Financial Information

ADMISSION PROCESS

Before the candidate is considered for enrollment in Southside Christian School, the following steps must be completed.  This process does take time, so you are encouraged to begin the process as soon as possible.

1.    ______Parent or guardian will pick up enrollment packet

 

2.    ______Return the completed application and sign transcript release request      

 

3.    ______Distribute Teacher Recommendation Forms and Personal Reference Forms (if requested)

 

4.    ______Family interview with administrator or designee and tour the campus

 

5.    ______Potential students may be required to complete an entrance exam

 

6.    ______Parental Notification of admission decision by School Administrator

 

7.    ______If accepted, parents need to complete all necessary forms with the

Financial administrator

 

Notes

 

¨       After steps 1-3 are completed, viable candidates and their parents will be contacted to schedule a family interview.  The purpose of the interview is to get acquainted with the family and to answer any questions that the family may have.

 

¨       After steps 1-5 have been completed, the Admission Committee will meet to review the completed application packet.  Families will be notified of the Committee’s decision.

 

If your child is given an invitation to register, you will have ten (10 days) to come to the SCS accounting office to complete the Registration Process.  A small number of qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list if a lack of openings exists.  The waiting pool will be utilized only if a student withdraws or a family does not accept the invitation to register.  It is our policy to only place the number of students in our waiting pool who have a reasonably good opportunity of attending SCS in the fall.  All other applicants will be encouraged to reapply the following year.

2018-2019 FINANCIAL POLICY AND TUITION

 

NON-REFUNDABLE FEES

Student Re-Enrollment and Initial Enrollment Fee (See Above)
This fee is non-refundable and due with each application for admission. Monthly payment schedule can be arranged, but Enrollment Fee must be paid by May 25, 2018 or according to contract.

Late Tuition Payment Fee $25
This fee will be charged per student/per month if the appropriate tuition payment is
not received by the 15th of the month due.  Student will be dismissed if not paid by the 25th of the month.

Returned Check Fee (This fee will be charged for each returned check.)   $35
If your check is not paid on presentment or is dishonored, you agree to pay the amount allowed by state law.

Billing Change Fee (This fee is charged when changing tuition payment plan.) $50

 

Graduation Fee
Kindergarten $25
Senior  $125

 

Athletic Fee

Refer to Athletic Handbook

 

Field Trips

Field trips will incur an extra cost.  Students not attending field trips need to inform teachers in advance if they plan to come to school on that day.

FINANCIAL AID


Southside Christian School is committed to providing the lowest fees possible to the families that desire a Christian education for their children.  For families that require additional assistance because of limited financial resources, we offer a limited number of tuition discount scholarships.  Parents should pick these up from the Public Relations administrator.  The deadline for consideration is May 31st as funds are available.  No student will be considered for financial aid without this form on file.

The following steps must be completed to be considered for need-based financial aid:

1.    Application for admission with your non-refundable Enrollment Fee.

2.    Financial aid applications must be completed and returned to the school.

3.    The parents must meet the criteria for financial aid.  

4.    Student assistance is granted on a first come, first served basis and will not be considered until all required paperwork has been completed.  Applications submitted will only be considered if there are financial aid funds remaining.

  • Current students will be given priority consideration provided all paperwork has been filed.  The billing account of enrolled students must be current.
  • New students will be considered provided an Application for Admission is on file at the school.  New student acceptance is required before award notification.

 

 WITHDRAWAL POLICY

It is assumed you are enrolling your student for the entire year and budgets are set accordingly.

 

  • If you withdraw your child before the end of the school year, a written notice is required.  The reason for withdrawal and the last date the child will attend school must be given.  A student withdrawal form must be signed and completed.

 

  • If after enrollment your son/daughter is voluntarily withdrawn (even if withdrawn before the first day of class), suspended, or dismissed, no part of the fees or tuition paid to the school shall be refunded.  SCS reserves the right to collect tuition and fee balances associated with the remainder of the school year.   Financial reimbursement will only be considered for employment relocation or financial hardship.  When final payment is made by check, transcripts will be released after 10 working days.

