Admissions

Non-Discrimination Guidelines

Pamlico Christian Academy admits students of any race to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to all students. Pamlico Christian Academy practices a biblical philosophy of admissions, not discriminating on the basis of race, sex, color, or national origin in the administration of its policies, admissions, scholarships, athletic, and other school-directed programs.

 

Enrollment

Pamlico Christian Academy is, in essence, an expression of the commitment of a body of parents to provide the best possible training and instruction for their children. Our mission is to instill in each student a love for truth, wisdom, discernment and learning through the use of excellent materials, in an orderly setting, founded on a growing personal knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Students seeking admission are evaluated on the basis of their report cards, references, admission questionnaires, interviews, and potential to perform satisfactorily at Pamlico Christian Academy. Students who seek admission directly following suspension, expulsion, or behavior problems from another school will not be accepted until they prove themselves elsewhere. The first quarter is considered a trial period for all new students.

  1. Kindergarten students must be five (5) years of age on or before August 31 unless evaluated for readiness.
  2. A new student entering First grade must have reached the age of six (6) years by October 15th of the Fall in which he would enter PCA.
  3. The child should understand that his parents have delegated their authority to the school. Therefore, he is subject to the instruction and discipline of the teachers and Principal in their prescribed roles at PCA.

 

The Application Process

  1. New applications are accepted beginning in late January. Registration is open first to returning students and their siblings, then to the public. An application fee (as noted on the application) must accompany all student pre-application forms.
  2. Screening/testing of applicants is scheduled on an as needed basis.
  3. Interviews with applicants and families are scheduled after a pre-application is received.
  4. The application process for new students is defined fully on the Application for Admission. Please refer to it for guidelines and procedures. In short, the application procedure requires the following:
    • Completed Pre-Application Form
    • Application fee
    • Parent/family interview (scheduled with school office)
    • Completed Application for Admission once notified of admittance
    • Copies of standardized test scores and report cards from the past two (2) years
    • Birth certificate (all students)
    • Copy of updated immunization record (details follow)
    • Signed Parental Contract (back page of Application for Admission)

 

The Acceptance Process

  1. The Administrator will determine final acceptance and grade level placement of students.
  2. After the interview, and after reviewing all other required materials (as stated on the application form), the Administrator will make the decision whether or not to admit the student(s).
  3. Parents will be notified of the decision regarding acceptance.

 

The Enrollment Process

  1. When a new student is accepted, a non-refundable registration fee of $200 is due within two (2) weeks of acceptance along with the full Application for Admission.
  2. Enrollment is not considered final until the following items are received:
    1. Records from child’s previous school
    2. Emergency contact form (details follow)
  3. Returning students shall submit a re-enrollment form along with a $200 registration fee.
  4. Enrollment, and therefore the parents’ financial obligation, is contracted to be for the full school year.
  5. It is understood that parents agree to support the policies of the school as affirmed in the Parental Contract and School Guidelines on the Application for Admission form.
  6. At the discretion of the Administrator, a student may be refused reenrollment for the following school year. Such refusal is not considered a direct disciplinary act, requiring accumulated office visits. Refusal to reenroll is not the equivalent of suspension or expulsion.