Matthews Christian Academy, as a ministry of Bible Baptist Church, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded, or made available to students at the school. MCA does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, and other school administered programs.
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A student will be considered for admission to Matthews Christian Academy after the submission of an application. Parents must provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate to be considered for enrollment. Up-to-date immunization records are also required. Upon submission of the application, parents should make arrangements for an interview with the school administrator or designee. The purpose of the interview is to present the school’s philosophy and unique opportunities to the parents and students. Ample opportunity will be given for questions, and a tour of the facilities will be taken. Therefore, we require the parents to bring the prospective student(s) with them to this interview. Please bring all available academic records with you to this interview, unless we have received transcripts from the previous school.
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Attendance at Matthews Christian Academy is a privilege made possible by the sacrificial giving of God’s people. Students should be grateful for those who have provided this opportunity for quality Christian education. Students are admitted based on their desire and the support of their parents for a Christ-centered education. The privilege to attend may be lost by any student/parent who is not in harmony with either the rules or the spirit of the school.
A part-time student is defined as one taking fewer than three academic classes. Part-time students are required to go through the normal admission process and pay a percentage of the fees. Those students desiring to participate in athletic or fine arts competition sponsored by the North Carolina Christian School Association must also attend two classes that meet daily. Academics classes for grades 1 and 2 are not available. Extra-curricular activities such as music, art, and Spanish are available for grades 1 and 2.
Part-time students may purchase a yearbook, depending on availability. A part-time student may attend the Junior/Senior Banquet and Senior Trip if he has participated in the fundraising of his class. Part-time students may not hold any class office, march in graduation or receive a diploma.
Aptitude/achievement test scores, placement tests, previous academic history, and references will be considered. Kindergarten students must be five years of age on or before September 1st. First-grade students must be six on or before September 1st. The administration reserves the right for proper grade placement. Students in grades seven through twelve may be interviewed privately. When all forms have been properly submitted, an interview conducted, and all required fees paid, the student is accepted for admission by a letter of acceptance from the administration. At least one parent must attend the yearly Parent Orientation meeting. This meeting is held on the Thursday evening before the first day of school.
No student in grades 4-12 will be considered for admission, after the first quarter, who has not maintained at least an overall “C” average from the transfer school.
A student who has been expelled from MCA must wait a minimum of one semester and may be required to wait a period of one year from the date of expulsion before he can be considered for re-admission. A student who has been expelled or denied enrollment from another school may be required to wait for a period of one year from the date of expulsion before he can be considered for admission. Students under these circumstances are admitted on a probationary status and will be required to meet with a designated counselor regularly throughout the time of the probation.
MCA is authorized to issue an F1 visa so that foreign students may attend school in the United States. MCA admits only a limited number of foreign students each year. All SEVP students must meet all the normal enrollment criteria. Throughout the first semester of enrollment, students will be on an evaluative probation to determine their suitability for continued enrollment.
MCA will not admit an elementary-aged student unless he is living with his parents throughout the school year. Junior High and High School students may live with a guardian agreed upon by their parents. All SEVP students must undergo regular English tutoring throughout their first year as a student. Families are responsible to obtain tutoring through either a MCA faculty member or an outside tutor.
SEVP students should be enrolled by the beginning of July and should arrive prior to the beginning of the school year in order to begin English tutoring.
No student will be admitted or allowed to remain in Matthews Christian Academy who does not agree to and cooperate with the overall purpose and program. The child should understand that his parents have delegated their authority to the school. Therefore, he is subject to the instruction and discipline of the teachers and principal of MCA.
Nc opportunity scholarships
The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship offers up to $4,200 per K5-12th grade student. The deadline for applications is March 1. For immediate information about this opportunity, follow the links below: