Continuous Enrollment

From Re-Enrollment to Continuous Enrollment:

Last year, 87% of eligible Northshore Christian Academy families returned to our school for this current year.  We tried to make the re-enrollment process as user-friendly as possible.  While our families universally loved this program and it worked well, we weren’t quite satisfied.  We challenged ourselves to do better.  We wanted to make things even easier for NCA families and reward such great school loyalty.  And that’s what led to this year’s launch of Continuous Enrollment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are Frequently Asked Questions regarding Continuous Enrollment. Click on the drop-down arrow to the left of the question to view the answer.

What is Re-Enrollment

Re-enrollment is the process where families enroll their children for the next school year. It occurs each school year in February. It involves filling out on-line registration forms, signing documents, and paying a registration fee.

What is continuous enrollment?

A currently enrolled student remains enrolled until you tell us differently. We will send an email to inform you that enrollment for the next school year has taken place and the enrollment fee will be due the end of March of the calendar year. Tuition sheets for the next year will be included in this email.

Why does Re-Enrollment Matter? And why do we go through this every year?

Many new families are interested in enrolling their children at NCA. Re-enrollment allows our current families to ‘lock-in’ their spot for the following school year. Approximately 87% of our students remain at NCA so re-enrollment allows NCA to determine the number of spots available for new students.

If i need to withdraw, how do i do that?

If you are not returning for the next school year, you are required to inform the Academy Admission team in writing prior to March 1st. Admissions@nca.school 

  • After March 1st, your student will be considered enrolled for the next school year. As a result, the enrollment fee is billable. This will be the case for all withdrawals between March 1st and May 31st.
  • After June 1st, enrollment and annual fees will be billable.
  • After July 1st through the balance of the school year, the fees mentioned above in addition to the balance of tuition owed for the school year up to the end of the quarter of the withdrawal will be due. 

Important: Once a family notifies the campus or Admissions Department of their intent to withdraw, they will receive an email with a link to the Intent to Withdraw Form. Once the parent has submitted the Intent to Withdraw Form, they must also complete the campus checkout procedures and reconcile their tuition and fees account before the withdrawal is final.

But what about unique circumstances- what if god has other plans for my family?

We’ve built flexibility into this contract. So, for major life changes/unique circumstances like moving 25+ miles away from our school, or if NCA can no longer meet your child’s educational needs, if we ask your family to leave, or if there is some unforeseen circumstance that our Board of Directors approves, there will be no financial penalty.

What is the schedule for the school year in fees and tuition?

For the 2020-2021 School Year, fees and tuition will be collected in the same manner they have in the past year. Payment options are Annual, Quarterly, and Monthly 10 or 11-month payment. Enrollment fees are collected at the time of re-enrollment. All annual fees are billed for on July 1st

In the 2021-2022 school year, the fee and tuition payment schedule will change. 

Enrollment fees will be billed on March 1st.

Annual fees will be billed on June 1st.

Monthly Tuition Payments will all be 11 monthly payments beginning on July 1st.

Annual and Quarterly payment options remain available.

what are the benefits to parents of continuous enrollment?

Simplicity.

Guaranteed placement. With increasing enrollment, we are either at or near waitlists in many of our grades, placement in next year’s class is an increasingly sought-after spot. By opting into continuous enrollment, you’ll be locking down that coveted seat for your child until graduation.