Steps to Apply
Steps to Apply
Veritas Academy has implemented and follows a thorough admissions process in an attempt to assist families who strongly desire a classical, Christian education with an emphasis on character development and parental involvement. We will accept and process applications for grade levels in which we have open seats and will follow the steps and timeline described below. As you walk through this journey and discern the best educational environment for your children and family, please remember that we are here to walk with you.
Step 1: Learn More About Veritas
Please reach out to let us know that you are interested in Veritas Academy by 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.
Attend an Admissions Event 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 event; therefore, at least one parent must attend before beginning an application for admission, and both parents must attend an event and complete the required parental reading prior to scheduling a family interview.
After hearing from Veritas administrators and visiting with faculty at an Admissions event, 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 Admissions events, and online; the Veritas Informational Packet is only available at Admissions events. 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 Admissions Events)
Step 2: Application Process
After attending an Admissions Event 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 Admissions Event, 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.
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.
Students applying for grades 5 and above will also have the opportunity to experience our classes by shadowing a Veritas student. While shadowing is not available for other grades, you are welcome to schedule a campus tour and bring your child(ren) with you.
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.
Step 3: Admissions Decision
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 be invited to enroll and submit a course request for the upcoming school year.
Following an acceptance offer, you will be invited to enroll. Enrollment communicates your desire to attend Veritas Academy, reserves your child's seat for the upcoming school year, and includes payment of the annual family enrollment fee via ACH.
The Admissions Manager will communicate the Enrollment deadline with you, which is generally two weeks after receiving an acceptance offer.
Course Request submissions follow Online Enrollment. It is through this second step that each family's customized Tuition Statement is built, making the submission of Course Requests required for each enrolled student in PreSchool-12th Grade. To help with this process, families will have access to the Course Catalog, planning sheets for each school level, preliminary course schedules, and additional resources. Keep in mind that courses with limited seats, such as electives and higher-level math and science courses, will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, so all requests will be date- and time-stamped.
Academic Advising for Incoming 9th-12th Grade Students
Prior to completing Course Requests, all incoming 9th-12th grade students will schedule an advising appointment to discuss graduation requirements/credits and course planning for the upcoming school year.
Tuition Assistance (TA) is an important part of Veritas Academy and allows us to help make a classical, Christian, university-model education affordable to families. TA applications are processed through FACTS Grant & Aid, an unbiased third-party application service and are generally due on the same day as Enrollment and Course Requests. Please be prepared to submit your current Tax Return and W-2 form(s) as part of your TA application.
Step 4: Prepare for the School Year
The beginning of summer is a good time to prepare for the upcoming school year by purchasing school uniforms and textbooks and scheduling doctor’s appointments for immunizations, screenings (vision, hearing & scoliosis), and sports physicals. You should have all of your books before New Family Orientation and all health/medical records need to be submitted by August 10, 2020.
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. All new K-12 students will also attend these three days, with childcare available for new PreSchool & PreK students.