All of us are well aware that your student will be making the transition from middle school to high school at the end of this school year. This process will begin very soon for some of the students, as the nearby Catholic high schools are already scheduling their open houses and finalizing the application and entrance exam dates and procedures.
There is always a significant number of students applying for admission to private high schools, and entrance exam scores play a vital role in determining whether or not students are accepted to the school/s of their choice. Here at PMA, we are willing to continue offering the Catholic High School Entrance Exam Prep Course for our 8th grade students interested in applying to private schools. Since most schools schedule these exams during November and December, we plan to begin our six-week course on Monday, September 18, and end on Monday,
October 30, skipping October 9 because of the Columbus Day holiday. Each session will be scheduled from 2:45 to 4:15 pm. At dismissal time, parents will be expected to provide transportation home or make use of the After-School Program. The scheduled dates of the classes are as follows:
Monday, September 18 Monday, October 16
Monday, September 25 Monday, October 23
Monday, October 2 Monday, October 30
In order for us to plan for the course, we ask that YOU FILL OUT THE ATTACHED FORM AND RETURN IT TO SCHOOL BY 8:00 AM, MONDAY MORNING, SEPT. 11, AT THE LATEST, WITH PAYMENT, OR TO INDICATE THAT YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING THE COURSE. THE FEE FOR THIS SIX-WEEK COURSE, INCLUDING THE STUDENT’S BOOK, IS $50.00. THANK YOU.
We will be using the NEWLY-REVISED 4TH EDITION OF BARRON’S COOP/HSPT/TACHS BOOK and will be placing a group order just as soon as we have the number of participants. This is our reason for requesting an immediate response from you. We want the books in our hands for the first class on September 18. Please make checks payable to PMA. Enrollment in the course closes on Monday, September 11, at 8:00 a.m. Thank you.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at my office, 889-6054, x202. If you are interested in the course, but Monday sports (practice or events) regularly interfere because of the time, please contact me. I may have some suggestions that could provide you an alternative plan, Thank you!
Sr. Claudette Brunelle