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We will begin accepting 2017-2018 new student applications on February 24, 2017.


 

ADMISSIONS | POLICY & PROCEDURES
 

Celebrating over 30 years of service to students and families in Conroe and surrounding areas, Covenant offers a comprehensive education for students in Pre-K through grade 12.   Ninety-five percent of our graduates continue their education by attending colleges and universities throughout Texas and across the nation.  Students receive an excellent academic education along with a Biblical world view cultivating a distinctive generation prepared to impact the world for Christ.

 

General Policy

Admission to Covenant Christian School is based on a three-fold standard. 

  1. 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.   Accordingly, at least one parent in the household must genuinely acknowledge a relationship with Jesus Christ through the process of a family interview.  At the same time, through receiving a pastor recommendation, families must exhibit a commitment to a local church through regular attendance and service.
  2. The student must demonstrate academic competence as indicated by previous grades, standardized achievement test scores, and math and English assessments to determine grade level performance and appropriate placement.  All new students will be accepted conditionally for the first semester based upon academics and behavior.  A student's acceptance at any grade level is contingent upon the student's ability as measured by a standardized assessment program and by the interview data.  Should a change be deemed necessary, parents will be notified before the end of the first semester.  During this period, a student can be dismissed if problems develop in any of these areas.  Academically, the student must maintain a 70 or higher in all academic areas.  Socially, their behavior must be in compliance with the guidelines listed in the Student/Parent Handbook.
  3. 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, this requirement is fulfilled by having each parent annually sign the school's Statement of Faith, Commitment to Cooperative Effort, and Student Conduct Agreement (for students in grades 7-12).

Families seeking admission to CCS must meet the following standards:

The parent(s) or guardian(s) must have legal custody of the child(ren), and they must reside in the household for the majority of the time.

In case of a divorce, the parents must submit a current Custody Agreement or Parenting Plan.

The family must have at lease one parent or guardian residing in the household.  If there are two adults residing in the household, they must be a legally married man and woman unless one of the adults is an extended family member.  This is based upon the Biblical standards of marriage based on Romans 7:2-3, Matthew 19:5-6, and Ephesians 5:22-23.

No student shall be admitted who:

  • ​Is not eligible to return to their previous school.
  • Has a history of disciplinary problems at prior schools.
  • Has an academic deficiency that cannot be addressed at CCS.  (This is based upon assessments, prior school records or information received from previous instructors.)
  • Has an emotional problem that cannot be met by CCS.
  • Has a court record or a reputation that is ungodly.
  • Has a physical handicap or learning disability for which our program is not staffed.
  • Is married or has been married.
  • Is pregnant or has custody or guardianship of a child.
  • Has expressed a homosexual, bisexual, or transgender orientation.  (Romans 13:13, I Corinthians 6:9-10)
  • Has any other educational, social and/or physical need that cannot be met by CCS's existing programs, services or staff.
  • Whose parents or guardians' lifestyle is inconsistent with Covenant's standards for families based upon scripture.  (Outlined above)
     

Covenant Christian School (CCS) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to CCS students.  We do no discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions procedures, tuition assistance awards, athletic or other school-administered programs.  We do, however, reserve the right to deny admission to any individual who cannot benefit from enrollment based on past academic achievement, conduct history, disqualifying health issue, or whose personal or family beliefs and/or lifestyle is not in harmony with the stated philosophy and statement of faith of Covenant Christian School.

CCS, as a private institution, reserves the privilege of setting and maintaining its own standards for student conduct, dress, and scholarship. Admission to CCS is a privilege and not a right.  Therefore, CCS maintains the right to admit only those students who are in harmony with the standards of CCS.  Further, CCS reserves the right, without refunding tuition, to dismiss any student who does not respect its standards or provide reasonable cooperation in the educational process, or whose conduct is considered detrimental to the best interest of CCS and its mission.

In determining admission to CCS for all students in grades Pre-K - 12, multiple factors are considered.  These factors include, but are not limited to, academics, conduct history, reference checks, and parental attitude and support.  CCS reserves the right to deny any student admission at any time for any reason and is not obligated to disclose the reasons for the denial.
 

Grade Level Requirements

Pre-Kindergarten

For the 4-year old class, the student must be four (4) years of age on or before September 1 and be able to use the restroom independently.

Elementary - Grades K - 6

To be admitted, a student must present evidence of readiness, including the satisfactory completion of work for the grade previous to that for which he/she is making application.

