Recommendation Letter for Students Entering High School

Updated on: May 19, 2024

In today’s world, there really isn’t anything much that you can do without recommendations – even if it is something as simple as enrolling in high school.

Letters of recommendation written for students entering high school need to portray the student as a perfect individual – not just academically but in extracurricular activities as well.

You can look through the following sample to help you start off on the right note:

Students Entering High School Recommendation Letter Template

[Name of Recommender]
[School Name]
[School Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]


Admissions Office
[High School’s Name]
[High School’s Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

Dear Members of the Admissions Committee,

I am [your title/position], and it is with great enthusiasm that I recommend [Student’s Full Name] for admission to your esteemed institution, [High School’s Name]. Having served as [his/her/their] [teacher/counselor] at [Current School Name] for [duration], I have had ample opportunity to observe [Student’s First Name]’s exceptional abilities and character.

[Student’s First Name] stands out as a committed and motivated individual, consistently demonstrating a high level of academic achievement and a profound eagerness to learn. [He/She/They] achieved a remarkable [GPA or specific academic achievement], showing particular strength in [specific subjects]. Beyond [his/her/their] academic prowess, [Student’s First Name] has actively contributed to our school community through [mention involvement in clubs, sports, volunteering, etc.].

One of the aspects I admire most about [Student’s First Name] is [his/her/their] ability to balance multiple responsibilities with poise and determination. Whether it is in the classroom, on the sports field, or at a community event, [he/she/they] consistently demonstrates leadership and dedication. I was particularly impressed by [his/her/their] role in [describe a specific situation where the student showed leadership or initiative], where [he/she/they] [describe what the student did and the impact made].

[Student’s First Name] is not only a leader but also a team player who elevates the performance and morale of [his/her/their] peers. This quality was especially visible when [describe another situation that indicates teamwork and peer interaction].

In conclusion, I firmly believe that [Student’s First Name] would be an excellent addition to [High School’s Name]. [His/Her/Their] passion for learning, combined with [his/her/their] ability to contribute positively to both academic and extracurricular activities, makes [him/her/them] an ideal candidate for your high school.

Thank you for considering this recommendation. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at [your contact information].


[Your Full Name]
[Your Position]
[Your Contact Information]
[Current School Name]

Sample Letter of Recommendation for Students Entering High School

May 19, 2024

To Whom It May Concern

I am writing on behalf of Debra Wilson, who has been a student in my English Literature class at St. James School for 4 years now. She is aspiring to join your high school and I do not think that there is a more suitable student to do so.

Let me briefly explain why.

Debra has been a credit to my class ever since she graduated from junior school. She has gained commanding expertise in the intricacies of literature – both old and contemporary. Due to her infectious enthusiasm, she was chosen to lead the drama and literature clubs last year, which she has led with exceptional insight and authority.

But academics are not Debra’s only forte. Apart from the drama and literature clubs, she has been actively involved in baseball and swimming, both of which she excels at. In 2024, she is expected to qualify for the State Swimming Championship which I believe she will ace.

I highly recommend Debra as a motivated and hardworking individual, who can succeed at any academic or extracurricular task assigned to her. If you would like to discuss her capabilities and suitability for your high school program, please feel free to contact me at (000) 544-1487.


(Sign here)

Adam Hoof
English Instructor
St. James School
12 44th Avenue NE
Binford, ND 01927

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