The high school advising process is introduced to parents upon the end of the 7th grade school year. Team members in middle school will present the admissions process to families through a custom-tailored High School Admissions Packet so that families may explore the various components of the process over the summer prior to 8th grade. In this packet, students are invited to evaluate themselves and address areas for improvement.
In the fall, every 8th grade family is invited to schedule a meeting with a Presbyterian School high school advisor. These meetings identify school options and facilitate the partnership between school and family during the high school admissions process. The meeting allows time for parents and students to ask questions about the process and understand the various responsibilities required of the family during the admissions season.
During the fall of 8th grade students and faculty visit private high schools together as a class. High schools are also welcomed on campus to present information during the school day. Students and families are encouraged to attend Open Houses and other high school admission events to get a better feel for each high school.
Presbyterian School values the opportunity to educate and support each family through this process. Through in person meetings, informational materials, student-to-teacher conversations, and digital blog updates, students are given all they need to know how to best represent themselves as applicants.