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Chicagoland Jewish High School Application for Admissions

1095 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 847.470.6700 www.cjhs.org


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2012-2013/5773 Academic Year

Dear Prospective Parents and Students: Welcome to Chicagoland Jewish High School! Our school is an outstanding educational institution whose faculty is committed to providing an integrated college preparatory and Judaic Studies curriculum in a warm and caring environment. CJHS is a vibrant community of young men and women who aspire to the highest levels of academic excellence. We offer an outstanding education, leadership opportunities, an enlightened and inspired culture, and an active Jewish life. I have enclosed information for you to review with your family. This will provide you with an overview of our vision, philosophy, programs and student life. CJHS is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014/5774 academic year. To begin the admission process, please complete the enclosed application and return it to our office. After receiving all of your completed application materials, we will contact you to schedule a personal family interview. A $500 tuition credit toward the student’s entering year at CJHS will be granted if the enclosed application is submitted by the December 17 priority deadline. After December 17, applications will be accepted on a space available basis. I am happy to help you with this important decision. Please contact me to schedule a tour of our school or to request additional information. I can be reached at 847.324.3706 or lzoberman@cjhs.org. I look forward to welcoming you to the CJHS family! Sincerely,

Lily S. Zoberman Acting Director of Admissions


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS 6 EASY STEPS

VISIT

APPLY

TEST

Parents complete the admissions application and submit it together with the student application and $150 application fee. School transcripts and teacher recommendations are to be sent directly from the student’s school.

Learn about the many opportunities available for your student at CJHS. Attend an informational meeting. Visit during school hours and see classes in action. Schedule your student to spend time shadowing a CJHS student to various classes and activities. Attend the November 4 Open House for prospective families, 1pm at CJHS. Submit an application by the December 17 Priority Deadline and save $500 off the first year’s tuition. After December 17, applications will be accepted as space permits. Tuition Assistance (TA) applications for new and returning students are due by February 4, 2013. Applications are available at www.cjhs.org. You must include 2012 W2s and 2011 tax returns with your application in order to be reviewed. Families may apply for TA after this date, but will need to include 2012 W2s and 2012 tax returns. Funds are limited, so families are encouraged to apply early. Incoming freshmen need to take ACT’s Explore Test. The exam determines a student’s high school readiness and suggests appropriate course placement for freshman year. Two Sunday morning test dates will be offered: Sunday, December 9, 2012 and Sunday, January 13, 2013. All testing takes place at CJHS. Students who have already taken the Explore test in 8th grade or who have taken a similar test, such as the ISEE, may submit copies of their scores with their application and do not need to retake the test at CJHS. Note: Those students receiving extended test time need to register for the January 13 testing date.

INTERVIEW

NOTIFICATION

Once all application materials are received (including teacher recommendations and school transcripts), students and their parents attend an interview with two members of our admissions committee. These half-hour interviews are scheduled primarily during school hours, with limited availability on Sundays and evenings. Parents receive tuition assistance awards by mid-February. Students receive notification of acceptance by mid-February. CJHS department chairs describe our academic philosophy in detail at our

te e Da013 Curriculum and Beyond program. Parents and students learn about courses in both h t general and Judaic studies. Faculty describe our approaches to classroom Saveary 13, 2

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instruction and strategies for transitioning well to our school.

Mazel Tov! Sign and submit the enrollment agreement. Families who applied for admission in December must enroll by March 22, 2013 in order for their student to be eligible for priority class registration. Families receiving tuition assistance must also respond by this date or risk losing their funding.


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS Application for grade

9

10

11

Applicant Information Applicant Last Name

First Name

Nickname

Hebrew Name

Date of Birth

Place of Birth Male

Applicant Cell Phone

Applicant Home Phone

Female

Applicant E-mail CJHS may contact your student via telephone, texting, or email. Check the box below if you prefer that we NOT contact your student directly. Please do not contact my child directly as described above. Parent/Guardian Information Parent/Guardian A Title

First and Last Name

Relationship to Applicant Home Address Home Phone

Cell Phone

E-mail Address Occupation

Employer

Work Phone

Title/Position

Parent/Guardian B Title

First and Last Name

Relationship to Applicant Home Address Home Phone

Cell Phone

E-mail Address Occupation

Employer

Work Phone

Title/Position


Household Information Applicant lives with:

Parent/Guardian A

Parent/Guardian B

Both Parent/Guardian A and B

Other

Parents are:

Separated

Divorced

Mother Remarried, to whom?

Widowed

Father Remarried, to whom?

