Secondary School Application Process
Finding the Right Match
Making sure our graduating students are attuned to their individual learning styles, personal strengths and challenges is a priority for us at Elisabeth Morrow. To that end, we assist our students in finding a high school that best fits their interests and abilities.
The process begins in the spring of seventh grade; at that time, the Director of Secondary School Placement starts working closely with parents and students on all aspects of the application process. The sequence of the steps follows; however, parents are encouraged to regularly communicate their questions or thoughts at any time.
- An orientation meeting for all parents. Spring of seventh grade
- A panel discussion: Seventh grade parents hear from and question parents of recent graduates who have been through the application process. Spring of seventh grade
- The Secondary School Fair: Admissions representatives from day, boarding, parochial and magnet public schools provide an opportunity for parents and students to get a first impression of possible choices. Spring of seventh grade
- Individual family meetings: The Director of Secondary School Placement meets with each family to discuss the schools that best fit their child's profile. Late spring or summer
- “Decisions” class: Throughout the eighth grade year, students take a class which focuses on the high school application process. Topics discussed in the class include:
- How to evaluate a secondary school
- What to observe during school visits
- Interviewing skills
- Test-taking strategies
- Essay writing skills
- Time management
- How to deal with the results of the process and make an appropriate school choice
Graduates of Elisabeth Morrow possess a tremendous foundation in academics, the arts and athletics and are well prepared for the rigors and challenges of high school. Recent graduates have been accepted and enrolled at the following schools and colleges or universities.