ACS Student Admissions
Admission to the American Cooperative School is based upon the following criteria:
All children must be able to compete within the present educational program without having any detrimental effect upon the ACS educational program.
Age requirements for KG3, KG4, KG5, and first grade must be met by September 1st of the current school year:
KG3: 3 years
KG4: 4 years
KG5: 5 years
First Grade: 6 years
A child entering the American Cooperative School in grades eight through twelve must exhibit fluency in English and pass tests verifying that fact. However, children may enter Pre-Kindergarten through seventh grade with a lower level of English, if the other requirements are met.
The American Cooperative School does have English Language Learners (ELL) instruction for students in KG 5- Grade 8. If a prospective parent has a child that might require ELL it is the parent’s responsibility to communicate with the appropriate principal at the American Cooperative School as early as possible before any application steps have been taken.
Students in grade 9-12 must demonstrate proficency in English to be accepted at the American Cooperative School.
If a prospective parent has a child with mild learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder or any other disability the family should communicate directly with the appropriate principal at the American Cooperative School as early as possible before any application steps have been taken. The American Cooperative School does not have speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy or programs for students who have moderate to severe disabilities.
All testing, evaluations and school reports must be accurate and forwarded to the school to be reviewed by the Student Support Team (SST) to determine if the school can meet the educational needs of the prospective student before he or she can be accepted. It is very important that families with government agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organizations always communicate directly with the school.
Admission in all cases is contingent upon a determination by the ACS Admissions Committee that:
1) the student will be able to meet ACS academic standards.
2) the student has a record free from behavioral or disciplinary problems.
3) the school, with its given resources, will be able to meet any special needs of the student mild learning disabilities and development of English language skills.