All returning students are required to take an entrance exam for admission and placement for the upcoming year.
Where: The Speyer Legacy School @ 925 9th Avenue (and 59th st), New York, NY 10019When: Saturday September 8, as described below. 10am to 12pm OR 12:15pm to 2:15pm for entry into Groups Y, S, L, I 10am to 1pm for entry into Group A
Below please find guidelines to help you determine which entrance exam you should take. (Please note, all of the grade guidelines are for your grade next year (2018 - 2019 academic year). For example, if you are in 5th grade in the Spring of 2018, please use 6th grade for the purposes of this application.)
GUIDELINE 1: Please note that our groups are capped by grade level. The grade level caps are: I: 11th grade and belowL: 9th grade and belowS: 8th grade and belowY: 7th grade and below
GUIDELINE 2: If you attended the program in the past, you should not take an exam which is lower than the Group you had attended. For example, if you attended Group I last year, please don't take a Group SL exam.
GUIDELINE 3: Our standard recommendations are as follows (subject to grade caps):Students who attended Group A last year: Group A examStudents who attended Group I last year: Group L/I exam, questions 4-9Students who attended Group L for two years: Group L/I exam, questions 4-9Students who attended Group L for 1 year: Group L/I examStudents who attended Group S for two years: Group L/I examStudents who attended Group S for 1 year: Group S/L examStudents who attended Group Y for full year: Group S/L examStudents who attended Group Y for partial year: Group S/L exam OR Group Y exam.
GUIDELINE 4: Exceptions: Group S students who qualified for the AIME exam may sit for the Group L/I exam.
To sign up to attend the entrance exam, please fill out this form.
Dual exams (S/L, L/I) allow students to choose which level they test for on the day of the exam. Questions 1-6 count toward the first Group. Questions 4-9 count toward the second Group. If you know which exam you would like to take, solve only the questions for that exam. If you would like to test for both Groups, attempt all of the questions, though beware of the time pressure. In case you are thinking of testing for both Groups, you may consider starting with the middle three questions which count toward both Groups. Admission to each Group will be determined separately, and will be based solely on the questions for that Group. The sole exception are the students taking Group IA test for three hours – while only their performance on the A exam will be considered, it may also count toward Group I placement.
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