ADMISSION AND SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS
Although First Baptist School has something special to offer in the field of education, it cannot meet the needs of all students. The curriculum is geared to the average and above average student.
Admission to First Baptist School must be preceded by the following:
A. Applicants new to the school must have:
1. Passing grades from previous school.
2. No major discipline infractions from previous school.
3. A conference with the FBS principal
4. Schedule testing/evaluation
5. Final interview to review testing results and placement details
B. Applicants, beginning in Grade One, must present a report card and scores from a nationally recognized achievement test, if available, and previous school records. Scores must be at grade level or above to be eligible for admission to that grade level.
C. In order that we may comply with state licensing requirements, all children from pre-school and up, must have current health information, which includes an up-to-date immunization record, on file in the office upon entering school.
D. All registration forms must be completed, including the signing of the parent contract, SMART Tuition form, and the Health Requirement Form and must be turned into the office along with the non-refundable registration fee. Students are NOT considered registered, and a spot will NOT be held until ALL the above items are turned in.
E. Parents must read and agree to abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the FBS School Handbook.
F. The Texas Education Agency policy of enrolling first grade students, who are six by September 1, will be followed. In order to facilitate proper placement, a child entering pre-kindergarten should be four by September 1; and a child entering kindergarten should be five by September 1. Children entering grade school must also demonstrate appropriate grade level performance on a standard achievement test.
Careful consideration will be used in an honest effort to enroll those who desire an education in a Christian atmosphere. Priority of acceptance for admission to First Baptist School is determined by the applicant's status as follows:
A. Students continuing in First Baptist School
B. Siblings in families who already have one or more children in the school
C. Children of members of First Baptist Church
D. Children of parents who are not members of First Baptist Church in the order applications are received
First Baptist School does not discriminate on the basis of race or religious creed in administration of its educational or admission policies.