ADMISSIONS STEPS

 ALL PROSPECTIVE NEW STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Submit a NON-REFUNDABLE Registration Fee of $175.00.

  2. Read the Dunnellon Christian Academy Handbook after interview and prospective enrollment.

  3. Sign Tuition Contract and complete all necessary forms.

  4. Submit a copy of the student's certified birth certificate.

  5. Submit a blue Florida Immunization Form.

  6. Submit a doctor's health form (from the State of Florida)

  7. Submit a copy of the student's most recent report card. (if applicable)

  8. Submit a social security number (optional)

  9. Sign Parent Pledge

  10. Sign Student Pledge

  11. Submit a letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member (Pastor, Former School, Teacher, Community Leader, etc.)

  12. Arrange for a Parent/Student Interview (through Academy office)

  13. Complete entrance exam if needed

 NO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED TO START UNTIL ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.

Steps 1-11 must be completed before an interview will be scheduled. Interviews will not be scheduled earlier than 24 hours from the time steps 1-11 have been completed. An application for admission is not considered until an interview has been held. Completing the above steps DOES NOT ENSURE acceptance to DCA.

ALL STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED CONDITIONALLY ON A SEMESTER (90 DAY) TRIAL PERIOD. The Academy reserves the right to place the child in a lower grade if it is deemed necessary. Additional probation may be set for not completing homework, failure to meet other set academic requirements of the various subjects, or as a result of disciplinary problems. If the child fails to make acceptable progress, or does not adjust to the program of the academy, the parents will be expected to withdraw their child, or the administration will require the student to be withdrawn.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION POLICIES:

  1. Arrange for an Administrator- Parent/Student Interview (through the Academy office). During the interview between the Administrator, Parent(s), and Student, the overall school program at DCA is discussed. This includes, but is not limited to, the school’s mission, purpose, vision, and expectations regarding the Parent and Student Pledges. The Matthew 18 Principle is explained and discussed.

  2. Students may be enrolled into a tutoring program or Intensive Instruction Program for acceptance based on the entrance exam results. Students and parents may also be required to comply with additional testing.

  3. Academic achievement, not chronological age, will determine the grade level placement of the student.

  4. Students must meet the chronological age required for a given grade by September 1st in order to be placed in that grade. The Administration must approve any exceptions to this policy.

  5. Parents must agree to submit their children to the standards of conduct, discipline, and overall program of the Academy.

  6. Dunnellon Christian Academy reserves the privilege of setting and maintaining its student conduct, dress, cleanliness, and scholarship standards.

CURRENT ENROLLMENT

Students will be admitted based on the availability of space, completion of the written entrance requirements, the receipt of three references, and a preliminary interview with the Administrator or his/her designee. The student must have a minimum of a “C” average and have a clean discipline record. Completion of these steps does not imply admission. Dunnellon Christian Academy reserves the right to refuse admittance to any student.

Students who are admitted to DCA will be expected to maintain a “C” average and observe the school’s code of conduct. Any student who fails to maintain a “C” average, or who, in the substantiated opinion of the Administrator, has become disruptive to the educational process will be placed on probation and/or referred to the Academy Committee for expulsion. It is the intent of Dunnellon Christian Academy to provide every student the opportunity to alter negative behavior and to fulfill his/her obligation to the school, to his/her parents, and to the Lord. No student will be denied admission based on race, color, national or ethnic heritage. Students may be denied admittance or have their registration canceled if their religious background is or becomes, incompatible with the school’s stated doctrine or beliefs, or if the student refuses to participate in any of the school’s programs.

Dunnellon Christian Academy has limited programs to assist students who have been classified, or who during their enrollment at Dunnellon Christian Academy become classified as ESE students. This includes students classified as emotionally handicapped or learning disabled. Each student situation fitting any of the criteria listed above must be discussed with the Administrator. The Intensive Instruction Program is available for those students with additional needs which would include McKay Scholarship students as well as other students who need additional services such as speech or therapy. DCA will make every effort to offer these services on campus; however, we reserve the right to refer families to outside sources to meet these needs.

Applicants must return the completed application packet prior to the testing date. Students who have not completed the application packet will not be admitted to testing. All steps must be completed before an interview can be scheduled.