity to see LBA in action; through a video, you’ll visit our facilities, meet our teachers, our staff, the students, and other faculty members of the LBA family. You will also hear about what other LBA families think about the school. Our school Principal and Program Administrators will also explain the school’s program, our curriculum, and philosophy.

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Optional: LBA/CAA/ELS Quarterly Parent Orientation

This Orientation is open to all who wish to learn more about the school as well as the other programs we offer—CAA and ELS.

 

The LBA/CAA/ELS Parent Orientations are conducted quarterly on Friday mornings from 9:00-12 noon. Schedule for the 2018 - 2019 Academic year are on      January 19, 2018, March 2, 2018, April 13, 2018, May 11, 2018, June 1, 2018. Reservations are required. Please complete our inquiry form to indicate your preferred date to attend an orientation. After we receive the form, we will contact you to confirm the reservation. The Parent Orientation is for the parents. Kindly do not bring your children at this time.

 

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2. Application

Interested families must submit an application for their child online. The Admissions Team will keep your file and will contact you, when there is a seat available, during Open Enrollment which starts on the second Monday of March and ends on the first day of June for the next academic year.

 

Required documents that need to be submitted along with your child’s application online are:

  1. A copy of their most recent Report Card*  
  2. Teacher Recommendation Letter* 
  3. Your child’s Immunization Record
  4. Your child’s passport copy or Your child’s Birth Certificate 
  5. Your child’s passport size picture
  6. Any documentation of student’s Individual Education Program

*All documents are required to be in/officially translated in English.

 

Please note: all documents must be turned in before the assessment tests and interviews are scheduled.

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Other Requirements for HS:

In addition to the application, if your child is coming from a local school, we require the following materials:

  1. Principal Recommendation Form* 
  2. ESL Recommendation Form*

 

These forms should be filled out by your current school’s Admissions Office and sent directly to admissions@charitydreamshanghai.cn or personally handed in a sealed official school envelope to the LBA Admissions Office.

 

*All documents are required to be in/officially translated in English.

 

Please note: all forms must be turned in before the assessment tests and interviews are scheduled.

 

Click here to download the forms (Principal recommendation form)                        Click here to download the forms(ESL recommendation form

 

 

3. Notification

Decisions for admissions are made in May for an August start date (1st semester) and in December for a February start date (2nd semester). Parents will receive a response within 5 school days after all required application materials have been received and all assessments and interviews have been completed. 

 

Failure to submit the needed documents will delay the process. 

 

4. Assessment

High school assessment tests are given in December and April on Friday mornings from 8:30am - 12:00noon. The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule the assessment after all necessary documents have been submitted.

 

HS Assessment Requirement

The high school assessments include an oral interview with the High School Administrator to determine verbal and reading comprehension levels. The written assessments include grammar and vocabulary, writing, and math tests to determine grade level abilities.

 

5. Results and Parent Interview 

Student and Parent Interviews

The assessment tests will be graded and the results returned to the parents within 5 school days. If the student has passed the tests, the Admissions Office will contact the parents to schedule a parent and student interview. This is an opportunity for parents to discuss their child, share information, and ask questions they may have about the school. The High School Administrator, School Principal, or another member of the Admissions Team will informally discuss classroom procedures, expectations, objectives and goals for the student.

 

Following the interviews, the Admissions Office will send the final application results within a week via e-mail. 

 

6. Acceptance and Confirmation:

Students who pass the assessment will receive the Acceptance letter via e-mail. Prospective families should confirm acceptance of the seat within the period stated on the letter. Upon accepting of the offer, students will be on a 9-week probation period which will determine if they are a good fit and can continue education in LBA. It will start on the child’s first day of school.

 

7. Pay Initial Fees to Secure the Seat

An Admissions team member will assist you on the required initial fees to secure the seat. The Admissions Office will send a final Enrollment letter to confirm the student has finished the admissions process and has been enrolled in LBA. Please note, the student is not considered enrolled in LBA until this letter has been delivered to the parents. 

 

8. Waiting List

Information on the waiting list will be sent if needed.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to help you through the admissions process! For any inquiries, you may contact Mrs. Crystal Lauren Alarcon, Admissions Lead Coordinator +8621-5017-9621 ext. 814 or email: admissions@charitydreamshanghai.cn