Requirements

New Student Requirements

Christian Life Academy admits students of any race, color, religious creed, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally offered to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religious preference, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, athletics or any other school-administered activities.

Every applicant deserves serious consideration as a potential recipient of the benefits of Christian education offered by Christian Life Academy.  Yet, our commitment to a high level of achievement, college preparatory curriculum and low student-teacher ratios essentially limits our number of openings.  Therefore, in consideration of new applicants, Christian Life Academy strives to select students who have the ability to complete our academic program successfully.

Admission Requirements for Christian Life Academy

All applicants must comply with the following requirements:

  • Provide a  record of good behavior and prior school attendance.
  • Provide a complete application including a previous report card, official transcripts, recommendations, current health records, birth certificate, and other previous educational records.
  • Be willing for your child to receive a Christian education, which may lead the child to a personal experience with Jesus Christ.
  • Be willing for your child to comply with the academic, moral, and behavioral standards of CLA and cooperate with the teachers and administrators to implement these components of their education.

Selection of students for admission is based on the following:

Preschool:

  • Age three (3) by September 30th  AND
  • Age appropriate behavior and potty trained (refer to attached guideline)

Pre-K:

  • Age four (4) by September 30th AND
  • Developmentally age 4 based on Gesell testing
  • Mastery of appropriate age level skills.

K-5:

  • Age five (5) by September 30th AND
  • Developmentally age 5 based on the Gesell Test administered by a certified CLA administrator / teacher.
  • Mastery of appropriate age and grade level skills.
  • Evidence of positive character, respect for authority and self discipline.
  • Recommendations from previous school officials.

1st:

  • Successfully passed K-5 AND
  • Developmentally age 6 based on the Gesell Test administered by a certified CLA Administrator / teacher.
  • Mastery of appropriate age and grade level skills.
  • Evidence of positive character, respect for authority and self discipline.
  • Recommendations from previous school officials.

2nd-6th:

  • Passed the previous grade.
  • Grade point average minimum - 2.0.
  • 50th percentile in Reading, Math, and Language Arts for previous year on IOWA, Stanford, or other standardized achievement test.
  • Instructional level for grade applying in Reading, Math, and Language Arts as reflected by CLA Admission Test. 
  • Evidence of positive character, respect for authority and self discipline.
  • Recommendations from previous school officials.

  7th –12th:

  • Three years previous records of academic achievement, behavior, and attendance.
  • A cummulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • Evidence of positive character, respect for authority and self discipline.
  • Recommendations from previous school officials.
  • An interview with the principal and/or admissions committee.
  • Satisfactory results on compulsory entrance examinations.

Students will be placed in a pool according to the above criteria, and an invitation for enrollment will be extended based on the number of students needed to complete overall enrollment and  control of class sizes.  A new pool will be established each year during registration.

Inasmuch as Christian Life Academy is a ministry of Christian Life Fellowship,.  The following priorities are established for filling openings:
a.  Students whose families are members of Christian Life Fellowship Church
b.  Families who already have siblings enrolled in the school
c.  Students whose parents are employees of Christian Life Academy of Fellowship
d.  Other applicants
   *  All students must meet admission criteria.

Entrance examinations allow Christian Life Academy to gauge ability.  These results, when combined with academic records and recommendations from previous school officials, help us to gain a broad measure of the student’s past and future potential for academic success.

Christian Life Academy does not offer a special education program and has limited ability to address the needs of disabled students.

A complete application packet for grades 7-12 will include the following:

  • Application for admission
  • Enrollment Contract
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Prospective Student Assessment Form (s)
  • Copies of transcripts and/or report cards reflecting three academic years
  • Copies of Achievement Test scores reflecting three academic years
  • Copies of Birth Certificate and Immunization records
  • Application and testing fee of $100.00 made payable to Christian Life Academy
  • Recommendations from previous school officials, especially the previous principal.
      *  Official records will be requested upon acceptance.

Interviews and Testing will be scheduled after completed applications are submitted.

All of the above criteria, recommendations, entrance exams, and any other pertinent information will be reviewed and evaluated by the member of the admissions committee who will make the final determination for acceptance to Christian Life Academy. 

Re-admission each year will be based on academic achievement, social, and moral integration into the school’s programs.  Submission to the authority of CLA administration by student and parents is mandatory.