As you begin the application process, please take a few moments to read important information about the required school report cards, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Special Education.
The student report cards are key to helping us make the right admissions decision. Any application to Elementary, Middle or High School should be accompanied with the last two years of school reports, including the report cards from the current school year (if issued already).
All non-English report cards should be accompanied by an English translation.
English as an Additional Language
RAS serves a diverse community of learners from many cultural and national backgrounds. The language of instruction is English.
Our goal is to develop the students’ abilities 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 as an Additional Language (EAL) program is designed to help English language learners achieve this goal.
Prior to a recommendation for admission, the Child Support Team (CST) for grades K-5 and the Student Support Team (SST) for grades 6-12 will evaluate all potential EAL students. In order to ensure their success in a demanding academic environment, EAL students will be accepted in Kindergarten through middle school depending on the level of their academic English, native language literacy and their academic school records.
Students recommended for the beginning level of EAL 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 high school must already possess an advanced level of English in order to be admitted.
Please note that students admitted in grades 9 -12 must be independent of EAL support.
RAS does not offer a program for students who have come from self-contained special education programs or who have had a private assistant in the classroom at another school.
The child study team and administration will determine whether a student’s special learning educational needs can be met within the context of the school. When a student’s learning needs are known, the parents are required to provide copies of all reports and evaluations related to the child’s diagnosis.