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Admissions / Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in Briarwood Christian School. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Our goal is to glorify God by assisting our families in the education and nurture of their children and to assist each student to achieve to his or her God-given potential. Our partnership with parents and each student's success begins with the admissions process.

Contact the Admissions Office

Please contact Mrs. Kelly Mooney, Director of Admissions, at 205-776-5812 or kmooney@bcsk12.org  if you have any questions.  Mrs. Mooney will be happy to assist you.

General Policies

Briarwood Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin. Due to high demand for placement and high re-enrollment rates at Briarwood Christian School, students may be placed on a waiting list. Please contact the admissions office for information on the waiting list.

To be eligible for enrollment, students must score on grade level and complete the application process. The School does not provide enrollment to students whose special educational or physical needs cannot be met by our existing programs, services, or staff.

Kindergarten-Sixth Grade Enrollment

Briarwood offers Priority Enrollment for presently enrolled students, provided the privilege is exercised within the Priority Re-enrollment period (by January 31).

Limited Priority Enrollment for qualified, new students in kindergarten through sixth grade, is offered, as space is available, to students who are brothers and sisters of currently enrolled students, children of Briarwood graduates, and students of Briarwood Church members. The application must be received by January 31 of the year in which enrollment is desired. Qualified students in Grades 1 - 6 are those who have passed the admissions test, met all of the requirements for enrollment and the parents have attended a Parent Orientation Meeting.  No testing is required for kindergarten applicants. 
Enrollment priorities can be honored for qualified students only as space is available.

Non-Priority Enrollment for qualified, new students in kindergarten through sixth grade, is offered, as space is available and applications are accepted year round. Qualified students 1-6 grades are those who have passed the admissions test, met all of the requirements for enrollment and the parents have attended a Parent Orientation Meeting.  No testing is required for kindergarten applicants.

Junior High and High School Enrollment

Enrollment of all new students for grades seven through twelve, including the priority groups listed above, is determined by a different procedure and requirements. The procedure and requirements are available through the Admissions Director.

Procedure

1. Complete Application.

a. Students must be enrolled by a parent/s or legal guardian.

b. Students must be living with at least one parent or legal guardian with the exception of approved temporary arrangements such as Exchange students.

c. Students must be unmarried.

2. Schedule Entrance Testing. Prospective students must pass the admission test by obtaining a grade level score.

3. Parents attend a Parent Orientation Meeting.

4. Schedule a parent/s and student interview with the appropriate Principal upon receiving test results.

5. Students entering grades 7-12 will be invited to appear before the appropriate Admissions Committee for final evaluation and selection. This will not take place until all records and forms are complete.

Acceptance

Parents will be notified concerning the outcome of the enrollment process when the above procedure has been completed. Students may be placed on a waiting list, depending on space availability. For grades K4 through 6 acceptance of students on the waiting list is based on date of application and priority status. For grades 7-12 acceptance of students is based on a thorough evaluation of the student's qualifications; enrollment will not be determined on the date of application.

Note: The Blue Immunization form must be received before a student may enroll in school.

Re-enrollment

All decisions about re-enrollment are to be made with a commitment to fairness. The special provisions are enumerated in this Statement.

The School may provide re-enrollment availability for certain students under these special provisions:

1. Parents

a. A family who serves a one year mission experience under a recognized, approved Missions Agency or Board.

b. A family who receives a one year sabbatical or a temporary employment assignment in a different location in relation to employment.

2. Students

a. The student must be eligible for re-enrollment when they leave Briarwood.

b. The student must meet all enrollment requirements at the time of re-enrollment.

3. Financial

Payment of appropriate fees and full payment of the account.

 
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