Charlotte Area Independent Schools (CAIS)

Dr. Lisa Pennington also serves as a member of the private schools' admissions team (CAIS). 
CAIS Admissions Testing is appropriate for any child who will be eligible for JK/TK, Kindergarten or Grades 1-4 the following school year.  Applicants receive a cognitive assessment recommended by the Charlotte Area Independent Schools (CAIS) which includes the following:


  • Rising JK/TK, K and Grade 1 applications receive the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV)

  • Rising grades 2-4 applicants are administered the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)


The standardized cognitive assessment is one of the tools used to provide parents and schools with an objective, standardized evaluation of your child for admissions purposes.    


Participating Schools

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