Class of 2021
Dear Parents of Incoming Freshmen:
Welcome! We have received your deposit and a seat has been reserved for your son in the Fairfield Prep Class of 2021. This letter includes important information about our deadlines for course registration, foreign language and mathematics background, placement testing and summer program. You will receive a separate mailing containing demographic information and emergency contact information you have supplied to us and you can provide updates if needed. Our Business Office will be contacting you in the spring regarding your selection of a tuition payment plan. Your first task as a member of the Prep community is to participate in the Freshmen Course Selection Process conducted by our Office of the Registrar.
The Office of the Registrar will be in continual contact with you until September as your son’s first Prep course selection procedure unfolds. The process is relatively simple.
- Our Course Catalog (pages 11-15) describes all courses available to freshmen and the criteria for placement in various levels of certain subjects. At the end of this letter you will find a list of the required courses your son will be taking in his Freshman Year: English 1, Global Studies, Theology 1, iPad Basic Skills, and Guidance Seminar 1 (no credit but required for graduation). Courses in Mathematics, Language and The Arts are also required. Please read the “Course Catalog” carefully before proceeding.
- The General Information section contains important facts regarding placement in The Arts, Language, and Mathematics; date and times for our placement exams in mathematics and languages; and answers to general questions regarding many of our programs including summer courses (particularly iPad Basic Skills).
Any student currently enrolled in a Pre-Algebra class will be placed in a level of Algebra I based on their grades in their current class and a recommendation form that will be sent directly to 8th grade teachers. Students who are currently enrolled in Algebra I or Geometry should click on the appropriate link below. Any student who is currently enrolled in Algebra II or higher should contact Timothy Dee, Mathematics Department Chair, directly. If you have any questions, please e-mail Timothy Dee at email@example.com.
Any student wishing to participate in a music ensemble (choir, band, orchestra) in his freshman year, must audition on Saturday, April 1. Registration for this day, and detailed information (repertoire, welcome letter, audition requirements) about the audition can be found on the Fairfield Prep Website: www.fairfieldprep.org/auditions. Please familiarize yourself with this information as soon as possible to give your son enough time to prepare. Should you have any questions, conflicts, or concerns regarding the audition and/or its requirements, you are welcome to email the Music Director, Christine Evans (Cevans@fairfieldprep.org).
Step 2: This is the most important step in the registration process. Please find your son’s Course Registration and Foreign Language Background. Please follow the instructions carefully and
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING COURSE SELECTION:
Complete the on-line course registration. All completed course registration forms must be received by the Office of the Registrar NO LATER THAN March 24, 2017.
QUESTIONS REGARDING COURSE SELECTION SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THE COURSE REGISTRATION:
Drama, Fine Arts Chairperson
Dean of Enrollment and Marketing
We are excited to have your son in our Freshman Class and look forward to our continued association with your family.
Please contact the Registrar if you have questions or have decided to withdraw your son from the Class of 2021.
2017-2018 FRESHMAN CLASS
REQUIRED COURSE OF STUDY
Total credits required: 6.50
Mathematics (full year, 1 credit)*
Foreign Language (full year, 1 credit)*
Art (full year, 1 credit)*
English 1 (full year, 1 credit)
Theology 1 (full year, 1 credit)
Global Studies (full year, 1 credit)
iPad Basic Skills (1 semester, .5 credit)
Guidance Seminar (0 credit, graduation requirement)
*REFER TO CLASS OF 2021 GENERAL INFORMATION AND COURSE CATALOG