Admissions Procedures

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Admission Requirements

Being a student at ASCS is a unique privilege. As students and parents consider making ASCS their choice school, the following standards must be kept in mind:

    The student will be committed to and promote the mission of ASCS
    The student will cooperate with those in authority over him
    The student will maintain respect for this God given authority

The student’s behavioral standards at school must extend to his life away from school as well. Any use of/involvement with tobacco, drugs, alcohol, cheating, fighting, stealing, lying, or immoral entertainment/ behavior may result in immediate expulsion from ASCS.

All students are accepted on an eight week probationary period in regard to academics and discipline. A student’s acceptance is based upon past achievement, a favorable pastoral recommendation, a family interview with the administration, and a signed agreement from parents and student declaring that they will abide by and support the rules, regulations and standards of ASCS.

Secondary Campus students must profess Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and be open to instruction from a Christian perspective.  It is understood that students should exhibit a definite personal desire to attend ASCS. If the student’s behavior or attitude indicates an uncooperative spirit or one that is inconsistent with the philosophy and standards of ASCS, the student will be requested to withdraw. Parents must be united in their belief that enrollment at ASCS is the best thing for their child.  It is required for enrollment at ASCS that at least one parent be saved and regularly attending a Bible believing church.  Parents must exhibit a strong desire for having their child taught from a Christian perspective.

Admissions Policy

Attending ASCS is a privilege and not a right.  As students and parents consider making ASCS their choice, the following standards and policies must be followed as a pre-requisite for admission and continued enrollment at ASCS:

  1. Full cooperation is expected from both students and parents in the education of the student.  A family must be in agreement with and in acceptance of the school’s Statement of Faith, its core belief that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and that the Bible’s teachings are foundational to the school’s admissions policies, academic programs, discipline and overall philosophy of education. If at any time the school determines that this agreement or cooperation is unacceptable, the student will be requested to withdraw.
  2. Students in 7th grade or higher must profess Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.   All students must be open to instruction from a Christian perspective.  It is understood that students should exhibit a definite personal desire to attend ASCS. If the student’s behavior or attitude indicates an uncooperative spirit or one that is inconsistent with the philosophy and standards of ASCS, the student will be requested to withdraw.
  3. Parents must be united in their belief that enrollment at ASCS is the best thing for their child.  It is required for enrollment at ASCS that at least one parent must profess Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and regularly attending a Bible believing church.  Parents must exhibit a strong desire for having their child taught from a Christian perspective with the Bible as the moral and spiritual foundation of all of our teachings.
  1. The student’s behavioral standards at school must extend to his/her life away from school as well.  Thus, ASCS will refuse enrollment to or expel any student who engages in sexual immorality, including any student who professes to be homosexual/bisexual/transgender, is a practicing homosexual/bisexual/ transgender, as well as any student who condones, supports, or otherwise promotes such practices as ASCS believes this behavior is contrary to God’s word, the Bible.  For the family and the school to be in partnership with God’s Word as our foundation, parents/guardians must also be in personal agreement with the school’s sexual morality beliefs and conduct as it relates to themselves and their student(s).  In addition to sexual immorality, any use of or involvement with tobacco, drugs, alcohol, cheating, fighting, stealing, lying, or un-Christian entertainment/behavior by the student may result in immediate expulsion from ASCS.
  1. The biblical and philosophical goal of ASCS is to develop students into mature, Christ-like individuals who will be able to exhibit a Christ-like life. All students, while enrolled at ASCS, are expected to exhibit the qualities of a Christ-like life espoused and taught by the school and to refrain from certain activities or behavior. 

All students are accepted on an eight week probationary period in regard to academics and discipline. A student’s acceptance is based upon past achievement, a favorable pastoral recommendation, a family interview with the administration, and this signed agreement from parents and student declaring that they will abide by and support the rules, regulations and standards of ASCS.


Enrollment Procedures

After you have read through all the materials included in the Admissions packet, and have prayerfully come to a decision to enroll your child(ren), please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Complete and sign the application and obtain copies of your child’s previous school records.
  • In order to properly process information accurately, it is important that all of the following items are complete and available at the time of your interview.
  1. Completed Application for Admission and application fee
  2. a recent photograph
  3. copy of birth certificate
  4.  immunization & medical records
  5. standardized tests scores
  6. transcript of classes and most recent report card
  7. completed Student Record Release form
  8. completed Pastor’s Recommendation
  9. completed Student Information Sheet (7-12th)                                                          

Call the appropriate campus and set up an interview with the Admissions Director.

          Elementary  (K3-6): Mrs. Robin Arends, (757) 479-1125
          Secondary  (7-12): Mrs. Cindy Hudgins, (757) 479-9598.

Upon acceptance, an appointment must be set up with Marilyn Clark in the business office (757-479-1125) to pay the enrollment fee and to finalize the contract.

Once all of these steps have been completed, your child will be enrolled in Atlantic Shores Christian School for the school year.  All additional information will be supplied to you.

Financial Assistance

Please read the following letter from Mr. Gary Carlson, ASCS Administrator, to help you understand how ASCS can partner with you in Financial Assistance.

Financial Aid Letter from the ASCS Administrator

Do you need assistance financially? If your answer is "yes", click on the FACTS Financial Aid link. ASCS has partnered with an outside service provider, FACTS Financial Aid to evaluate the financial needs of our families. Even though FACTS will do the initial financial evaluation, the final decision on all financial aid grants lies within ASCS.

Before you click on the link, please note the following items that must be submitted to FACTS with your application:

  1.     Current IRS Federal Tax Return with attachments as defined by FACTS
  2.     Current W-2 Wage and Tax Statements
  3.     Current pay stubs (please note this is not listed by FACTS but is required by ASCS)


Click here to access FACTS Financial Aid

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