Applicants for kindergarten must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 and at least six  (6) years old for first grade by September 1 of the school year in which the student is applying.

Students must show at least average performance as indicated by a standardized testing program.  Students must have passed the most recent grade level prior to application.

Students will complete math and English assessments to determine grade placement.

If it is determined that gaps exist in academic areas, additional intervention may be required at an additional cost.

In addition to one pastor recommendation on the family, students in grades 1-6 are required to submit recommendations from a current homeroom teacher, another current teacher, and an administrator or counselor.  However, recommendation forms are electronic and included within the online application.  They will be emailed directly to individuals, selected by you, when the application has been submitted. The administrator may conduct a follow-up phone call on the recommendations.

Middle School and High School - Grades 7-12

To be admitted, a student must present evidence of competency in language arts and mathematics skills for the academic level to which the student is to be enrolled.

Students will complete math and English assessments to determine grade placement.

For admittance to middle school, a student must have successfully passed the previous grade.

For grade nine admittance, a student must have successfully completed all requirements for promotion from grade eight to high school.

For admittance to grades ten, eleven, or twelve, a student must have successfully earned the required number of credits to be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior.  As credits are evaluated, additional coursework may be required.

If it is determined that gaps exist in academic areas, additional intervention may be required at an additional cost.

In addition to one pastor recommendation on the family, students in grades 7-12 are required to submit recommendations from a current math teacher, English teacher, and an administrator or counselor.   However, recommendation forms are electronic and included within the online application.  They will be emailed directly to individuals, selected by you, when the application has been submitted.  The administrator may conduct a follow-up phone call on the recommendations.

The student will also be asked to sign the upper grade Student Conduct Agreement.

All students seeking admission to grades 7-12 must complete a Student Questionnaire during an interview with the upper grade principal.
 

To Apply

Depending upon grade level, the following is a checklist of admission requirements:

• Complete and submit the online New Student Application and non-refundable $150.00 application 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

• Submit a copy of official current immunizations (validated with a doctor's signature or clinic stamp)

• Complete math and English assessments to ensure grade level readiness

 

Required Supplemental Forms


In addition to submitting an online New Student Application, a Records Release Form and an Information Release Form must be printed off, completed, signed, and submitted to the Admissions Office.  

The Records Release and Information Release Forms must be received along with all records, recommendations, and assessments in order for an application to be considered complete.  Upon completion, a family interview will be scheduled.  We strongly recommend that all completed release forms be faxed to the Admissions Office at (936) 890-5343.  The fax number can be found on each form.  Forms delayed or lost in the mail will also delay the completion of your application.

Required Release Forms
 

► Records Release (one per applicant, depending upon number of previous schools attended)

Information Release (one per applicant)

Applicants must also submit a completed Confidential Pastor Recommendation Form (one per family), Confidential Administrator/Counselor Recommendation Form, and two Confidential Teacher Recommendation Forms (depending upon grade level).  However, the recommendation forms are electronic and are included within the online application. They will be emailed directly to individuals, designated by you, when the online application has been submitted. 

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 and head administrator for evaluation.  After review of the application file, family interviews will be scheduled.

 

Interview

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.  All students applying for kindergarten through grade twelve will be required to take a grade level performance test.  Secondary students will also 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.  Upon acceptance, parents will be invited to complete and submit an online enrollment packet and pay the $400.00 enrollment fee.

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 enrollment the following school year, a new application must be submitted along with the required records and recommendations. 


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.

Acceptance 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 a $500 withdrawal fee which covers curriculum costs.
 

On-Going Admissions Requirements for Current CCS Families

Current CCS families must annually re-enroll on RenWeb.  This re-enrollment includes the online enrollment packet, and parents are required to sign the CCS Statement of Faith and Commitment to Cooperative Effort each year.  Parents and students in grades 7-12 must also sign the CCS Conduct Agreement on an annual basis.

Every three years, parents are expected to meet with one of the principals at the end of the school year.  The purpose of the meeting is to increase communication and receive input from the parents about their CCS experience.  At the same time, parents will be asked to reaffirm their commitment to the ideals of CCS and expectation of parents as our partners in Christian education.

A parent conference will be required when the oldest child in the family at the school finishes 3rd grade, 6th grade, and 9th grade.


 

 

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Covenant Chiristian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of rece, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs and athletic and other school administered programs.