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Guide for 8th Graders

"What do I do now?"

Attend Open House

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 1 PM-3 PM

Short presentation at 1:15 and 2:15 PM in the Commons

Apply Online

Any time after December 1, 2018

To register online for the Entrance Exam click here.

Take Entrance Exam

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:30 AM in the cafeteria.

Students will meet in the cafeteria before they move to classrooms to begin the Entrance Exam.  There will be a Parent Meeting in the cafeteria at 10 AM to for a brief presentation to discuss curriculum, financial aid, and give parents an opportunity to ask questions.  

Submit Scholarship Packet

Scholarship applications are due by Thursday, February 28, 2019.  
Please take a moment to check out all the scholarships available.  

Register for Classes

Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the gym between 8:30-11 AM.
You will receive a letter with your scheduled time.

This is an exciting and busy morning.  You and your Explorer will have one-on-one counseling about courses and chance to meet some of the athletic coaches and an array of activity sponsors.  Fischer's School uniform will have sample uniforms to try on and order.  The Spirit Shop will also be open to help you and your family start showing your Explorer spirit! 

Contact Karen Coles to schedule a shadow day or if you have any questions
(618)463-0580 x2 or email

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