Admission Requirements for Students
A child should reach the age of five years by June 1st for boys and September 1st for girls of the fall in which he/she enters kindergarten. While age is a good indicator of preparedness for kindergarten it is not an absolute indicator. Students will be evaluated on an individual basis with the interests of the child and the broader class superseding all other interests. Every child must successfully pass the entrance tests for reading and math and complete any necessary remedial work before entering the school.
Parents of children with known special needs or disabilities applying to Augustine Classical Academy should make an appointment with the school to discuss their educational program.
If the new student has taken any standardized test, the student should have earned national scores of at least 50% or higher in reading, math, and language (as appropriate to age level). It should be noted that the academic program at Augustine Classical Academy tends to be a challenge with varying degrees of difficulty for students coming into the program. Should a student have had academic difficulties in his previous program the likelihood of compounding that difficulty would be great were he/she to be placed in the next successive grade at Augustine Classical Academy. All appeals for diverging from or waiving the requirements of this policy should be submitted in writing to the school.
The child should understand that his/her parents have, in a limited sense, delegated their authority to the school. Therefore, he/she is subject to the instruction and discipline of the faculty and staff in their prescribed roles at Augustine Classical Academy.
The school may withdraw acceptance at any point during the admissions process when it becomes apparent that Augustine Classical Academy will not be a suitable environment for a particular child or family.
Admission Requirements for Parents
Though not required to be Christians, the parents of students at Augustine Classical Academy should have a clear understanding of the biblical philosophy and purpose of Augustine Classical Academy. This understanding includes a willingness to have their child exposed to the clear teaching of the school’s Statement of Faith in various and frequent ways within the school’s program.
The parents must be willing to cooperate with all the written policies of Augustine Classical Academy. This is most important in the areas of discipline, schoolwork standards, and communication with the respective teachers and administrators. These policies are contained in the school handbook.