High School Enrolment: A Guide

High School Enrolment: A Guide

5 November 2021
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It's that time of year where parents are scrambling to enrol their child in the perfect high school. This article explores some of the aspects of successfully enrolling in a high school.

Complete an application form

Once you've selected your preferred schools, you'll need to complete an application form, available on the school's website or at the school itself during enrolment week. When filling out these forms, make sure you have a picture of your child available as it can be used as a student ID. Also, keep in mind that some schools will request a copy of your child's birth certificate, so have one handy.

Attend an open day

The next step is to attend an enrolment open day. These are usually held at the beginning of the school year, and they're a great way to familiarise yourself with the school. You'll get a chance to hear from students, parents and teachers about life at the school and your child will get to meet some potential future classmates. Any questions you have can be answered during this time, so take your time looking around all areas of the school and ask as many questions as you need to.

Request financial support

If you need additional financial support to help to pay for your child's school meals, uniforms or other equipment, now is the time to apply for it. Many high schools have funds that pay out a set amount to help parents with the cost of preparing their children for secondary education. You can apply for this extra financial support either before or after your child is enrolled. If you apply while your child is in high school, you'll need to re-apply every year because your financial situation may change.

Choose additional subjects

In addition to your three core subjects — English, maths and science —  many high schools offer other classes your child will be able to choose from. These could include a whole range of subjects from woodwork to drama. When completing your application form, you'll have the opportunity to choose some of these additional subjects your child wants to study. Once enrolment has been confirmed, you'll get an enrolment letter in the mail outlining all your child's classes and a timetable. If you want to change any of their classes after this point, contact the head or counsellor at your school.

If you would like to find out more, contact a high school enrolment service.

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