• Application Process

    • Applications are submitted directly to SVTHS guidance office before the admissions deadline (late applications are accepted but are not considered in the first round of admissions)
    • The Admissions Committee, using weighted admissions criteria, process completed applications. Each applicant will be assigned a score derived from the sum of the scores for the categories listed below.
    • ALL OF 7th GRADE and two terms of 8th GRADE are used in the admissions process.
    • Enrollment is based on the successful completion of 8th grade, passing required academic courses including 8th grade mathematics and English courses, and meeting minimum entrance score of 60 or better.

    FOR FALL ADMISSION TO THE NINTH, TENTH, OR ELEVENTH GRADE :
     
    Students interested in applying to Shawsheen for Fall Admission to the ninth, tenth, or
    eleventh grade must:


    a. Obtain an application at an Open House, his/her Guidance Office, Shawsheens
    Guidance Office, Shawsheens web site, or request one by mail, telephone or email.
    b. Complete the application and return it directly to the Shawsheen Guidance Office.
    Shawsheen will obtain supportive data including report cards, recommendations,
    discipline, and attendance records from sending school guidance personnel. An
    application is not considered complete unless it contains all appropriate
    signatures. The parent/guardian must sign the application to indicate approval
    of their son/daughters application and authorize the release of information by
    the sending school.

    It is the responsibility of the sending school guidance counselor to submit a hard copy
    transcript or report card, attendance and discipline records, as well as recommendations for
    each applicant.


    Students will be scheduled for an interview with Shawsheens Director of Guidance or a
    designee at the applying students school. In the case of a student absence on the interview day, or in the case of a late applicant, the interview schedule will be mutually agreed upon between the Director of Guidance and the students counselor and/or parent(s)/guardian.  


    Completed applications include all required signatures, hardcopies of grades, attendance, discipline records, and recommendations, as delineated in Section VII of this policy.

    If an incomplete application is received, the following procedure will be followed:

    a. The Shawsheen Guidance Office will notify the sending schools guidance counselor
    responsible for submitting application material that the application is incomplete and
    will request completion.
    b. The Shawsheen Guidance Office will notify the applicants parent/guardian in the
    event that the local guidance counselor does not resolve the issue.
    c. If after notifying the local school guidance counselor and parent/guardian the
    application remains incomplete for ten school days, the application will be voided. 
     
    FOR CURRENT YEAR ADMISSION TO NINTH, TENTH, OR ELEVENTH GRADE 
     
    1. Students interested in applying to Shawsheen for the current school year must:
    a. Obtain an application from his/her local district guidance office or from the Shawsheen
    Guidance Office. An application may also be downloaded from the Shawsheen web
    site or requested by mail, telephone, or email.
    b. Return the completed application form directly to the Shawsheen Guidance Office.

    The Shawsheen guidance office will obtain supportive documents from the applicants
    sending school. An application is not considered complete unless it contains all
    appropriate signatures. The parent/guardian must sign the application to
    indicate approval of their son/daughters application and authorize the release
    of grades, attendance, and discipline records by the sending school.
     
    2. It is the responsibility of the sending school guidance counselor to provide a hard copy
    transcript or report card, attendance and discipline records, as well as recommendations for
    the applicant.
     
    3. Students will be scheduled for an interview with Shawsheens Director of Guidance or a
    designee at the applying students school. In the case of a student absence on the interview
    day, the interview date will be rescheduled on a mutually agreed upon time between the
    Director of Guidance and the students parent(s)/guardian.
     
    4. Completed applications include all required signatures, hardcopies of grades, attendance,
    discipline records, and recommendations as delineated in Section VII of this policy.  
     
    5. If an incomplete application is received, the following procedure will be followed:
     
    a. The Shawsheen Guidance Office will notify the sending school guidance counselor
    responsible for submitting the application that the application is incomplete and will
    request completion.
     
    b. The applicant parent/guardian will be notified by the Shawsheen Guidance Office in
    the event the issue is not resolved by the local guidance counselor.  
     
    c. If after notifying the local guidance counselor and the parent/guardian the application
    remains incomplete for ten days, the application will be voided.
     
    Rolling Admissions
    In accordance with the rolling admissions program in which students apply at any time,
    applicants will be evaluated using the same criteria as those received at any other time and will
    be integrated in rank order on an established waiting list.
     
    Transfer Students:  Transfer students will be subject to this admissions policy and criteria and
    will be accepted on an individual, space available basis.
     
    Withdrawn Students
    A student who has withdrawn from Shawsheen and is attending or not attending another high
    school may reapply and will be subject to this admissions policy and criteria.