Faith Academy is open to anyone interested in securing a Christian education, from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. However, attendance at Faith Academy is not a right, it is a privilege. This privilege may be forfeited by any student who does not conform to the policies and spirit of the school. The Lord has not yet opened the doors, however, for us to work with the physically handicapped or the severely learning disabled child.
Faith Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, athletic or other school-administered programs.
The administration reserves the right to make changes in policies, fees, programs, etc. as deemed necessary. Changes will be communicated as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
The following standards have been established for entrance into Faith Academy.
Parents should be in agreement with our philosophy and goals and should be willing to actively support our educational program.
The student must have a sincere desire for a Christian education, and he or she must be willing to submit to the standards and regulations of our school.
The student must be of suitable age for the grade assigned. Children entering kindergarten must be five years of age (six if entering first grade) on/or before August 1st of any school year.
All incoming students will be expected to have an interview with a school official. Should the student’s score be on the grade level to which the student has been promoted, and then the student will be admitted to that grade. It is the policy of the school not to accept transfer students whose accomplishments or behavior have not been up to acceptable standards. Students whose current work is not satisfactory may be asked to transfer out. An assessment exam is required.
A student transferring from another school must be in good academic standing. Should the student’s accomplishments be below his grade level as evidenced by recent grade reports and/or standardized achievement test scores, the child may be admitted on a probationary basis, or placed in a lower grade better suited for the student’s achievement or denied admittance.
Re-enrollment applications will be sent home in early spring for the following school year. Parents who are re-enrolling their children must submit a re-enrollment application with their total enrollment payment to reserve a place for their children.
Age requirements – To enroll in Kindergarten,your child must be age 5 before August 1st.
Faith Academy will request recent medical evaluation if a child is suspected with serious illness (asthma, vision, hearing, etc.).
Assessment Test ($20.00 non-refundable fee).
Complete registration packet and submit the $75.00 non-refundable registration fee.
Interview Student and parent Second interview may be necessary
Attend Open House. Open House will be held in September. The specific date will be announced.
All new students (K5-8th Grades) will be required to take an Assessment Test (A $20.00 non-refundable Testing Fee Applies)
II. Paperwork Needed
Faith Academy Student Appication and Registration Forms
Up to date immunization records (DPT, DT, Polio, and MMR)
Last year or current report card – 2.5 GPA Cumulative Record
Proof of income (when requested)
Proper identification (picture ID) of parent or guardian
Release of School Record Form
A phone call to the previous school will be made for students in grades K5-8th
If the student was dismissed from a former school, the reason must be indicated (academic, background, discipline concerns, etc.)
Record of unpaid tuition without a reputable reason must be known
III. Acceptance or Denial
A letter will be mailed within 2 weeks with the Administration’s decision. A phone call may be made to the parent if necessary. Faith Academy reserves the right to admit students based upon certain condition such as academic or behavioral probation. The status of a student’s acceptance will be determined prior to admission.
Reasons for Denial or Dismissal from Faith Academy:
Poor attitude toward leadership, teachers, and others
Grade average is below 70 percentile; below grade level or below 2.0 GPA
Continuous behavior problems with no commitment of a changed lifestyle in personal testimony and character references
Record of suspension and dismissal from previous schools based on inappropriate conduct or attitude
Record of unpaid tuition without a reputable reason
Conflict of interest with Philosophy and/or Policies and/or Statement of faith
Refusal to cooperate and adhere to Faith Academy rules and policies
Shows low academic performance or is unable to pass Assessment Exam for his/her grade
A medical condition that limits Faith Academy staff assistance, such as, serious illnesses or injuries
Faith Academy does not provide special services
Kindergarten & First Grade Entry:
On July 1, 1997, Senate Bill 572 went into effect in Missouri public school districts. Assessment testing for admittance into kindergarten was eliminated and replaced by kindergarten/first grade entry age of 5 (five) or 6 (six) by August 1. In 2008, House bill 1678, the Education of Military Children Act, amended the kindergarten/first grade entry requirements.
Faith Academy reserves the right to make the decision to enroll a student, place a student in another grade level, or not to accept a student after the Assessment Exam, interview, and/ or the recommendations are received. You will be notified by mail within two weeks of the Administration’s decision for acceptance. Faith Academy does not discriminate against any race, age, color, religion, natural origin, ancestry or s