School Enrollment

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Enrollment Process

The Admissions area of our website is designed to make the application process as simple as possible using our Online Application. We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission of information and provides parents a tool for tracking online the status of their admission after their application has been submitted.

Online applications for NEW STUDENTS K4- 12th grade are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year! Please follow the steps presented here to enroll your students(s).

Steps Toward New Student Enrollment

Review the tuition rates and fees in the next section. Please call our office to ask questions and schedule a tour of the school.

To proceed with our application process, click the “Start the Process” button.

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Tuition & Fees

Below are all of the Tuition & Fee sheets for the 2018-2019 school year: 

 

Continuous Enrollment

Watch to Learn More About Enrollment:

FAQs:

What is Enrollment?

Re-enrollment is an annual data collection process that schools use to update enrollment records of the current student body. This information is used as the school makes plans for the following school year. Basically, the simple question is: “Are you coming back to school next year?” For our leadership team at Liberty Christian School, we need to know how many students we will have on the first day of school.

So how is “Continuous Enrollment” different from “Re-enrollment?”

Under the traditional enrollment model, we would have to keep doing some form of this process every year. Continuous Enrollment is a once-and-for-all process. Once you sign your Continuous Enrollment Contract, you’ll never have to deal with re-enrollment again (unless your family plans change). Again, “Set it, and forget it!” In the event that things do change, you’ll have until the end of April every year to simply notify the Admissions Coordinator and face absolutely no penalty.

What will the Continuous Enrollment Contract Look Like?
  • I hereby opt into Continuous Enrollment. This means that my LCS students will keep coming back to LCS every year unless I tell the school otherwise.
  • I understand that I have until the end of April every year to notify the Liberty Christian School Admissions Coordinator of any changes in my plans of enrollment for my child/ren by signing and returning a completed Student Withdrawal form.
  • If I breach this contract by disenrolling my child/ren after April 30th, I understand that I will be contractually obligated to pay $750 as a penalty. (All current families are exempt from the penalty as we transition to the Continuous Enrollment model. Penalties will commence in 2019.)
  • Unique Circumstances: Liberty Christian School recognizes that family plans change. Families disenrolling after the announced deadline will be exempt from penalty under the following circumstances:

Moving/Relocation 25+ miles away from Liberty Christian School.

Educational needs for the student that can no longer be met at Liberty Christian School as determined by the LCS Administration and faculty.

Disenrollment at the request of Liberty Christian School.

Other circumstances as approved by the Administration.

What do I get out of this?

Simplicity. No more redundant forms to fill out. No more re-enrollment fees to pay.

Guaranteed placement. With increasing enrollment, if we approach capacity in a certain grade, by opting into Continuous Enrollment, you’ll be locking down that coveted seat for your child.

Why Does Re-Enrollment Matter? And why do we go through this every year?

LCS leadership does a lot of planning to ensure that we’re prepared to fulfill our mission excellently every year. Until LCS families “sign on the line” that they’re coming back each year, we can’t make solid plans for staffing, programs, materials, curriculum and facility usage. We take the stewardship of tuition dollars entrusted to us every year very seriously. We want to invest these tuition dollars wisely so that we can provide the best education possible for our students.

Ok. Great! How do I sign up for this?

We will begin Continuous Enrollment on March 1st. The LCS Office will send you an E-mail with easy step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process. It will only take you a couple of minutes. You’ll have until April 30th to complete it.

But what about unique circumstances? I’m planning on keeping my kids at LCS until college. What if God has other plans for my family?

We’ve built flexibility into this contract. So, for major life changes/unique circumstances like moving 25+ miles away from our school, or if LCS can no longer meet your child’s educational needs, if we ask your family to leave, or if there is some unforeseen circumstance that our Administration approves, there will be no financial penalty.

What’s the penalty if I break this contract?

LCS families that are re-enrolled, but break the contract by dis-enrolling their students after the specified date will be contractually obligated to pay $750. While the penalty may seem steep, this is a necessary step to insure continuity and consistent tuition pricing.

All current families are exempt from the penalty as we transition to the Continuous Enrollment model. Penalties will commence in 2019.

So after this year, what will the “Re-enrollment Season” Look Like?

