Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview

Mukilteo Christian Academy (MCA) assists parents in providing a Christian education for their children. The primary basis for admission to the program is a parental commitment to accept their biblical mandate to train their children. Since the MCA School Board believes that education is a scriptural mandate, admission is open only to children whose parents are committed to Christian values. In addition, the following policy considerations will be applied when evaluating each family for admission of their child(ren):
  • Parents must subscribe to the Statement of Faith.
  • Parents must view Christian education as a religious conviction.
  • At least one parent must be present at seminars, orientations, and parent-teacher conferences.

All school policies apply equally to all MCA families. Students are enrolled as space permits.

  1. Each student must be in good standing with the previous school attended (i.e., passing grades and a good behavior record). A student with poor academic performance and/or behavior problems will be placed on probation for one quarter. If results are improved, the student will be taken off of probation and be officially enrolled at MCA.
  2. Students with learning disabilities will be evaluated carefully, with consideration of the type of disability, the severity of the disability, and the capacity of MCA faculty to accommodate that disability.
  3. MCA’s mission involves working with the parents in the student’s Christian education, and so parents are expected to be partners in nurturing their children and to agree to the following statement: "As a parent I agree to support the school with my prayers and with a positive attitude. Complaints or negative comments will be shared ONLY with the teacher, administrator, or person involved and NOT with my child or other people, following the Matthew 18 principle."
  4. During the registration period, an appointment for a new family interview and student entrance test will be made through the local school administration. This is a meeting where the goals, program, and commitment of the school will be presented.
  5. After the interview and entrance testing and reviewing the previous school’s report cards/records, the admission committee will determine whether or not the student is accepted for enrollment.
  6. After the initial interview, parents will be notified by the MCA office regarding the decision to accept or deny the student's enrollment.

If a student is accepted, a fully completed and signed enrollment must be returned to the local school office with all registration fees paid in full.

Returning Families Should

  1. Attend enrollment night.
  2. Fill out the re-enrollment package (signatures are required by both parents/guardians)
  3. Pay the re-enrollment fee per student.
  4. Review
  5. Schedule an appointment with the MCA office with any questions or concerns.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Summit Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the NCE. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

Requirements

The primary basis for admission to Mukilteo Christian Academy (MCA) is a parental commitment to accept the school’s biblical mandate to train their children. The MCA School Board believes that education is a scriptural mandate, meaning that admission is open only to children whose parents are committed to Christian values as stated in the Family Handbook.

  1. The following policy considerations will be applied when evaluating each family for admission of their child(ren):
  • At least one parent must subscribe to the MCA Statement of Faith.
  • Parents must view Christian education as a religious conviction.
  • At least one parent must be present at MCA school events, Information Night, and parent-teacher conferences (except in the case of exchange students, F-1).
  1. Each student must be in good standing with the previous school attended (i.e., passing grades and a good behavior record). A student with poor academic performance and/or behavior problems will be placed on probation for one quarter. If their results improve, the student will be taken off probation and be officially enrolled at SCA.
  2. There is a minimum age for students to apply for a grade level*:
  • K4 children must be four years of age by midnight on August 31st.
  • K5 children must be five years of age by midnight on August 31st
  • A child entering first grade must be six years of age by midnight on August 31st.

*Per WAC 180 39 015.

  1. Each student who applies for enrollment will be administered the Entrance Test (English and math). Recommendations for acceptance will be made based on the results of the tests.
  2. MCA does not assess or update IEPs, 504 plans, or Service Plans, but aims to customize curriculum assignment and academic standards based on pre-existing plans according to the individual's academic needs. Thus, students with learning disabilities will be evaluated carefully with consideration of the type of disability, the severity of disability, and the capacity to accommodate that disability. MCA administration reserves the right to deny enrollment to students with learning disabilities if MCA lacks facilities and/or staff to meet the needs of such students in the fullest possible way.
  3. MCA’s mission involves working with the parents in the Christian education of students. Therefore, we expect parents to be partners in nurturing their children and to agree to the following statement, “As a parent, I agree to support the school with my prayers and with a positive attitude. Complaints or negative comments will be shared ONLY with the teacher, principal, or the person involved and NOT with my child or other people, following the Matthew 18 principle.”
  4. During the registration period, an appointment for a new family interview and student entrance tests will be made through the school office. This is a meeting where the goals, program, and commitment of the school will be presented.
  • After the interview and entrance testing, as well as reviewing the previous school’s report cards/records, the admission committee will determine whether or not the student is accepted for enrollment.
  • After the initial interview, parents will be notified by the MCA office regarding a decision to accept or deny the student’s enrollment.
  • If a student is accepted, a fully completed and signed enrollment form must be submitted, with registration fees paid in full.
  1. Returning families should attend the Information Night, review the Family Handbook, fill out the registration packet, and return it promptly to the office to reserve a spot for their student.