Northshore Christian Academy

Admissions Policy & Procedures

Dear Prospective NCA Families, 

Thank you for considering Northshore Christian Academy for your children. We have Campus Tours every Wednesday at 9:30am. It would be helpful to you if you would complete the New Family Inquiry form. Your information comes directly to me and I will be able to answer any specific questions you may have.

During the tour you will see our students and teachers in action:
Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten in the Early Learning Center, Kindergarten-5th Grades in the Elementary School, and 6th-8th Grades in Middle School classrooms. You will also see our Music, Computer, PE, Foreign Language classrooms, playgrounds, lunchrooms, libraries, Gym/PE areas, Middle School Pavilion and much more! Check out our STEM and Literacy Programs.

We also offer before and after Extended Care on school days and full-day Extended Care on our non-school days and breaks. Our Summer Program and School of Arts and Enrichment are open to everyone, you do not need to have your children enrolled at NCA to enjoy the benefits of these programs. We have children here every day except weekends and national holidays!

I look forward to meeting you and your children and sharing with you what Northshore Christian Academy has to offer your family.

Admissions
Northshore Christian Academy
admissions@northshorechristian.org 
425.322.2301

Student Requirements/Commitment

Northshore Christian Academy is a private Christian institution that seeks to provide a positive Christ-centered atmosphere in which students are nurtures to maturity and challenge academically and spiritually. It is therefore important to determine acceptable guidelines for the behavior and lifestyle of its students, and that those students understand and support the purpose and programs of Northshore Christian Academy. Enrollment is considered probationary for all students.

Academic:

  • An application for enrollment is encouraged when student success can be achieved and their needs can be met. We realize, however, that NCA cannot meet the learning needs of every student. If an applicant’s evaluation data is below grade level, (s)he may be required to do remedial work, may be accepted at the previous grade level, or may not be accepted for enrollment, depending upon the severity of the learning gap or learning disability.
  • Disclosure of diagnosed learning problems is necessary and required at the time of application.

Behavioral:

  • The student must display evidence of age-appropriate stability, attention span, and self-discipline.
  • The student must display necessary social skills to function in a group.
  • For the benefit of school staff and parents who are working together for the success of a student, parental disclosure of behavior and emotional difficulties is necessary and required at the time of application.
  • The student must agree to abide by and positively uphold the rules and regulations of the school.The student must show spiritual and motivational reasons for attending NCA.
  • The student must be receptive to spiritual instruction and guidance.
  • The student must desire to attend NCA. Students entering Grades 6-8 must sign a “Middle School Conduct Agreement” form.
  • The student must display a cooperative spirit and a responsive heart attitude.

Parental Requirements

  • Parents must demonstrate interest and cooperation.
  • Parents must meet with an administrator prior to the student’s admittance. Students applying for enrollment in Grades 6-8 will also be interviewed.
  • Parents must demonstrate their support of the teachers and educational program through their actions, words and conduct throughout the school year. Parents agree to uphold the by the Parent Affirmation at the time of enrollment or re-enrollment.
  • Parents must demonstrate Biblical conduct while on campus and/or at off site school sponsored events and while communicating with NCA staff and NCA families.
  • Parents must be willing to work towards positive and respectful conflict resolutions if involved in a conversation or situation between a staff member, parent, or student.
  • Parents must be willing to have a cooperative attitude and take actions to resolve conflict.
  • Parents must follow the Matthew 18 principle.

Financial Responsibility

  • Parents agree to plan for, budget and pay regularly and on time for the cost of Christian education.
  • Returning families must be current in all financial accounts prior to re-enrollment.
  • Failure to meet the terms of the financial agreement may result in the withholding by NCA report cards, transcripts and diplomas as well as the dismissal of the student if the required payments are not made.
  • Parents agree to fulfill the Tuition Contract stipulations.

Final Acceptance

  • The grade placement for all students is determined by the Principal and at his/her sole discretion.
  • If, upon receipt of the student’s cumulative file, and undisclosed information is found that may have had a bearing on the student’s admission to NCA, the parents may be asked to withdraw the student.
  • Notification concerning acceptance of the applicant will be in the form of a verbal or written notice to the parents.
  • The application fee is non-refundable under any circumstance: If a parent voluntarily withdraws a child from the school after being accepted and paying the registration fee, the registration fee is non-refundable. The curriculum and technology fee is due at the time of registration, or prior to July 1, and is non-refundable if a parent voluntarily withdraws after July 1.    
  • If a grade is full, a waiting pool is established. Those in the waiting pool must have the application fee and paperwork completed. NCA’s wait pool policy governs when a student is removed from the wait pool and is given placement at the academy.    
  • The first nine weeks of a new student’s enrollment is considered a probation period. This encompasses, but is not limited to a student’s attitude, behavior, and spiritual progress, but his/her parent’s commitment to upholding the Parent Affirmation. All students are placed on a 90 day probationary period once being admitted to the school. Northshore Christian Academy, at its sole and only discretion may shorten or lengthen this probationary period. In no way should after 90 days mean that the academy cannot at its sole discretion remove a student from the school after the 90 day probationary period has passed.   
  • The school reserves the right to deny enrollment to any parent or student whose beliefs, values, or interpretation of Scripture is in conflict with those of the school. Northshore Christian Academy also reserves the right to dismiss students at any time for any reason it deems necessary.

Placement Policy

Final placement of all students is made solely at the discretion of the administration based on the following factors:

  • Available class openings
  • Class size
  • Student ability/learning style/special needs
  • Balance of boy/girl ratio
  • Teacher recommendation regarding social mix of students
  • Personalities of teacher and student

Northshore Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, gender or national or ethnic origin. All students are given the opportunity to enjoy all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

For more information, please contact:
Admissions at 425.322.2301 or admissions@northshorechristian.org

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