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      How to get sorted   10/05/2017

      To find the Sorting Form, click on the "Sort Me!" tab at the top of the page.    Before you go to fill out the form, make sure that you have a username that follows our rules. If you don't, your form will be rejected. You can change your name once yourself, by going to Account Settings -> Display Name. If you've already used your one change, you can request a name change in this topic. Be sure to read the first post in the topic carefully so we can get you updated without any back and forth.   Don't rush to answer the form! There's no prize for sending it in first. Please take your time and fill out the form thoughtfully, so the hat will have the information it needs to put your character in the right house.     Calendar: Sorting Form appears: Thursday, October 5th Sorting Form closes: Friday, November 3rd (No forms will be accepted after this date) The Sorting Ceremony closes: Sunday, November 5th, about 10am Central Time You find out your new house: Sunday, November 5th, 11 am Central Time First day of the new school year: Monday, November 6th   (For reference: Central Time Zone includes Chicago, Illinois)   How to get sorted:   1. Register with a name that follows our rules. The registration agreement explains the rules about names. You can also find them in the Rules.   2. Remember you may only send in one form total for this school year. If you send forms in from multiple accounts, we will not sort ANY of them. Then we have to feel bad about not sorting you. Don't make us feel bad, please.   3. Click on the Sort Me tab and fill out the sorting form as thoroughly as possible. The better we understand your character, the more likely we can put you in the right house. See "How to use the form" below if you're confused. For some in depth information on each house, please check out this topic on sorting. (Note: After you fill out the form, a copy will be PMed to you. Please save that because we delete them from our system after sorting.)   4. Wait for a PM from the Sorting Hat. Be patient, it could take a few days. If you don't receive a PM from the Sorting Hat within 4 or 5 days, contact one of the moderators.   5. If your form is: Accepted: Congratulations! You should now go post in the Sorting Ceremony topic in the New Member resources forum. This is very important. This post is where you'll go to find out what the Sorting Hat had to say about you. Don't skip this step! Rejected: Don't worry, you can still be sorted. Be sure to read the reasons for the rejection carefully, then edit your form (just click on the Get Sorted! link again) to fix the problem. Once you've done that, you can send the form in again. 6. That's it! Once you've gotten your acceptance letter AND posted in the Sorting Ceremony, you're all set. You'll find out where the Sorting Hat put you on Sorting day when you can check the Great Hall for the edited Sorting Ceremony.   How to use the form: The form is pretty straightforward and user friendly. Here are a couple tips: You don't need to fill the whole thing in at one sitting. You can finish one page at a time and save it. Then finish the rest later. Don't use your browser's Back or Forward buttons. Use the buttons in the form to Navigate.  If you don't fill out all the questions on a page, you can't save or move on. If you don't meet the word number requirements in the In Depth section, you can't submit the form. Use the "Check Word Count" buttons to see how many words you've used. If you fill in the wrong answers on the quiz page, you won't be able to submit the form. After you've submitted the form, you can't access it anymore. But if your form is rejected, you'll be able to see it again with your old answers still filled in. Still have questions? Ask here.    Note: Section I: Short Answer Please include a brief explanation with each answer. I'd like to remind you all to include an explanation with all the short answer questions. The answers to those questions aren't very useful for sorting unless you explain them.   Otherwise, we don't have enough information to sort you with. (Translation: we'll have to reject it.)     Many thanks as always to Arianna Wright for her hard work revising and updating the form and to Faraz Memon for initially coding it many years ago. <3
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Mrs Blithe

Welcome to Pre-Hogwarts Primary!

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Pre-Hogwarts Primary is a program created by the Ministry of Magic, designed as a summer school for the students who are about to begin Hogwarts as a way to familiarize themselves with magic, and the school they are soon to attend. It is open to any student who will receive their Hogwarts Letter by September 1st of the upcoming year. Transportation to the school is by the Knight Bus, the floo network, side-along apparition, or a portkey; Muggleborns are recommended to floo from the Leaky Cauldron (...that's in London). The dress code for Pre-Hogwarts Primary is casual dress suitable for both classroom and recess in the park; plain black robe optional during class.


In Character, it is a preparatory summer school to make sure you are able to handle the pressures of attending a boarding school. Out of Character, it is meant to help everyone learn about Virtual Hogwarts, as well as give you a chance to develop your character a bit before the sorting comes.


If you are a witch or wizard who knows about their magic & heritage, you would have been informed of/signed up at the school by a parent or guardian. If you are a witch or wizard who for whatever reason does not know about their magic & heritage, you would have been referred to the school by a Hogwarts Professor after receiving your acceptance letter.


It is important to note that IC it has been made mandatory by the Ministry of Magic that everyone attending Hogwarts also attend Pre-Hogwarts Primary. However, OOC you do NOT need to complete or even participate in the program, though it is highly recommended.




Mrs Delaney Blithe - Pre-Hogwarts Primary Instructor [CL] [PM]

Mr Max McRobbie - Pre-Hogwarts Primary Instructor [CL] [PM]

Mr Craigley Lugg - Pre-Hogwarts Primary Instructor [CL] [PM]


Trouble - Pre-Hogwarts Primary Resident Gnome [PM]

Puddle - Pre-Hogwarts Primary Resident Gnome [PM]


PHP Pets

Pancake, Mrs Blithe's Miniature Pig

             Peanut Butter & Jelly, Mrs Blithe's Double-Ended Newt

Buzz, Mr McRobbie's Crup



And of course, credit for those images goes to

the lovely people who draw our shop items <3

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  • The Site Rules of Virtual Hogwarts also apply for Pre-Hogwarts Primary, so please always be sure to follow them. They can be found here. If you haven't had a chance to read them, please do so now.
  • As of right now, all Roleplaying outside of homework assignments in your workbooks should take place in the Crystal Fountain Park Forum.
  • Detentions can and will be given to Pre-Hogwarts students for any In Character Infraction in any of the places Unsorted students can RP. Given at the discretion of any VH Staff Member.

