Admissions

CIA FIRST International School welcomes applications from, and admits, individuals regardless of race, gender, status or religious affiliation. A policy of selective admission is followed, however, based on the applicant’s former scholastic achievement, character recommendations, and the passing of entrance examinations. Admission to, and continuation at, AIU is dependent on evidence of good character, intellectual competence, support for the philosophy and mission of the school and an expressed willingness to conform to school regulations.

  • Enrollment procedure

    • Receive the enrollment form at the reception desk.
    • Complete the enrollment form. (New students should take the Assestment Test first before completing the enrollment form.)
    • Attach two 4 x 6 cm colored photographs to the enrollment form. (Individual photographs of the student, the mother and the father.)
    • Documents needed: Birth Certificate / Passport, Previous school report cards / transcript, Official transfer document for Khmer Curriculum Elective
    • Proceed to the accounting office and pay the fees required upon enrollment.
  • Admission to Preschool K3, K4, and K5

    I. A student’s grade level placement is determined first and foremost by his/her age. A child enrolling in Preschool classes must have reached the required age on or before September 15 of the year of admission:

    Month 2010 2011 2012 2013
    Age 6 5 4 3
    January   K5 K4 K3
    February   K5 K4 K3
    March K5 K4 K3
    April   K5 K4 K3
    May   K5 K4 K3
    June   K5 K4 K3
    July K5 K4 K3
    August   K5 K4 K3
    September K5 K4 K3
    October   K5 K4 K3
    November K5 K4 K3  
    December K5 K4 K3  

    II. An Entrance test is given to the student to evaluate his/her readiness for the lessons.
    III. An ESL student, even though his/her age is right for the level, may be placed in a lower level, subject to regular appraisal, when the entrance test result shows this to be necessary.

  • Admission to Grade School

    I. A new student must pass an entrance test before acceptance to any level.
    II. The grade level placement is generally the following:

    Month 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
    Age 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3
    January   G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    February   G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    March   G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    April   G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    May G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    June G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    July   G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    August   G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    September   G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    October   G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    November G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3
    December G12 G11 G10 G9 G8 G7 G6 G5 G4 G3 G2 G1 K5 K4 K3

    III. A student could be placed in a level lower than expected for his age-group (see under II above)
    for the following reasons:

    • Poor result of the entrance test or
    • Lack of readiness for the lessons at the expected level or
    • An ESL student who, even though his/her age is right for the above grade level, has an entrance test result showing this to be necessary.