Frequently Asked Questions
- Are campus tours available?
- Who is eligible to apply?
- Can AISG help families obtain a student visa?
- Does AISG have boarding facilities?
- We are moving from overseas or from outside Guangdong. When should we submit our applications?
- Does my child need to take an admissions test or undergo an evaluation?
- We currently live in the Guangzhou area. When should we submit our applications?
- Can I reserve a seat for my child? Can I register early?
- Can I pay the application processing fee after you confirm my child’s admissions?
- Why do I need to request reference forms from our current school?
- When will I know my child’s admissions status?
- What age does my child need to be to apply for pre-school or kindergarten?
- DOES AISG have an EAL program?
- DOES AISG have a Learning Support program?
- My child was not accepted to AISG this year. When can I re-apply?
- I am applying late. We have been told AISG is at full enrollment in my child’s grade. Should I apply now or wait until there is availability before I apply?
- I still have some questions. Who can I contact?
Yes! Tours of our Elementary school (Ersha campus) or our Middle and High Schools (Science Park campus) can be arranged upon request. We only ask that you contact us in advance. Please review normal Campus/Tour times and our complete our visit form. Our office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
PLEASE NOTE: When you make a request to book a tour, that does not guarantee that you have that tour. Our Admissions Office will contact you to confirm within 3-5 business days of request receipt.
Unfortunately, AISG is unable to assist in the visa application process. AISG is not authorized to issue student visas for its students. We assume students are living in Guangzhou with at least one of their working parents. It is the family or sponsoring company’s responsibility to make sure the student has and maintains the appropriate and valid visa/permit.
Students applying from Guangzhou area are required to take an English admissions test and participate in an oral interview as part of the qualification process. Group assessments are scheduled from mid-March to early April. There is no advanced studying for a test and the school wants to evaluate the student applicant's natural progress. The Admissions Office will refuse all requests for studying for a test on the part of the applicant's parents.
Students applying from overseas or other provinces in China are not required to travel to Guangzhou for an assessment. If you do not plan to visit Guangzhou prior to your relocation, and if AISG feels that an assessment is necessary, we may consider assessing your child(ren) upon your arrival to Guangzhou.
If you are currently living in and attending school in Guangzhou, AISG prefers that you apply for the start of the upcoming school year (August begin date). New application windows begin in January preceding the next school year.
AISG encourages you to complete the application process no later than early March, as student/grade assessments will be scheduled in March.
Once AISG begins offering seats in early April, grades may fill up quickly.
Applications received after the first round of seat assignments may be subject to limited seat availability.
Though rare, AISG may consider Semester 2 applications from local applicants if seats become available.
AISG does not reserve, prioritize, or guarantee seats at any stage of the admissions process.
AISG begins accepting applications in January for the next school year, and early applications are encouraged to ensure that your child is considered when seat assignments begin in early April.
AISG will not consider any applications for future years past the next school year, and asks families to follow this instruction, as any applications past the upcoming school year will be immediately denied, with a non-refundable application fee not being returned.
The confidential reference forms are an important part of AISG's admissions decision making process.
We understand you may not want to let your current school know you are applying to AISG, but are unable to formally review applications until reference forms are received.
Fortunately, AISG finds that most schools anticipate student movement and teachers are very professional and will complete the forms as requested.
AISG has an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for qualified students in Grades 1 to 10 who need additional support in developing proficiency in English. Space in the program is limited and students must qualify for admission before being considered for enrollment in the EAL program. Placement in this program is determined by principals and counsellors.
AISG also has a limited Learning Support program for students with mild learning differences. If your child has received or is currently receiving learning services of any kind (i.e. learning or behavior support, speech or occupational therapy, etc.), you must submit all support plans, IEPs, speech/language or occupational therapy reports, medical or special needs evaluations, or psych-educational reports.
AISG’s support services are limited; therefore it is important to determine if we can meet your child’s needs. Please contact us in advance.
The overall goal of AISG's Learning Support program, which is offered across all three divisions of Elementary, Middle and High School, is that with accommodations and available support services, students meet grade level standards. A 'least restrictive environment' is preferred, with Learning Support ideally being offered in the general education classroom. If necessary, students will receive specific skill instruction in the Learning Support classroom individually or in small groups; the latter being preferred and particularly effective for our Middle and High School students. Each student in the learning support program has a Student Learning Plan that includes goals, services, and helpful accommodations.
First, please call the Admissions Office to ask about, and confirm, seat availability for your child's grade level. AISG still recommends that you apply and if your child is qualified, he/she will be placed in the school's waitlist. If/when a seat becomes available, we will fill the seat with one of the students on the waitlist.
Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office. We would be happy to answer your questions, and to assist you through the application process. Please email us (hyperlink). Our office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.