Edited by Mrs Blithe

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When you're ready to begin the lessons for PHP, you'll start by posting your own workbook in the Pre-Hogwarts Primary Library. This is where you will post ALL of your lessons, the homework assignments, and any extra credit, or links to extra credit, that you complete. The workbooks are what you'll be graded on.

  • Step One: The title of your Workbook should be your name, last name first (see below).
  • Step Two: You may add a Tag for your VH year and PHP Workbook - please use vh36 php workbook.
  • Step Three: Copy & Paste this form into the first page of your workbook, and fill it out.

I, Your Name Here, have read the Rules & Guidelines.

Blood Status
Are you new to VH? (Yes/No)
What do you want to learn the most from this school? (in character)
What do you want to learn the most from this school? (out of character)
A few things your character likes doing in his/her free time

  • Step Four: Now, you can begin your lessons! The Lessons are all posted in the Pre-Hogwarts Primary Classroom & the list of lessons can be found here. There is no weekly due date for these lessons. You have all year to work on them. They should be completed by the time the Sorting Form closes. Each lesson should be a new post in your workbook. And each post should include a heading with your name, VHYear, and Lesson #.
  • Step Five: When you've completed your entire workbook, and edited in everything you plan on editing in, with the exception of your Sorting Ceremony Post, please add a final post to your workbook that simply states 'I'm Finished!' (or something to that effect) so that we know which workbooks are ready to grade and which you're still working on.

Please note, it is no longer required that you PM one of us with a link to your Workbook. We'll be keeping an eye out for new Workbooks.
An example of how to format and code a PHP Workbook is
But basically your first post should look something like this -

Thread Title: Blithe, Delaney
Tag: vh36 php workbook

I, Delaney Blithe, have read the Rules & Guidelines.

Name: Delaney Blithe
Blood Status: Muggleborn
Are you new to VH? (Yes/No): Nope!
What do you want to learn the most from this school? (in character): Delaney wants to learn all about magic and Hogwarts!
What do you want to learn the most from this school? (out of character): I'd like to meet other people in my year and learn my way around VH.
A few things your character likes doing in his/her free time: She likes to read & explore!

Each Lesson Post should be structured similar to this, and please denote homework and extra credit sections -

Delaney Blithe
PHP Lesson 1

Your lesson goes here.

If you have any questions about your workbook, please feel free to PM any of us, or post your question here and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. <3

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     Attendance: In each lesson, there will be a simple OOC homework assignment relating in some way to the lesson that you are required to complete in order to receive credit for attending the lesson.


     Extra Credit: There will also be at least one Extra Credit option in each lesson that will be related to whatever the lesson is teaching.




     PHP, being a primary school, has a slightly different grading system than Hogwarts. Instead of letter grades, Participation Certificates are offered for various levels of lesson completion in your Workbook, and awarded as follows:


  • Present! Certificate: Completed 9 of 9 required assignments.
  • Extracurricular Overachiever Certificate: Completed all 9 Extra Credit activities.
  • Avid Afterschooler Certificate: Completed at least 5 of the Lessons including a Homework Assignment AND Extra Credit option.
  • Lazy Daisy Certificate: You started a PHP Workbook... but that's about it!


     These will be awarded upon your character's Sorting.


     You may receive up to two of the top three listed.


     A huge thank you goes to Vanity Devons for designing the certificates!

Edited by Mrs Blithe
Updated the Avid Afterschooler Certificate Requirements

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        This is an outline of the lessons, and a quick idea of what they're about. Click the Links to go to each lesson.


Lesson One: Welcome to Pre-Hogwarts Primary!
An Introduction to Pre-Hogwarts Primary and Virtual Hogwarts

Lesson Two:
Hogwarts Rules
Profiles, Posts & Signatures: How to make them pretty!

Lesson Three:
Becoming You
Character Development

Lesson Four:
Your Family & You!
Character Libraries

Lesson Five:
Getting Along
Roleplaying & Meeting People

Lesson Six:
Preparing for Hogwarts
The Bank & Shop Systems

Lesson Seven:
Homework 101
Homework on VH

Lesson Eight:
The Fun Stuff
Extracurricular Activities & Events

Lesson Nine:
Off to Hogwarts!


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Quite a bit of the rules, guidelines & ideas for Pre-Hogwarts Primary were created by Miss Katie Bell and Mr & Mrs Valentein who were generous enough to let us borrow it all! And the new lessons were written and organized by Mrs Blithe & Astrid McManus. Thank you all! And another huge thank you to Vanity Devons, who created those awesome profile certificates for us, and to Simon Armistead for that amazing header! <333

Many thanks to the following contributors for their help in varying degrees:
Alexa Lestero, Andromeda Midnight, Atwell Sinclair, Carpe Izepic, Delilah Hollenbach, Edward Golden, Feige Jarkeni, Kristen Dorland, Leonardo McLaughlin, Madam Braelin-VonHaus, Mister Hanes, Mortimer C. Nece, Mr Dunlevy, Ms Robertson, Myfanwy Elphinstone, Parker McAdams, Vanity Devons, Professors Babbling, Bartlett, Bateman, Belova, Colebrook, Fjord, Gawkrodger, Owens, Ozark, Ripley, Roth, Sheffield and Sprout, Snape, Swott, and Wigglesworth. <333

And as always, if there are any questions, please don't hesitate to post in the
PHP Questions & Answers!

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