Northwest Christian Education exists to assist parents as they provide Christian education for their children. The primary basis for admission to the program is a parental commitment to accept their biblical mandate to train their children. Since NCE School Board believes that education is a scriptural mandate, admission is open only to children whose parents are committed to Christian values.
The following policy considerations will be applied when evaluating each family for admission of their child:
1. At least one parent must subscribe to the Statement of Faith.
2. Parents must view Christian education as a religious conviction.
3. At least one parent must be present at seminars, orientations, and parent conferences provided for Christian school families (except in the case of I-20 international students).
4. Enrollment is open to families from member churches of NCE on a first come, first serve basis. Non-member families may enroll as space is available, yet all school policies are applied to all NCE families.
5. Each student must be in good standing from the previous school attended (i.e., passing marks academically and a good behavior record). A student with poor academic performance or behavior problems will be placed on probation for one quarter. If results are improved, the student will be taken off of probation and be officially enrolled at NCE.
6. Secondary students, grades 6-12, must verbally and in written form commit to their willingness to attend NCE, and must openly attest to their willingness to abide by all the procedures and rules of NCE.
7. Students with learning disabilities will be evaluated carefully, considering the type of disability, severity of the disability and the capacity of NCE faculty to accommodate that disability.
8. During the registration period, an appointment for a new family interview and student entrance test will be made through the secretary. This is a meeting where the goals, program, and commitment of the school will be presented.
9. After the interview and testing, the admissions committee will determine whether or not the student is accepted for enrollment.
10. Within a week after the initial interview, parents will be notified by the local campus secretary regarding the principal’s decision to accept or deny the student’s enrollment.
11. If a student is accepted, a fully completed and signed application form must be returned to the local campus office with all registration fees paid in full, by the date established on the acceptance notification.
12. Returning families should attend the Registration/Information Night, review Parent-Student Handbook, fill out the registration packet, return promptly to the school secretary, and schedule an appointment for any questions or concerns.
NCE mission involves working with the parents in the Christian education of students, and so we expect parents to be partners in nurturing their children, and to agree to the following statement. “As a parent I agree to support the school with my prayers and with a positive attitude. Complaints or negative comments will be shared ONLY with the teacher, administrator, or person involved and NOT with my child or other people, following the Matthew 18 principle.”