PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO CREATE, EDIT OR SUBMIT AN APPLICATION WHEN THE SYSTEM OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 26th, 2020 at noon.
The application system for entry in fall 2021 will open on Saturday, September 26th, 2020at noon (12:00pm). The application system will close on Friday, October 30th at 4:00pm.
When a new account is created, an application identification code is assigned and emailed to the primary parent, along with instructions for editing and submitting the application. The application is accessible via the link included in the email OR by copying and pasting the identification code into the screen where you are working.
NOTE: An application must be submitted for each child. If applying for twins, parents must create separate applications for each child and use different, unique email addresses.
The non-refundable application fee is $70.00, payable online by credit/debit card using our secure system. An application is complete ONLY when payment is received. (Financial assistance for the application fee is available to those who qualify. Please visit the "Reduced Fee" section of this website for detailed information.)
With the submission and payment of an application, two confirmation emails are sent:
1. one email acknowledging the receipt of your payment;
2. one email with instructions for the next steps in the process.
The second email includes all information needed to schedule an appointment for Round 1 testing. This email includes a list of HCES-approved testers, the child’s HCES-ID number, and the deadline by which the Round 1 testing must occur. (If you do not receive either of these confirmation emails, you must check to ensure proper submission of your application.)
ROUND 1 TESTING
Once the application is submitted, parents will have a three-week window to arrange for and complete Round 1 testing. Families are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. Round 1 testing schedules become less flexible as the application season progresses; it might become difficult to secure a more desirable appointment date. Parents should ensure their availability during the three-week period following application submission.
Contact information for testers is emailed to the adult listed as "Parent 1" on the application. Families may contact ONLY ONE of the testers on the list to check availability and/or schedule an appointment. Be prepared to provide the child’s ID number and date by which the testing must occur; this information is needed by the tester in order to confirm the appointment. There are NO exceptions to these deadlines or procedures.
**All families will be notified via email by the end of December 2020 if their child is (or is not) advancing to Round 2.**
ROUND 2 TESTING
The second phase of the application process will take place after Round 1 ends. Only those who advance to Round 2 will be given further consideration for admission.
In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, open house events will be suspended in fall 2020. There will be other opportunities to have many of your questions answered by HCES administrators and teachers.
The application system for entry in fall 2021 will open on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at noon (12:00pm). The application system will close on Friday, October 30th at 4:00pm.