Re-enrollment & Sibling Application
Beginning in November, current RLS families with students in good standing are invited to re-enroll for the following school year. RLS siblings are invited to apply at this time.
*If a student is not meeting basic benchmarks for their grade, re-enrollment may be denied.
Junior Kindergarten (NEW!) & Kindergarten Application
NEW for Fall of 2019, Resurrection will offer a full-day junior kindergarten for children turning 4 by August 31. Assessment is NOT required for junior kindergarten placement, however; we would request that your child’s current teacher (or parent if child is not in school) submit a reference form on their behalf. Contact Admissions@rlscary.org to learn more!
Resurrection is now accepting applications for full-day junior kindergarten (4 by August 31) and kindergarten (5 by August 31). Space is limited!
NEW Student Application
Step One – Submit Application
Families are welcome to begin the application process for the upcoming school year beginning in December. Admissions will be rolling through December of the current year. A $100 non-refundable application fee per student will be collected at time of submission. Generally, we will not accept applications for the current year once the re-enrollment period begins. (Mid-year transfer applications will typically not be accepted after December 15th.)
Step Two – Student Records
Applicants provide current records of academic performance. These records should include a report card or progress report, and any achievement or standardized testing to include writing sample, IEP, 504, educational testing. (Does not apply to junior kindergarten.)
Step Three – Academic Testing (Grades 2-8)
Academic testing will be administered by the Admissions Director for students in grades 2-8. If a student has a standardized test result from the current year, testing may be waived.
Step Four – Student References
Applicants are required to submit two academic reference forms as part of the application process. A current report card with comments may serve as one reference for students in Grade 1 – 8. Preschool directors or teachers may complete a reference for applicants entering junior kindergarten or kindergarten. School principals, directors or classroom teachers may submit a reference on behalf of applicants in Grades 1 – 5. Rising kindergarteners will be assessed for readiness by the classroom teacher.
Step Five – Student "Shadow Day"
Once the student file is complete and the application is reviewed, a classroom visit will be scheduled. The student will be expected to stay for the entire school day and participate in all classroom activities of the day. Teachers will review the student file prior to visit and provide written feedback, work samples and confidential commentary within 24 hours of the visit. (Modifications may be made for summer admissions.) (Does not apply to junior kindergarten or kindergarten.)
Step Six – Pastoral Visit
RLS is an important mission of Resurrection Lutheran Church. In order to provide families with a personal connection to the church, we will arrange for you to meet with one of our pastors and/or a member of the ministry staff during the application process.
Step Seven – Application Review
Once the entire application process has been completed, each applicant will be reviewed individually. It is our desire to admit applicants who meet all of our requirements and share the philosophy of Resurrection Lutheran School. Notification of the decision will be sent by mail to parents as soon as the review process has been completed. Parents will have two weeks to notify RLS of their decision to accept or decline admission.
Step Eight – Application Review Committee
If during the application process academic or social concerns are revealed, the application will come “under review”. (Any student with an IEP, 504, behavioral concerns or who is not meeting benchmarks for their grade in ALL subject areas will automatically go through the committee review process.) The committee will be responsible for reviewing the complete student file and will put forth a recommendation to the administration. (Conditional enrollment will be considered in limited situations.) The Admissions Director will serve as an ad hoc member of the Application Review Committee to address questions, offer clarity and/or follow up with families. The Principal will have the final authority on all admission decisions. Should conditional enrollment be offered, the Principal will be actively involved in the implementation plan and regular follow up with teacher, parent and student.