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9th Grade Lottery Application and NEW ISA SHADOWING DATE!!


Incoming 9th Grade Applicants

The application window for first-year students entering ISA in the fall of 2024 opens on October 1, 2023, and closes on February 5, 2024. 

Applicants must fill out the 9th Grade Application, including answers to the three short answer questions* (found on the application):

  1. What are your major interests?
  2. Why are you interested in coming to The International School of the Americas?
  3. What gifts or talents do you bring to The International School of the Americas?

*For the application to be considered complete, these questions MUST be answered (one paragraph each). However, the content of applicants' answers does not figure into their chance for acceptance, which is determined by lottery. A student's responses to these questions are necessary because they assist their advisor in getting to know the student.

Note the following important dates:

Monday, October 1, 2023 Application window opens
Shadowing - October 5, 2023* Register HERE CANCELLED!
 Shadowing - October 20, 2023* Register HERE FULL!
 Shadowing - November 2, 2023* Register HERE FULL!
Shadowing - November 30, 2023* Register HERE FULL!
Shadowing - January 12, 2024* Register HERE FULL! 
Shadowing - January 19, 2024* Register HERE FULL!
Shadowing - January 26, 2024* Register HERE
Friday, January 26, 2024 Parent Info Night @ISA 5:30 PM
Monday, February 5, 2024 Application closes at 11:59 PM
Friday, February 15, 2023 Accepted students notified by phone
New 9th Grade Orientation Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2023

*Space will be limited to 25 families - SHADOWING WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 A.M. AND CONCLUDE AT 10:30 A.M.

  • Notification of Lottery Acceptance will be by phone call (if name is drawn). An informational letter will be emailed to all accepted students. Students who are accepted must notify ISA whether they accept or decline their invitation to come to ISA or to forfeit their space to someone on the waiting list.
  • Accepted students will need to attend an orientation for general information and to complete choice slips for courses.
  • Students not selected in the original lottery will need to electronically indicate their desire to be added to our Waiting List in order to be placed in a lottery drawing for a specific place on our waiting list. Should spaces become available, we will call families in the order in which they are listed.