Ocala Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
OCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic, or other school administered programs.
Ocala Christian Academy, as a private institution, reserves the privilege of setting and maintaining its own standards for student conduct, dress, and cleanliness. The school maintains the right to refuse admittance to anyone who fails to meet the entrance requirements, and to suspend or expel any student who violates the standards set down in the Standards of Conduct, Home & School Handbook, or other rules of conduct as defined by the Administration.
Grade Placement will be determined by the following:
K3 - child must be 3 years old on or before September 1.
K4 - child must be 4 years old on or before September 1.
K5 - child must be 5 years old on or before September 1.
1st - 12th - must show proof of satisfactorily completing previous grade, and meet minimum standard on OCA entrance test.
Enrollment is available to the general public beginning with OCA's annual Open House, normally held in the middle of February. Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to visit the school during this event. Enrollment packets will be available to prospective students at this time.
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In order to become eligible to enter Ocala Christian Academy, each prospective new student and his parents/guardians must do the following:
1. Read the Home and School Handbook.
2. Submit completed student application form and application fee.
3. Schedule entrance exam and submit testing fee, unless the student has
taken the Stanford 10 test within the past year and can provide a
copy of testing results. (The entrance test determines the ability to
be placed in the school, and a student who does not meet the
standard set by the school for the test will be required to repeat the
current grade or denied admission.)
4. Have completed recommendation form submitted by reference.
5. Submit all necessary forms.
A. Certified birth certificate.
B. Florida immunization form.
C. Doctor's health form from the state of Florida.
D. Most recent report card.
E. Transcript for 10th - 12th grade students.
F. Most recent achievement test scores.
G. Prospective student information sheet for 6th - 12th students.
6. Attend scheduled student/parent interview with administrator.
Steps 1 - 5 must be completed before the school office will schedule an appointment with an administrator for an interview. Interviews will be scheduled no sooner than 24 hours from the time steps 1-5 are completed. Scheduling an interview does not assure acceptance to the school. Students have not completed the application process for admission until an interview is held.
All new 7th - 12th grade students begin their first school year on probation, and the student and his parents are required to sign and abide by the probation agreement. A copy of the signed probation agreement will be provided to the parents for their records.
All new elementary students are admitted conditionally on a nine weeks trial period. If the child fails to make acceptable progress, or does not adjust to the program of the school, the parents will be expected to give additional help at home. The school reserves the right to place the child in a lower grade if it is deemed necessary. Additional probation may be set for not completing homework, failure to meet other set academic requirements of the various subjects, or as a result of disciplinary problems.
Please note that all preschool and/or kindergarten applicants must be "potty
trained" before they will be accepted.
No applicant that has been expelled from school for any reason will be considered for enrollment until he has completed 2 complete school calendar years with a satisfactory conduct and academic record.
No applicant that has been suspended from school for any reason will be considered for enrollment until he has completed 1 complete school calendar year with a satisfactory conduct and academic record.
No applicant that has been placed in an alternative school will be considered for enrollment until he has completed 1 complete school calendar year back in a regular school setting with a satisfactory conduct and academic record.
No applicant that has been held back more than one grade level in his school career will be considered for enrollment.
Beginning in February, OCA will begin open registration for the next school year. At that time, a registration form and the registration fee will need to be submitted to the main office. Current students and their families will receive packets of forms that will be sent home at that time, however, parents are encouraged to complete re-registration as quickly as possible to insure their student's place in the next school year. Some high school courses and some elementary classrooms have limited enrollments. These classes are filled according to registration dates.
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to attend our annual Open House. This is a great opportunity to see the classrooms, meet the teachers, and receive further information about enrolling at Ocala Christian Academy.