Community Prep serves students who are performing above grade level. We make admissions decisions through a review of grades, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, and an interview/visit at Community Prep School.
To be considered as a candidate for admission, students must demonstrate:
✓ Strong academic ability
✓ Good work ethic
✓ History of school-appropriate behavior
✓ Desire to attend Community Prep
To be successful at Community Prep, students must be willing to work hard and be committed to our program. Teachers provide the support necessary for students to become confident, independent learners. Additionally, we expect parents to be supportive of and involved in their child's education. It is the student, however, who is responsible for putting forth the effort to meet the school's academic expectations.
In addition to the academic demands it places on students, Community Prep expects students and parents to understand and support the school's mission to serve a diverse population. Our students come from a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The administration, teachers, students, and parents are always working to maintain an environment that is welcoming for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, creed, or sexual orientation. Students must be willing to work with others from different backgrounds and must be respectful of all members of our community.
Community Preparatory School is committed to being a quality educational alternative for the children of the neighboring South Providence community. Community Prep places an emphasis on recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified students from South Providence.
The application process will now be tracked through the Blackbaud system. We are excited to have a better way for families to have immediate access to the whole process. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Admissions, Alexandra Caine, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use Blackbaud Admissions software to guide families through the admissions process.
To apply, you will first create your online account.
Then, you will enter our admissions portal and choose the application form you need.
Parent completes the online Application Form and submits it to Community Preparatory School through our Blackbaud Admissions Portal along with the $30.00 application fee.
The application fee for free/reduced lunch eligible students is $10.00.
The Blackbaud Admissions Checklist opens inside the portal to show you the order of steps that will guide you through your admissions process.
Inside the checklist portal:
a. Parent signs and submits the online Authorization for Release of Information Form
Note: Parents are responsible for ensuring that Community Prep receives applicant records
b. Community Prep uses the signed Authorization for Release Form to request the applicant’s Official School Transcript, Attendance Records, and Standardized Test Scores from the applicant’s school.
c. Parent emails the Teacher Recommendation Form to the applicant’s teacher(s).
The teacher completes then emails the form directly to Community Prep.
Once the application and forms are submitted, the admissions office will be in touch with the testing dates. The applicant comes to Community Prep to take the admissions test on the Community Prep scheduled testing date.
We test using the Renaissance Star Reading and Star Math Assessments. These tests must be taken at Community Prep. Testing data from other schools may not be used.
The Admissions Office contacts the family to schedule an applicant visit to Community Prep. We must have the applicant's records and teacher recommendations on file before the applicant visits the school.
The applicant will shadow a Community Prep student during their visit.
You will be able to follow along your admissions progress through looking at your checklist. The Admissions Office will also send out email checklist notifications to keep you updated throughout each step of the admissions process.