new students

I just want to tell you again that our teachers at The Academy are wonderful! It is such a gift to our family that when we send her to school, she is seeing the same things that we are trying to build into her, lived out by her teachers and her school. This has been true of our teachers every single year and I feel confident that it will be the same next year! Brent & Jessica Orr, parents


We admit students on a case by case basis during the academic year.  If you are interested in a late start for 2017-18, please contact the Admissions Department at (405) 850-0633.


2017-18 NEW STUDENT APPLICATION  

 

NEW STUDENT SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS:
-PK3-Kinder: Parent Questionnaire
-1st-12th: Teacher Questionnaire, School Records Release, (or list of home school curriculum)
-6th-12th: Essay Prompts 
-All students must submit Immunization Records or a waiver form.  (Waiver forms will be sent to families upon request.)

New Student Enrollment
The Academy of Classical Christian Studies admits students from families of parents who profess Christian belief, desire a rigorous classical Christian education, support their respective model of instruction, and abide by all policies in our 2017-18 Parent & Student Handbook. Please click here to download and read through it carefully.

Admissions Dates
New families may apply for the 2017-18 school year beginning as early as January 30. However, applications received between January 30-Feb 10, will not be processed until our re-enrollment closes to our current families on Feb 10.  New Student Applications will be processed in the order they are received.  Applications are accepted through the summer, however a late fee is added to the application fee after June 15.

Admissions Testing

All applicants, PK-12, will complete an assessment test as part of the admissions process.  Applicants entering PK-1 will be tested using materials created by The Academy to determine developmental and academic readiness.  Applicants entering grades 2-8 will be tested in the areas of reading fluency and comprehension using the DRA (Diagnostic Reading Assessment), as well as be evaluated to determine grade readiness in math.  Applicants entering grades 9-12 will be assessed using previous school work, subject specific tests and submit a writing sample following a prompt provided by the school during the application process. 

  

Grade Placement

Applicants to PK3 must have their 3rd birthday by May 1 before the academic year in which they are applying. Because of the developmental changes that a child makes over the course of their late toddler/pre schooling years, in their late toddler year, students who are younger are more apt to struggle and not be ready for the daily routine and demands of a classroom setting.

PK and Kindergarten must have their fourth or fifth birthdays, respectively, before September 1 of the year for which they are applying. Because of the rigorous nature of our school, parents of students whose birthdays fall between May 1 and September 1 are strongly encouraged to err on the side of having their children enter school a year older rather than younger for their grade level in order to allow for more developmental maturity. Corresponding age guidelines are used to determine grade placement for students entering The Academy in other grades.
 
Applicants for PK and Kindergarten will be assessed for classroom readiness based on a screening tes, references by previous teachers or caregivers, and parental consultation. Social maturity will be considered in addition to academic ability.
 
For students in grades 1 through 5, placement will be assessed based on standardized test scores, previous schoolwork, references by previous teachers or caregivers, and parental consultation. The Academy reserves the right to recommend students for the grade levels at which it deems prospective students most likely to succeed and to refuse admission or re-enrollment for reasons deemed sufficient.

New students should prepare academically by developing excellence in reading skills, English grammar, mathematics, biblical literacy, and study skills. Legible cursive handwriting is expected of students in the 4th grade and above. Parents are encouraged to help younger children to succeed at The Academy by emphasizing personal responsibility through age-appropriate chores, training their children to complete entire jobs without interruptions –unloading the dishwasher, making the bed, reading a short story from start to finish, etc.

Dialectic & Rhetoric a la Carte Enrollment
A la carte enrollment for students in 6th-12th grade is an option at The Academy; however, placement will only be finalized after the enrollment deadline after June 28. Please contact Admissions Coordinator Rebecca Wedel for more information about course and schedule availability and tuition rates.

Withdrawal
The Academy, like other educational institutions, contracts for some of its facilities and all of its faculty and staff on an annualized basis. After an enrollment agreement is signed by parents and submitted online, parents are responsible to honor the agreement and pay tuition for the entire school year. If a student withdraws for any reason after May 13 when the agreements go into effect, the parents are responsible for 50% of the tuition balance. All withdraws must be made in writing to the Campus Principal or Admissions Director.
 
Wait Lists
If a class fills up, subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list provided a complete application is submitted. Wait-listed students will be notified no later than July 15th as to final enrollment status.

Change of Campus or Model
We can only hold one spot for each student during the enrollment process.  Please communicate early and often with us if there is a possibility that your student may need to repeat a grade, you'd like to transfer campuses or models. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate these changes, but will do our best to try. In the event that a class section fills during re-enrollment, families returning to their current campus will be given preference before transfer students. Likewise, new students of current families remaining at their current campus will be given preference before transfer students in order to keep families together.

If a model change is made after May 13, there will be a $150 fee to cover administrative costs. Likewise, the difference in tuition will be owed for a switch from Blended to Traditional (or 3-day Converged to 5-day Converged). For a model switch from a greater tuition amount to a lesser tuition, families are responsible for paying 75% of the higher rate balance.

Scholarships
Scholarships are designated for both new and returning families. The deadline to apply for financial assistance is April 1st and all families must submit their Re-enrollment Packet or New Student Application, respectively, by this deadline. The application is made through FACTS, which evaluates a family's financial need and gives a recommendation to a scholarship committee made up of Academy parents. Families will be notified before May 13 if a scholarship is awarded.

Training
Our WISE (Walking in Step Educationally) Parent Training Conference in August is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into the school community with curriculum training, discussions on classical education and Christian worldview, and home day help. At least one parent of new families must attend this two-day conference.

Districting
To be able to serve as many families as possible, we have set up general geographic guidelines for applying to our Grammar Campuses. Families living north of I-40 in Oklahoma City should apply to our North Grammar Campus; families living south of I-40 should apply to our South Campus.

Those families with students in both Upper and Grammar but who live north of I-40 can apply for all students to attend the South Dialectic & Rhetoric Campus. Exceptions to these guidelines must be discussed with the Admissions Coordinator at the time an application is submitted and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


Handbooks

Our 2016-17 Parent & Student Handbook  is now ready for viewing. Please click here to download your copy and read through it for re-enrollment/enrollment purposes.

Non-Discrimination Clause
The Academy admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan policies, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Questions on Admissions? Email or call our Admissions line: 405-850-0633.


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