Below are Frequently Asked Questions about AISA's admissions process, academic program, and community. For additional questions on admissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a deadline for applications?
There is no deadline for applications. AISA has rolling admissions and admits students all year round. Students must show evidence of continuous enrollment at their previous school prior to their transfer to AISA.
Is there a fee to apply?
Yes, there is a $500 non-refundable application fee.
What happens after my application is submitted?
After a completed application and supporting documents are submitted, the Admissions team processes and reviews the application file. An email is sent acknowledging receipt of the application and will contain information about the next steps.
Will I complete an admissions assessment?
All potential candidates will be assessed during the admissions process and this will include taking an entrance and/or placement test. Assessment and selection criteria include a review of report cards, grades, transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test results from the current and recent academic years.
Does AISA have a waitlist?
Yes. An applicant is placed on the waitlist when they have applied to a grade that is full provided that they have met and satisfied all admission requirements including the successful completion of an admissions assessment. Based on AISA's Priority of Admission, an applicant’s priority level may change if there are subsequent applications from families with different levels of priority. Once a space becomes available, parents are notified and receive an offer of admission. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee placement
How will my grade-level placement be determined?
Grade-level placement depends on the child's current curriculum and grade level, academic ability, and overall developmental readiness. Students transferring from an accredited US curriculum will be placed based on the grade level that they completed prior to transferring to AISA considering that they meet grade level requirements.
I am transferring from a different school system. How will I be placed?
Students transferring to AISA from a different school system e.g. Nigeria, Britain, etc., will be placed in the grade level equivalent of the class they have just completed considering they meet grade level requirements. Refer to Grade Level Comparison Chart
I am applying from a school that uses a different academic calendar. How will I be placed?
Students applying to AISA who are coming from schools that use a different academic calendar (Korea, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, etc.) will generally be placed in the grade that they have successfully completed if they are being admitted during the second semester. If they were being admitted to AISA during the first semester, they would be placed in the grade that they were enrolled in prior to being admitted to AISA.
English is not my first language. How will I be assessed?
AISA offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) services and admission assessments are determined by the EAL Coordinator(Grades 1-9). EAL students applying to grade 10 upwards are required to meet English grade level requirements.
How can I schedule a tour?
Campus tours are available by appointment only. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at +234 805 0549 963 or email email@example.com.
What are the demographics of the students?
Current enrollment is approximately 445 students with 41 nationalities represented.
How is the school year organized?
AISA has 2 semesters which run from August to December (Semester 1) and January to June (Semester 2).
How long is the school day?
Classrooms open at 7:30 a.m. and learning begins at 7:50 a.m. Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten students finish their day at 1:00 p.m. and students in Kindergarten-Grade 12 finish at 3:00 p.m. School holidays for the current academic year are listed on the internal AISA School Calendar.
Does AISA help with a new student's transition?
There are programs in Elementary, Middle, and High School to help ease a new family and student's transition to school. AISA conducts a new student and parent orientation, parent workshops, and transition programs from the Counseling Offices.
Does AISA provide a bus service?
No, AISA does not provide a school bus service.
Are students required to wear uniforms?
No, Students do not wear uniforms.
What is the governing structure of AISA?
AISA is a not-for-profit independent school governed by a Board of Trustees.
Is AISA affiliated with any other schools?
AISA has no “sister schools" AISA is a state department assisted school.