If religion is something that you have instilled in your kids and you want them to continue to develop their religious views during their teen years, then you may want to consider putting them into a faith-based high school. Depending on the religious schools that you are looking into, they may require a rigorous application and admissions process. Although there is no way to guarantee your child's acceptance into the program of your choice, there are a few things you can do to increase their candidacy, but how? This article will take a closer look at a few things that you can do.
Have a Religious Leader Write a Letter of Recommendation
One of the things that your child's future faith-based school will want to see is your child's dedication to their religion. Most teenagers aren't necessarily going to have a huge religious resume, but going to church regularly may help set them up. Reach out to your pastor or priest and see if they will write a letter of recommendation for your child to get into their school. With this letter of recommendation, you will want their religious leader to show that your child is a good kid, that they are passionate about their faith, and that they have a desire to further their faith-based practices.
Introduce Them to School Leaders
If the school that your child is applying to has an open-house, make sure that you go to it. Open houses or other open events will give your child the opportunity to meet students and faculty. And, the more familiar the faculty is with your child, the more likely they are to take notice of their application. Encourage your child to really put their energy into showing off all of their positive traits to the faculty.
Create a Resume For Them
Resumes aren't just for adults applying for jobs; they are there to help kids get into schools as well. Depending on the type of religious school that your child is applying to, they may want to see things on their resume such as volunteer experience, religious camps, sports, and extracurricular activities. Try to highlight all of your child's strengths but be as concise with it as possible because people don't like to read really long resumes.
Help your child get into the private faith-based high school of their choice by keeping these things in mind as they apply.
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