How Admission Decisions are Made
The admission of students to Balboa Academy defines who we are and what we aspire to be as a school. The goal of the admission process is to determine if the personal and academic strengths of the prospective student will fit with the vision and values of the school. We also want to ensure that a U.S. education is right for the student and that the school offers an environment in which the student will be happy and successful. School records, teacher recommendations, and application materials provide the Admissions Committee with important information about how the student functions in school and what his/her learning style, achievements, and social behavior are in an academic environment. In addition, the interviews with the Education Specialist and faculty members, as well as admission testing, are all used to assess the student. What matters most, however, is the overall impression that is revealed by the applicant. While the degree of expectation varies from grade to grade, certain desirable qualities and standards remain constant:
· Character - leadership, cooperativeness, honesty, capacity for friendship
· Work Ethics - willingness to take risks, perseverance, and discipline in completing tasks
· Competence - academic promise and achievement, the love of learning
· Language Ability –the ability to converse, read and understand English as the instructional language.