On average, 93% of eligible Silverdale Baptist Academy families return to our school from the current year. Our desire is to make the re-enrollment process as user-friendly as possible. Continuous Enrollment makes things even easier for SBA families and rewards such great school loyalty.
What is re-enrollment?
Re-enrollment is an annual data collection process that schools use to update enrollment records of the current student body. This information is used as the school makes plans for the following school year. Basically, the simple question is: “Are you coming back to school next year?” For our leadership team at Silverdale, we need to know how many students we will have on the first day of school.
Why does re-enrollment matter? And why do we go through this every year?
Silverdale leadership does a lot of planning to ensure that we’re prepared to fulfill our mission excellently every year. Until SBA families “sign on the line” that they’re coming back each year, we can’t make solid plans for staffing, programs, materials, curriculum, and facility usage. We take the stewardship of tuition dollars entrusted to us every year very seriously. We want to invest these tuition dollars wisely so that we can provide the best education possible for our students.
Why Continuous Enrollment?
Continuous Enrollment (CE) allows Silverdale to better fulfill our purpose and mission in the lives of students. When students are continuously enrolled, from their initial enrollment until they graduate from SBA, the continuous enrollment process lets us maximize our resources to provide Classical Christian education to our families at the highest level of excellence.
Continuous Enrollment dates at-a-glance:
January 1: Tuition Assistance applications may be submitted through FACTS.
January 15: Tuition for the following academic year posted to the website.
February 15: Tuition penalty will be assessed for any withdraws on or after this date.
February 16: Continous Enrollment fee ($240) billed to FACTS account for the following academic year.
What’s the penalty if I break the Continuous Enrollment contract?
SBA families who break the contract by withdrawing their students after February 15th will be contractually obligated to pay half of the following year’s tuition. By this date, SBA administration has effectively planned for staffing and curriculum for the following academic year.
If your child(ren) will NOT be attending Silverdale Baptist Academy next year, you must complete a Withdrawal Form with your specific school’s principal BEFORE FEBRUARY 15th.
What if God has other plans for my family, are there unique exemptions to this policy?
We have built flexibility into the Continuous Enrollment contract. The following unique circumstances, for families withdrawing after February 15th, will be considered for exemption of the 50% tuition penalty:
- Moving/Relocation 50+ miles away from Silverdale Baptist Academy.
- Educational needs for the student that can no longer be met at Silverdale Baptist Academy as determined by Administration.