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Steps to Apply

Admissions Process

 

1. Inquire

Let us know you are interested in Veritas Academy and schedule a campus tour by calling the school directly or submitting an Online Request for Information. It is best to begin learning about our school in the fall of the academic year prior to the year for which you would like to apply, although you may inquire at any time.

2. Attend an Informational Meeting

Attend an Informational Meeting to hear directly from school administrators and receive an overview of the school's model, mission, academics, extracurricular opportunities, and admissions process. Applications for admission are only made available to those who have attended an Informational Meeting; therefore, at least one parent must attend an Informational Meeting before beginning an application for admission, and both parents must attend an Informational Meeting and complete the required parental reading prior to scheduling a family interview.

*Please contact us for more information regarding Informational Meetings during the summer

3. Complete Required Parental Reading 

After hearing from Veritas administrators and visiting with faculty at an Informational Meeting, the required parental reading will add to your understanding of our heart for discipleship and education.  Both books are available for purchase from the school office, at Informational Meetings, and online; the Veritas Informational Packet is only available at Informational Meetings.  Please know that you may begin the required parental reading at any time, however, it must be completed by both parents prior to scheduling a family interview.

    Required Parent Reading:

An Introduction to Classical Education, A Guide for Parents by Christopher A. Perrin, M.Div., PH.D.
Free to Parent by Ellen Schuknecht and Erin MacPherson
Veritas Informational Packet (provided at Informational Meeting)

4. Submit an Online Application

After attending an Informational Meeting and prayerfully considering your family’s needs for education, complete an Online Application for Admission. You will need to create a user account to begin and submit an application, including the $200 application fee, and the online portal will help you track additional application items (e.g., school records and recommendations, student writing samples and reading lists, family and academic references, etc.). Please note that applications are only made available after attending an Informational Meeting, and that due to the model of our school, we are unable to accept applications after the start of our annual Paideia Conference & Camp, which is detailed below. Additionally, we recommend using the Instructions for Completing an Online Application checklist as a helpful guide to prepare for and ensure all requested forms and student work are submitted on time.

    Application Deadlines to Apply for the 2017-2018 School Year:

Winter Application Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017
Spring Application Deadline: Friday, March, 31, 2017
Summer Application Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017
 
5. Placement Testing and Shadow Experience for Applicant

Students applying for Pre-K and Kindergarten will participate in a readiness screening, and students applying for grades 1 and above will participate in placement testing. All testing will take place at Veritas Academy, and testing times will be confirmed after the application deadline. Testing results will be evaluated and discussed in the family interview, as they may influence student placement and/or admission. 

    Placement Testing Dates:

          Winter Placement Testing: Saturday, February 4 (All Grades)
          Spring Placement Testing: Saturday, April 8 (All Grades)
Summer Placement Testing: Friday, June 2 (All Grades) 
 
Students applying for grades 7 and above will also have the opportunity to experience our classes by shadowing a Veritas student. Shadowing is optional and half a day for 7th and 8th grade applicants (they will be picked up after lunchtime) and is required for 9th-11th applicants who need to plan to spend the entire day on campus. While shadowing is not available for other grades, you are welcome to schedule a campus tour and bring your child(ren) with you.
 

    Winter Shadow Days: 

          Tuesday, February 7 (required for 9th-11th Grade Applicants)
          Wednesday, February 8 (optional for 7th-8th Grade Applicants)
 

    Spring Shadow Days:

          Tuesday, April 18 (required for 9th-11th Grade Applicants)
          Wednesday, April 19 (optional for 7th-8th Grade Applicants)   
   
6. Meet with us for a Family Interview

The family interview is a vital part of the admissions process and will be scheduled after all prerequisite steps have been completed. The interview provides an opportunity for us to get to know one another better, discuss the compatibility of your family’s goals with the school’s methods and philosophy, review placement testing results, and answer any questions you may have. The applicant and both parents are required to be in attendance, but your whole family is welcome.

Winter Family Interviews: As scheduled February 20-March 3

Spring Family Interviews: As scheduled April 24-May 5

Summer Family Interviews: As scheduled in June

7. Receive an Admissions Decision, Enroll, and Prepare 

Admissions decisions will be mailed after all prior steps of the admissions process have been completed and on a rolling basis for the grade levels in which we have open seats, typically within two weeks of your family interview. Following an acceptance offer, you will receive further instructions on school Enrollment, Course Requests, and Tuition. Enrollment reserves your seat at Veritas Academy and includes payment of annual fees. Course Requests allow you the opportunity to build your customized Family Tuition Statement based on all courses, electives, and sports chosen. Tuition can either be paid in full or in 10 monthly payments via FACTS (May-Feb).

Winter Decisions: Week of March 20

Spring Decisions: Week of May 15

Summer Decisions: Week of July 3

At the beginning of summer, you will need to purchase school uniforms and all required textbooks, submit health and immunization records, complete a physical (for athletes), and provide any requested records to the school office. Additionally, there is required summer reading for students in grades 3 and up, and optional reading and math programs for most grade levels. (All details will be provided to newly enrolled families at the beginning of summer.)

8. Attend New Co-Teacher/Family Training

The parent serving as the primary Co-Teacher will need to participate in our annual summer training designed to equip all teachers in their role at Veritas Academy. New K-11th students will be asked to attend as well.

     New Co-Teacher/Family Training: Monday-Tuesday, August 21-22