Atlas International School, which covers preschool to ninth grade, has launched an essay contest. The winner, who must be a rising fourth to ninth grader, will get a full scholarship!
The Raleigh school uses an international curriculum that includes foreign language and music instruction and two recesses a day. Third and sixth graders who attend Atlas, an independent, non-sectarian school, typically score well above average on end of grade tests, according to the school. At the same time, its school days are shorter, giving kids a chance to pursue outside interests.
The contest will provide a full scholarship to one winner and two half scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. Kids must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Here's how to enter: Submit a 300- to 500-word essay explaining why you would love to attend our school, what you would hope to learn, and how you would contribute as a student. Essays will be judged on content, style, and adherence to standard writing conventions.
The deadline is July 1. Winners will be announced on Aug. 1. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.