Information concerning the applicant should be sent to:

Parent/Guardian A

Parent/Guardian B

Both Parent/Guardian A and B

Other children in family Name/Age/Grade/School Name/Age/Grade/School Name/Age/Grade/School Primary Language Spoken at Home

Additional Languages Spoken at Home

Applicant’s School Information

Applicant’s Current School Name School’s Address and Phone Contact Religion of Applicant’s Maternal Grandmother Religion of Applicant’s Mother If applicant’s mother and/or applicant are Jewish by conversion, please indicate the name of the rabbi who guided the conversion and the conversion date.

Applicant’s Synagogue Information

mark here if unaffiliated

Synagogue Name

Movement Affiliation

Rabbi’s Name Did the applicant have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Student Affiliation with Youth Groups

Kadima/USY

NCSY

Student’s Summer Camp

Camp/Program Name and Location Director’s Name Phone Contact (winter contact) Is this a day camp or residential (overnight)?

JYG/NFTY

BBYO

Other


PARENT QUESTIONAIRE Parent Questionnaire To be completed by a parent/guardian. Answers can be handwritten or typed.

What are your child’s interests, talents and hobbies?

Comment on your child’s current experiences in school, both socially and academically

How does your child feel about the possibility of coming to CJHS?

Does your child have an IEP, 504 Plan or private school plan? If so, provide a copy of the most recent documentation in order to proceed with the application process. At school, does your child receive resource help or other academic accomodations or support? If so, please describe: Does your child work with a tutor or coach outside of school? If so, how often?

In which subject(s)?

Does your child meet with a mental health therapist? If so, how often? Include the name and phone number of the therapist as well. Has the applicant ever been subject to major disciplinary action (suspension or dismissal) in any school? If so, please explain.

Are there any special circumstances in your child’s medical history, physical growth, family life or emotional development that would be helpful for us to know?

 Please note: A $150.00 fee must accompany this application. The fee covers the cost of processing this application. It is nonrefundable and will not be applied to the tuition charge. The applicant is considered a candidate for admissions only after this application is received and the application fee is submitted. Checks should be made payable to Chicagoland Jewish High School. Signed

Date I am:

Parent/Guardian A

Signed

Parent/Guardian B

Other

Date I am:

Parent/Guardian A

Parent/Guardian B

Other

Please send this completed application and fee to: Chicagoland Jewish High SchoolDirector of Admissions 1095 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015


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Request for Transcripts/School Records Parents: These documents should be sent by your child’s current school. Please complete, sign, and submit this form to the school registrar/office and request the information be forwarded to Chicagoland Jewish High School: Chicagoland Jewish High School Director of Admissions 1095 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015

DATE: RE/Student Name: (applicant’s name) TO/School Name: (current school) FROM/Parent or Guardian: (parent or guardian) I hereby request that the school records of be forwarded to Chicagoland Jewish High School for the purpose of admissions review and academic placement. Please include the following information: 1. Official transcript of academic records including courses taken and grades received 2. Attendance record 3. Record of disciplinary actions and referrals 4. Results of standardized achievement and/or aptitude tests 5. Copies of personal evaluations or psychological reports, including copies of psychological evaluations, IEP, 504 plan and school service plans 6. Copy of health records and medical history forms I also authorize the release of information which would identify apparent learning strengths or weaknesses and patterns of behavior. Signature of parent or guardian

Date


English Teacher Recommendation

Parents: Please fill in the applicant’s name and the grade to which he/she is applying. Submit this form to your child’s current English teacher. Ask that it be returned directly to:

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Chicagoland Jewish High School Director of Admissions 1095 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 or e-mail to: lzoberman@cjhs.org or fax: 847.423.5556

Applicant’s Name: Applying for Grade:

School Year:

To the teacher: The above student is a candidate for admission to Chicagoland Jewish High School in Deerfield, Illinois. We ask that you complete this form to help us in our admissions process. Your candid response will enable us to evaluate the applicant for admission to our dual curriculum program. This form is confidential and will not be made available to parents or students. Thank you for your cooperation. Course name:

What grade is the student receiving at this time?

Based on your knowledge, please rate the applicant’s abilities or skills.  The applicant’s study habits and willingness to work are:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

 Student’s critical thinking skills:

⃞ Outstanding

 Substantive ideas/reflections in student’s writing:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

 Competent organization of ideas/reflections in student’s writing:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

 Competent sentence structure/correct usage in student’s writing:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

 Comprehension of larger ideas in writing:

⃞ Outstanding

Attention to detail in reading:

⃞ Outstanding

 Ability in class discussion to articulate insights drawn from reading:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average OVER


Please define briefly the reading and writing experiences of the course:

Describe the applicant’s most outstanding attributes and shortcomings (if any):

Have you provided any accommodations due to specific learning needs? If so, please describe:

How long have you known the applicant?

