1. In order for a student to apply to Satellite
the student has to call and make an appointment.
2. At the scheduled appointment, the student will
be given a 45-minute presentation about the school. At
the end of the presentation, the student will complete the application
and be given an appointment to return it.
3. The student will be given a date to bring back
the application and at that point the student will be given a
date to take the placement exam. Once the student returns
for his/her placement exams he/she must have all
of the required documents in order to be tested. No student
will be allowed to take the placement exam without the required
4. On the date of the exam the student must bring
the following documents:
copy of transcript
two (2) copies of immunization records
two (2) copies of social security card
two (2) copies of birth certificate
two (2) copies of proof of address (copy of lease or utility
a 100 word essay describing the reasons why the student
wants to come to Satellite and what the student's goals are after
5. Once the placement exam is completed, the student
will be given an interview.
Note: The placement exam is a basic reading, writing, and
math exam given to determine on what skills level the student
is working. If the student's overall average is above 7.0 he/she
will then be given an interview. If the student's overall average
is below 7.0 he/she will be referred to the James Baldwin Literacy
Program which is located in the same building as our school. The
interview will be conducted by a Satellite staff member and a
current Satellite student.
Note: The interview will last no longer then
20 minutes. It will consist of questions about such things
as the student's previous attendance records, attitude towards
school, why the student has chosen Satellite.
6. If the student has successfully completes the
interview process he/she will be required to bring in their
Parent/Guardian to attend a Parent Orientation (no student
will be considered accepted until a Parent or Guardian accompanies
the student). The Parent Orientation is geared to meet the Satellite
Staff and give the student the opportunity to become familiarized
with our educational program and policies.
7. During this process the student will meet with
his/her advisor and design their educational plan and register
for the first semester classes.
8. Students will also participate in a hands-on
orientation which will allow them the opportunity to work
with their advisors and meet the entire school body through icebreakers,
activities and games.