Is age the determining factor for the grade my child is placed?
A child must have reached the age of six years by October 1 of the fall in which he would be entering 1st Grade. Rare exceptions may be considered through petitioning the Head of School.
If a child has successfully completed the previous school year and his school work and behavior compare favorably to the comparable grade at Dominion, the child will likely be placed in the grade for which he is applying. However, if through the administration of the Dominion Entrance Tests or other evidence, it is determined that the child may not be adequately prepared for the next sequential grade level, it may be necessary that he repeat the previous grade.
What’s the minimum age for kindergarten?
A child must have reached the age of five years by October 1 of the fall in which he or she would be entering Kindergarten.
Who gets priority in admissions?
These guidelines apply to new and returning students. As a general rule, students may be enrolled or re-enrolled according to the following order of priority. These priorities apply only after students have been qualified through application, testing, and interview. Returning students are considered qualified unless special academic or behavioral probation applies.
- 1st Priority – Returning students – Students who re-enroll from the previous year provided they register before the set re-enrollment date.
- 2nd Priority – Employee applicants – Students who have a parent employed at Dominion Christian School.
- 3rd Priority – Sibling Applicants – Students who have a Dominion Christian School sibling enrolled.
- 4th Priority – Other applicants – Students who do not meet one of the above criteria. Date of application is only one factor in the admission process and does not determine an applicant’s place on the waiting list. It does, however, determine the applicant’s place among other qualified applicants of the same priority level. No application is dated earlier than December 15th before the year of admission. All applications received before that date are chronologically equal.
What paperwork is required if my child has been homeschooled?
Please return academic recommendations, spiritual/social reference, a written list of classes and grades, and copies of standardized tests should be attached with the application. If your child has attended a traditional school recently, school records from that school should also be forwarded to Dominion.