Additional comments:

Teacher’s name:

Title/Position:

School name: Phone number: E-mail: Teacher’s signature: Date:


Mathematics Teacher Recommendation

Parents: Please fill in the applicant’s name and the grade to which he/she is applying. Submit this form to your child’s current Mathematics teacher. Ask that it be returned directly to:

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Chicagoland Jewish High School Director of Admissions 1095 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 or e-mail to: lzoberman@cjhs.org or fax: 847.423.5556

Applicant’s Name: Applying for Grade:

School Year:

To the teacher: The above student is a candidate for admission to Chicagoland Jewish High School in Deerfield, Illinois. We ask that you complete this form to help us in our admissions process. Your candid response will enable us to evaluate the applicant for admission to our dual curriculum program. This form is confidential and will not be made available to parents or students. Thank you for your cooperation.

Course name:

Course level:

Applicant’s current average (in your course):

⃞ accelerated

⃞ top third

⃞ regular

⃞ middle third

⃞ other

⃞ lower third

What course would you recommend for the freshman applicant for next year? ⃞ Algebra I

An introduction to elementary algebra geared toward students who have not yet taken the course or have yet to demonstrate facility with variables, equations, graphs and models. Most students will take Pre-Calculus or Discrete Math in their senior year. ⃞ Geometry A course in Euclidean geometry geared toward students who have successfully completed an Algebra I curriculum. Formal proof is studied and used but is not heavily emphasized. Most students will take AP Calculus AB in their senior year. ⃞ Honors Geometry A course in Euclidean geometry geared toward students who have completely mastered the Algebra I curriculum. A dual focus is placed on problem-solving and formal proof at a challenging level. Most students will take AP Calculus BC in their senior year. ⃞ Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry A course in Advanced Algebra geared toward students who have mastered the Algebra I and Honors Geometry curricula. Most students will take Multivariable Calculus and Advanced Math Topics in their senior year.

OVER


The next 2 questions are entering 10th or 11th grade student applicants Please name the course you are teaching and topics covered in the class:

What course would you recommend for the applicant for next year?

The quality of the applicant’s computational skills and ability are:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

The quality of the applicant’s problem-solving skills and ability are:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

The applicant’s study habits and willingness to work are:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

Based on your knowledge, please rate the applicant:

⃞ Outstanding

Personal character:

⃞ Outstanding

Relationship with peers:

⃞ Outstanding

Have you provided any accommodations due to specific learning needs? (please describe)

Teacher’s name:

Title/Position:

School name: Phone number: E-mail: Teacher’s signature: Date:


Jewish Studies/Religious Teacher Recommendation chicagoland jewish high school

Parents: Please fill in the applicant’s name and the grade to which he/she is applying. Submit this form to your child’s current Jewish Studies/Religious teacher. Ask that it be returned directly to: Chicagoland Jewish High School Director of Admissions 1095 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, IL 60015 or e-mail to: lzoberman@cjhs.org or fax: 847.423.5556

Applicant’s Name: Applying for Grade:

School Year:

Parents: For students not enrolled in a Jewish day school, please request a letter of recommendation from your family’s rabbi, camp director or religious school teacher. We ask that the letter include information about the applicant’s spiritual journey and relationship with the Jewish community.

To the teacher: The above student is a candidate for admission to Chicagoland Jewish High School in Deerfield, Illinois. We ask that you complete this form to help us in our admissions process. Your candid response will enable us to evaluate the applicant for admission to our dual curriculum program. This form is confidential and will not be made available to parents or students. Thank you for your cooperation. What do you teach the applicant?

Subject: Course: Level of difficulty: Language of instruction:

Based on your experience with the applicant, please rate the student’s abilities in: Academics:

⃞ Outstanding

Ability to work in Chevruta:

⃞ Outstanding

Oral comprehension of Hebrew:

⃞ Outstanding

Ability to analyze text:

⃞ Outstanding

Commitment to Jewish Education:

⃞ Outstanding

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

⃞ Very Good

⃞ Good

⃞ Below Average

OVER


Please describe the student’s Tefillah skills:

Describe the applicant’s ability to study Biblical and Rabbinic text independently. Note attributes and shortcomings (if any):

Please comment on the student’s ability to discuss ideas and texts in Hebrew:

Have you provided any accommodations due to specific learning needs? If so, please describe:

Additional Comments:

Teacher’s name:

Title/Position:

School name: Phone number: E-mail: Teacher’s signature: Date:


Student Questionnaire chicagoland jewish high school To be completed by the applicant. Answers can be handwritten or typed. How did you first become interested in CJHS?

Which academic classes do you enjoy the most? Why?

Are you involved in community service, sports, art, dance, drama, vocal or instrumental music?

If so, please tell us about your experiences, including lessons, classes, performances and exhibits.

Describe any special programs or schools that you attended during the school year or summer.

What is your favorite activity to do when you have free time?

What three words best describe you?

Is there anything you would like us to know about you that is not included in this application?

Applicant Signature Date Thank you for your interest in Chicagoland Jewish High School!


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