Admissions - Admissions Policy
A student may be admitted to Hebron Christian Academy if he or she successfully completes the New Student Application, meets the Student Admissions Criteria, and is officially accepted by the Admissions Committee of Hebron Christian Academy.
STUDENT ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
- Hebron Christian Academy was established as a covenant school and continues to operate in that capacity. Our specific definition of a covenant school is that at least one parent/guardian (preferably both) of each student applicant must provide a credible, written testimony giving clear evidence of his/her personal faith in Jesus Christ. Since a determination will need to be made to enforce the “credible, written testimony giving clear evidence of his/her personal faith in Jesus Christ,” the Head of School, or her designee (e.g., a school-level principal) will be charged to make that determination. Whenever the Head of School makes that determination, his/her decision is final. If a designee of the Head of School makes that determination, the decision of that designee can only be appealed with the Head of School.
If a high school applicant can provide a “credible, written testimony giving clear evidence of his/her personal faith in Jesus Christ,” but neither parent/guardian can do so, that student will be eligible for enrollment if he/she meets with the Head of School and meets the other enrollment criteria.
In terms of an International student who desires to enroll in HCA and does not live in this country with his/her parents or guardians, that student will only be considered for enrollment if the host family meets the salvation requirements and the student is seeking enrollment in middle or high school.
In all other cases, any exceptions to the above philosophical admission requirements of Hebron Christian Academy may only be made by the Head of School.
- It is the desire of the administration and faculty at Hebron Christian Academy that all students are provided the opportunity to be successful. HCA is limited in its resources for students with learning and behavioral needs. A student with unique learning/behavioral needs, transferring from the public school, must provide his/her current IEP or 504 plan before admission will be considered. If a student is transferring from a private/home school, testing/evaluation, no older than three years, must be provided at the time of admission. Documentation will be evaluated by our student services team to assess if HCA has the resources necessary to meet the needs of the potential student. Parents and/or student may be required to meet with a representative from the student services support team before acceptance is determined.
- Hebron Christian Academy requires and expects exemplary behavior from its students. Thus, only students with a satisfactory citizenship record at his/her former school will be considered for enrollment.
- Student applicants and their families must agree to follow all HCA policies and procedures.
CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION
- Students seeking admission to kindergarten and first grade must be 5 and 6, respectively, by September 1 of the current school year.
- Students who are above or below the chronological age of the applied-for grade level may not be considered for enrollment.
- Parents must agree to the discipline and overall program of the school as outlined in detail in the Parent/Student Handbook.
- Each student will be admitted under academic probation for one semester.
- We reserve the right to deny entrance to any student if, in the opinion of the administration, it is in the best interest of the school and student. Because the acceptance of a new student is also a solemn responsibility on the part of the school, it is essential that the placement of the student be in accordance with ability. Since the academic standards of the school are more rigorous than most public institutions, there may be an educational gap that some students will have to overcome. If the test results for a new student show that he or she will probably not be able to keep up with the projected class, the school may ask the student to be tutored by a professional and/or undergo professional testing.
- It is the policy of Hebron Christian Academy that students who transfer from an accredited school must provide transcripts showing all courses taken, documentation of scores from standardized tests, and school discipline and attendance records. Parents will be asked to sign a release so HCA can request student records. The administration of Hebron Christian Academy will then review the documents to determine proper placement of the student. Credit will be awarded for courses completed with a passing grade.
- It is the policy of Hebron Christian Academy that students who transfer from home school and/or a non-accredited school must provide documentation of courses completed, grades earned, and scores from standardized tests. Students entering grades 9-12 will be given an assessment in each subject area. A placement committee made up of an academic counselor, administrator, and subject area teachers will then review the assessments and determine if the student meets HCA’s criteria to earn credit in each subject area. Hebron Christian Academy is limited in program offerings for students with certain academic or behavior needs. HCA may not be able to adequately meet the needs of students with learning disabilities or behavior disorders.
NON-DISCRIMINATORY ADMISSION POLICY
Hebron Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, and national and 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, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
To start the admissions process, please proceed to New Student Application.