Admissions, Regulations, Registration
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Updated for 2013-2014 School Year
Please supplement your packets as needed with the documents below. If you have any questions, feel free to call the school office.
Information Night Packet
Student-Information-Card-2013-14 (complete 1 per student)
Parent-Authorization-Form-2013-14 (complete 1 per student)
Medication-Requests-2013-14 (complete 1 per student as needed)
Health Requirements Packets
Physical Examination Required for Those Entering
- Preschool programs
- Grade 6
Lead Screening Required for Those
- under 6 years of age upon the entry to school
- basic series required (4) & boosters required after age 4
Polio – IPV
- basic series required & boosters required after age 4
- 2 required: #1 after 12 months of age & #2 usually after age 4, but at least 4 months after #1
Hib (Hemophilus Influenza)
- Required for all students entering Preschool
Hepatitis B (series of 3)
- required for all students entering Preschool
- required entering Grade 5
- required for all students entering Preschool or Kindergarten
Dental Examination Required for Those Entering
- exams after Aug 23, 2010 accepted
- Kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 6
Eye Exam Required for Those Entering
Parent-Student Handbook 2012-2013 (04/21/12)
General Admission Standards
Pontiac Christian School is committed to a Biblical philosophy of education which integrates Christian principles and scriptural truths with the academic and social experiences of every student. We endeavor to enroll students who will exhibit the Biblical values of showing care and concern for others in our school community, as well as a demonstration of enthusiasm for the learning process. General behavior is carefully, prayerfully considered, and the school maintains the right to refuse admittance to anyone it so chooses. Students will not be accepted in order to reform them. Families seeking admission are evaluated on the basis of their admission questionnaires, interviews, and potential to perform satisfactorily at Pontiac Christian School.
All students entering preschool will be screened to ascertain their readiness for the preschool program. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required for preschool applicants. Preschool students must be toilet-trained. Students entering the preschool K3 class must be 3 years old on or before September 1 to be eligible for admittance in September of that year. Students entering the preschool K4 class must be 4 years old on or before September 1 to be eligible for admittance in September of that year.
On entering kindergarten, the child must be five years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible for admittance in September of that year. All new student’s birth certificate is required for kindergarten applicants.
All students entering the first grade must be six years of age on or before September 1. All new students entering first-grade will be screened to ascertain their readiness for the first-grade program.
Second through Eighth Grade
Students entering grades 2nd through 8th must provide copies of recent standardized test scores with their application and will also be screened to ascertain proper grade-level placement.
Steps In The Admissions Process
1. Submit a completed application for admission with copies of required records to the school with the non-refundable registration fee.
2. The office staff will call you to schedule a family (parents and student) interview with the Principal, to be followed by a screening date for the student applicant.
3. Should the school deem the screening as unsatisfactory, part of the registration fee could be refunded.
4. The school will make a decision as to the acceptance of the family and student based on the admissions procedures listed in this application and notify the family of its decision.
5. Following notification of acceptance, the family submits the book fee and activity fee, and if necessary, a release of records form (signed and sent to the student’s former school).
Admission Status Decisions
Students not approved for admission will be notified by letter.
Students approved for admission will be notified by letter or by telephone call. The book fee and activity fee must be received by the school within seven calendar days of notification of acceptance to hold the student’s place.
Students approved for admission contingent upon available classroom space will be notified by letter. The student’s application file will be placed in the student candidate pool in the order in which it was received, to be considered for admission when space becomes available.
Pontiac Christian School admits students of any race, color, gender, and national 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, gender, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Pontiac Christian School does reserve the right to select students on the basis of commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ, academic performance, philosophical compatibility, and willingness to cooperate with the Pontiac Christian School administration and abide by its policies.
Copies of the student’s birth certificate, immunization records and health physical are to be on file in the school office for all students.
Students entering Preschool, Kindergarten and sixth grade are required by law to have a current physical exam and state-required immunizations prior to enrollment. Dental examinations are required by law for Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grades. Students entering kindergarten are required to have an eye examination. Health forms can be obtained from the school office, the Livingston County Health Department (310 Torrance Avenue, Pontiac- 1-815-844-7174) or any medical office.
Any parent desiring to withdraw his child from the school must contact the administration ten (10) days prior to the withdrawal, and present a written notice explaining the reason for the withdrawal. Tuition and a certain percentage of fees will not be refunded on the amount paid or due for the duration of the month of withdrawal. Any books purchased remain the property of the parent.
Transfers and Re-Admission
Any student whose financial, behavioral or academic record becomes contradictory to stated policies may be asked to transfer at that time from the school, and/or be denied admission for the following year. A student leaving for these reasons may be re-admitted only at the school board’s and administration’s discretion.
There are limited funds available to help families with financial need. The amount of aid awarded is dependent on need and funds available each year. Aid is only available for full-time students. Tuition aid application forms are available in the school office, and are kept confidential between applicant and the tuition aid committee.
As part of the registration process, parents will be issued a statement reflecting itemized tuition and fees for the coming year. Book fees are due last Wednesday in June. Fees for activities, hot lunch, bus and milk are due first Wednesday in August. The first tuition payment by installments is due during August and will be arranged through FACTS Tuition Managements Systems. There is a nominal per year charge for this service.
There will be a 2.5% credit per family given to tuition accounts of full time students which are paid in full by or before the first day of school.
For each new Pontiac Christian School student referred, $100 will be credited at the end of the semester to the family making the referral. The following conditions must be met. 1) The student is enrolled full-time, and is still attending PCS at the end of the semester. 2) The family has never attended PCS before. 3) The application is marked with the name of the family referring them.
Registration, Textbook, & Activity fees paid are non-refundable.
Insufficient-funds checks will incur a $25.00 charge.