Applying to PCA
Parkridge Christian Academy’s Admissions Policies
Parkridge Christian Academy is an outreach school that accepts students regardless of parental faith. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, gender, or disability in our admissions policies, educational practices, or school-administered programs. We reserve the privilege of setting and maintaining standards for our students in regard to their conduct, character, and academic performance.
Parkridge Christian Academy’s admission procedures are structured to identify the needs of each individual student and to determine our ability to meet them. A student admission acceptance status, decided by the administrative team, includes but is not limited to, screening results, prior school and standardized testing records, and teacher recommendations. Students achieving below the academic standards of admissions may be enrolled at the discretion of the Academy Administration.
Parkridge Christian Academy’s Admissions Procedures
The first step is to call or stop by the campus, to meet with administration and receive a tour.
*** If your child has an IEP, 504 Plan, PSSP, Psychological report, or any other form of evaluation, you will be directed to submit that documentation to our Assistant Principal prior to your tour. The information will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether PCA is able to meet the needs of your child. Once a decision has been made, you will be contacted and directed as to how to proceed.
If the tour and meeting go well, you will be directed to:
- Complete the online application
- Pay the non-refundable application fee
- Submit a copy of the student’s most recent report card and/or progress report showing grades, conduct, and grade placement, in addition to the most recent standardized test scores
If all goes well, the next step is to schedule an assessment date for the child (required of all students K-8), and a teacher evaluation form is sent to the most recent teacher(s). Please note, screening results are not provided in writing.
The final step in the process is a pastoral family interview.
Parkridge Christian Academy’s Things to Note:
Before a student can be admitted to class, a certified copy of the student’s birth certificate, a current physical form and immunization form must be presented to the Registrar.
Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1st.
First-grade students should have completed an approved Kindergarten program and must be six years old on or before September 1st.
We generally adhere to the decision of previous schools in terms of grade placement.