Key Characteristics

School Administration and Relevant Contacts

List School Name, address, website and contact information.
Counseling Staff and School Administration to include school registrar or data analyst.
Provide school directions and preferred days and times for visits.
CEEB/ACT/School Codes.

School Demographics and Location

A comprehensive and holistic description of your school’s demography.  This should include social and economic issues, parent groups and involvements, the school’s mission statement and admission criteria (if applicable).  Other unique factors vary per school but could include: free and or reduced lunch program participation, Title I programs participation with state grants and charter/school within a school programs. Include accreditation, institutional membership and special recognition and/or honors.

Specific Curriculum

Define academic programs available (IB, AP, Honors, non-participation in accelerated curriculum) and the requirements for participating in each program.

Delineate the number of students enrolled in advanced curriculum and the number and percentage of students taking accelerated examinations.

List Graduation Requirements.

Highlight:  Changes from previous year and aspects of your school that are unique.

Academic Grading Policies

Grading Policies:  including weighting process and notes on transcripts

Statistical Data

College Board, ACT and statistical identifiable information.

Test Score Distribution:  Detail test scores based on school data, county data, state data and national data.  Included in this information should be National Merit information and other academic testing accolades from your state.

Post Graduate Data

College Attendance:  A history of college attendance should be detailed by the previous year, at the very least.  The data should include 4 year and 2 year attendance as well as other post graduate experiences.

School Based Programs

List the unique school clubs and activities offered at your school.  This includes sports, clubs, and organizations a student can join.