2018/19 Student Placement
Each spring there is considerable discussion about the placement of students in next year's classes. Proper placement of students to ensure academic success is our top priority. The staff and administrative team spend hours forming well-balanced classes in which all students have an opportunity to learn and grow both academically and socially.
It is our hope that by providing a detailed explanation of the procedure that we follow in the formation of classes and the placement of students, we give parents a better understanding of the factors that must go into these decisions as well as the reasons why we cannot entertain requests for a specific teacher.
When classes are formed, we follow a clear set of guidelines. Classes are formed into deliberate heterogeneous groups across grade levels keeping the following in mind:
• an even male\female ratio
• a balance of ethnicity
• a full range of aptitudes in each class
• balanced proportion of abilities and learning styles across the classes
• teacher input for placement
• equal number of students in each class
Once all of these factors have been considered, the placement committee begins to build classes of students who show promise of working well together. At this point, attempts are made to match student and teacher personality and style. These decisions are based on observations made by the teachers during the course of the year. While we welcome your input about your student's individual needs, we remind you that your comments are one of many factors and are not the basis of placement. When forming classes, the final decision on class placement will reside with the school.
As explained above, requests for specific teachers cannot be considered. We do appreciate any input concerning general learning characteristics and learning environments that will benefit your student. The Student Placement Request Form is open until April 6th via the link below.