Admission ProcessHelping students find success is our greatest goal
Criteria for Admission
Keystone Prep delivers multiple graduation tracks and a highly competitive college preparatory education for students with average to above-average, gifted, or advanced cognitive abilities. We welcome learners from all backgrounds and provide three tracks of course study so that our students can individualize their education. The three tracks are as follows:
1) Standard Track– a traditional diploma path
2) Technical Track – a specialized 2-year college or training program
3) Honors Track – an advanced college prep program, by recommendation only from teachers
We also offer a Réussir Program, which is our school within a school program, for students who are below range of normal function, but deserve every right to a wonderful high school experience and to be all they can be as productive citizens in the 21st century.
To become a learner at KPHS, all students must possess the following qualities: Cooperative spirit, mature behavior, and positive attitude. If at any time a student fails to meet these admission criteria they could be asked to leave.
In addition to the typical average functioning high school student, KPHS also accepts and 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 is based on the Review Team evaluation and at the discretion of the school completely. We do not accept ALL students with these diagnoses, but ensure students with some of these conditions can be appropriately served at KPHS, after a comprehensive Review Team evaluation:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- 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
- Social Anxiety Issues
In the case of Review Team analysis or doubt, a student may be accepted on a “probationary status” where the staff is willing to assist the parents in a trial for the benefit of the child. Only the staff are qualified to determine who they can best serve, based on their credentials, educational experience, and in matching a student to our mission and philosophy.
The Admission Process
Please call to set up an interview with the admissions staff at Keystone Prep or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective students are a vital part of their interview process and should attend with the parents. You should bring a completed application with you, which can be downloaded from our website and any additional information available such as psycho-education evaluation, IEP, 504, previous transcripts, testing results etc. During the interview process, we will:
- Discuss your child’s needs and past school experiences
- Review admissions forms and the Registration and Tuition Fees for the year
- Review records that are readily available and you bring along
- Schedule a time for the student to shadow another student for a day
Additional information that is required for admission to KPHS:
- Current testing results from one of the following standardized tests:
- SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
- SAT10 (Stanford Achievement Test)
- PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
- A current psycho-educational evaluation, including IQ, from a licensed mental health provider.
- A copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, school physical, and social security card. A sport’s physical, including the EL2 and EL3 paperwork, is required if participating in sports.
Student Enrollment Application
2017-2018 Tuition Fees and other expenses:
Tuition: (Includes Structured Tutoring/Homework Sessions) $18,500.00
Enrollment Fee: $500.00
Curriculum & Materials Fee: $500.00
Activities & Assessments: $110.00
Technology Fee: $300.00
Parents are also encouraged to apply for state-funded scholarships such as the McKay Scholarship, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship or Gardiner Scholarship. If your child currently has a 504, IEP, or learning disability, please visit the Florida Department of Education School Choice website at www.floridaschoolchoice.org to review the requirements for each type of scholarship.
KPHS’s financial aid application is processed through our tuition management company, FACTS. All parents need to fill out FACTS forms for on-line tuition payment management. Please visit their website at www.factsmgt.com and to also apply for financial aid from KPHS. It takes about two weeks for the application to be verified, once all the required documentation is provided and uploaded.
KPHS has scholarship monies available to those parents who qualify, based on:
- completion of the Financial Aid Application through FACTS
- financial need verified by tax records
- in good standing with the school
- previous debts (all) are paid in full
FACTS will provide a detailed report to KPHS, indicating the amount of financial need and ability to pay, as it relates to the yearly tuition. KPHS’s Scholarship Committee, comprised of the Principal, the Dean of Students, the Registrar, and a Teacher Representative will then meet to discuss the findings and recommend an amount of financial aid, based on several factors including primarily the history of support for the school’s fundraising that provides this scholarship, and the availability of funds.
When a scholarship is awarded, it is then deducted from the total yearly tuition amount, to indicate the student’s total tuition due for that year. Students must be positive role models and in good standing to receive a KPHS scholarship.