Requirements

Acceptance Policy

After application for enrollment has been made, an interview with the child is conducted. This interview process is to determine readiness for group learning and average age appropriate development. Because of limited resources with personnel and finances, Evangel Christian School targets enrollment of the average child. Children who do not appear to be ready for group learning or who show signs of possible special needs are not accepted. Should this be the case, registration fees are refunded.*
*Grades 1-5. An entrance exam may be required after the initial interview process to determine a student’s readiness for the programs of our school.

Supplies

Basic classroom supplies are to be provided by parents as requested by the teacher.
 

Birth Certificate

An original birth CERTIFICATE must be presented at the time of registration. A photo static copy is then made for our files and parents retain the original. These certificates are used to authenticate information for permanent cumulative records.

Immunization

A Certificate of Immunization MUST be on file PRIOR to the first day of school attendance. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE. We are fulfilling state law requirement.
 

Additional Requirements

All 3-year-old children must be completely toilet trained. We reserve the right to ask parents to withdraw any child that does not prove to be so.

Age Policy

 
Grades K-4 and K-5
Students must be age 4 to enter K-4 and age 5 to enter K-5 on or before September 30th. WE PREFER STUDENTS ADHERE TO THE LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM’S BIRTH DATE DEADLINE, WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE FIRST SCHOOL DAY OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR. IN THIS WAY, STUDENTS WHO MAY LATER GO ON TO PUBLIC SCHOOL WILL HAVE NO DIFFICULTY WITH AGE ACCEPTANCE. Although a student is allowed to attend ECS based on our birth date deadline, his/her acceptance into public or other private schools is based on THEIR age requirements.
 
Grades 1-5
Students entering first grade must be age 6 on or before September 30th. WE PREFER STUDENTS ADHERE TO THE LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM’S BIRTH DATE DEADLINE, WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE FIRST SCHOOL DAY OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR. IN THIS WAY, STUDENTS WHO MAY LATER GO ON TO PUBLIC SCHOOL WILL HAVE NO DIFFICULTY WITH AGE ACCEPTANCE. Although a student is allowed to attend ECS based on our birth date deadline, his/her acceptance into public or other private schools is based on THEIR age requirements.
 
Students entering second grade and higher are accepted into the grade level assigned providing the student transfers from a program with a recognized curriculum comparable to Evangel Christian School and that all entrance requirements have been met.

Department of Human Resources

 
At Evangel Christian School, we strive to provide quality Christian Education and ensure the safety of each child entrusted to us. In doing so, we maintain “Church Exempt” status in regards to state licensing with the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources.
 
With this exemption, all children under the age of 5 must receive a routine physical examination with the Physician stating that the child is able to participate in school group activities. The Physician must also state that the child is free of contagious disease and has received proper immunization. A “Child’s Medical Report” form may be obtained from the school office for this purpose.
 
Detailed information concerning “Church Exemption” is presented at the time of registration. A signed notarized affidavit is used in this process. Notarization may be completed in the school office free of charge.