 

ADDITIONAL POLICIES

 

All payments must be made on a timely basis as established by the school.  If the family’s account is not current, the following apply:

  • Eligibility for Continuation in School - Students may be dismissed if their account is not paid by the 25th of the month.  Students may not be considered for re-enrollment.
  • Kindergarten/Twelfth Grade Graduation - Kindergarten and twelfth grade students may not participate in graduation exercises until the school account for the family is paid in full.
  • Report Cards/Transfer of Records - Report cards and/or transcripts may not be released to parents or other schools.
  • Eligibility for Extra-Curricular ActivitiesStudents may not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities including athletics, class/field trips, fine arts, etc.
  • Academic Eligibility - Students may not be allowed to take exams; may be refused admittance to classes; and all student records and report cards may be withheld.

QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

 

What if I enroll my child after the semester has begun? If a child is enrolled before the midterm of the semester, the account will be charged for the full semester as he/she will be able to receive full credit for that semester.  If a child is enrolled after the midterm of the semester, you will be charged a prorated amount for ½ of the semester as full credit may or may not be earned by the student. All other applicants will be encouraged to reapply the following year.

NONDISCRIMATION STATEMENT

Southside Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or 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, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance program, or athletic and other school administered programs.

Southside Christian School is a mission school that is committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Students are expected to follow guidelines established by the school to protect its Christian ministry.

Dress Code

Southside Christian School Dress Code 2018-2019

Shirts Students may wear:

·        Collared oxford or polo shirts

·        Shirts are to be buttoned. Only the top button may be unbuttoned.

·        Name brand logos should be small and no larger than the size of a fist.

·        Sheer material or styles too form-fitting are not appropriate.

·        Friday: Southside, Christian-themed or solid t-shirts may be worn.

·        Outerwear-- Students may wear all zip-up and button type jacket styles, including hoodies.

·        Shirts fitting the dress code must be worn underneath coats, jackets, and sweaters

·        Use of jackets in the classroom will be determined by the classroom teacher.

·        Students may not wear sweatshirts or pullovers, including non-zip or non-button hoodies in the classroom.

 

Shorts/Pants Students may wear:

·        Pants and shorts which are neat, hemmed, and free of holes or frayed edges.

·        Shorts must be no shorter than two inches above the knee.

·        Fridays: Jeans and denim fabrics are allowed.

·        Students may not wear:

·        Skinny jeans, sweatpants, pajama bottoms, spandex, jogging pants, cut-offs, short shorts, or

·        athletic shorts during the academic school day.

·        Leggings as pants. Leggings can only be worn with a dress or skirt no shorter than 2 inches above

·        the knee.

·        Denim, except for Fridays. .

 

Dresses/Skirts Female students may wear:

         Dresses with attached sleeves and jumpers with appropriate shirts

         Dresses and skirts should be no more than 2 inches from the top of the knee.

         Shoes--Shoes must be worn at all times. They must be closed toe shoes or tennis/running shoes (required

         for P.E./Recess). For girls, sandals are acceptable.

         Students may not wear plastic athletic sandals/sliders, flip-flops, or Crocs.

 

Hairstyles

         Hair must be clean, neatly groomed, and out of the eyes. Male students' hair should be trimmed

         to the nape of the neck. Neatly groomed mustaches are acceptable, but no beards are allowed.

         Wild or extreme hairstyles or unusual hair colors are not allowed.

 

General Rules

         Students may not:

         Have piercings (except girls' ears), gauging, or tattoos.

         Wear hats, caps, blankets, sunglasses, or bandanas while in the building during the school day.

         Wear clothing from or representing other local schools. However, clothing representing other local

church is acceptable on Fridays.

         Wear clothing that doesn't conform to the student's physique by being too tight or excessively

         baggy. Undergarments should not be visible at any time.