FAQs

 

Q: When are applications due? When will we be notified of our admission decision?
A: Early registration begins on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Regular registration dates are from February 11 – March 31, 2019. Late registration begins on April 01, 2019 and late registration fees and procedures take effect, including being placed on a waiting list. Registration ends on June 28, 2019.  Notification letters will be sent on a rolling basis. 
 
Q:  Does Pilibos offer financial aid?
A:  Yes. All financial aid application must be completed and submitted by the due date listed on the Tuition and Financial Aid tab, with all accompanying documents included. Applications can be picked up at the main office or downloaded.
 
Q:  Does Pilibos accept international students?
A:  Pilibos does not issue the I-20 form for foreign student study and only enrolls students who intend to complete their secondary education at Pilibos through the 12th grade. We do not offer a program in English as a Second Language (ESL), so all students need to be completely fluent in English for reading, speaking, and composition.
 
Q:  What if my child is homeschooled?
A:  If your child is homeschooled, you will need to provide recommendations and evaluations from the people working with your child. In addition, include any documentation of the topics of study, textbooks or books used, and an overview of the curriculum.

Q: When can I visit the school?
A: Every year, we have a Prospective Student Open House. If you missed this year’s event, please contact our main office or fill out the request for information form.

Q: Where do we park when we visit the school?
A: Parking is available directly across the street on either side of St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church of Hollywood. However, please note that parking space are limited. You may also park on surrounding neighborhood streets; however, please note of parking signs that limit parking on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Q: When visiting the School, where do I check in?
A: All visitors need to sign-in at the front security booth for access onto campus. Visitors then need to go directly to the main office for a visitor's pass and need to sign out/return their passes to security when leaving campus.
 
Q: We were placed on a wait list. What are the next steps?
A: If you are placed on a wait list, we will contact you as soon as there is availability in the grade level for which you applied. As always, you are welcome to contact us at any time.

Q: What are the school hours?
A: The campus is open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Students need to be on campus no later than 8:10 AM and are dismissed at 3:30 PM. Seniors are dismissed at 2:35 PM during the first semester and at 1:10 PM during the second semester allowing them opportunity to take community college classes, take part in internships, or to obtain a part-time job.
After school care is available until 5:30 PM daily. 

Q: Does Pilibos have a hot lunch program?
A: Yes. Our school will be using a lunch program for the 2019-2020 school year called TotPot. TotPot is an all-natural,organic and locally sourced lunch program that will offer nutritious lunch options to our TK-12th grade students. 

Q:  Is a bus service available?
A:  Yes.  Pilibos currently offers a bus service to and from Glendale, La Crescenta and Burbank.  More routes may soon be available. 

Q:  Is there a uniform or dress code?
A:  Yes.  All students Preschool-12th grade are required to be in full uniform. Check the Welcome Packet for full details.  On designated free-dress days, appropriate dress is required.

Q:  What Service Learning/Community Service opportunities are available for students?
A:  Good citizenship, community involvement and stewardship are encouraged by the School. Middle and High School students are required to complete service-learning and community service hours prior to graduation.  The CSS Office provides students with a list of opportunities.
 
Q: What kind of opportunities do students have to participe in extracurricular activities (clubs, athletics, performing arts, etc.)
A: Students are encouraged to explore their interests and pursue their passions through extracurricular opportunities and academic competitions. The School participates in a variety of competitions such as, Model UN, JSA, Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon, and more. Students are also encouraged to join and even start their own clubs where they explore their interests. Some clubs that are currently active are Philanthropy Club, Make a Wish Club, Environmental Club, Math Club, Armenian Club, Chess, Art, Health and Fitness, Spanish, Music Appreciation, Band, GirlUp, Animal Rights, Philosophy, Lego Robotics, and Journalism
 
Q:  What AP/Honors courses are offered? How do students add these courses to their schedule?
A:  We offer a variety of AP and honors courses, which are updated each academic year.  Each AP and honors course requires a placement exam prior to enrolling in the course. Placement exams are offered at the end of each academic year, usually in the month of June.
 
AP courses offered in 2019-2020 academic year: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Government, Human Geography, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, US History.
 
Honors courses offered in 2019-2020 academic year: English (9th - 11th), Armenian (9th - 11th), Biology (9th)

Q:  What kind of curriculum does Pilibos follow?
A:  Pilibos students thrive in the comprehensive, college preparatory curriculum provided. The core curriculum consists of courses in English, mathematics, social studies, science, visual and performing arts, and foreign language. Fourteen Advanced Placement courses and seven honors courses challenge students who can work at an accelerated pace. All high school courses are UC/CSU A-G approved.
 

Q: How can I check my child’s grades, attendance, and homework?

A: All student academic and behavioral information is readily available to parents through our Infinite Campus Portal. Once your child is enrolled, you will be instructed on how to set up your parent account. Through the parent portal, parents can contact teachers, look up assignments/homework, obtain report cards, complete the annual registration application, and more.

 
Q: How can we obtain school records (i.e. verifications, transcripts, etc.)?
A:  All verification requests can be made through the online verification request form. Please allow 2-3 day's notice for any transcript or verification requests.
 
Q:  How can parents get involved?
A:  Parent volunteers are an integral part of the success of our school, both through events and activities. There are three official parent groups - the Parent Support Committee (PSC), Pilibos Athletic Committee (PAC), and Dads' Club.  Elementary grades also have class parents that help organize class and grade level communication and fundraising efforts.  From assisting with programs, events, community service, or planning parent socials, there are many ways to volunteer.
 
Q:  How can Alumni get involved?
A:  There are numerous way alumni can come back and give back.  You can register on our site to be added to the alumni list if you are not already listed.  You can connect on Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn.  You can volunteer to be a guest speaker, a judge during science fair or senior project presentations, and more.  You can always reach out to us at pilibosalumni@pilibos.org.