Events & Dates
Prospective students are encouraged to spend a day at Desert Academy by taking part in our shadowing program. Student ambassadors will host prospects, providing an opportunity to tour the school and learn Desert’s history and culture, visit classes, and meet Desert students and faculty. Come experience the best shadowing program in town!
Upcoming Shadowing Days:
Monday, February 25
Monday, March 4
Please call Isabelle Thiebaut, Director of Admissions, at 992-8284, ext. 14 to schedule your visit.
COFFEE WITH HEAD OF SCHOOL TERRY PASSALACQUA
Monday, February 25 at 8:45 am
Monday, March 4 at 8:45 am
Parents of prospective students are invited to join Head of School Terry Passalacqua for coffee and an informal discussion about Desert Academy, our philosophy, and the programs we offer. This is an excellent opportunity to find out more about Desert Academy and ask any questions you may have. These dates coincide with shadowing days so you can drop your child off to attend classes and then stay to talk with the Head of School along with other administrators and faculty members. Please call Isabelle Thiebaut, Director of Admission, at 992-9284 ext. 14 for reservations.
Parents are always welcome at Desert Academy. If you would like to visit with the admissions director, tour the school, talk to available members of the faculty, or get a glimpse of classes in action, please call Isabelle Thiebaut, at (505) 992-8284, ext. 14 to request an appointment.
The application deadline for admission to Desert Academy is Friday, February 15, 2013. Prospective students must have submitted their completed application with a $65 application fee and their current school records by this date.
Decision letters will be mailed out by Friday, April 1, 2013. New student enrollment contracts will be due by the deadline stipulated in the enrollment letter.
MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ASSESSMENT — PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES!
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 5 at 5 pm.
Exam Date: Saturday, February 9, 9 am-12 noon
Desert Academy’s merit scholarship assessment will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 9 am. These awards will be granted on the basis of merit only, and are completely separate from need-based financial aid. The competition is open to all prospective students in grades 7 through 12. The deadline to submit the merit scholarship registration form to the school is 5 pm on Tuesday, February 5. The registration form is available on our website by clicking here or at the front desk. There is no registration fee.
The assessment consists of four parts. Students will:
- Complete an activities and interest inventory.
- Be interviewed by a Desert Academy faculty or staff member.
- Take a two-part standardized test.
- Write an essay.
Desert Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, handicap, national origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational, admissions, or financial aid policies, or in any other programs or policies.
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