Admissions Process

Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021

Interested in the current year? Please contact the Admission office for availability. 

How to Apply

Our admission team is here to assist you throughout the application process. You can apply in the following ways:

  •  Online: This method is recommended. Click apply now, create your account and follow the directions online.  
  •   Paper Application: If you would prefer to complete a paper application please contact our registrar at info@assets-school.org or 808-423-1356.
  • Standard Application Online: This application offers the convenience of applying to multiple schools on one application. 

Admission Requirements

Kindergarten

Academic Records:
Submit a copy of the final preschool progress report from  the prior year: 2018-2019
Submit a copy of the most recent progress report for the current year: 2019-2020
Records may be uploaded to your online account or mailed to the registrar’s office.

Observation:

Complete, sign, and return the “Consent for Release of Information” form.  This form gives us your permission to observe your child at his or her preschool, speak with his or her teacher so that we may better understand your child’s learning profile, talents, and needs, and obtain results from any testing done at your child’s preschool.
Consent to Release Information Form

Our Director of Admissions will contact you to schedule a screening assessment (one hour maximum) which will provide Assets School with insight into your child’s literacy readiness skills.

Teacher Reference  reports: 

Provide the HAIS Confidential Teacher Reference Report form, along with a self-stamped and addressed envelope, to your child's current teacher. 
Kindergarten Teacher Reference Form

Evaluations:
If your child has been evaluated by the Department of Health, Department of Education, and/or a private psychologist or psychiatrist, we would appreciate receiving copies of all reports as this information will help us better understand your child’s learning profile and needs.

All documents should be uploaded into your online application or mailed to:
Assets School Attn: Registrar

If documents are too large to upload please email to admissions@assets-school.org.

Additional Information

Grade 1-5

Academic Records:
Submit a copy of the final report card for the prior year: 2018-2019
Submit a copy of the most recent report card for the current year: 2019-2020
Records may be uploaded to your online account or mailed to the registrar’s office.

Testing:

Psychological (intellectual IQ) evaluation completed within the last 3 years
Achievement: standardized educational report indicating language arts and mathematics achievement levels.
Testing is required as part of the admission process in order to better understand your child’s learning profile as well as their profile of academic strengths and challenges. See testing and evaluation information for details.

Teacher Reference  reports: 
  • Provide the HAIS Confidential Teacher Reference Report form, along with a self-stamped and addressed envelope, to the applicant’s current teacher. Teacher Reference Form
  • Provide the Extracurricular Reference Form to your student’s coach, instructor or leader. This form will give us additional insight into your student’s interests outside the classroom. (Optional) Extracurricular Reference Form

All documents should be uploaded into your online application or mailed to:
Assets School Attn: Registrar

If documents are too large to upload please email to admissions@assets-school.org.

Grade 6-11

Academic Records:
Submit a copy of the final report card for the prior year: 2018-2019
Submit a copy of the most recent report card for the current year: 2019-2020
Grade 10 & 11 only: Official Transcript outlining courses taken and credits received.
Records may be uploaded to your online account or mailed to the registrar’s office.

Testing:

Psychological (intellectual IQ) evaluation completed within the last 3 years
Achievement: standardized educational report indicating language arts and mathematics achievement levels.
Testing is required as part of the admission process in order to better understand your child’s learning profile as well as their profile of academic strengths and challenges. See the testing and evaluation information tab below for details.

Teacher Reference  reports: 
  • Provide the HAIS Confidential Teacher Reference Report form, along with a self-stamped and addressed envelope, to the applicant’s current English, Math, and Science or Social Studies teachers. Teacher Reference Form
  • Provide the Extracurricular Reference Form to your student’s coach, instructor or leader. This form will give us additional insight into your student’s interests outside the classroom. (Optional) Extracurricular Reference Form
  • Provide the HAIS Confidential Administrative Reference Report form, along with a self-stamped and addressed envelope, to an administrator familiar with your childAdministrative Reference Form

All documents should be uploaded into your online application or mailed to:
Assets School Attn: Registrar

If documents are too large to upload please email to admissions@assets-school.org.

Summer School

Grade K-12 Academic Summer School:
  •  New Applicants:
    Admission requirements are the same as for Fall admission. See the links above.

  • Current Students
    Log on to your online school account and complete the summer school intent form. You do not need to complete an online application. 
    School Forms Online

  • Students returning for Summer school:
    Complete and submit the online application, most recent report card and a teacher reference from a current teacher. Teacher Reference Form
    There is no application fee, contact the registrar's office for a fee waiver code.

K-8 Summer Academies Program: Topics will be confirmed in March.

  • New applicants and students returning for summer:
    Complete and submit the online application as well as a teacher reference from a current teacher. Teacher Reference Form

  • Current Students
     Log on to your online school account and complete the summer school intent form. You do not need to complete an online application. 
    School Forms online
 

Additional Information

Admission Timeline and Decisions

Once the file is complete, the Admissions Committee will evaluate your child’s strengths and challenges to determine if Assets School is an appropriate fit. Our Director of Admissions will contact you upon completion of the review. Summer school is not required for new applicants, however it is strongly recommended. 

Admission Decisions
Assets School does not have an application deadline, however space fills quickly. Applications that are complete in January will receive admission decisions in April and May; according to the Hawaii Association of Independent schools guidelines.

We will continue to accept students throughout the year based upon space availability and the student's learning profile.

Applications will be not be acted on until all required items have been completed. Students with maladaptive behaviors are not considered.  Full disclosure is required.  All nondiscriminatory policies apply. Disabled applicants or disabled family members of applicants requiring any type of accommodation during the application process or otherwise are encouraged to identify themselves and indicate the type of accommodation(s) needed.

Testing and Evaluation information


IQ testing is part of our application process because the data allows us to better understand a studentĘ»s learning profile.  Scores from the IQ test gives us a “heads up” so that teachers may respond proactively rather than reactively; information saves time and, more importantly, anguish, especially insofar as the student is concerned.

Achievement testing helps us understand the student’s profile of strengths and challenges. If reading comprehension skills are in question, individual testing  looks at foundational skills that make reading comprehension possible: Phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary. Same goes for written expression and math. 

The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read
from The National Institute for Literacy: Put Reading First 

Testing may be obtained from the state Department of Education (DOE) or from local professional diagnostic testing/evaluation services. Testing administered by the Department of Education to establish an IEP or 504 plan usually fulfills the testing requirements.  Note: Not all DOE testing is for Specific Learning Disorders. 

For referrals, call the Hawaii Chapter of the International Dyslexia Association (538.7007), the Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (536.9684), or our admission office (423-1356).

Testing Resources in Hawaii

Downloadable Reference forms