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Admissions Guidelines

Students who apply for admission to Rosehill Christian School are evaluated on the criteria listed below.  The admissions team looks at all of the information presented to make a decision as to whether Rosehill would be a "good fit" for the student.   Admission is based upon the following criteria:

 

TESTING PARAMETERS: 

The candidate's test scores must fall within accepted standards of mid-average to above average IQ.

PAST PERFORMANCE: 

Indicators of past performance may be from the following:

  • Past standardized testing
  • Grades

PAST SCHOOL SUCCESS: 

Indicators of past student success may be from the following:

  • Report card grades
  • Teacher / Administrator recommendations

COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED DOCUMENTS in the admissions packet

INTERVIEW

If all other parameters are at acceptable levels to the review committee, an interview will be scheduled with the family.

COVENANT SCHOOL

We are a Covenant School for grades K-12, which means that at least one parent must be a believer in the saving Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ as defined in our Statement of Faith.  The family must also be in regular attendance at a local church with a comparable Statement of Faith.

Other Admission Guidelines:

PAST DISCIPLINARY ISSUES
Any student who has been expelled, assigned to an alternative education placement or who is presently suspended will not be eligible for enrollment at RCS.

SPACE
Openings are based upon available seats in each class.  Please check with Admissions Director, Sherry Johnson for space availability.  A waiting pool is created when all seats are taken in a class.  New classes are added based upon classroom availability and at least 5 new students in a waiting pool.

EARLY CHILDHOOD

  • Children in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten should be able to maintain consistent, acceptable behavioral standards without extensive staff support or at the expense of the progress of other students.
  • Preschool enrollment is for children 3 and 4 years of age before September 1st.  Preschoolers must be toilet-trained to be accepted.
  • Children enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years old before September 1st.  Admission testing is required for all Kindergarten students, both continuing RCS students and new RCS students.

FINANCIAL STANDING

  • If the family is transferring from another Christian or private school, they should be in good financial standing with the previous school.

SUMMIT PROGRAM

  • Rosehill is not staffed to accommodate students with severe learning differences.  However, some students with mild learning differences may qualify for the Summit Program.
  • Note that the Summit Program is an added cost of up to $6,000 per student based upon services needed.
  • For more information on the Summit Program, please contact the grade level Principal.

Grades K-6: Kerry Frick … 281-378-4458  kfrick@rcseagles.org

Grades 7-12: Lauren Dyal … 281-378-4458  ldyal@rcseagles.org

APPLICANT CONSIDERATION

  • Returning students during the re-enrollment period
  • Siblings of returning students
  • New applicants

 

For more information about Admissions, please contact Admissions Director, Sherry Johnson at 281-378-4456.  You may email her at sjohnson@rcseagles.org

NON-DISCRIMINATORY ADMISSIONS POLICY

RCS admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin to all 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, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies as well as its aid, athletic and other school programs.  

 

Admissions Process

STEP 1 (K-12) ONLINE APPLICATION

  • Completes the online application agreeing to the following:
    • Statement of Faith & Morality Statement
    • Regular attendance at a church with a comparable Statement of Faith
  • Payment of application fee … $100.00

STEP 2 (K-12)  GATHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Once the application for admission is submitted,  the parent will begin gathering the paperwork for the Admissions Committee to review.  This paperwork will consist of the following:
  • Pastor questionnaire
  • Teacher recommendations
    • Elementary:  math teacher & language arts teacher
    • Middle School & High School:  one each from a math AND english / language arts teacher PLUS one from teacher  of your choice (Total of 3)
  • Previous Testing:
    • Any previous standardized testing and psychological testing
    • Any previous PLAN, PSAT, ACT or SAT scores, ISEE scores
  • Report cards for previous two years
  • Grade report showing present student performance
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records

STEP 3 (K-6)  TESTING

  • Testing for K-6 students may occur once the application has been submitted.  

STEP 3 (7-12)  TESTING

  • The Director of Admissions will forward the completed student folder with all documentation to the grade level principal.  Upon review of the student folder, the grade level Principal will determine if additional testing is warranted based upon the documentation submitted.  

STEP 4 (K-12)  FAMILY INTERVIEW

  • If the test results and the student files indicate that the student might be a fit for the school, an interview with the family will be scheduled with the grade level Principal.
    • It is appropriate for both parents to attend the interview.  However, at least one parent and the child should be present at the interview.
  • If the test results and the student files indicate that the school would not be a fit for the student, the Principal will notify the parents.

 

Grade

Testing

Cost

Contact for Testing

K - 2

Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children II (KABC- II)



$175.00

or

$225.00 for testing and conference


Ms. Jennifer Rodriguez

jrodriguez@rcseaglesonline.org




3 - 6


Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities IV (WJ IV-COG)


$175.00

or

$225.00 for testing and conference


Ms. Jennifer Rodriguez

jrodriguez@rcseaglesonline.org




7 - 12


Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities IV (WJ IV-COG)

$175.00

or

$250.00 for testing and conference

Ms. Jennifer Rodriguez

Please wait for review of records before scheduling testing.

NOTE:  RCS is bound by the license agreements with the Educational Diagnostician and only the Educational Diagnostician may furnish the parent with test results and the interpretation of those results.

STEP 5 (K-12)  ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE REVIEW

  • Upon final submission of all documents, testing, and the family interview, the Admissions Committee will meet to review student file to determine admission to Rosehill Christian School.  This committee meets once each week to determine acceptance or rejection of the student for entrance to Rosehill Christian School.
  • The determination of the Admissions Committee will be formally communicated to the family.

NOTES:  

  1.  Students who have various learning differences or who are presently receiving assistance through Special Education or 504 should provide any previous testing, ARD paperwork, 504 paperwork, and a list of any accommodations from the past.  A Pre-Interview will be conducted before any new admissions testing to determine if RCS is staffed to meet the educational needs for the child requesting admission.

 

  1.  Any student who has been expelled, assigned to an alternative education placement or who is presently suspended will not be eligible for enrollment at RCS.

 

  1.  After students are admitted to RCS, those who struggle academically may be referred for further testing at the expense of the parent.

 

  1.  Priority of processing students for admissions
  • Siblings of current students.
  • Children from the Christian community at large that come from a family where at least one parent is a born-again believer.
  • Children 14 years and older who display a deep relationship with the Lord in an interview with administration, have a strong desire to attend RCS, have parents who do not know the Lord but are supportive of the goals of the school.
  • Kindergarten and first grade students, who come from a family that is searching spiritually, are willing to attend church regularly, and work with a mentor who will check on their progress spiritually.

 

  1.  Returning Families:  Any returning family will need to meet with the Head of School prior to the application process.

 

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