Hoste Society Application
2018-2019 Academic Year
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Hoste Society Expectations
Be reliable: Check your email! Guides commit to giving a tour when contacted by Mr. Bednar, Ms. McCuin, or another member of the Admission Team. If you are unable to give a tour when asked, please promptly email an explanation. Excused absences include: illness, busy academic week (multiple tests, papers, etc). Being a member of Hoste Society is something to be taken seriously and a simple “I don’t want to give the tour” will not suffice as an excuse.

Keep a clean room: When giving a tour, you will show your room. Make sure it’s clean the morning of the tour. Day Students: please arrange to show someone’s room before the tour begins.

Be prompt: Please arrive five minutes prior to the tour time so you can pick up keys/nametag and receive any special instructions about the tour that day. If our visitors are running late please stay on second Mitchell until someone from the Admission Office arrives with the family.

Look sharp: No sloppy classroom dress. Tuck in your shirt, wear your blazer, and brush your hair. You are one of the first people a family will meet and you want to make a good impression. One admission office rule-of-thumb is “It takes four seconds to make a good impression and four hours to undo a bad one.”

Be friendly and smile: Greet our visitors by saying hello and introducing yourself with a firm handshake. Be sure to make eye contact and SMILE – nothing makes people feel more welcome. You only have one chance to make a first impression. Make yours a good one!

Be knowledgeable: Use the training session, practice tour and this manual to become more familiar with Asheville School and its history. Be prepared to answer a family’s questions. Know, however, that there are some questions that you may not be able to answer. In this case, tell the family that you will ask someone, or refer them to the admission office.

Be aware of what you say to other AS students while on tour: Our guests listen to everything you say. The impression you give starts the moment you arrive on Second Mitchell.

Please monitor your time on tour: Tours should last 45 minutes to 1 hour – no less, no more.

Please be mindful of the weather: If it’s cold and/or rainy, suggest that guests wear coats or carry umbrellas. (There are several umbrellas in the Hoste Society office – don’t hesitate to offer them to guests).

Applications are due on Friday, August 31. Thank you for applying!

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Why are you interested in becoming a member of Hoste Society? *
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What made you choose Asheville School? *
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What do you think sets Asheville School apart from other schools? *
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What qualities do you possess that would make you a great tour guide? *
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How would you answer a question from a family about your favorite thing about Asheville School? *
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Parents often want to hear what students dislike about the school. How would you respond if someone asked you what your least favorite thing was about Asheville School? Similarly, parents often ask if you could change one thing about the school what would it be. How would you respond to this? *
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What stands out when you think back on your tour when you visited Asheville School? What was positive? What was negative? Is there any situation that you would have handled differently? *
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Giving tours is just one part of being in Hoste Society, and due to scheduling, some members rarely end up taking families on tour (but we will do our best to get you out on one!). Aside from giving tours, what are other ways you can contribute to Hoste Society? *
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