March 5th, 2014
Dear CLA Parents, Guardians and Families,
I hope that your student has had a great start to their spring semester and are eagerly preparing themselves for the OAA! This letter is intended to provide you with information about the high school placement process at CLA.
As many of you know, seventh grade is the time to start thinking about high school placement. Students and families begin to ask themselves: “Where do I want to go to how school, What grade point average (GPA) do I need to obtain, Do schools look at my grades and my OAA scores?” and many more questions.
On April 2nd at 5:30 CLA will be hosting “High School 101” for students and parents. Attendance is strongly encouraged. We will introduce the high school process and go into details about how your scholar can be preparing for high school now.
As students and families begin to think about high school placement, it is important to remember that grades, OAA scores and community activities are important components to the high school acceptance process. Using student grades, achievements, extra-curricular activities, attendance and behavior; CLA will suggest schools that will be an appropriate match for your child.
Over the summer your child can do the following things to help prepare for high school:
- Talk to high school students about their experiences
- Volunteer in the community (Be sure to keep track of your hours)
- Join a club or sports team
- Attend a summer camp
- Read, Read, Read!
In August, I will be contacting parents and guardians to schedule a high school placement meeting prior to the start of the school year. At the meeting, CLA will have a list of recommended schools, a calendar of high school open houses and suggestions for next steps. It will also be a chance to address any specific questions or concerns that you may have.
If you have any further questions about the high school placement process, please contact me at Cassandra.firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-229-8185.
Cc: Shelly Saltzman, Head of School