Thinking about fall of 2018 already? We are! With the new year comes enrollment and re-enrollment and some exciting changes to the process. We’ve also added more preschool class options to give parents flexibility when choosing a class schedule. We’ve placed bits and pieces of information about enrollment in e-mails and throughout this website, but this article will give you everything you need to know about enrollment 2018 whether you’re a prospective family or a current family.
Enrollment (for prospective families)
If you’re interested in NorthCreek Academy & Preschool, we encourage you to attend one of our information nights and one of our visitor days (see full schedule here). Most of our information night meetings cover a detailed overview about the school, Kindergarten through 8th grade, although we do have a meeting for those specifically interested in Junior High (Tuesday, Jan. 9) or Kindergarten (Tuesday, January 16). We encourage those currently in our preschool to attend the Kindergarten Information Night so they can get a closer look at what to expect in Kindergarten.
If you are interested in our preschool, please schedule a tour! Our tours are very thorough and will provide all necessary information at that time.
We will begin accepting applications for new students beginning January 30th!
Re-Enrollment (current families)
New this year! With an annual average of over 95% of our students re-enrolling each year, we want to make it easier to return to the school you love! Anticipating that most of our families will return to NorthCreek as they have in the past, we are removing the annual document signing and data updating that you’ve had to do with re-enrollment each January. Instead, we’ll ask you to provide these updates in July, right before we start the new year. That way, your data is current and you’re only making updates when necessary. We only need to hear from you by Friday, January 26, if you do not intend to return in the fall.
All families will be billed the Enrollment Commitment via RenWeb on Monday, January 29, unless we hear otherwise.
New Preschool Options
We are excited to announce next school years’ new program options! Our goal is to provide parents additional choices while remaining faithful to those defining qualities that make NorthCreek Preschool a special place where children thrive.
We will offer more program options for 3s, Pre-K, and JK! Each program comes with the opportunity to extend your child’s day with Lunch Bunch, our beloved enrichment program. See the class schedule for more details.
Enrollment in Pre-K and JK will be primarily by birthday. This means that children coming from the 3s program may enroll in any of the Pre-K options if they turn 4 by October 31, 2018, and they may enroll in JK if they turn 5 by January 31, 2019. The Pre-K and JK programs will both develop kindergarten readiness skills, but with varied approaches best fitted to the age of the children in their programs.
How will this affect the fall enrollment process? While our program options have increased, the number of spaces for each program is limited. Therefore, it’s important that returning families re-enroll promptly when enrollment opens on January 17. With a high demand, it’s likely that some programs will fill up quickly – even before we open enrollment to the community on January 30 – so please don’t delay enrolling if you want or need your child to attend a particular program.
If you have any questions about our enrollment and re-enrollment process, please don’t hesitate the school office at 925-954-6300! We pray that the Lord will lead you and your family as you make plans for the 2018-19 school-year ahead.