Admissions Policy

New Horizons Elementary School offers an educational program that is highly beneficial for many students. To ensure a child’s best chance at success, it is important that parents recognize and support the philosophy, programs, and policies of the school when applying. The Enrollment Committee seeks students who will be able to function successfully in the classroom settings at New Horizons. A prospective student’s ability to blend both socially and academically with learners in a group is taken into careful consideration during the review process.

Priority Enrollment, Gender Distribution and Age Requirement
* Priority for enrollment is given to siblings of currently enrolled New Horizons students.
* Every effort is made to balance boy: girl ratios in each class, however, this will ultimately be determined by the size and qualifications of the applicant pool.
* To be eligible for entrance into kindergarten, all applicants must be five years old by August 31 of their matriculating year.

Waiting Pool
Applicants that meet the admission requirements but that are applying to grades that are full will be placed in a waiting pool. Should a vacancy occur, the enrollment committee will review and select students from the pool based on a host of selection criteria.

Non-Discrimination Policy
New Horizons admits qualified students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or other school-administered programs.

Special Learning Needs
While we are able to accommodate some milder learning differences, we are not equipped to realistically provide services to those children experiencing profound barriers to successful group learning. Thus, a student with special learning needs will only be accepted if it is felt that New Horizons can offer a reasonable expectation of successfully meeting that student’s needs.

Probationary Period
In those cases that we are unsure that a child will thrive as a learner in our unique school setting, a nine-week probationary period may be applied to a student’s request for enrollment. This serves as an opportunity for our faculty and the applicant’s family to assess if New Horizons is an appropriate learning environment for that child. At the conclusion of the probationary period, should it be deemed that after thorough review the student is not thriving, a recommendation to withdraw the student may be made.

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