How to Apply
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Thank you for considering New Life Academy for your child’s education! Our admissions team is dedicated to identifying students and families who will flourish in our Christ-centered community and meet our admissions criteria. To help us in this process, we ask that every family follow the steps listed below:
Steps to Apply:
1. Create your Admissions Account
Creating an account in our Admissions Portal is the first step in the admissions process. When you log on with your account, you will be able to access the online application. You will need to fill out a separate application for each student you are enrolling.
2. Submit your Online Application
Once you create your Veracross Admissions Portal account, you will want to use this login page to gain access to your application. You will complete an online application and submit a non-refundable $75 application fee for each child applying. A helpful checklist is available in the Admissions Portal to keep track of where you are in the admissions process.
Required documents needed for application:
- School Records for your student(s)—Grades 1-12 only
- Birth certificate for your student(s)—Preschool Prep-Kindergarten only
- Early Childhood Screening—Kindergarten only
- Photo of your child
2a. Complete Variable Tuition Application (If Applicable)
New Life Academy wants to make sure as many students as possible experience the opportunity to flourish in a Christ-centered community where they are known, loved, and valued. Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program for grades K-12 that helps with the affordability of a Christian education, thanks to the generosity of our annual donors. If a family chooses to apply and qualifies for Variable Tuition, then tuition will be adjusted for your family’s unique financial position.
Once you’ve created an admissions account, you may begin the Variable Tuition application process. It is encouraged to start the admissions application at the same time as the Variable Tuition application, that way all necessary financial information is available at the time when an enrollment contract gets sent out. We utilize a third party organization called FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) to determine Variable Tuition eligibility. There is a $48 nonrefundable application fee.
Required documents needed for application:
- W-2 forms and federal income tax returns from 2021 when applying for the 2023-24 school year
3. Complete your Admissions Interview
Once your admissions application is complete and the school has reviewed all necessary documents, prospective students will be invited to schedule an admissions interview. This time is a great opportunity for the Principal or Administrator to learn more about your student and family. At least one parent and the student are required to attend the interview.
- Early Ed classes do not complete this step.
- K-12 only: Complete an assessment as needed.
4. Receive Admissions Decision
Acceptance offers are based on class openings, student compatibility with NLA’s academic and behavior standards, and family alignment with NLA’s Statement of Faith and Principles of Christian Education.
For families applying by the priority enrollment deadline of mid-December, admissions decisions will be delivered by mid-February following our current family re-enrollment.
For families applying in our open enrollment period or special consideration period, admissions decisions will be granted following the admissions interview, based on available space in the applicable grade.
5. Complete Enrollment Agreement
Once you have been accepted, you will need to sign the enrollment contract and submit an enrollment deposit, applied toward your tuition. All enrollment steps must be completed before your student is officially enrolled and their spot is reserved.
At New Life Academy, we aim to deliver an education that centers on Christ and fosters academic excellence, spiritual growth, and character development. We carefully evaluate each applicant to ensure they align with our mission and values. To be eligible for admission, students must meet our academic requirements, and families must demonstrate a commitment to Christian values and our Statement of Faith.
One parent or guardian must be a professing believer in Jesus Christ and agree with the school’s statement of faith. Students and at least one parent must currently attend and be committed to a Christ-centered church. Parents must sign the admissions application, which indicates their support and compliance with New Life Academy’s statement of faith.
New Life Academy evaluates report cards and test scores for grade-level performance in all subjects. Report cards should show a consistent effort with no drop in academic or behavioral performance.
Students and parents must be in good standing with their current school and must not have exhibited behavior that is disruptive to the school or community. Students and parents must exhibit behavior, both in and out of school, that is consistent with NLA’s Christian values.
All financial obligations to NLA must be kept current. If the student is transferring from another private school, a note on school letterhead may be required stating that financial obligations have been cleared. Families who previously withdrew from NLA and did not fulfill their tuition contract must clear all financial obligations before an admissions application will be accepted.
New Life Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, programs, and activities made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate based on color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletics, or any other school-administered programs.