Charleston Seventh-day Adventist School

ADMISSION POLICIES

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ADMISSION POLICIES
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ADMISSION POLICIES
QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION
 Charleston SDA School accepts students who are in agreement with the school's purposes and objectives and are willing to live in harmony with its principles. All acceptances are by approval of the School Board.  Charleston SDA School regrets that is not equipped to offer programs that may be necessary for students with special needs and may have to refer students with severe learning challenges to another facility.

It is understood that every student who applies for admission to Charleston SDA School pledges to willingly observe all its regulations, to uphold the Christian principles upon which the school operates, and to perform according to ability, all assigned duties in connection with the school. All students transferring from other schools serve a probationary period of nine weeks.

Returning students that have not met BEHAVIORAL or ACADEMIC requirements the previous year may be placed on academic or behavioral probation for a period of nine weeks.  All accounts from the previous year must be paid in full before a student may enter a new term of school.
 
 NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
 Charleston SDA School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. This school makes no discrimination on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in admission or education policies, applications for admission, or extra-curricular programs.  
 
 READINESS
 Children starting the first grade should be at least six years old by September 1. The minimum age requirement for Kindergarten children starting K5 is five years old by September 1. 

ACADEMIC PLACEMENT
 
Appropriate academic placement of each student is a fundamental principle of education.  Each child's social, physical, mental and emotional readiness should be considered.  Other factors to be studied are the student academic achievement, skills and abilities, and actual performance.  After reviewing cumulative records a student may be asked to demonstrate proficiency in the areas of mathematics and English by satisfactorily passing grade level tests in those areas.
 
The school reserves the right, after testing an applicant and counselling with the parents, to determine the grade placement suitable for the child.
 
 BIRTH CERTIFICATES
 All new students must present a copy of their birth certificates.
 
 CUMULATIVE RECORDS
 All new students or returning students who have attended school elsewhere in the interim will provide the school with all pertinent records necessary for admission. A form must be completed at the time of registration, and submitted to the school office, requesting cumulative records from their previous school.
 
 IMMUNIZATIONS AND SCHOOL PHYSICALS
 In order to comply with state law, each student must be
            1. Fully immunized as required or
            2. In the process of receiving immunizations, or
            3. Exempt from immunizations.
 We must have a completed Certificate of Immunization form on file within 30 days of enrollment. State laws will require us to prohibit a child to attend classes without the proper documentation soon after that time period. 

All new students are required to have a physical exam.
 
A complete certificate of health for all new students entering school will be required within 30 days after school begins.  Students in any grade may be asked to have a physical examination if a record of such an examination is not received from another school or if the need is indicated by excessive absences.  Forms must be completed by a physician and returned to the school.