All applications are made to the governing authority of Evangel Christian Academy, which reserves the right to accept or reject any application. The admission procedures include the submission of a written application form with the application fee, an application review, testing of the student, a family interview, and payment of the registration and testing fees to enable the Administrator to make a responsible decision. Christian Testimony, Faithful Church Attendance And Regular Attendance At Scheduled Parent-Teacher Fellowship Meetings Are Also Conditions For Acceptance And Continued Enrollment. All applicants who are accepted are done so on a nine-week trial basis. Also, if at any time during the school year the student's conduct or academic performance or any other requirement for admission falls below the acceptable standards as established by the ECA Administrator with the ECA Executive Committee; tutoring, testing, or withdrawal may be required.
- The student has shown the ability to handle the academic level by passing all core subjects.
- The student has displayed a good attitude and Christian character in his/her relationship with teachers, students, and staff. Children from the 5th grade on must have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.
- The student has accomplished all requirements or conditions established at the time of enrollment by the ECA Administrator with the student and parents. A student must have a 2.0 GPA at time of enrollment in all core subjects. If a student does not, they may be accepted at the discretion of the Administrator on probationary terms.
- The student and parents must be willing and desire to adhere to the standards of ECA.
- There must be a form on file stating that both parents/guardians have read and agree with ECA policies and procedures.
- Payment of appropriate fees must be paid as outlined in the ECA Handbook.
- Written recommendation from a previous counselor, teacher, or principal and a pastor.
- Satisfactory results of Admission Screening test (given to K-12th grades).
- The education pastor/administrator or designated representative must interview a student and family before acceptance.
All students are accepted on a nine-week probationary period. If a student does not meet expectations within that period, he/she may be asked to withdraw or he/she may be placed on an extended probation.
The administration holds the right to refuse admittance based on factors not yet determined but in the best interest of ECA.
Married Students: Married students may not apply for admission. Any student who marries during the school year cannot remain at ECA.
Pregnant Students: Pregnant students may not apply for admission. Any student who becomes pregnant or any student who fathers a child must withdraw.
Withholding or Falsification of Vital Information: A student's continued enrollment will be jeopardized if vital information is withheld or falsified at the time application is made.
Conditional Acceptance: Some students may be accepted conditionally provided they participate in summer tutoring or summer school at an approved school and achieve passing mastery of required subject matter.
Emotional Conflicts, Learning Disabilities, or Physical Disabilities: ECA's academic program is not geared to meet the needs of students with profound special needs.
Divorce/Non-Custodial Parents Policy
It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to inform ECA in writing of any divorce, other legal proceedings or orders that affect the care, custody and control of their child(ren) and of any changes that might occur pertaining to the Authorization Section of persons previously authorized to communicate with ECA concerning the child or to pick up the child. Legal documentation must be maintained in the student's permanent file. Prompt communication is required. Teachers and staff cannot be placed in the middle of family circumstances. Family conflicts MUST remain outside ECA.
We understand the parents are the ultimate educators and are responsible to God for the education of their children. This responsibility is shared with ECA during school hours when the Biblical directive to raise children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) is transferred to the teacher. Parents, teachers, and the church are partners in teaching the children at home, at school and at church with the consciousness that all truth comes from God (Colossians 2:3). Godly precepts and truths practiced and taught at home should be consistent with those adhered to at school and at church.
Evangel Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. ECA does reserve the right to not admin students that do not meet our spiritual requirements, or if we feel we are unable to meet their special educational needs.
Students entering four or five year-old kindergarten must have reached that age by October 1st of that current year. First grade students must be six years old by October 1st. New students entering first grade or students who are transferring from other schools will be expected to take an entrance examination as part of an overall screening process. Should the student be accepted and his/her accomplishments as shown by the test and/ or previous grades be on the grade level to which the student has been promoted, then the student will be admitted to that grade. However, should the student's accomplishments as indicated by the test and/or previous grades be on a lower level, then acceptance and grade placement determination will be made by the school. It is the policy of the school not to accept students whose accomplishments, both academically and behaviorally, have not been up to acceptable standards. Junior and Senior High students cannot be enrolled until the school has received and reviewed a copy of their transcripts.
Enrollment for the coming school year usually begins in January, with members of Evangel Church and present students at the school and other family members having the first option to enroll or to re-enroll before enrollment is open to the public. Enrollment as a student at ECA does not guarantee re-admission or continued enrollment. The school reserves the right to deny admission or continued enrollment to any student whose actions demonstrate that it is not in the school's best interest to allow admission or continued enrollment.
Evangel Christian Academy exists to be an extension of the Christian family in training and developing of Christian students for committed service to our Lord Jesus Christ. Through quality academic instruction, the impartation of Biblical values and providing activities designed to foster spiritual, academic, and social growth, ECA works to help each student reach their potential in Christ.
The Christian school recognizes the God-given responsibility for education of children rests with the parents (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). The place of the Christian school is to be an extension of the Christian family and should assist and complement the parents in that responsibility. Therefore, the purpose of ECA is to provide a school for Christian children of Christian parents. ECA's definition of a Christian family is one where the father, mother, and student are born again Christians, are active in a Bible believing church, and strive to live lives consistent with the Word of God.
