Admission Procedures & Requirements
I. Admission Procedures:
A. Upon return of a completed application, if an interview with the family has not already been held, one will be arranged with the Director.
B. After the interview, and after reviewing all other required materials (as stated on the application form), the Director will make the decision whether or not to admit the student(s). Placement testing will be held at the School.
C. The Director will then notify the parents verbally or with a letter of acceptance.
D. All financial arrangements between the family and the school must be understood before an admission is considered final. A signed financial agreement must be submitted with the application.
II. Admission Requirements for the Student:
A. A child must have reached the age of three by January 1 of the school year in which he would be entering preschool. The child must also be fully potty-trained.
B. A child must have reached the age of five years by September 1 of the fall in which he would be entering kindergarten unless a special waiver is made.
C. A child entering first grade must have reached the age of six years by September 1 of the fall in which he would enter Calvary Christian Academy, unless a special waiver is made.
D. If a child has successfully completed the previous school year and his school work and behavior compare favorably to the comparable grade at Calvary Christian Academy, the child will likely be placed in the grade for which he is applying. However, if through the administration of Calvary Christian Academy Entrance Tests or other evidence, it is determined that the child may not be adequately prepared for the next sequential grade level, it may be necessary that he repeat the previous grade.
E. The child should understand that his parents have delegated their authority to the school. Therefore, he is subject to the instruction and discipline of the teachers and Director in their prescribed roles at Calvary Christian Academy.
F. In general practice, if the student and parents comply with the requirements outlined here, Calvary Christian Academy will admit students of any race to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to all students. Calvary Christian Academy does not unbiblically discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, or national origin in the administration of its policies, admissions, scholarships, athletic, and other school-directed programs.
III. Admission Requirements for the Parents:
A. At least one of the parents of students in Calvary Christian Academy must be a committed, born-again Christian, and must have a clear understanding of the biblical philosophy and purpose of Calvary Christian Academy. This understanding includes a willingness to have their child exposed to the clear teaching of the school’s Statement of Faith in various and frequent ways within the school’s program.
B. The parents should be willing to cooperate with all the written policies of Calvary Christian Academy. This is most important in the area of discipline (see Rules and Guidelines in the Handbook) and school work standards, as well as active communication with the respective teacher(s) and administration.
C. From time to time an exception to Rule A may be desired. Any exceptions must be approved by the Board of Directors of Calvary Christian Academy with input from the Director and/or from concerned teachers.
Calvary Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. CCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.
CCA reserves the right to deny admission to a student if his or her ability, behavior, or emotional development indicates that he or she could not be best served by our school program. Testing for readiness for the student's entrance is required before acceptance. CCA also reserves the right to deny admission to any family whose beliefs and lifestyle are not in harmony with the stated philosophy and purpose of the school. The Admissions Committee seeks to make each admission decision based on what is best for the child and for CCA.
Calvary Christian Academy does not currently have the resources to provide educational services to students with learning disabilities or behavioral issues. Children with a severe learning disability will not be admitted to Calvary Christian Academy due to the lack of adequate staff, funding, and facilities.
If a learning or behavioral issue is identified after admission to CCA, the student will continue to be required to meet the same academic and behavioral standards as appropriate to his or her grade level, and will continue to receive the same amount of individual instruction as his or her classmates.
Severe Disability: Any condition in a potential student which would require a separate classroom, program, and staff in order to provide the educational services desired by the parents. e.g. Down’s syndrome, deaf/mute, blind, etc.
Learning Disability: Any condition in a potential student or student which does not require a separate classroom, program, staff, or tutor in order to provide the education services desired by the parents. e.g. Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder, dyslexia, etc. For the purposes of this policy, it is not important whether or not the condition was accurately diagnosed or is a genuine learning disability.