How to Apply
What to expect during your tour…
Our Admissions Coordinator will speak with you about your child’s needs and review your application and documents. This is an important time for you to share in depth. Do not be afraid to express your student’s history or share where they might have struggled before. KPHS is a new beginning. The more we know, the more we can help your student succeed. At this time, you may also set up a second visit for your student to SHADOW another student for the day, if they would like.
You will be taken on a tour of the school classrooms and facility where you will learn about the school’s safety and security features and have an opportunity to meet some of the faculty and staff.
Your family will be introduced to staff such as the ESE Specialist, School Counselor and the Support Staff. We believe it is important for you to know WHO your student will be entrusted to on a day to day basis.
Your child will be welcomed by a Student Ambassador, who will share with them his or her own new school experience at KPHS, and answer any questions you or your son or daughter may have.
The visit will culminate in a brief meeting with the Head of School, as it is our desire to get to know each student personally and to better understand their needs when they are at school. Parents are encouraged to share their family’s needs and history, so that we know best how to help you. During this meeting, the head will also discuss any financial aid or scholarship concerns your family may have. KPHS is not a public school and relies on tuition to deliver the quality education it has become known for. However, there are amazing options available to help our students attend if the cost of tuition is a concern for your family. The head will work with your family to explore these options to try to find a viable way for your student to be able to attend KPHS.
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)
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
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.