Welcome to CISP Admissions!

2017/2018 School Year:

Grades 1, 2, 3 and 12 are FULL. Grades 4 and 5 are open ONLY FOR NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS. 

CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE AT INFO@CISPRAGUE.ORG TO RECEIVE  A LINK TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION.

Our Admissions representatives are happy to answer your questions, guide you through the enrollment process or put your child on our waiting list. If you have questions about the school or the enrollment process, please contact us by email: Info@cisprague.orgApplications may be submitted at any time.

CISP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

CISP Enrollment Process Overview

CISP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship, and athletic and other school-administered programs.  CISP reserves the right to admit students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, lifestyle choices, and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with CISP administration and to abide by its policies.  

The following factors determine acceptance and grade placement of new students: 
  • Age
  • Grade level
  • English ability (an English Language Learner test will be given to help determine course placement when  English has not been spoken as a student’s primary academic language)
  • Results of a Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) 
  • Previous school records (documents should be provided in English)
 
Applicants will be admitted when all of the following are true:
 
Readiness. The student is ready for the grade level or class for which application is made.
  • Student must be age 6 by September 1 of the year in which they begin first grade. Students with birth dates between September 2 and December 31 will be considered, and admitted only with director approval.
  • Academic achievement scores, and/or grades in former school work must indicate readiness for the grade level for which application is made.
  • Student’s English ability is sufficient (see ELL policy for details)
Suitability. The staff is comprised of members with the strengths to deal with special needs of the student. Because of limited resources, CISP is not equipped to handle the following students:
  • Students in 9th-12th grade who are unable to pass an English proficiency exam
  • Children with severe learning disabilities or mental retardation
  • Children with severe physical handicaps
  • Emotionally disturbed children
  • Students who are reticent to abide by and uphold the rules of CISP
Students with a record of discipline, expulsion or suspension problems will only be admitted after a thorough investigation showing evidence that the problems have been resolved.
 
Application. Proper application has been signed by a parent or legal guardian, and student forms, student records, test results (if necessary) and record of initial payment are on file.
 
Space. Space in the classroom is available to offer appropriate educational services.  Staff is available to keep a faculty/student ratio no greater than 1:16 for combined grade classes and 1:18 for single grade classes. Anything over this must be approved by the board or its designated representative. Class composition is monitored for effective education for each child.  The percentage of children who qualify for NILD and ELL services will be limited by CISP policy. A student will be considered an NILD student based upon evaluation by a Discovery program staff person.  This evaluation may occur before or after admission.  A balance of 20% or less NILD students per grade is to be maintained whenever possible.  See ELL policy for additional information.
 
Guardianship. The student lives with parent(s) or legal guardian while attending CISP.  If not living with a parent, applicants must provide notarized documentation for power of attorney in Czech or English, and full contact information.
 
 

Late or Brief Enrollment. Any admission after the beginning of the second semester is subject to approval by the Director with input from prospective teacher(s).  The student must begin attending on or before the start of the 4th quarter. The minimum time for student enrollment is 4 weeks. In such cases, the student must complete the full admissions process and pay the nonrefundable full registration & entrance test fees. If the student is accepted, tuition and capital fee will be prorated. The activity feel will be charged only if applicable.