Once all of our families are on the “Continuous Enrollment Program,” the typical re-enrollment season (January through April) will simply be a communication reminder from the Enrollment Office informing the families that might be thinking about leaving our school to notify us prior to the end of March. If last year is any indication, this means that 84+% of LCS families will have the convenience of ignoring this message and doing absolutely nothing!

I have no plans to change schools- and almost everybody comes back every year anyway. Can’t I just stay at LCS until I notify the school otherwise?

Up until this point, re-enrollment has been an “opt-in” program. We annually ask every family, “Are you coming back?” In a sense, we’ve been penalizing the vast majority of families by forcing you all to go through this process every year. Last year, for instance, we retained 84% of our student body. So EVERYONE had to go through re-enrollment for the sake of the 16% that, for one reason or another, left our school community.

By signing your Continuous Enrollment contract, you will be flipping that script. Rather than an opt-IN annual re-enrollment process, LCS’s annual re-enrollment will become an OPT-OUT process. In other words, if you’re coming back after signing your “Continuous Enrollment Contract,” you’ll never have to worry about this again.

Variable Tuition

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General FAQs

What is Variable Tuition?

Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their families’ financial situation. Thus, this makes a Liberty Christian education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.

How Does Variable Tuition Work?

Any family (current or new) of a K4 through twelfth grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at Liberty Christian School and they think they may qualify for the program. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the admission process as early as possible. Families may apply for Variable Tuition only after they have applied for admission to the school.

It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted directly to FACTS, a third-party agency. FACTS evaluates the application based on criteria set by the school and makes a recommendation to the school’s Finance Committee. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s Financial Office.

Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide Variable Tuition to every deserving student. We work within the available resources to make the school accessible to as many students and families as possible.

Upon completion of my Variable Tuition application, when will I receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

Typically within 6 weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third party service. The Finance Committee meets to review applications on a monthly basis.

Do I need to apply to Liberty Christian School to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

Yes.

Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.

What is the cost to apply for Variable Tuition?

The FACTS Application Fee is $30.

FAQs for Current Parents

Should every returning Liberty Christian family submit an application for Variable Tuition?

No. Only families who feel that they may not able to pay the standard rate (top figure) of the tuition scale should submit an application.

Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.

If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?

Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.

I’m currently receiving financial aid. How does this work for Variable Tuition?

You will see very little difference in using Variable Tuition from the process LCS used under the former financial aid program. 

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?

A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to the top end of the tuition scale to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

Are some families awarded full tuition?

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you. No family will receive Variable Tuition that is less than our published range.

Will Variable Tuition lead to large classroom sizes?

No. The Liberty Christian School Board has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed. Within those long-established ratios, we will continue to accept qualified, mission-appropriate students. One of LCS’s distinctives is the individual attention our students receive due to aprropriate student to teacher ratios.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?

Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:

Carisa VanderPol, Finance Coordinator
cvanderpol@libertychristian.net
(509)-946-0602, ext. 265

Cheryl Richards, Admissions Coordinator
crichards@libertychristian.net
(509)-946-0602, ext. 229

FAQs for Prospective Parents

Should every new Liberty Christian family submit an application for Variable Tuition?

No. Only families who feel that they may not able to pay the standard rate at the top end of the tuition scale should submit an application.

If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?

Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.

Do I need to apply for admission separately from applying for Variable Tuition?

Yes. For new students, application to Liberty Christian School and application for Variable Tuition are two separate processes. However, new families may complete both application processes simultaneously.

Will applying for Variable Tuition hurt my student’s chance of being admitted to the school?

No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?

A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to the top end of the tuition scale to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

Are some families awarded full tuition?

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you. No family will receive Variable Tuition that is less than our published range.

Will Variable Tuition lead to larger classes?

No. The Liberty Christian School Board has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed. Within those limits, we will continue to accept qualified, mission-appropriate students.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?

Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:

Carisa VanderPol, Finance Coordinator
cvanderpol@libertychristian.net
(509)-946-0602, ext. 265

Cheryl Richards, Admissions Coordinator
crichards@libertychristian.net
(509)-946-0602, ext. 229

Forms & Handbooks

Getting Started

This section provides many commonly requested forms and applications. Please note that Admissions Forms are listed together under New Student Application Materials.

School Enrollment

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