South Shore Christian Academy utilizes a method of Continuous Enrollment, meaning that each year students are automatically enrolled for the following school year unless the family notifies the Admissions Office in writing before February 1. This opt-out process means that families do not need to fill out any forms to re-enroll students at SSCA each school year.
With Continuous Enrollment, families will sign one enrollment contract upon initial enrollment that will keep their student enrolled until he or she graduates or withdraws. Each year, families pay a $150 enrollment fee. This fee is payable in full by July 1 or via monthly FACTS payments.
Continuous enrollment is dependent upon successful completion of the current academic year. SSCA shall be the sole arbiter of whether a student is eligible and such determination may include nonacademic considerations. SSCA may require the withdrawal or dismissal of any student, at any time, if, in its sole discretion, it concludes that such student’s attitude, influence, progress, health, or behavior does not serve the best interest of the SSCA.
The SSCA experience is designed by the faculty and administration to best achieve the goals set out for educating SSCA students and preparing them for the future. SSCA does not offer a cafeteria-style approach (such as a college, university, or online school) where students can choose which courses they will take and which ones they will not, and then pay per credit hour. We offer a program that we feel best fulfills our mission.
When parents/guardians are deciding if they will enroll their son/daughter, they are deciding if they accept the entire program, not a part. The enrollment decision serves as confirmation of the acceptance of the course of study as a whole. This includes mandatory field trips, Interterm sessions, and other elements of the program.
Any student that is dismissed from school for reasons, academic, behavioral, or for nonpayment, will still be contractually responsible for the year’s tuition.
A student's financial account must be in good standing for a student to participate in continuous enrollment. In addition, a student's enrollment status for the 2020-21 school year is contingent upon the 2019-20 tuition being paid in full by June 30, 2019. Any student with an outstanding 2019-20 tuition balance after June 30, 2019, will be in jeopardy of losing their 2020-21 admission status.
Any student who has not maintained satisfactory progress for the year should not expect to be invited back unless there are unique circumstances, which the administration will consider on a case-by-case basis.