Admissions

Right of admission to Highway College is reserved. The following procedure applies when making an application to Highway College.

  1. The application package is paid for and completed by parents/guardians.
  2. All required documentation is returned to the school.
  3. The application file is cleared by the Finance Department and is passed on to the Academic Office. If the application is not approved by the Finance Department the application is declined.
  4. The respective H.O.D.’s evaluate the potential candidate and schedule a date for testing to be done.
  5. The pupil comes to school for 1/2 days to write the entrance tests. He/She is required to wear his/her current school uniform and bring his/her own stationary
  6. The pupils must pass the tests in order to be eligible for acceptance.
  7. An interview is scheduled with the parents/guardians in order to inform them of the test results.
  8. A registration fee is paid to confirm the pupil’s place at Highway College.
  9. Should a pupil not take up their place at Highway College the place will then be forfeited and re-application will be required.

Testing

  • Potential Preschool and Grade R pupils are not required to write an entrance test but may be asked to spend 2 days at school for observation and evaluation.
  • Potential Grade 1 pupils are required to write the Highway College Readiness Test. A result of 80% or more is required in order to be eligible for Grade 1 as well as a preference for children turning 7 in their grade 1 year. Grade 1 testing also includes an emotional and social evaluation carried out by the Preschool staff.
  • Foundation phase pupils write entrance tests in Numeracy and Literacy and must achieve a mark of 40% or more to be eligible for acceptance.
  • Intermediate phase pupils write entrance tests in Mathematics, English and Afrikaans. They must achieve a mark of 40% or more to be eligible for acceptance.
  • Senior and FET phase pupils write entrance tests in Mathematics, English and Afrikaans. They must achieve a mark of 40% or more to be eligible for acceptance.
  • Please note children applying from a long term remedial school will need an independent educational assessment to verify their readiness for mainstream schooling.