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Columbia Academy
Admissions


Quick Facts for New Students

 

COLUMBIA ACADEMY

FEE SCHEDULE

2014-2015

(Tuition and Fees Subject To Change and are Non-Refundable)

MEMBERSHIP FEE

Each new family (K-5 - 12) must become a member of COLUMBIA ACADEMY, INC. $100.00

MAINTENANCE FEE

Each new family (1st - 12th) must pay a Maintenance fee to COLUMBIA ACADEMY, $650.00 INC. prior to officially enrolling. This fee is not refundable. This may be paid over four (4) years at a rate of $200.00 per year. Total $650.00

REGISTRATION FEE

*Per child - by March 6, 2014 $150.00

Per child - After March 6, 2014 $300.00

(A payment plan is available for parents with 2 or more students.)

RAFFLE TICKETS

SPRING - 20 tickets @ $5.00 each $100.00

It is mandatory that you purchase these tickets.

BUS REGISTRATION

Per family per year $75.00

BUS FEE

Monthly Bus Fee per family $100.00

ACTIVITY FEE

There will be an Activity Fee charged for each activity a student begins $25.00 in Grades 7th thru 12th. All activities are included except those that are purely academic. The fee will be charged once the activity has begun by the student and is non-refundable if the year or season is not completed.

TECHNOLOGY FEE

All Students in K5-12th. $75.00

ART FEE

  • All Students in K5-6th, $20.00

  • 7th thru 12th, enrolled in Art class, $50.00

    TUITION & PAYMENT PLAN

    The complete yearly tuition fees are due when the student is enrolled, but a payment schedule has been provided as follows:

    K5 thru 12th grade one (1) student annual $3,914.00

    12 month plan (June 1 - May 1) $326.17

    10 month plan (August 1 - May 1) $391.40

    FAMILIES WITH 2 CHILDREN (1st - 12th) WILL RECEIVE A 5% DISCOUNT BASED ON TOTAL TUITION

    FAMILIES WITH 3 OR MORE (1st - 12th) WILL RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT BASED ON TOTAL TUITION FOR 3

    KINDERGARTEN TUITION

    K-3, K-4 3 DAYS PER WEEK - per child annual $2,700.00

    3 DAYS PER WEEK - PER CHILD -per month $270.00

    K-3, K-4 & K-5 5 DAYS PER WEEK - per child annual $3,250.00

    5 DAYS PER WEEK - PER CHILD - per month $325.00

    DAY CARE

    Your child must be registered for monthly Day Care in order for you to be billed at the monthly rate, otherwise you will be billed at the daily rate.

    After school from 2:30 - 5:30 per day - per child $11.00

    per month - per child $130.00

    All money owed to COLUMBIA ACADEMY is due and payable on the 1st of each month. All money received after the 15th of each month will be charged a late fee of 10%. Any patron whose account becomes 30 days delinquent from the 1st will receive a letter advising them of the delinquency. If the delinquent money - including all late charges - is not paid within 60 days from the due date, the patron will be asked to remove his child (children) from COLUMBIA ACADEMY. ALL STUDENTS OF PATRONS WHO ARE PAST DUE ON ANY MONEY OWED COLUMBIA ACADEMY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE FINAL EXAMS AND/OR WILL NOT RECEIVE FINAL GRADES.

    MANDATORY FUNDRAISERS:

    From time to time, the Board of Directors may deem it necessary to approve mandatory fundraising activities in order to raise money for school operations. Whenever the need arises and such fundraisers are approved, all patrons will be required to participate.

    NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY

     Columbia Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Columbia Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

    Registration

    $150.00 per student Due March 6, 2014

    The following payment plan is available for parents with 2 or more students.

    2 Student Family

    March 6 $150.00

    April 6 $100.00

    May 6 $50.00

    Total Due $300.00

    3 Student Family

    March 6 $150.00

    April 6 $100.00

    May 6 $100.00

    June 6 $100.00

    Total Due $450.00

    4 Student Family

    March 6 $150.00

    April 6 $100.00

    May 6 $100.00

    June 6 $100.00

    July 6 $150.00

    Total Due $600.00

     

    ADMISSION AND CONTINUATION POLICY

    STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

    Private education is a privilege provided for young people by parents who recognize the importance of education.  It is not a "right" to be exercised without respect for others and it requires acceptance of certain responsibilities.

    It is one of the goals of Columbia Academy for all students to become self-motivated, self-disciplined, and self-governed.  Each student grades 6-12 will sign a student contract agreeing to uphold the terms of this handbook and agreeing to work diligently to improve themselves and their school.  Each student should realize that their education is important and should work hard to do their personal best.  Each student should also take pride in and responsibility for their school, its programs and its mission.

    ADMISSION POLICY

    Notice of Non-Discrimination-Columbia Academy 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.  Columbia Academy does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic or other school-administered programs based on race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin.

    Minimum Requirements -Applicants must have a 76 grade point average in academic classes in the last grading period from their previous school and not have been expelled or suspended for disciplinary problems of any nature.  Prior school records will be checked before admission is granted.   Applicants must have no record of conviction for any criminal activity.   Enrollment or admission of married students is prohibited.

    Any behavior deemed not in harmony with the purpose of Columbia Academy will result in dismissal at the discretion of the Headmaster.  Applicants for re-admission must have no monies owed on a delinquent account at this school.

                     Each application must be approved by the Headmaster and School Board before it becomes binding upon Columbia Academy.

     

     

    Admission Process

     

    If you are not already familiar with Columbia Academy, we invite you to call and schedule an appointment to visit our school and talk with some of our staff.  This will give you an opportunity to learn about the schoolís policies, academics, activities, and the admission process.  In certain cases we allow prospective students to come spend some time in the school on a pass.  If you would like a tour, please contact Myra Williams in the Headmasterís office.

     

    Step One

    Obtain an Application for Enrollment card and tuition cost sheet from the Headmasterís office.

    Step Two

    Submit a completed Application for Enrollment accompanied by the required fees.  Also submit a copy of your childís:

    *     birth certificate

    *     social security card

    *     immunization form

    *     report card

    *     transcript (for 9th Ė 12th graders only)

     

    Step Three

    The counselor will contact your childís previous school to review his/her grade, absentee, and disciplinary history.  The administration and the membership committee of the Board will review your application.  A decision will be made concerning enrollment and you will be notified as soon as possible.