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Application Process

 

Student Application for the Valdés Math Institute

Thank you for your interest in the Valdés Math Institute.  By taking Math Institute classes, students are working for mathematical excellence, experiencing success in other academic subjects, being on track for college entrance, and improving self-esteem.  The program requires the following:

  1. Students must commit to perfect attendance, intense class work, homework, and self-discipline. 
  2. Parents/Guardians of participating students must commit to 28 days of summer instruction.
  3. Parents must encourage their children to work hard on all homework and class work, and must ensure excellent attendance and behavior.

INFORMATION FOR ENRICHMENT CLASSES:

Applications for the following Enrichment courses are now available:

  • INTRO TO ALGEBRA/COMMON CORE 8TH-GRADE MATH
  • CCSS INTEGRATED MATH 1
  • CCSS INTEGRATED MATH 2
  • CCSS INTEGRATED MATH 3
  • MATH ANALYSIS / PRE CALCULUS

In past years, there have been more students anxious to attend our program than we have been able to serve. Because of this, it is important that families are sure of their commitment to the program before continuing with the application process.  Each summer, our program size is wholly dependent on the campus facilities available to us.  The program will accept as many eligible students as possible (placement eligibility is based upon test results).  We will be selecting students according to their math needs, and students will only be considered after they have taken the Valdés placement test(s).  Students will be notified of their testing date AFTER they have submitted their online application and paid the $100 Enrichment testing fee (see below).

 

JOSÉ VALDÉS MATH INSTITUTE ENRICHMENT TESTING AGREEMENT
This Agreement is entered into by and between the José Valdés Math Institute (hereinafter referred to as the “Institute or JVMI”) and the parent/guardian (hereinafter referred to as the “Parent”):

  • I understand that the Enrichment Testing Fee is $100.00 (one hundred U.S. dollars), which is non-refundable upon the condition that my child is successfully admitted to the Institute’s Enrichment Program.
  • I understand that, once my child has been successfully admitted to the Institute’s Enrichment Program, the Enrichment Testing Fee of $100.00 will be deducted from the Enrichment Enrollment Fee of $1,200.00 (twelve hundred U.S. dollars).
  • I understand and agree to pay the balance of $1,100.00 (eleven hundred U.S. dollars) upon my child’s successful admission to the Institute’s Enrichment Program.
  • I understand that the Enrichment Testing Fee of $100.00 will be completely and wholly refundable only upon the condition that the Enrichment class for which my child is placed cannot be reasonably offered, for any reason, as part of the Institute’s Enrichment Program, with no other exceptions, whether implied or stated.
  • I understand that the Institute cannot guarantee either my child’s admission to, or success in, the Institute’s Enrichment Program.

BY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO THE TERMS OF THE JOSÉ VALDÉS MATH INSTITUTE ENRICHMENT TESTING AGREEMENT. 

Once your application is received, someone from the JVMI office will contact you regarding testing date, time, and completion of payment.

 

STEP 1: APPLY

Applications must be filled out by the student's parent/legal guardian.  Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page first, as well as the Application Guidelines below, before completing the application.

STEP 2: Pay 

Payment of any required fees must be made before a student is considered a student of our Summer Institute. Online payments are required and can be made via our website.

The Enrichment Testing Fee of $100 is refundable if space is not available or if the course is canceled due to low enrollment.  Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch may request financial assistance from the Jose Valdes Math Foundation Board if the testing or tuition fee is a hardship.  All parents will receive information regarding the financial-aid application process. 

MAKE PAYMENT: Payments for the testing fee may be made through our 'Payments' page


STEP 3: Test

Placement tests will be scheduled, with dates and locations, depending on the course.  Enrichment students will be notified by the Valdés Math office within 7 business days once they have submitted their application and paid the required Testing Fee.  Please note that students applying for Basic classes offered through our partner school districts will be notified through their schools.

After students complete the test, they will be notified via email about their specific math-level placement.


STEP 4: Acceptance

You are considered "Accepted" for the Summer Institute if you:

  1. Submitted an online application.
  2. Your child has taken the placement test.
  3. Received notification from us that your child has been placed into one of our classes
  4. Have paid the remaining $1,100 Tuition Fee.  Payments may be made through our 'Payments' page.

 


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