How to Apply
Applying begins when you schedule a Family Tour…
If you are interested in learning more about the school or are considering applying, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Mrs. Gabrielle Pomales, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an initial meeting and school tour. While we love to show off our school in person, please be assured that this can be done over the phone or through Zoom or Facetime if you are unable to visit in person. Prospective students are a vital part of this interview process and the student is encouraged to attend the initial meeting along with their parents or guardians. If, however, you would like at some point to speak with us privately regarding your student’s needs, please let us know when you call to schedule your tour so that we can accommodate you.
The family tour typically takes 45 minutes to an hour, as it is our sincere desire to get to know each and every prospective family. Our goal is to ensure that each student we accept will succeed academically, emotionally, and socially, and for that reason the more information you can communicate with us about your student and the more we can get to know your family, the better. Not every school is right for every student, so we know that you will also want to take the time to be sure to determine if KPHS is a good fit for your student. Keystone Prep staff puts in incredible hours, above and beyond paid time, as we partner with our families to work to create the most optimum learning environment for the greatest success possible. A thorough admissions process is the first step towards that success.
What to expect during your tour…
Complete an Application…
We recommend you complete the application (see link below) and bring it with you on your family visit. Although this is not required for the tour, having this information allows us to have a more comprehensive visit with you and can also shorten the enrollment process. KPHS is a traditional college prep high school serving grades 9 – 12 that specializes in a more individualized approach for optimum student success. Although some of our students have specific learning challenges, Keystone Prep is not a special needs school. We serve average students to very high achieving students, gifted students and students who may struggle and those in between.
What all our students have in common is that they thrive in our caring friendly environment and small classrooms, and they do not fall through the cracks. Each child is special, and we focus on helping all students become their optimum through our Individualized Success Plan for every student. Those students needing learning supports can be helped here so be sure to include any documentation regarding any diagnosis, IEP’s, 504’s or psychoeducational evaluations, as well as prior discipline or suspension and expulsion issues. We also want to know any other information that may be relevant as we work towards understanding your child and their needs – for example, if your child experienced bullying of any sort, if they began to fall behind in a large school where they were too intimidated to ask for help, or if they were leaning towards the wrong peer group. The more we know the more we can help you help them succeed.
Please include current varieties of any of the known testing records you have, such as:
- PSAT (preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
- SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
- SAT 10 (Stanford Achievement Test)
- TABE Test (Adult Basic Education Test)
Other Information Needed…
Please supply the following documents to speed admittance or to hold a limited grade spot:
- Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, School Physical, Social Security Card, Sports Physical (if playing a sport) Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Track, or Volleyball etc.
- Diagnosed Disorders from a Licensed Mental Health Provider or the Public Schools, if requesting accommodation supports for their learning
- IEP, 504, or Psychoeducational Evaluation
- Discipline, Suspension, or Expulsion Records, should any exist
Criteria for Admission…
In addition to a typical high school student KPHS also specializes in helping students with the following conditions, based on a comprehensive individual student review to ensure every student can be appropriately served at KPHS. The decision to accept a student is based on the ESE Specialist and the Admissions Review Team evaluation, at the discretion of the school. We do not accept ALL students with these diagnoses, unless we can ensure all students with a specific diagnosis can be appropriately served at KPHS. We can serve students with: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Executive Functioning Deficits (organizational, study skills, goal setting), Inconsistent or Low Motivation or Low Achievement, Low Self-Esteem, Mild Learning Variabilities, Prior Negative School Experiences, Receptive Language Delays and Social Anxiety Issues. It is a case by case Admissions Review Team analysis. If in doubt, a student may be accepted on a “probationary status,” while the staff conducts a trial for the benefit of the child. The staff are most qualified to determine who they can best serve, based on their credentials, educational experience, the ESE Specialists’ review, while then matching a student to our services, mission and philosophy. All students entering go through the same review. We are not attempting to be all things to all people but to educate students who truly want to get the very best academic support possible not based on a building but on dedicated educators.
Keystone Prep High School admits students of any color, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual preference, to whom all activities, privileges, programs, and rights are generally accorded to all students in the same manner. This includes in its admissions policies, educational opportunities, scholarship programs, and/or athletic and extracurricular programs, in accordance with our accrediting body. It is the policy of Keystone Prep High School to ensure that all accommodations, advantages, and services are accessible and equally shared in a meaningful manner for all qualified students, in accordance with the American Disabilities Act and under State/Federal Law. Attitude is not a disability, however.