How To Apply To Transition And Kindergarten

 
 
I. Informational Visit
Before submitting an application, we encourage all prospective families to schedule an informational visit to the campus.  A typical visit includes a tour of campus and an opportunity to learn more about the Academy’s programs. Please contact the Admissions Office if you need additional information or would like to schedule a visit.
 
II. Application
Applications to the Academy for the subsequent school year are accepted throughout the year. The first consideration deadline for Transition or Kindergarten admission is December 1 of the preceding school year. To begin the admission process, families complete an application and pay $550 ($300 enrollment fee and $250 application fee).
 
III. Applicant Visit
The Admissions Office will contact parents of applicants for Transition and Kindergarten to visit during the January or February prior to enrollment.  During this visit the student and parents will visit the Transition, Kindergarten, and resource classes, finalize enrollment paperwork, and schedule the screening appointment.
 
IV. Teacher Evaluation
A confidential teacher evaluation is requested of applicant’s pre-school teacher. The Admissions Office provides forms and return envelopes for these confidential teacher evaluations. These forms are returned directly to the Admissions Office.
 
V. Transition/Kindergarten Screening
Each applicant will be screened by the admissions/guidance staff or classroom teacher. The applicant’s readiness for the Academy’s program is assessed using a combination of age-appropriate screening tools.
 
VI. Enrollment
An offer of enrollment will be made upon successful completion of the screening process. An enrollment packet, including the tuition agreement, will be emailed shortly thereafter. In cases where no openings are available but the student meets the admissions criteria, the option of placement on a waiting list is offered. Preference for admission is given to siblings and children of alumni.
 
Summary Admission Dates & Deadlines
 
Informational visit ......................................................Scheduled year-round
Initial deadline for first round consideration ...................December 1, then as space allows
Applicant visit ............................................................Mid-January to mid-February
Applicant screening ....................................................Mid-April to early May
Offer of enrollment .....................................................Upon successful screening
 
Arendell Parrott Academy admits students of any race, color, national and 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 and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.