The following steps describe the chronological elements of the admissions process. Please be aware that the full process may involve a time span of at least four to six weeks.
1. Attend a Parent Information Presentation
The first step in the admissions process is attending a Parent Information Presentation, hosted by the school to provide parents with a clear picture of the values that underlie University-Model Schooling and of the unique responsibilities that parents and teachers embrace for the sake of engaging in the necessary partnership that makes University-Model Schooling successful. Admissions Packets will be provided to families at this meeting. Applications for Admission will also be available. Dates for presentations are generally posted on the home page of Heritage Academy's website.
Presentations are generally one-and-a-half hours in length.
Childcare is not provided, but children who are able to sit quietly or quietly entertain themselves are welcome to
accompany their parents.
For the sake of preparedness, it is helpful for the school office to have a general estimate of how many families
will be attending before each presentation occurs. Please be sure to contact the office if you plan to attend: 573.449.2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Submit an Application for Admission
After reviewing the academy’s material and praying over their decision, parents desiring to partner with Heritage Academy may submit their student’s Application for Admission to the academy’s office. A separate application is required for each child.
Applications that do not include the following will be considered incomplete:
An up-to-date record of immunizations
A copy of the student’s official birth certificate
A completed “Request for Release of Records” form (for student currently enrolled at another school)
A copy of student’s home school transcript (for home schooled children)
Standardized Achievement Test scores (if available from within the past year)
Please include a $50 application fee. This fee is charged to each family only once. If your family has already paid this fee, with application(s) previously submitted, no repeated payment of this fee is required.
3. Complete entrance testing and evaluation
To ensure that students are placed for success and that Heritage Academy is equipped to meet the student’s academic needs, the academy requires students to complete placement testing. Students who have taken a standardized achievement test such as the Stanford Achievement Test or the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in the past year may submit those test results. If such test results are not available, Heritage Academy will arrange a time for placement testing to occur. If an evaluation test must be administered, a per-student fee of $25 is due at the time of testing. This fee is non-refundable.
4. Participate in a family interview
This meeting enables Heritage Academy to explore the student’s academic background and the family’s goals for their child and family within the context of University-Model schooling at the academy. “Foundations for Partnership” will also be reviewed and discussed. Both parents and the potential student are required to attend this meeting. The scheduling of this meeting will be initiated by the academy.
5. Receive letter of decision
Once the interview process has been completed, the family will receive a decision letter from the academy.
If the student is accepted into Heritage Academy, registration materials will also be provided to the family.