One of the goals of the student selection process is to enroll a diverse student population. Applications are sorted by four different variables:
After the student data is categorized, the selection committee uses this information to identify a demographically diverse population. (The number admitted at different grade levels will vary depending upon current enrollment and demographic needs.) The selection committee does not have access to student or parent names. The Superintendent of the Laboratory Schools reviews building decisions to ensure compliance with legislative requirements: the total number of students enrolled and the distribution by school district.
|February 1||Applications Available (8:00 a.m.)|
|February 5||Informational Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in Hayden Auditorium|
|March 1||Last day for completed applications to be received (4:00 p.m.)|
|April 15||Final decisions mailed|
If your child is accepted, you will receive an acceptance packet that must be returned by May 1, 2013. With that packet, documentation must be provided to verify the child's age. A certified birth certificate, obtained at the courthouse in the county of birth for American born children, must be received in the Metcalf office no later than May 1st to save your space. A child must be 4 years old by September 1st to attend preschool or 5 years old by September 1st to attend Kindergarten.
Before final acceptance is issued, students applying for preschool and kindergarten will be asked to participate in an assessment process and those applying for grades 1-8 may be required to interview with a member of the administrative team.
The school reserves the right to ask students to withdraw from Metcalf for non-cooperation, persistent anti-social behavior pattern, any educational needs that a student has developed which cannot be met, or for other reasons as determined by Metcalf staff and administration.