Selection and Admission Process

  • Current Eighth Graders:

    • December 18th, 2020  – Applications for the 2021 - 2022 school year are available.
    • February 8th - 12th - Recruitment video shown in Advisory class at Middle Schools
    • February 17 - Spanish Student/Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00pm.
    • February 18 - Student/Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00pm.
    • February 26 - Application deadline 4:30pm
    • March 1 - March 19 Student/Parent/STHS Interview
    • Week of March 29 - Eligible applications entered into the lottery for available seats.
    • April 5 - Applicants and counselors notified of status of enrollment for the next school year.
    • April 12 - New student confirmations due
    • April  - 8th Grade Welcome Night for new Titans.  Date TBD



    Application Process:                                                                                          

    1. An interview will be scheduled with the student, parent and STHS principal or counselor.
    2. Finalists will be entered into the lottery for available seats.
    3. STHS will notify student/parent/home school of acceptance. If the number of eligible students is more than the number of available slots (which is almost always the case), the remaining students will be placed on a waiting list in the order determined by the lottery should additional spaces open.

    Current High School students:
    Students already enrolled in either Barlow or Gresham High School will be considered on the following timeline:

    • Admission is a rolling admission on a first come first serve basis. Usually, there is a wait list. Once we receive the application, that student will go on the wait list. Once the student’s name comes up, STHS will call the student for an interview.
    • February 16 - Student/Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00pm.
    • February 17 - Spanish Student/Parent Information Night 6:00-7:00pm.

    Directions for Completing the Essays:
    As part of the application process, the student must include three half-page essays. If accommodations are needed to write the essays, please notify your school counselor and/or the special education department at your school. The directions for each essay are listed below:

    1. A half page autobiography to include places you have lived, important people and events that have shaped your values and attitudes, and a description of your best/worst personality traits.
    2. A half page description of your school experiences to include schools you have attended, your favorite subject/teacher, skills you most want to improve, and why you want to attend Springwater Trail High School.
    3. A half page statement about your future plans after high school, including where you would like to be living, the kind of education/training you would like to have, and the kind of work you want to be doing.