IB Admissions Policy
Seven Peaks School (SPS) is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school. All sixth, seventh and eighth grade SPS students are enrolled in the MYP. Seven Peaks strongly encourages the matriculation of its students through the full IB Middle Years Programme. The admissions policy to the Middle Years Programme addresses both internal and external candidates. Internal candidates are those students who are already enrolled at Seven Peaks School and external candidates are applicants for our middle school.
- Successful completion of fifth grade at Seven Peaks School gains the student admission into the IB Middle Years Programme.
Students who are applying for admission to the Seven Peaks School IB Middle Years Programme must meet the following requirements:
- The parent completes the online application form.
- The parent completes a questionnaire explaining their interest in Seven Peaks School.
- The student completes a writing piece answering the following questions: 1. Why are you considering Seven Peaks School? 2. Describe a class or teacher that you really enjoyed in school. What made that experience or person special? 3. What is important to you in school? 4. Please describe any awards, recognition or special recognition you have received. 5. What are your favorite activities in school and outside of school?
- A teacher recommendation is required from the student’s current school.
- A personal recommendation is required from someone outside of the child’s family who knows him/her well.
- A copy of the student’s school records is required, including any standardized test scores.
- Students entering from anywhere outside of the Bend-LaPine public schools are required to take a math assessment.
- Parents are required to sign a partnership pledge, indicating that they will be supportive participants in their child’s education and supportive of the school’s mission.
Official admissions decisions are not made until all relevant documents are received and reviewed. Applicant families are notified in November if the student is an applicant for 6th grade. All other applicants are notified in late February, after current families re-enroll. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Seven Peaks looks for students who we believe will seek to develop the attributes of the Learner Profile as respectful, eager learners.
Seven Peaks School does not have specialized facilities or personnel to work with students who have significant learning differences. We evaluate on a case-by-case basis with respect to the school’s ability to provide those students a quality education. SPS may deny enrollment to a student if the School determines, at its sole discretion, that it cannot adequately serve the needs of the candidate.
Seven Peaks School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected status in the administration of our admission policies.