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l'odysse 2015-2016

DEMYSTIFYING THE HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PRoCESS FOR OUR OWN 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.From Robert FrostsThe Road Not Taken(1916)

CONTINUING YOUR QUEST AT INTERNATIONALNo formal application required. Not even an online inquiry... Just re-enroll by February 5 2016Submit tparent paragraphs of motivation and a student critical thinking essay by December 2, 2015. Maintain an overall calculated average of 12/20; Additionally, each students work ethic, motivation, effort, and behavior grades must be within the A or B range.

THIS YEARS ESSAY TITLES (500 WORDS)

Who do you think you are?

When does the possession of knowledge carry ethical responsibility?

ADDITIONAL PROCESS FOR OUR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS APPLYING OUT1.Interview with Principal (required)2. Customized class visit (optional)3. Open House attendance (optional)

Extension Form deadline (same as regular re-enrollment): Friday February 5, 2016Final Enrollment contract deadline: Wednesday March 16. 2016

VENTURING OUT

GET THE DATA:Research schools--mostly online.

Visit Admissions Odyssey Group on website See important informational downloads

Schedule visits, interviews, Open Houses. Again, Mostly online.

Save this date: Sunday, September 20SF Independent HS Fair13h00-16h00At Sacred Heart

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APPLY TO A PEER SCHOOLCOMMON Applications:Parent/Guardian Application (online)

Student Application

Student Essay (common)Student InterviewStudent Visit (varies by school)

Recommendation forms: English, Math, & Principal

Official Transcripts & Standardized Test Scores Our Registrar prepares Standard US version with Grades 7 and 8.ISEE/ERBs are recognized by most schools. However, some require the SSAT.

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The application deadline for Saint Ignatius : November 13, 2015The application deadline for Sacred Heart :November 27, 2015Please check with individual schools regarding their deadlines.

Boarding Schools Dates vary by school - www.boardingschools.com

PAROCHIAL AND BOARDING

Wednesday, November 4

Odyssey EVENTS

IB Showcase at SFJAZZTuesday, September 29

Le Bac/French Track Soire--- Wednesday November 4

OPEN HOUSESOctober 11November 15 December 8

New Year lunch conversation groupsTBA

Joachim du Bellay: Les Regrets, Sonnet XXXI (1558)

Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage,Ou comme cestuy-l qui conquit la toison,Et puis est retourn, plein d'usage et raison,Vivre entre ses parents le reste de son ge !

Happy is the one who, like Ulysses, makes a great voyage,Or seeks a Golden Fleece,And then decides to return home, wise to the worldTo live among family for the remainder of days!