Laurel Application Process
Prospective students must follow the following application process:
- Complete an application, available in the January preceding the desired school year. (Apply for Open Enrollment if applicable.)
- Applications are due by the end of March. Applications must either be postmarked with that date or turned into the Laurel or VHS office by 3:00 pm. No late applications will be accepted.
- Interview with a Laurel panel comprised of Laurel staff, current Laurel seniors, and other VAS staff members. Applicants will be contacted for an interview in April.
- Once a student passes the interview, their name goes into a lottery drawing to fill any available enrollment slots.
Applications may be picked up from the Laurel High School or Viroqua High School offices. They may also be downloaded from the Laurel HS website. The application consists of an admission form, self-evaluation of academic performance form, extracurricular inventory, and student and parent essays. Along with the application, two letters of recommendation should be included, as well as a portfolio. The portfolio should be a collection of items that will help the interviewers understand who the applicant is, personally and academically.
Accepted applicants are notified as soon as possible and invited to an informational meeting, traditionally held before the school year ends. Typically, there is only one application period. Laurel High School is a public high school, part of the Viroqua Area School District, and therefore there is no fee to attend.