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Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in the American International School of Lusaka. 

The School exists to serve the educational needs of the International community.  Admission is open to all students who can benefit from a challenging international, English language education.

Families are advised to contact the school well in advance as the School maintains a waiting pool in certain grades.  Families are also encouraged to tour the school if possible, as this provides an excellent overview of the School’s programs and facilities, and is an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have about the school.

Please find below the procedure for applying to the school.  Please also read the School Policy on Admission as this provides further information on the admissions process. 

If you need any further assistance, please contact the Admissions Administrator, Mrs Natasha Chalikulima.

 

1.         Application Paperwork

The following documents must to be submitted to the school:

Early Learning Centre 
Pre School and Pre K (3 – 5 year olds)          

Primary

K – Grade 5
(5 – 11 year olds)

Middle School

Grades 6 - 8
(11 – 14 year olds)

High School

Grades 9 - 12
(14 – 18 year olds)

Application Form Application Form Application Form Application Form
    Supplimentary Application Form for Secondary Students

Supplimentary Application Form for Secondary Students

Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate Copy of Passport or 
Birth Certificate
Copy of Passport or 
Birth Certificate
Copy of Passport or
Birth Certificate
  School reports/transcript for past year, translated into English if necessary School reports/transcript for past two years, translated into English if necessary School reports/transcript for past two years, translated into English if necessary
  Counselor Recommendation Form Counselor Recommendation Form Counselor Recommendation Form
 

Primary Confidential Recommendation Form

English Confidential Recommendation Form English Confidential Recommendation Form
 

 

Math Confidential Recommendation Form Math Confidential Recommendation Form
    Student Questionaire Student Questionaire
                                                         Standardized Test Scores/results, if available Standardized Test Scores/results, if available Standardized Test Scores/results, if available

The school accepts students with mild special needs.  However, please contact the school to discuss your child’s needs before making a decision to come to Zambia, as only limited assistance is available.  Admissions decisions for students with special needs (SEN) are made on a case by case basis depending on the needs of the applicant and the needs of the other students in the classroom.  Copies of psycho education assessments and IEPs must be submitted with the application paperwork.  Please click here for more information about Special Educational Needs at AIS Lusaka.

 

2.         Submission of Application Paperwork
AIS Lusaka can accept applications at any time during the school year.  However, decisions about acceptance for the new school year in August, will not be made until after 1 April, to allow existing students to indicate their intention to re-enroll.

Please send all application paperwork as soon as possible so the student can be added to the wait pool.  The school will accept faxed, scanned and emailed, or couriered/hand delivered application paperwork.

Please send to:

E mail:  admissions@aislusaka.org

Fax:  +260 211 260538

Courier:           Mrs. Natasha Chalikulima
                        Admissions Manager
                        Plot 487A/F/3 Leopards Hill Road
                        Lusaka
                        Zambia
                        Tel:  +260 211 260509

Postal:             Mrs. Natasha Chalikulima
                        Admissions Manager
                        P O Box 320176
                        Lusaka
                        Zambia

Please note.  Submission of completed paperwork does not guarantee a space at the School.  A space is only guaranteed once an official letter of acceptance and invoice have been received.

3.         Assessment
In all cases from grade 4 upwards the school will request an assessment of the student. We administer standardized assessments, available online, which measure student skills in Math and English.  A writing sample is also required.  It is recommended that these tests are taken before a student arrives in Zambia.  It can also be taken at the school if necessary, but this may delay a students' acceptance at the school.  The Admissions Manager will request contact details of a suitable person at the student’s current school, who will be able to administer these tests.

Students in other Primary grades may be required to take additional testing, particularly if coming from a different educational system, or system based on a different calendar year (eg. South Africa and Australia).  This testing is usually undertaken once in Lusaka.

4.         Acceptance
Once all application paperwork has been received and relevant assessments have been completed, the application paperwork will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.  The Committee consists of the Director, Admissions Manager and relevant Principal, along with SEN coordinator, Counselor and IB Diploma Coordinator, if needed.

Parents will be informed of the School’s decision by the Admissions Manager.

Students aged between 3 and 5 will be placed in their age appropriate classes.  Above the age of 5, most students will be placed in their age appropriate classes, but there are occasional circumstances where students are placed in different classes.  Please click here for more information on age requirements.

Provisional Admission
All acceptances at the school are provisional for the first semester.  After working with the student, the school may determine that the initial grade placement needs to be changed.  Further, in rare instances, the school may determine that the needs of the student cannot be met at the American International School of Lusaka.  In such instances, the School will assist the parents in finding a suitable alternative education.

Reversal of Admission Decision
The school reserves the right to reverse an admission decision if application information has been withheld.

Payment of Fees
Once accepted, a non-refundable payment of at least 25% of the tuition fee must be paid by 1 June to secure a space for the new school year in August.

If applying for a place during the course of the school year, an invoice will be sent with the letter of acceptance.  Payment must be made within two weeks.

Failure to make payment by the required dates may result in the admission being revoked and offered to another student.

 

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lusaka
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