Poetry Community Christian School

Est. 2002; Fully Accredited 2006

Admissions

The PCCS enrollment process is competitive.  Applications are accepted only through the ADMISSION PORTAL (below) after January 1st of the upcoming school year.  Beginning in March after current families re-enroll, available spaces will be filled with new applicants and families compatible with our school’s values and goals. After a family completes their Campus Tour (by appointment by parent/guardian and Applicant, if possible), then they will complete an online Admissions process (launched after January 1st).  The Admissions Review will cover, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Completed Enrollment Application .   
  • Copies of the driver's license of parents(s)/guardian(s)
  • Copies of Birth Certificate, immunization records, grade reports, most recent standardized test scores, and all other academic files (including any special placement information and/or diagnostic testing) from current and prior schools (covering at least the last 2 years of attendance)
  • Photo of Applicant
  • References/Recommendations
  • Background Check
  • Acknowledgement and Agreement to PCCS Policy Handbook
  • Essay from students in 7th grade and up (see page 4 of Enrollment Application)
  • $100 Application Fee (nonrefundable)

     Upon receipt of all such information, PCCS will review submitted Admissions information and may request additional information, as applicable.  Provided this review meets PCCS requirements, a pre-admissions academic assessment will be scheduled.  Specialized diagnostic pre-admission testing may be required for students with special needs or learning differences for an additional cost ($150).  The Admissions Committee meets weekly to review Enrollment Applications and will notify the family of the results and admissions decision.  Acceptance will be determined after prayerful consideration of all information received. 

     Upon acceptance, the PCCS Admin Office will contact you to schedule an Enrollment Appointment.  During that appointment, a PCCS Family Enrollment Fee of $300, and the Enrollment Contract is reviewed and signed along with the Parent Partnership Preference Sheet.  Two payment options are available (payment in full or monthly bank draft payments via FACTS Tuition Management).  Please see the Tuition Chart for details about payment plans and tuition rates.


     For the upcoming Academic Year, nearly all classes are fully enrolled, so do not delay in submitting your Enrollment Application after January 1st to gain admission to the remaining spaces.  We look forward to meeting your family and acquainting you with our innovative and enriching program. QUESTIONS ABOUT ADMISSIONS, send us an e-mail:  [email protected]


     PCCS 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 PCCS. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


WHY CONSIDER PRIVATE EDUCATION?  Check out the CAPE summary of statistics regarding private education vs. public education.  24% of United States schools are private (80% are Christian) with an average enrollment of 5 million.  In a recent study of college entrance exams, it was shown that students who graduated from religious and independent schools scored substantially higher than public school students which elevated the national SAT average. Sadly, Texas public schools are currently ranked 34th in the nation as of January 2014.  Further, studies also indicate that private school students are more likely to attend college and get a college degree than public school students.  Overall, research reveals that teacher and parent satisfaction is higher in private schools, and students are given more opportunities through advanced and diverse course load and have more demanding graduation requirements--consistent with the PCCS program.  Check out the Academic Graduation requirements and curricula choices at PCCS under the Academics tab.  

Electives-Only Students

PCCS on a space-available basis is pleased to enroll electives-only students (e.g. homeschool students).  Those students must apply to PCCS through the Admissions Portal in the usual way and pay the Application Fee of $85 through the Admission Portal and submit all Immunization, Birth Certificate, References, Criminal Background check and the like.  If the student is interested in competing in athletics at the high school level, the athletics league requires that electives-only students also provide a transcript and semester-by-semester grade cards. Once the admissions process is complete, the family will sign the Enrollment Contract (the Enrollment Fee of $300 is waived) and are then ready to select elective classes.  In some cases, electives-only student may enroll in a core class such as Chemistry, Physics, Forensic Science, Economics and the like on a space-available basis contingent upon their completing requisite preparatory courses and paying a prorated core rate for such courses (e.g. high school core at $425 per semester/ $850 per school year).

International Students

International Students are welcome at PCCS!  PCCS holds an I-20 and is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. The Enrollment Process is somewhat different than described above.  A student interested in attending PCCS must first contact the school's administrator at e-mail:  [email protected] to express interest and provide a student profile (e.g., host home needs or placement if one is already obtained, English proficiency level orally and written (poor, average, above average, proficient--a Skype interview may be required to confirm proficiency).  They must also demonstrate an ability to finance their education and living expenses.  References are required.  Once this is completed, the student must submit the Enrollment Application with an FES Application Fee ($200), birth certificate, school records, and medical records.  The Tuition Chart (link on this page) applies to all PCCS students.  PCCS accepts scanned documents sent to the school e-mail ([email protected]) and payments may be made either by credit card or electronic transfer.  Once the student had met all enrollment requirements and a host home is confirmed, then PCCS will forward an Enrollment Contract.  Once the signed Enrollment Contract is received with the FES Enrollment fee of $300, the student's I-20 will be sent and enrollment is complete.