CAIS has a strong record of placing students at the finest high schools in the Bay Area and beyond. We are committed to helping our students find the high school that best suits their academic ability as well as their social and extra-curricular interests. While a student may begin the high school search process interested in just one school, we encourage them to consider a wide breadth of options. We look forward to working with you to develop a list of “best fit” choices for each student.
Timeline for the High School Application Process
|April||Initial High School Information meeting with|
Mr. Mosconi and Mr. Williamson
|June-Sept.||Family meeting with Mr. Mosconi to discuss individual High School Process|
|August||Request all application information and schedule all school visits for all private schools|
|September-Mid October||Research and shadowing of prospective schools|
|Mid October-November||Start Preparing Applications|
Gather general family information
Begin gathering ideas for family essays and student essays.
|October||8th Grade Student Survey due to Mr. Mosconi|
|Nov. 1-15||Draft essays and responses for all applications.|
|Nov 15||Recommendation requests due online or to Mr. Mosconi.|
|Nov. 16-30||Revise essays I short answers and copy onto final applications.|
|December-November||Typical timeframe for interviews|
|January 1-15||Review your completed applications for the last time and mail or send to schools.|
Remember to include all additional materials.
|January||Make sure all work is submitted for all classes and prepare for end of the semester grades are due in the middle of January and your transcripts will be sent to your high schools January 15.|
|Mid March||Notifications of Acceptance are posted and sent out. You have one week to make your choice! |
|March-May||Placement exams and placement recommendations from teachers (for some schools)|