Left to right: Parents and prospective students assemble outside of LCS; Prospective students complete registration forms with the help of parents and siblings; Principal Marjorie Mombrun (LCS ’07) and administration staff complete the preliminary stage of registration by collecting the students’ paperwork.
Early in the morning--like 4 AM early--a group of people form in the alley between the school's gate and the gate to our house. The group is an even mixture of parents and children. They have come to register for the LCS entrance exam.
They are hopeful and they are hope itself: Haiti's hope.
Through word of mouth and announcements posted at local primary schools, children have heard about Louverture Cleary School and are here to sign up for the test. The administration office at LCS opens registration for ten days. It is a busy couple of weeks for our staff- 400 students will be signed up to take the exam by the end of this week. After the exam is given, students are chosen to go through the interview process based on their test scores. At the end of it all, 400 students will be narrowed down to 60 and those 60 will become our incoming sizyèm (U.S. 7th grade) class for the academic year of 2014-2015.
These children will not just enter a school, they will enter a community in which they will be expected to not learn for themselves, but to succeed on behalf of their families, their futures, and their country.
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