Requirements for Enrolling at ACS
All students must come from a home where at least one parent or guardian has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and is in complete accord with the policies, methods, and obligations of the school.
Families must complete an application for each student they wish to enroll. A non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the application. Final admission acceptance will be subject to approval of records, the parent-administrator interview, and the willingness of the student and parents to work with the school.
Ames Christian School is operated as an educational institution for the benefit of the Christian families in our community. Students are admitted without regard to race, color, gender or national or ethnic origins, and Ames Christian School does not discriminate with regard to these areas in its policies or procedures.
Ames Christian School accepts new enrollments throughout the year. Returning families now have the option to re-enroll using InfoDirect our online program. New families can simply download the packet at the link on the right below or contact us and arrange a visit.
The philosophy upon which Ames Christian School has been established, and upon which it operates, teaches that God has placed the full responsibility for the education and training of a child upon the parents. The parents may choose to delegate some of their responsibility to the school or church, to supplement the training and instruction given by the parents in the home.
Therefore, when parents and students seek admissions to Ames Christian School, it will be assumed that they are in complete accord with objectives, methods and obligations which accompany such admission. Because of the importance of harmony and open communication between the home and the school, parents are expected to bring problems, concerns and/or areas of confusion or misunderstanding to the attention of the Ames Christian School personnel immediately and privately (Matthew 18:15-20). If areas of disagreement occur they should be resolved quickly and maturely using biblical peacemaking principles. Should parents lose confidence in Ames Christian’s ability to serve the best interest of their child, they will be expected to withdraw the student immediately. In the event that this is not done voluntarily, ACS will request such a withdrawal.
In order to support the education process and be an encouragement to the student, parents are asked to take an active part in the Ames Christian School program. As in any activity our children undertake, our interest and involvement as parents has a tremendous positive influence on their performance. Parents are asked to attend all Parent Association meetings, school programs, parent-teacher conferences, and school functions. It is necessary for each family to be represented at these informative and important gatherings. Opportunities exist for parents to become involved in a variety of volunteer activities.
Attendance at Ames Christian School is a privilege and not a right; that privilege may be forfeited by any student (or family) who does not conform to the standards and regulations of the institution. Ames Christian School may at any time request the withdrawal of a student who, in the opinion of Ames Christian School, is not in harmony with the spirit of the institution, regardless of whether or not he/she conforms to the specific rules and regulations of Ames Christian School.
Situations That Might Not Be A Good Fit
Students may not be accepted if they have been expelled or required to withdraw from another school, public or private. Admission to ACS will be considered only after thorough investigation into the disciplinary action.
Students can’t be accepted if they have learning, behavioral, or psychological disorders that require special services beyond the scope of what can be met in the regular mainstreamed classroom. ACS doesn't offer specialized staff to meet the special needs of a student on an IEP.
Applicants who withhold pertinent information or who falsify information may be required to withdraw from Ames Christian School.