All applications are made to the governing authority of Evangel Christian Academy, which reserves the right to accept or reject any application. The admission procedures include the submission of a written application form with the application fee, an application review, testing of the student, a family interview, and payment of the registration and testing fees to enable the Administrator to make a responsible decision. Christian Testimony, Faithful Church Attendance And Regular Attendance At Scheduled Parent-Teacher Fellowship Meetings Are Also Conditions For Acceptance And Continued Enrollment. All applicants who are accepted are done so on a nine-week trial basis. Also, if at any time during the school year the student’s conduct or academic performance or any other requirement for admission falls below the acceptable standards as established by the ECA Administrator with the ECA Executive Committee; tutoring, testing, or withdrawal may be required.
- The student has shown the ability to handle the academic level by passing all core subjects.
- The student has displayed a good attitude and Christian character in his/her relationship with teachers, students, and staff. Children from the 5th grade on must have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.
- The student has accomplished all requirements or conditions established at the time of enrollment by the ECA Administrator with the student and parents. A student must have a 2.0 GPA at time of enrollment in all core subjects. If a student does not, they may be accepted at the discretion of the Administrator on probationary terms.
- The student and parents must be willing and desire to adhere to the standards of ECA.
- There must be a form on file stating that both parents/guardians have read and agree with ECA policies and procedures.
- Payment of appropriate fees must be paid as outlined in the ECA Handbook.
- Written recommendation from a previous counselor, teacher, or principal and a pastor.
- Satisfactory results of Admission Screening test (given to K-12th grades).
- The education pastor/administrator or designated representative must interview a student and family before acceptance.
All students are accepted on a nine-week probationary period. If a student does not meet expectations within that period, he/she may be asked to withdraw or he/she may be placed on an extended probation.
The administration holds the right to refuse admittance based on factors not yet determined but in the best interest of ECA.
Married Students: Married students may not apply for admission. Any student who marries during the school year cannot remain at ECA.
Pregnant Students: Pregnant students may not apply for admission. Any student who becomes pregnant or any student who fathers a child must withdraw.
Withholding or Falsification of Vital Information: A student’s continued enrollment will be jeopardized if vital information is withheld or falsified at the time application is made.
Conditional Acceptance: Some students may be accepted conditionally provided they participate in summer tutoring or summer school at an approved school and achieve passing mastery of required subject matter.
Emotional Conflicts, Learning Disabilities, or Physical Disabilities: ECA’s academic program is not geared to meet the needs of students with profound special needs.
Divorce/Non-Custodial Parents Policy
It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to inform ECA in writing of any divorce, other legal proceedings or orders that affect the care, custody and control of their child(ren) and of any changes that might occur pertaining to the Authorization Section of persons previously authorized to communicate with ECA concerning the child or to pick up the child. Legal documentation must be maintained in the student’s permanent file. Prompt communication is required. Teachers and staff cannot be placed in the middle of family circumstances. Family conflicts MUST remain outside ECA.
We understand the parents are the ultimate educators and are responsible to God for the education of their children. This responsibility is shared with ECA during school hours when the Biblical directive to raise children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) is transferred to the teacher. Parents, teachers, and the church are partners in teaching the children at home, at school and at church with the consciousness that all truth comes from God (Colossians 2:3). Godly precepts and truths practiced and taught at home should be consistent with those adhered to at school and at church.
Evangel Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. ECA does reserve the right to not admin students that do not meet our spiritual requirements, or if we feel we are unable to meet their special educational needs.
Students entering four or five year-old kindergarten must have reached that age by October 1st of that current year. First grade students must be six years old by October 1st. New students entering first grade or students who are transferring from other schools will be expected to take an entrance examination as part of an overall screening process. Should the student be accepted and his/her accomplishments as shown by the test and/ or previous grades be on the grade level to which the student has been promoted, then the student will be admitted to that grade. However, should the student’s accomplishments as indicated by the test and/or previous grades be on a lower level, then acceptance and grade placement determination will be made by the school. It is the policy of the school not to accept students whose accomplishments, both academically and behaviorally, have not been up to acceptable standards. Junior and Senior High students cannot be enrolled until the school has received and reviewed a copy of their transcripts.
Enrollment for the coming school year usually begins in January, with members of Evangel Church and present students at the school and other family members having the first option to enroll or to re-enroll before enrollment is open to the public. Enrollment as a student at ECA does not guarantee re-admission or continued enrollment. The school reserves the right to deny admission or continued enrollment to any student whose actions demonstrate that it is not in the school’s best interest to allow admission or continued enrollment.