The Bible is the foundation for the education of our children. From the scriptures we understand that our God desires certain principles, beliefs and values to be developed in our children. These include:
- The view that all knowledge is to be interpreted from a Biblical perspective. All academic subjects are to be taught with an understanding of the absolute standards of truth God has established (2 Timothy 2:15).
- Respect for authority ( Romans 13:1; Hebrews 13:17). One's views of authority directly influences his/her concept of God.
- The meaning of true success and how it is achieved (Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 22:6). The key is for each person to discover what God's will is for himself/herself, and then to do it through developing the traits that are good and correcting those that are not.
- The personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior ( John 3:3). Salvation is essential for success in any area of Christian education.
- Respect for the rights of others (Luke 6:31). Following the Golden Rule helps improve relationships.
- Personal integrity (Psalms 1:1,2; Ephesians 4:29). Honesty and truth are to be upheld at all times.
- Productivity and the desire to always do one's best (Ecclesiastes 9:10; 2 Timothy 2:15). A healthy work ethic has application in so many areas of life.
- Personal conviction and Christian witness (James 4:17; Matthew 5:16; 28:19-20). Being willing to take a stand for the cause of right and declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed is much needed in today's world.
- Moral purity (1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19-20). Since our bodies belong to God, we must refrain from any act that would defile or degrade them, and maintain personal health and hygiene in order to strengthen them.
- Patriotism (Romans 13:6-8). Love and respect for America and those who have sacrificed to preserve our freedom is the duty of each one who lives in a nation so blessed of God. This attitude coupled with prayer for our country (2 Chronicles 7:14) is vital in keeping our nation strong.
It is the goal of Evangel Christian Academy to teach and support these principles, beliefs and values in our role as an extension of the Christian family in the process of educating our children.
We believe and teach that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1: 21).
We believe and teach that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - who created man by a direct immediate act (Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Matthew 28:19;John 10:30).
We believe and teach the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ ( John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His bodily resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory ( Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).
We believe and teach the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God's grace through faith alone we are saved ( John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
We believe and teach the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28- 29).
We believe and teach the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe and teach the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling presence of the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and witness to the saving grace of Christ (Acts. 1:8; Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; Titus 2:11-14).
Concluding Thoughts: The desire of ECA Leadership is that all the students follow Christ. In is important for each to live the faith life by reading and obeying the Bible. Furthermore, each student needs to attend and be involved in a local church, which is important for spiritual growth. Please pray for our students, teachers and leadership.
When parents are involved in a positive manner in their children's education, students experience greater success. ECA Encourages our parents to:
- Attend parent/teacher conferences when requested to do so.
- Monitor your child's grades, attendance and discipline on a regular basis.
- Monitor and advise your child in their selection of appropriate school apparel.
- Monitor your child's assignments, course syllabus and short and long-term projects on a daily basis.
- Pick up your child from school when requested to do so by an administrator.
- Attend ALL required parental orientations.
- Serve as a volunteer, room parent, mentor and/or prayer partner with ECA.
- Practice the Peacemaker's Pledge (Matthew 18 Principle) when resolving conflict.
All parents are required each year to update registration information at the time of re-enrollment. If January, re-enrollment will open for existing families. The following is necessary in order for re-enrollment to be complete:
- Re-enrollment forms filled out completely.
- Payment of re-enrollment fees.
- Family's account balance in current, up-to-date status.
Note: The applicable re-enrollment fee will be charged to existing students during the re-enrollment period. After a certain date, the re-enrollment fee will be increased. (Date to be announced)
ECA reserves the right to deny re-enrollment for failure to comply with acceptance guidelines in prior years of enrollment.
Considering the Return of a Previous Student
In that, from time to time, we have students who previously attended ECA who want to return to the school, and due to the fact we want to maintain high standards of Christian conduct and academic integrity, the following procedure will be followed:
- If the student left due to reasons such as moving, lack of ability to pay, or non-discipline issues, the ECA administrator with the principal will review the student's record and application to determine if the student currently meets all standards. The administrator will make the final decision for return.
- If the student desiring to return was considered a discipline/academic problem or had a suspension on his/her record, the following additional requirements must be met:
- The student, with his/her parents, must be willing to attend a meeting with the ECA administrator, ECA principal, the student's grade supervisor, and any teacher/staff the administrator invites. The purpose of the meeting will be to give those in attendance an opportunity to ask questions, clarify issues, and determine if the student has made a change in his/her attitude, behavior, or Spiritual life.
- Following the meeting, the administrator, principal, and the student's grade supervisor will meet to review the recommendations of the above faculty/staff and decide if the student should return. The ECA administrator will make the final decision.
- A student who has withdrawn will be reconsidered for admission after a minimum of one year from the date of withdrawal upon approval of the ECA administration.
To withdraw from ECA, a parent must state the reason in writing and make an appointment to come in to begin the withdrawal process. Parents must go to the:
- School records office to pick up the withdrawal form.
- Accounting department to finalize all accounts (tuition, sports, lunch, library, etc.)
Note: All books are property of ECA and must be turned in before withdrawal is complete. School records and grades/transcripts will not be released to any school or institution until withdrawal is finalized.
Parents should understand that although ECA is a ministry, we operate as a business. Therefore, enrollment is a commitment for the entire year except as follows:
- Withdrawal due to parental job transfer to another location more than 50 miles from the school campus which results in a physical move
- Termination of enrollment (expulsion)