The student population at the ISU Lab Schools, U-High and Metcalf, is limited to 1000 students, with approximately 600 of those at U-High. Because of that fixed number, U-High uses an application process to distribute spots to a diverse population of students from Unit 5, District 87, and districts outside of Bloomington-Normal. Each freshman class is comprised of approximately 150 students.

If you are thinking of applying to U-High, here’s what you need to know for admittance for the 2019-20 school year:

1. If you are interested in seeing what a school day is like at U-High, we invite you to “shadow” another student for a day in our building. For students at Metcalf, you may do so between November 6 and December 6, 2018. For all other students, the shadowing window is between January 31 and March 1 and March 25 and March 29, 2019. Please contact the main office at 309-438-8346 for help scheduling a shadowing experience and/or complete the shadowing form.

2. You will need to complete an application which will be available online beginning around January 30, 2019 (the exact date will be listed here when it is known). You will need to submit your student’s grades, test scores (PARCC, if available for freshman applicants; ACT, SAT, PSAT or ACT ASPIRE for upperclass applicants), a discipline report/letter along with the required short essays.

3. Applications must be completed by March 1, 2019 (again, please check back here for the definitive date which will be listed before the start of the application period).

4. You can learn more about attending U-High at our Open House for interested students, January 30 at 6 pm. You will be able to meet all of our faculty and staff, along with many of our activity sponsors and coaches, and you’ll also have the opportunity to tour our classrooms and facilities on that evening.