ADMISSIONS | POLICY
Excellent Academics + Biblical World View
Learning to a Higher Power
General Policy -2013-2014
Admission to Covenant Christian School is based on a three-fold standard. The student and family must demonstrate a desire to receive an education built upon an openly evangelical Christian perspective that asserts the Lordship of Jesus Christ in everyday living and the authority of Scripture to establish moral guidelines for righteous living. This desire is determined by personal interviews and through pastoral recommendations.
The student must demonstrate academic competence as indicated by previous grades and standardized achievement test scores. Students applying for admission to kindergarten may be required to complete a developmental test. When necessary, Covenant will administer additional tests to determine grade level performance and appropriate placement.
The student and family must give evidence of willingness to submit to the policies and procedures of Covenant. This is determined through interviews with the student and family, through teacher and pastoral recommendations and by the family agreeing to Covenant's Statement of Faith.
In addition, students who are under disciplinary suspension or expulsion at another school or who have more than one failing grade on their most recent report card usually will not be accepted for enrollment at Covenant.
Depending upon grade level, the following is a checklist of admission requirements:
• Submit the online New Student Application and $50.00 non-refundable fee
• Submit copies of the student's last three years of report cards
• Submit official transcripts for high school students
• Submit copies of the last three years of achievement test scores (norm-referenced)
• Submit a copy of the student's official birth certificate and current immunizations
Required Supplemental Forms
• Submit a completed and signed Record Release form
• Submit two Teacher Recommendations
• Submit one Administrator/Counselor Recommendation
• Submit one Pastor Recommendation (one per family)
The Director of Admissions will monitor applications and notify parents of missing documents. When complete, the application file will be forwarded to the appropriate principal for evaluation.
If enrollment in a class is full, a student may be placed in a waiting pool. Parents will be notified if an opening occurs during that school year. Covenant applications are year specific. If a student is not enrolled during the school year in which he applied and would like to be considered for enrolmentl the following school year, a new application must be submitted.
The Director of Admissions and appropriate principal will evaluate each student's application and determine whether to schedule an interview. If an interview is granted, both parents and student are required to attend. The purpose of the interview is to meet the family, to validate and clarify information, to assess compatibility between family and the school and to determine whether the school can meet the educational needs of the student. In some cases, a student will be required to take a grade level performance test. Secondary students will be required to complete a questionnaire to help determine interests, aptitudes and level of spiritual understanding.
After the interview, parents will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance based on Covenant's admissions policy. Upon acceptance, parents will be invited to complete and submit an online enrollment packet and pay the $400.00 enrollment fee. If acceptance cannot be granted, parents will be informed as to what standards and conditions must be met before acceptance can be offered.
To qualify for enrollment, students must be at least four years old for pre-kindergarten, at least five years old for kindergarten and at least six years old for first grade by September 1 of the school year for which the student is applying.
Three Day Pre-kindergarten - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:15-2:45
Five Day Pre-kindergarten - Monday-Friday - 8:15-2:45
Kindergarten - Grade 12 - Monday-Friday - 8:15-3:10
Grounds for Reversal of Acceptance
In general, two circumstances may cause the school to reverse a prior decision to accept a student. Acceptance may be reversed if there is evidence that information provided the school has been falsified. In the event that an attempt has been made to gain acceptance by falsifying information, the student will not be permitted to attend school even if a prior acceptance has been granted. This includes information obtained from written records as well as from comments made during interviews.
Accetpance may be reversed if a student fails to show up for school when anticipated (such as the first day of school) and no contact has been made to account for the absence. A student who is absent five (5) days without notification from a parent will be withdrawn from the school and his or her seat will be given to another student.
If a student withdraws after June 1st, the parent or legal guardian is responsible to pay the $500 withdrawal fee which covers curriculum costs.
Policy of Nondiscrimination
Covenant Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and programs.