Admissions Overview

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Admissions Overview

Reach Christian Schools is pleased to present admission overview procedures for 2017-2018.  Please see the summary link below for full details.

Preschool Admissions Procedures
Kindergarten Admissions Procedures
International Students Admissions Procedures

GRADES 1st THROUGH 12th
Application Process

  1. Complete the Online “New Student Application.” All applications must be submitted online. 
    UPLOAD the following documents to the online application, or drop off the documents at the Admissions Office in Red Lion’s Upper School building.
    • Birth Certificate
    • Most Current Report Card
    • Last School Year Report Card
    • Current Standardized Testing
    • Behavioral Log from School
    • Immunizations Record
    • Current Physical
    • IEP or 504 Plan (if applicable)
  2. Placement Testing - Once we have all your records for your application, the Admissions Office will call you to schedule placement testing.  Placement testing times will vary for each grade level.  We suggest that your child eats a healthy breakfast and that you pack your child a snack and a bottle of water.  A New Student Application fee of $125 is due at the time of student placement testing.
    Approximate Placement Testing Times
    1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade:   1 1/2 hours to 2 hours
    4th and 5th Grade:            2 to 3 hours
    6th through 12th Grade:   2 1/2 hours to 3 hours

  3. New Family Interview - Once all required documentation is received and placement testing is completed,  all new students are required to meet with an administrator of their prospective schools. 
    - Red Lion Christian Academy applicants:
          Grades 1st-5th will interview with Mrs. Laura Helton, Director of Lower School Operations.  
          Grades 6th-12th will interview with Mr. Sam Osbourn, Principal.
    - Tall Oaks Classical School applicants will interview with Mr. Jonathan Jones, Principal.  Prior to meeting with the TOCS Principal, you must read An Introduction to Classical Education by Christopher A. Perrin

  4. Acceptance and Enrollment - Within one week following your new family interview,  you will receive  notification of your child’s placement status.  At that time, you will be invited to go onto the school’s website to  enroll your child and electronically sign the Parent Agreement. 
    Two steps are required to complete enrollment:
  5. Health Forms - The State of Delaware requires the immunization form and current  physical form to be in the student’s file prior to the first day of school.  If we do not have the proper forms, your student will NOT be allowed to start.  If you have any questions concerning medical records, please contact the head nurse at 302-834-5020, extension 828.

ACCEPTANCE IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL ALL TRANSACTIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE.

 

Financial Information

Reach Christian Schools utilizes an online company called FACTS Management to manage our tuition collection program. The system offers a variety of online payment plan options in which you can pay tuition on either the 5th or 20th of the month.  There is an annual FACTS enrollment fee of $45.   

Registering online with FACTS is a mandatory part of your 2017-2018 registration.  You will be able to fill out your online tuition conveniently from your home or work. 

Payment Methods:

  • Automatic Bank Payment (ACH) - ACH payments are those payments you have authorized FACTS to process directly through your financial institution.  It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have pre-approved from either your checking or savings account.
  • Credit Card  -  If you elect to use this option, your payment, along with a 2.75% convenience fee, will be automatically charged to your credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover are accepted).  Paying with your credit card allows you to take advantage of various bonus programs offered by your credit card company.

Payment Options:

Tuition and Fees are paid in monthly or bi-monthly payments or paid in full. All payments are through FACTS.  Families select either the 5th or 20th of the month for their payment date.  If you need to change this date, please contact the Finance Department. 

Once payments have been setup, FACTS automatically sends a reminder email of the scheduled payment date and amount.  Reminder emails are sent a few days before the payment is due.

  • Pay-In-Full  -  A discount is applied if total tuition is paid in full.
  • Nine-Month Payment Plan  -  September 2017  through May 2018
  • Ten-Month Payment Plan  -   August 2017 through May 2018
  • Eleven-Month Payment Plan  -  July 2017 through May 2018
  • Twelve-Month Payment Plan  -  June 2017 through May 2018

FACTS Customer Service

FACTS is committed to doing all they can to provide you with the highest quality customer service. 

  1. To view your account online, simply go to https://onlinefactsmgt.com and enter your username and password. 
  2. To speak with a representative 24 hours a day, please call 866-441-4637.
  3. Reach Christian Schools looks forward to our partnership with FACTS and the efficiency and technology it brings to our schools. Should you have any questions regarding this plan, please contact Dawn Waters at 302-834-5020, ext. 838.

How to enroll in FACTS Management:

  1. Log onto the Facts Management website.
    Be sure to have the following information ready: Account information for the person responsible for payment:  bank name, account number, and the bank routing number.  This information is located on your check.  If paying by credit card, have your card information available.
  2. If you have an existing FACTS account, select Sign In. If you are a new user, follow the instructions to create a FACTS payment plan account with a user name and password.
  3. Please add all students and their grade levels that you are going to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year.
  4. Before you click the submit button, please carefully read the Final Review. Notification confirming your enrollment in a FACTS payment plan online will be sent to you after you submit your agreement.
  5. The enrollment process will be complete at the Thank You page when you are given a FACTS agreement number. Please print that page with your agreement number on it and save for your records. 

 Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If payments are made automatically, does that mean FACTS or the school listed on my agreement has direct access to my account?  NO. This is a common misconception about automatic payments.  No one other than you and your financial institution has access to your account.
  2. How do I make changes once my agreement is on the FACTS system? If you need to change information such as an address, phone number, email address, or banking information, visit https://online.factsmgt.com, or contact FACTS by phone.  If you want to discuss changing the payment date or payment amount, you must contact the Finance Office at 302-834-5020, and your school will make the changes and notify FACTS.  All changes must be received by FACTS two business days prior to the automatic payment date in order to affect the upcoming payment.
  3. What if my payment date falls on a weekend or holiday? If the payment date falls on a weekend or holiday, the payment will be attempted the following business day.
  4. When will the funds be withdrawn from my account? Although FACTS specifies the date each payment will occur, your financial institution determines the time of day the payment is debited from your account.  FACTS recommends you check with your financial intuition to determine how far in advance the funds should be deposited into your account to ensure the automatic payment clears.
  5. What happens if FACTS attempts to process my payment, and there are not enough funds in my account? Should an automatic bank payment or credit card payment be returned, a $30.00 FACTS fee will be automatically assessed to your account.  You will be notified by FACTS of the returned payment via email.  A reattempt will occur four days after your scheduled payment date.

 

Reach Christian Schools does not discriminate in the admission of its student on the basis of religious beliefs. RCS admits students of families who support Christian values representing any race or ethnic origin and from any geographical area to the school with all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Reach Christian Schools reserve the right to decline admission to a student if we feel that the school is unable to adequately provide for the student's special needs and believe that the student would be better off at another educational institution.