Application Process

Application Information

Since its inception in 1994, ISA has accepted its freshman students through an open lottery. In order to be eligible for the ISA Freshman Lottery, a potential student needs to complete the Freshman Application--including the essay components--and submit it by the annual deadline.

Prospective freshmen are encouraged to participate in ISA's Shadowing Program that is designed to allow students to "try-on" the ISA experience before applying.

Please reference the timeline below for important dates and deadlines regarding the 2014 lottery. You many also learn more about the lottery process at Lottery Frequently Asked Questions.

ISA does accept a limited number of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade transfer students each year. For more information, please visit the 10th-12th Grade Application page.

Please note: All students must complete applications according to deadlines.


The ISA Shadow Program for Current 8th Graders is currently closed, as we have accepted our next incoming freshman class and they have completed orientation and choice slips.

We are, however, hosting two shadow dates for prospective transfer students (students who will be in grades 10-12 for the 2014-2015 school year).

Thank you for your interest in the International School of the Americas! We are very excited to show you all we have to offer to incoming students and their families. Below are the details of our shadowing program. We hope this will tell you all you need to know about this opportunity.

WHY: The shadow program is designed to allow students to "try-on" the ISA experience before committing to applying/attending the school. It also offers parents the opportunity to learn about the school, tour the facility, and meet with a number of ISA faculty members.

WHAT: Students and parents will come to ISA before for a brief information session. Then, students will attend ISA classes while parents get a tour of the campus and have a question/answer session with members of the ISA faculty.

WHO: Any student who is interested in learning more about ISA with the possibility of enrolling as a transfer student in 2014-2015 (open to grades 10-12 only). There will be a part of the program for parents as well.

WHEN: Each shadow day, the program will run from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm. The dates shadowing will be offered in the 2014-2015 school year will be posted here when they are determined.

Both parents and students are invited and encouraged to attend. Please sign in at the ISA Main Office on your Shadow date.

WHERE: Sign in as a visitor in the ISA Office, located on the first floor of the ISA building. ISA is located on the Montview Street side of Lee High School campus, 1400 Jackson Keller. Parking is available in a lot located on the corner of Jackson Keller and Montview. Follow the signs to the ISA Office.

Please arrive early because parking is limited due to construction.

HOW: Complete the registration form below.

PLEASE NOTE: The absence your student will receive is not automatically an excused absence for his/her middle school. We will be happy to provide a note for you to show your middle school attendance office. However, it is up to the middle school to decide whether it is excused or school business.

Shadow Application Form: ISA Shadow Program for transfer students (interested in enrolling in grades 10-12 for 2014-2015).