August 21, 2017

Admission Process

The goal of the admission process at Ascension is to attempt to ensure that we are able to service the needs of all students and provide each student with the best education possible. For this reason, all students applying for admission to Ascension must go through the admissions process.

The process begins by having the parents or legal guardians:

  • Fill out the admission form,
  • Provide 2 years of report cards (or the latest report card for rising first graders), which should indicate promotion or retention
  • Provide 2 years of test scores
  • Provide any IEP or 504 plan the student may have
  • Provide any other paperwork related to social development (if appropriate).

This file then goes to the admissions committee, who looks at the needs of the student and the resources available to students in that grade to determine if Ascension can meet those needs. The committee then decides if the student will be admitted.

As openings become available, the following criteria will be used to accept students to Ascension Catholic School:

1)             currently enrolled students
2)             siblings of Catholic enrolled students
3)             staff member’s children
4)             registered supporting* parish members
5)             siblings of non-Catholic enrolled children
6)             registered members of other Catholic parishes
7)             **others

*Supporting means a registered parish member who attends Mass regularly and  is involved in the parish stewardship program of time, talent, and treasure.  Treasure means the regular use of envelopes (identifiable contribution).

**Students with special needs, will be accepted following the guidelines above IF there are resources available in the needed support programs.

School admission policies are determined by the pastor and school principal in consultation of the local school board and in accordance with Diocesan Policy.  Students who transfer from home schooling must provide evidence of academic achievement. If the student cannot provide adequate evidence, the school shall administer appropriate testing to determine grade level assignment.

All students are admitted on a probationary basis of one trimester.  Ascension is a private, Catholic School,  that you chose to enroll your child in.  Therefore, the philosophy and discipline of our school must be accepted if a child is to remain a student.  We reserve the right to request that your child pursue an education elsewhere if he/she refuses to accept our rules and regulations. Tuition for a student who has been asked to withdraw will be prorated and any tuition paid by the family in advance will be refunded. Other fees, including registration will not be refunded.

TUITION RATES AND FEES 

2017-2018 School Year
(This is posted for informational purposes only. Rates are subject to change. Payment does not guarantee enrollment. For complete information, contact the school office.
For specific details or any questions please contact Jacquie Jeiger, Finance Manager – (321-254-1595)

Ascension School, as part of the Diocese of Orlando Catholic Schools, uses the FACTS Tuition management system for tuition payments. All tuition and fees can be handled through FACTS. There is $38 FACTS administrative fee per application. There is no fee for full payments and a $10 fee for the 2 payment option. Monthly tuition payments must be withdrawn through FACTS on the 1st or the 15th of each month.

One Bingo work date is required for both Category 1, Category 2 and McKay tuition rates.

New families are to meet with Fr. Tobin to determine tuition category.
Returning families meet with Fr. Tobin if church membership is in question before tuition category is determined.

TUITION RATES FOR SUPPORTING PARISHIONERS OF ASCENSION CATHOLIC CHURCH

Category 1 Rate Category 2 Rate
One Student $6,500.00 One Student $7,700.00
Two Students $11,200.00 Each Additional Student $7,100.00
3 or More Students $13,500.00

FEES

Fees: Amount: Per: Conditions:
Registration $225.00 Student
Classroom Fees $30.00 Student
Home & School $15.00 Family For one student
Home & School $20.00 Family For two or more students
Technology $125.00 Family
New Student $100.00 Student


TUITION RATES FOR NON-PARISHIONERS
To receive the Parishioner rate, you must be a baptized Catholic and a registered, active, and supporting member of the parish prior to registration. Parishioners are defined as members of Ascension Catholic Church, attending weekend Mass on a regular basis, contributing, and using their weekly envelopes, during the calendar year..

BINGO – All Families MUST work Bingo, Parishioners and Non-Parishioners

3 YEAR OLD PRE-KINDERGARTEN TUITION AND & EXTENDED CARE
The three year old, pre-kindergarten tuition is separate, from,  and in addition,  to the sliding scale listed in Category 1 (Parishioners) tuition.

Category 1 parents with a child in pre-kindergarten, will pay for the child in (k-8) based on Category 1 tuition and pay the pre-kindergarten tuition for the prek3 child.
Registration Fees, Technology Fees, New Student Fees, Home & School Dues, and Bingo Obligations apply to Pre-K3 students.

Number in Family Annual
Per Child (3 Year old must be 3 by Sept. 1) $4,350
If PreK3 Student has an older sibling(s) in school $4,150

3 YEAR OLD PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND EXTENDED CHILD CARE FEES

Extended Care 12:00 – 3:00 PM $4.00 per hour
After Care 3:00 – 6:00 PM $4.00 per Hour

 FREE – VOLUNTARY 4 YEAR OLD (VPK) PROGRAM

-There is NO TUITION charge if your child is attending VPK only.
-There is NO Registration charge if your child is attending VPK only.
-There is NO Technology fee if your child is attending VPK only.
-There is NO New Student fee if your child is attending VPK only.
-There is NO Home & School Dues  if your child is attending VPK only.
-There is NO Bingo obligation if your child is attending VPK only.

VOLUNTARY 4 YEAR OLD PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND EXTENDED CHILD CARE FEES

VPK 8:00 – 11:45 am $0
Extended Care 12:00 – 3:00 PM $4.00 per hour
After Care 3:00 – 6:00 PM $4.00 per Hour

ALL 4 YEAR OLD VPK FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THE ASCENSION CATHOLIC SCHOOL 4 YEAR OLD VPK 2017-2018 FACTS ENROLLMENT FORM FOR ALL VPK FAMILIES.
This form is included in your registration package.

For any specific tuition information related to McKay Scholarships or Step Up for Students, please  contact Jacquie Jeiger – 321-254-1595.

Financial Assistance:
The deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year is April 15, 2017.  All school financial aid applicants must first review the Step Up For Students Financial Aid Website BEFORE submitting their application for Parish Assistance through the Ascension Catholic School Website.

For financial assistance go to www.stepupforstudents.org – (1-877-735-7837)

For FACTS – 1-866-441-4637 (available for 24 hours)

McKay Scholarship – www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/mckay

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