Greenville Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students. A person’s God-given racial or ethnic heritage is never a factor in admission, the administration of educational policies, or a student’s participation in school-sponsored activities.
Each year a member of the School Board serves as Chairman of the Admissions Committee, which supervises the screening of prospective students and recommends admission policies to the Board. Admission of new applicants is subject to approval by the Admission Committee and the School Board.
All families interested in enrolling students at GC must apply through the Administration Office and meet the following admission requirements
- At least one parent must genuinely acknowledge a relationship with Jesus Christ through the process of a family interview.
- At least one parent must annually sign the Greenville Christian School Statement of Faith acknowledging it is the standard of instruction of Greenville Christian School. It is also understood that all instruction is based on the Bible, and the philosophy and objectives of GC.
- A student’s acceptance at any grade level is contingent upon the student’s ability measured by a standardized testing program and by the interview data. A probationary period of nine school weeks will be required for final placement of grade. Should a change be deemed necessary, parents will be notified before the end of the nine week period. Retesting is only allowed after at least a three month interval.
- NO student will be admitted who:
- has emotional or disciplinary problems that cannot be met by Greenville Christian School,
- has a court record, pending court action, or a reputation that is un-Christian,
- is not eligible to return to previous school,
- is married or has been married,
- is pregnant or has a child,
- has expressed a homosexual, bisexual, or transgender orientation,
- has a physical handicap or learning disability for which our program is not staffed, and
- Students applying for re-enrollment (or admission) at GC must be drug and alcohol free.
5. Families seeking admission to GC must meet the following standards:
- The parent(s) or guardian(s) must have legal custody of the child(ren), and they must reside in the household for the majority of the time.
- The family must have at least one parent or guardian residing in the household. If there are two parents residing in the household, they must be a legally married man and woman. This is based upon the Biblical standards of marriage based on Romans 7:2-3, Matthew 19:5-6, and Ephesians 5:22-33.
- We ask that at least one, if not both, parents have a profession of Faith in God as their personal Savior.
- The family must be active in a local Bible-believing church.
Due to various circumstances, there may be legitimate exceptions to these standards. All exceptions must be approved on an individual basis by the Admission Committee and the Board prior to or for continued enrollment of the student. The Headmaster, in consultation with the Admissions Committee, may deny the admission of any prospective student who, in the opinion of the headmaster, would not promote the Christian environment of the school.
While Greenville Christian School can effectively meet the needs of most students, the school is not able to meet the educational needs of all students, even the needs of all students of Christian parents. While the school desires to be helpful, it is not intended to function as a remedial or correctional school. Although it is our desire to minister to students who have delinquency problems, emotional or mental health disabilities or who have learning differences, we are not equipped to meet these special needs. GC will consider a student for enrollment whose learning differences do not limit him from participating successfully in all classes with minor accommodations. Greenville Christian School reserves the right to ask parents to withdraw a student when we believe we are unable to meet their needs.
The following are factors we take into account:
- Current scores on standardized achievement tests are to be submitted when application is made. A student whose scores do not fall within the average of the class for which he/she is enrolling may be held back at least one grade year if accepted for admission.
- Pre-Kindergarten students:
- must be at least four years old on September 1 of the current school year,
- must present a current immunization record on or before registration day, and
- must be able to take care of restroom needs independently.
- Kindergarten students:
- must be at least five years old on September 1 of the current year, and
- must present a current immunization record on or before registration day.
- 1st – 12th grade: Entering students will be given a placement test prior to final acceptance. Retesting may occur at the discretion of the Administration.
- Transfer students are responsible for furnishing all official transcripts and official records from previously attended schools to complete registration. Registration is not considered final until the following documents are on file in the school office:
- transcripts from the schools previously attended
- most recent standardized test scores
- copy of birth certificate
- current immunization record
- When space in a class is limited, priority is given to approved applicants in order of the date of receipt of application.
- Students in grades 7-12 must submit three (3) recommendation forms attesting to character and two (2) forms from core subject teachers of the previous year.
- Final grade placement will be determined by school personnel.
- Grade placement will not be considered final until the student has successfully completed a full nine-week period at GC. Should a change in grade placement be deemed necessary, parents will be notified before the end of the first nine-week period.
- Students entering grades 7-12 will be interviewed by the Headmaster.
- GC may set probationary requirements where there are concerns academically and/or behaviorally.