Prospective Members

The Palos Verdes Assembly
Application Information and Instructions

 
Thank you for your interest in The Palos Verdes Assembly.  The application period for the 2020-2021 Assembly season is now CLOSED

Our application window for the 2021-2022 Assembly season will open in April 2021.


Though the majority of our new members will be incoming freshmen, we do consider applications from other grade levels and will accept qualified applicants for those grades as space allows.


Information

Thank you for your interest in The Palos Verdes Assembly! Membership is open to high school students who have attended Ridgecrest Cotillion, Miraleste Intermediate School Cotillion, Palos Verdes Intermediate School Cotillion, or Bent Cotillion and are either current residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula or attend school in PVPUSD.

Membership is based on Cotillion years of experience and attendance, letters of recommendation written by adult members of the community (not from the applicant's immediate family), handwritten student essay, receipt of application within the set dates, equal balance of male and female members, and the membership capacity of available facilities. Consideration may also be given to legacy applicants (participation by sibling, parent or grandparent). 

Membership is a four-year commitment.

Members are required to attend all dances and activities as stated in the calendar (approximately 8 annual events).

Members shall miss no more than two events during the Assembly year or their membership may be revoked.

Members are encouraged to donate a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service per year to the community.


Instructions

1.      Obtain one personal recommendation: 

  • Have one adult member of the community (not an immediate family member) complete a recommendation on your behalf by filling out the recommendation form available here: Recommendation Form
  • Teachers, counselors, coaches, work supervisors, religious leaders and Patronesses of The Palos Verdes Assembly are considered appropriate.
  • Be sure the person writing your recommendation understands that he/she is to return the form to you promptly so you may submit it with your application prior to the deadline. 
  • Scan the recommendation form as a file to your computer in order to submit it with your application (upload in application).  A very easy way to scan is to use an app such as Genius Scan which turns the camera function on your smart phone into a scanner.  These scans can be emailed to your own email address and then saved to your computer.  Photos may also be used, but are not preferred.  Before uploading your file, please re-name your file as: LastFirstPVARec.  Do not include any spaces or special characters. Replace the words LastFirst with your own First and Last name.

2.      Write an essay (250 words or less) explaining why you would like to be in The Palos Verdes Assembly and what qualities you possess that would make you a good member. This essay must be written by hand.  Only the contents of the paragraph will be considered and penmanship will not affect the decision.  

  • Compose your essay in your own writing on our Personal Essay Form (cursive or printing acceptable). 
  • Scan your essay to your computer/device in order to submit it with your application (upload in application).  A very easy way to scan is to use an app such as Genius Scan which turns the camera function on your smart phone into a scanner.  These scans can be emailed to your own email address and then saved to your computer.  Photos may also be used, but are not preferred. Before uploading your file, please re-name your file as follows: LastFirstPVAEssay.  Do not include any spaces or special characters.  Replace the words LastFirst with your own First and Last name.

3.      Complete the online Palos Verdes Assembly application form.  You will be prompted to insert your scanned documents during the completion of your application, so be sure you have these scans available.

  • Parents and applicants must read and sign the Membership Policies and Code of Conduct.
  • Parents and applicants must complete the Liability and Photo release forms.
  • Parents and applicants must complete and sign the Medical Emergency Information section.
  • Parents may complete the optional Parent Interest Finder.

4.      Send no money at this time.

5.      Submit your application online within the submission window listed above.  Any applications submitted outside of this window will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please email: pvassembly@gmail.com