ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS POLICIES

Policy Statement

The Beacon Academy seeks to enroll a broad range of students who will benefit from the Academy’s approach to learning. Admission of students to the Academy will be based on guidelines promulgated jointly by the Trustees and the Head of School (HOS). The HOS, together with the Admissions

Committee comprised of the HOS, the Academic Dean, the Guidance Counselor and Head of Admissions will implement the Admissions Guidelines.

The Academy aims to ensure that each admitted student is in an educational environment in which he/she flourishes from the Academy’s full range of programs, is sympathetic to its goals, and contributes positively to the community.

Guidelines

Applicants for Grades 9 and 10 will be admitted on the basis of school transcripts, the written application, teacher recommendations, interviews and admission tests.

Applicants for Grade 11 who have not completed the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) will be admitted on the basis of school transcripts, written applications, teacher recommendations, interviews and admission tests.

Acceptance into the Diploma Programme (DP) shall depend on the Admissions Committee’s belief in the ability of the student to meet the academic requirements of the DP. Concerns about the student’s present level of achievement gives the academy the right to not accept a student into the DP. Such students may be guided into the Beacon Academy certificate programme, or in extreme cases, may be encouraged to seek other options.

Only students transferring from IB Diploma Programme Schools will be considered for admission to Grade 12.

A student will be admitted to the Beacon Academy upon successful completion of all parts of the Admissions process.

Please click here for our admissions process.

Please click here for our admissions forms

Special Education Needs

Acceptance into the Academy is based on a belief that the student will be able to cope with the
academic curriculum offered. In cases where the Admissions Committee feels that learning support may be needed, acceptance shall depend on the school’s capacity to meet such needs. In certain cases, conditional acceptance may be given and a supporting agreement signed by the parents and school.

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