K-8 Admission Guidelines
A Covenant School
Christ Covenant School, in following a covenant approach to admissions, has been established to serve Christian families in the education of their covenant children. Therefore, at least one parent of each student must accept, know, love, and follow Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and must be able to testify accordingly. Students of Christ Covenant School will receive instruction in the Christian faith, including instruction in the Bible. The school will teach its students a Christian world and life view, by which the school itself will endeavor to be guided in all its programs and activities.
Christ Covenant School admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admissions policies and school administered programs.
Central to the mission of Christ Covenant School is a partnership with the home so that children will be equipped to love the Lord, to think biblically, and to glorify God in every area of life. On occasion, the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home may be in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not limited to: sexual immorality, homosexual orientation, or inability to support the moral principles of the school. In such cases, the school reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student.
CCS conducts placement testing for all prospective students in K-8 to help determine those students who have a reasonable expectation of success in our program.
The admissions process begins with an application for each student and requires a $50 non-refundable application fee for each applicant.
Students with Learning Disabilities or Special Needs
Christ Covenant School Learning Lab seeks to work alongside teachers to meet the needs of students with particular reading deficiencies. CCS also has a program, Promise Kids, for students with special needs, particularly Down Syndrome. Please see Special Needs Admissions for more info on Promise Kids.
Christ Covenant School may not be able to meet all of the particular needs of students with physical disabilities, disorders or learning disabilities. Acceptance of a student with a known disability or disorder will be on probation status with the provision that the child is able to excel without consistent interruption to a conducive classroom learning environment or without special instruction or assistance that we cannot offer for the disability or disorder. Parents of a child with any known disability or disorder should make known any and all educationally-related recommendations made by a professional and should provide all necessary documentation. Parents of a child with a disability or disorder should meet with the child’s teacher at the beginning of each school year and periodically as needed.
There is a once per year enrollment or contract fee for each student which must accompany a signed contract in order for the student’s place to be secured. On or before February 1st, the contract fee is $300. After February 1st, the contract fee is $450. Parents enter into a binding contract with Christ Covenant School for each school year which clearly states the tuition agreement. Because CCS also makes financial commitments in the form of contracts to our faculty based on the number of students enrolled and orders curriculum for each child one year at a time, these contracts remain binding agreements. Should a family need to make another school decision, a provision in the contract allows for three months of tuition as contract fulfillment. Contract fees are not refundable, with the sole exception of the waiting list as described below. It should be noted that cumulative records or letters of good standing cannot be sent on delinquent accounts. Applicable tuition or fees paid in advance of withdrawal are non-refundable.
A waiting list is in place for grades that are full. To be put on the waiting list, the admissions procedures through contract and contract fee must be completed. If a grade fills during priority enrollment, students are placed on the waiting list with priority by order of the date the contract is received. During open enrollment, a contract for any student applying for a full class is placed on the waiting list by order of the date the contract is received. Multiple contracts received by mail are drawn randomly. Should you withdraw a student’s name from the list before a place becomes available, contract fees will be returned. Should a place become available and it is declined, fees are non-refundable.
Students admitted to five-year-old kindergarten must be five years old before September 1. Students admitted to first grade must be six years old by September 1 and so forth.