Step 1: Educational Success Consultation
Whether you have made the choice to enroll your child in Calvary Christian School, or you are still considering your options, we invite you to schedule an Educational Success Consultation. As a Christian ministry it is our desire to be a help to your family. You will have the opportunity to meet with our principal, Rick Mattish, who has over 20 years of experience in education. The consultation will focus on goals and aspirations you have for your child with the intent of providing you with information that will help you make wise educational choices.
You will also learn more about the possibilities available to your child at Calvary Christian School. In addition, the consultation will help us better serve your child should you decide to enroll him or her at CCS.
Please call our secretary, Bernadette Lenhert, at 831-637-2909 to begin the admissions process by scheduling an Educational Success Consultation. Both parents are encouraged to attend.
Step 2: Shadow Day
The second step in our admissions process is to schedule a “Shadow Day” for your child. A Shadow Day is an opportunity for your child to attend his or her potential new class. This will give your child an opportunity to meet the teacher and other students while taking part in the class activities for the day.
We call this a “Shadow Day” because your child will be paired up with another student of the same gender for the day. Your child will “shadow” his or her new friend as they participate together in the class activities throughout the day. We are confident that this will be a positive experience for your child.
After the Shadow Day, you will have the opportunity to find out how your child is responding to his or her potential new teacher and school. This should be very helpful to you as parents when making a final decision on enrolling your child at Calvary Christian School.
Step 3: Apply for Enrollment
To begin the enrollment process, you will need to submit an Application for Enrollment form along with the registration fee. Next you should schedule an administrative interview for your child to meet with our principal, Rick Mattish. The goals of this interview include answering any questions your child may have, gathering information that will help our teachers better prepare to teach your child, and determining your child’s spirit of cooperation and teachability. In addition to these items, the following are needed at each grade level before a final decision of acceptance can be made:
Kindergarten – Your child will need to take a kindergarten readiness test. This test is usually taken at the time of the administrative interview.
Grades 1-6 – You will need to fill out a form giving CCS permission to obtain copies of academic, behavior, and attendance records from your child’s previous school. Most students will also need to take a placement test which is usually scheduled back-to-back with the administrative interview.
Grades 7-12 – You will need to fill out a form giving CCS permission to obtain copies of academic, behavior, and attendance records from your child’s previous school. Most students will also need to take a placement test which is usually scheduled back-to-back with the administrative interview. Also, our grades 7-12 program is a discipleship program where students are expected to be in regular church attendance at an evangelical church of like faith. A “Pastor Recommendation” form needs to be filled out by your pastor and submitted to our school office.
After receiving the above information, you will be notified of our decision on your child’s enrollment application.
Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid (if needed)
Step 5: After Acceptance
Before your child’s 1st day at Calvary Christian School, you will need to submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate and up-to-date immunizations record unless your child’s previous school forwards these copies to us. You will also need to fill out an “Emergency/Medical Information” card. If you think your child may be in the before or after school extended care at any point during the school year, then you will need to fill out and submit an “Extended Care Agreement” form.