Thank you for your interest in Carolina Christian School, a ministry of Carolina Presbyterian Church of Locust, NC. Carolina Christian was established in 1999 and is triple accredited with Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Christian Schools International (CSI), and AdvancED. Our school is intentionally Christian to foster leadership, encourage spiritual transformation, and provide academic excellence to impact the local and global communities for Christ.
Carolina Christian School offers an excellent educational experience for students in PreK-12th grades, in addition to the availability of both Before and After School Care services. We also have a highly sought-after Preschool program for children ages 2-4 years.
We encourage all interested families to schedule a private tour of our campus. Our tours will give you a glimpse into all that Carolina Christian School has to offer and will also give us a chance to get to know you. If you have not already done so, please reach out to our admissions office to schedule a tour with us.
CAROLINA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - Office of Admissions
Jessica Hinson - Director of Admissions
(704) 888-4332 ext. 208
Jayne Efird - Preschool Director (3 Day)
PRESCHOOL PS4 CLASS (4 year olds) - Our Preschool PS4 class is currently full. If you are interested in being added to our waitlist, please contact our Preschool Director, Jayne Efird at (704) 888-3658.
New students may apply to Carolina Christian School for entry at either the semester change or during open enrollment. PreK and Kindergarten students will be selected through a process that includes a review of student readiness assessments, teacher evaluations, and a successful interview with the headmaster. For applicants in grades 1-12, the process will also include a review of previous school performance. If the initial assessment does not provide a clear understanding of the student’s readiness, Carolina Christian School may require additional testing. Student acceptance and placement is determined by the outcome of the assessment process and class availability. Open enrollment applications will be processed in the order that they are received. Once the available class slots have been filled, students will be placed on a waiting list. Placement on a waiting list does not constitute acceptance, and the order of selection from the waiting list is at the sole discretion of the administration. A student must be accepted before applying for financial aid.
OPEN ENROLLMENT - 2020/2021 TERM
Carolina Christian School will open enrollment for the 2020/2021 school term in two phases:
RE-ENROLLMENT: January 22 - February 18, 2020. During our re-enrollment period, all current Carolina Christian School students will be eligible to reserve their seat on the next class roster. Securing a student's seat for the 2020/2021 school term will require the submission of a re-enrollment packet on behalf of the current student and payment of the re-enrollment fee. Please note that all current Carolina Christian School PreK students will be eligible for re-enrollment into our Kindergarten class; no student readiness assessment required. However, if our PreK teacher suggests assessment prior to Kindergarten enrollment, we reserve the right to charge for the assessment ($150).
OPEN ENROLLMENT: February 19, 2020. Each new student interested in enrolling at Carolina Christian School is required to complete an online application. Applications will be made available during our open enrollment period, beginning February 19, 2019. Each new student application requires an application fee to be paid at the time of submission and is non-refundable.
APPLICATION FEES: $100 (Preschool: PS2, PS3 and PS4) / $155 (PreK-Grade 12)
STUDENT READINESS ASSESSMENTS
All new student applicants (PreK - Grade 12) are required to complete a Student Readiness Assessment. This assessment is designed to evaluate readiness and proper grade placement for each student in order to provide the best chance for individual academic success at Carolina Christian School. Once your student application has been reviewed, inclusive of all required documents, our admissions team will contact you to schedule an assessment appointment. On-site assessments will take place at Carolina Christian School. On-site assessment dates: March 30 and April 3, 2020. We ask that you make every effort to be available for on-site assessments. If you unable to make the on-site assessment dates, you will need to complete the battery of assessments at ABC Educational Services in Matthews, NC. Once assessment results are delivered to Carolina Christian School, a member of our admissions team will contact you to review the results and discuss next steps. **Please note that all new student readiness assessments for the 2020/2021 school year have been postponed due to restrictions put into place surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. All new student readiness assessments will be rescheduled once restrictions are lifted.
HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS
All new High School student applicants are required, in addition to the online application and student readiness assessments, to complete a student questionnaire. The student questionnaire will be reviewed during the family interview with the Headmaster.
Once an applicant has completed all the requirements for the admissions process, the student's application will be evaluated by our admissions team to make a determination on the best fit students for each of our classes. If acceptance is granted on behalf of the applicant, you will be notified by our admissions team on how to officially enroll your student into their prospective class for the 2020/2021 school year. The enrollment packet must be completed online and upon submission, the student's enrollment fee will be required in order to secure the student's seat on their prospective class roster. Enrollment fees are non-refundable. New student enrollment fees are not required for Preschool age students (PS2, PS3 and PS4) as they are paid upfront as the student's application fee.
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT FEES: PreK - $300, Lower School (K-Grade 5) - $440, Middle School - $440, High School - $695
Carolina Christian School desires to provide an affordable, quality Christian education. It is our sincere hope that no family would fail to consider our school based on financial reasons alone. As a result, we offer need-based financial aid to assist qualified families in affording a Carolina Christian education.
To apply for Financial Aid through the school, please complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment between February 1 and April 30. For information on the FACTS Financial Aid Application Process, please click HERE.
FINANCIAL AID POLICY
Families seeking financial aid must reapply each school year.
FACTS financial aid is available to qualifying students, grades K-12.
Families may be awarded financial aid based on the results of their financial aid report.
All financial aid granted is contingent upon the student maintaining acceptable academic progress, avoiding disciplinary problems, and upon parent cooperation with the school.
The final two spots in grades K-12 will not be available to financial aid recipients.
Financial Aid and the NC Opportunity Scholarship are separate programs. A student may only utilize one form of financial aid per school year; FACTS Grant and Aid and the NC Opportunity Scholarship may not be combined.
Additional restrictions or adjustments may be added at any time throughout the year, as the school board deems necessary.
Carolina Christian School participates in the school choice opportunity provided to NC families (sometimes referred to as the NC Opportunity Scholarship). Please note that this is a state-funded program that is not managed by CCS. For information on the NC Opportunity Scholarship, please go to http://www.ncseaa.edu/OSG.htm. The Opportunity Scholarship opens for applications in February each year.
HOW TO PAY FOR PRIVATE EDUCATION
The link below offers our Carolina Christian School families information on programs that are available to them to assist with paying for private education. Click here to review Paying for Private Education.
To request more information:
Contact our Admissions Office.
Monday-Thursday / 8:30am-2:45pm
704-888-4332, ext. 208
You can also request more information with this form: