The primary basis for admission to Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is parental commitment to accept the school’s biblical mandate to train their children. The SCA School Board believes that education is a scriptural mandate, meaning that admission is open only to children whose parents are committed to Christian values as stated in the Family Handbook.
1. The following policy considerations will be applied when evaluating each family for admission of their child(ren):
- At least one parent must subscribe to the SCA Statement of Faith.
- Parents must view Christian education as a religious conviction.
- At least one parent must be present at SCA school events, Information Night, and parent-teacher conferences (except in the case of exchange students, F-1).
2. Each student must be in good standing with the previous school attended (i.e., passing grades and a good behavior record). A student with poor academic performance and/or behavior problems will be placed on probation for one quarter. If results are improved, the student will be taken off probation and be officially enrolled at SCA.
3. There is a minimum age for students to apply for a grade level*:
- K4 children must be four years of age by midnight on August 31st.
- K5 children must be five years of age by midnight on August 31st
- A child entering first grade must be six years of age by midnight on August 31st.
*Per WAC 180 39 015.
4. Each student who applies for enrollment will be administered the Entrance Test (English and math). Recommendations for acceptance will be made based on the results of the tests.
5. Secondary students (grades 6-12), must agree to attend SCA and must openly attest to their willingness to abide by all the procedures and school policies.
6. SCA does not assess or update IEPs, 504 plans or Service Plans, but aims to customize curriculum assignment and academic standards based on pre-existing plans according to the individual's academic needs. Thus, students with learning disabilities will be evaluated carefully with consideration of the type of disability, the severity of disability, and the capacity to accommodate that disability. SCA administration reserves the right to deny enrollment to students with learning disabilities if SCA lacks facilities and/or staff to meet the needs of such students in the fullest possible way.
7. SCA's mission involves working with the parents in the Christian education of students. Therefore we expect parents to be partners in nurturing their children and to agree to the following statement, “As a parent, I agree to support the school with my prayers and with a positive attitude. Complaints or negative comments will be shared ONLY with the teacher, principal, or the person involved and NOT with my child or other people, following the Matthew 18 principle.”
8. During the registration period, an appointment for a new family interview and student entrance tests will be made through the school office. This is a meeting where the goals, program, and commitment of the school will be presented.
- After the interview and entrance testing, as well as reviewing the previous school’s report cards/records, the admission committee will determine whether or not the student is accepted for enrollment.
- After the initial interview, parents will be notified by the SCA office regarding a decision to accept or deny the student’s enrollment within two weeks.
- If a student is accepted, a fully completed and signed application form must be returned to the SCA office with registration fees paid in full.
9. Returning families should attend the Information Night, review the Family Handbook, and fill out the registration packet and return it promptly to the office to reserve a spot for their student.
In case of any questions or concerns reach out to SCA office via email email@example.com or phone 509-924-4618.