As you begin the process of application, please take a few moments to read the following important information.
All non-English supporting documents should be accompanied by an English translation.
Applications should be accompanied by up to 2 years of school reports, depending on the length of time the student has been in school.
Application should be accompanied by a high school transcript.
If your child has had any external assessment, standardized testing reports, or formal evaluations (for example: speech and language, psycho-educational, occupational therapy, etc.), please include them with your application.
It is very important for us to have the latest information about the learning profile of your child. Parents are therefore required to submit to the Admissions Office any reports received subsequent to acceptance.
The language of instruction is English, but some new students may have limited facility with this language.
Our goal is develop these new students’ ability to achieve academic success without additional support in the regular classroom setting and help them become successful independent learners. To achieve this goal, students must acquire academic language skills in all domains: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is designed to help these students achieve this goal.
Prior to a recommendation for admission, the CST for grades K-5 and the SST for grades 6-12 will evaluate all potential ESOL students.
In order to ensure their success in a demanding academic environment, ESOL students will be accepted in Kindergarten through the 10th grade depending on their level of their academic English, native language literacy and their academic school records.
Students recommended for the beginning level of ESOL shall be admitted if an appropriate program can be developed to meet the needs of the student and the school. To meet the linguistic and cognitive demands in the secondary school, new students in the higher grades must already possess a reasonable level of English in order to be admitted. Please note that students admitted in the 11th and 12th grades should be independent of ESOL support.
ESOL students at all levels shall be accepted on a probationary basis for the first two (2) trimesters of attendance. The CST or SST shall determine whether or not a student has demonstrated a reasonable rate of progress and the motivation necessary to acquire English proficiency. If the regular curriculum and the available ESOL support cannot meet an ESOL student’s needs, the CST or SST may recommend that the student not continue at RAS. The student’s parents will be notified of the recommendation by the end of the second trimester of the school year.
* Child Support Team ** Student Support Team
The child study team and administration will determine whether a student’s special education needs can be met within the context of the school. When a student’s special needs are known, the parents are required to provide all copies of all reports and evaluations related to the child’s diagnosis.