Evangel Christian School

Our Mission Statement

The purpose of Evangel Christian School is to teach, train, and lead young children to Christ. We also desire to reach the extended family of every child God entrusts to us.

On a daily basis training is given in Bible, Christian character, language, and traditional subject matter. We believe the word of God which says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

We also treasure Psalm 119:11, “Thy word (the Bible) have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

With a firm foundation from God’s Word and proper Christian training, students of Evangel Christian School can make wise decisions for the present and proper decisions for the future.

Lee Tillman, Principal

A 1982 graduate of Southeastern University, Lee Tillman was first employed by Fountain of Life Church as a teacher for its school, Evangel Christian, in 1985. He accepted the position as Principal in 1989 and continues to serve in that capacity. The father of one daughter, Brittany (and a first time grandpa), he met and married Gail Rasbornink while attending Southeastern University. Along with the daily administration of Evangel Christian School, he is actively involved in various ministries of Fountain of Life Church as a member of the ministry team. With a love for music you will often see him participating as a member of the Praise and Worship Team and Choir.

leetillman@folc.tv

General Information

Requirements

Acceptance Policy

After application for enrollment has been made, an interview with the child   is conducted. This interview process is to determine readiness for group   learning and average age appropriate development. Because of limited resources   with personnel and finances, Evangel Christian School targets enrollment of the   average child. Children who do not appear to be ready for group learning or who   show signs of possible special needs are not accepted. Should this be the case,   registration fees are refunded.*

*Grades 1-5. An entrance exam may be   required after the initial interview process to determine a student’s readiness   for the programs of our school.

Supplies

Basic classroom supplies are to be provided by parents as requested by the teacher.

Birth Certificate

An original birth CERTIFICATE must be presented at the time of registration. A photo static copy is then made for our files and parents retain the original. These certificates are used to authenticate information for permanent cumulative records.

Immunization

A Certificate of Immunization MUST be on file PRIOR to the first day of school attendance. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS ARE MADE. We are fulfilling state law requirement.

Additional Requirements

All 3-year-old children must be completely toilet trained. We reserve the right to ask parents to withdraw any child that does not prove to be so.

Age Policy

Grades K-4 and K-5

Students must be age 4 to enter K-4 and age 5 to enter K-5 on or before September 30th. WE PREFER STUDENTS ADHERE TO THE LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM’S BIRTH DATE DEADLINE, WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE FIRST SCHOOL DAY OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR. IN THIS WAY, STUDENTS WHO MAY LATER GO ON TO PUBLIC SCHOOL WILL HAVE NO DIFFICULTY WITH AGE ACCEPTANCE. Although a student is allowed to attend ECS based on our birth date deadline, his/her acceptance into public or other private schools is based on THEIR age requirements.

Grades 1-5
Students entering first grade must be age 6 on or before September 30th. WE PREFER STUDENTS ADHERE TO THE LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM’S BIRTH DATE DEADLINE, WHICH IS DETERMINED BY THE FIRST SCHOOL DAY OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR. IN THIS WAY, STUDENTS WHO MAY LATER GO ON TO PUBLIC SCHOOL WILL HAVE NO DIFFICULTY WITH AGE ACCEPTANCE. Although a student is allowed to attend ECS based on our birth date deadline, his/her acceptance into public or other private schools is based on THEIR age requirements.

Students entering second grade and higher are accepted into the grade level assigned providing the student transfers from a program with a recognized curriculum comparable to Evangel Christian School and that all entrance requirements have been met.

Department of Human Resources

At Evangel Christian School, we strive to provide quality Christian Education and ensure the safety of each child entrusted to us. In doing so, we maintain “Church Exempt” status in regards to state licensing with the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources.

With this exemption, all children under the age of 5 must receive a routine physical examination with the Physician stating that the child is able to participate in school group activities. The Physician must also state that the child is free of contagious disease and has received proper immunization. A “Child’s Medical Report” form may be obtained from the school office for this purpose.

Detailed information concerning  “Church Exemption” is presented at the time of registration. A signed notarized affidavit is used in this process. Notarization may be completed in the school   office free of charge.

Charges and Fees

Tuition

Pre-School Age 3

K-4 and K-5

Elementary Grades 1-5

Tuition is a fixed amount for the annual school term and is paid in equal monthly payments throughout the school term.  Tuition options are as follows:

Tuition is a fixed amount for the annual school term and is paid in equal monthly payments throughout the school term. Tuition options are as follows:

Tuition is a fixed amount for the annual school term and is paid in equal monthly payments throughout the school term. Tuition options are as follows:

$2,750.00 Annually

$2,500.00 Annually

$2,600.00 Annually

 Option 1There is a 5% discount for tuition paid in full by August 1.10% Per additional child in family attending (tuition only)10% Annual tuition for members of Fountain of Life Church (tuition only)Option 210 Month Plan$275.00 MonthlyAugust 1-May 1

Option 1

There is a 5% discount for tuition paid in full by August 1.
10% Per additional child in family attending (tuition only)
10% Annual  tuition for members of Fountain of Life  Church (tuition only)

Option 2

10 Month Plan

$250.00 Monthly

August 1 – May 1

Option 1

There is a 5% discount for tuition paid in full by August 1.
10% Per additional child in family attending (tuition only)
10% Annual tuition for members of Fountain of Life Church (tuition only)

Option 2

10 Month Plan

$260.00 Monthly

August 1 – May 1

Child Care Services
(Before and after  school hours)
August through May
Before  School Care  Only  Complimentary
Before/After  School Care Monthly  $100.00 – All Ages

Hourly Rate – Up to $4.00 per hour ($1 per quarter hour)

Registration Fees

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable

Current Students Register – January 5-February 5, 2016 – $100*
Current Students Registering after February 5, 2016 – $125
Open to Public – February 11, 2015 – $125

* Current students must have a $0 balance on accounts to be eligible for discounted registration fees.

Building Fee

There is an annual building fee of $100.00 per child. This fee must be paid by the July 15.

Books

Pre-School Age 3

K-4 and K-5

Elementary Grades 1-5

$75.00 – Three Year Old Kindergarten

*Book Fees include all readers, workbooks, art supplies, etc. Students keep all books, etc., at the end of the school year. Book fees must be paid by July 15.

$125.00 – Four Year Old Kindergarten

$175.00-Five Year Old Kindergarten

*Book Fees include all readers, workbooks, art supplies, etc. Students keep all books, etc., at the end of the school year. Book fees must be paid by July 15.

$250.00 – First through Fifth Grade

*Book Fees include all readers, workbooks, test booklets, art supplies, etc. Students keep all readers, history, science books, etc., at the end of the school year. Book fees must be paid before July 15.

Computer Lab Fee

There is an annual computer lab fee of $75.00 per student. This fee must be paid by July 15.

Discounts

Pre-School Age 3

K-4 and K-5

Elementary Grades 1-5

10% Per additional child in family attending
5% Annual tuition paid in full prior to opening day of school
(applicable to tuition only — registration/books/building fees are not included).

10% Per additional child in family attending
5% Annual tuition paid in full prior to opening day of school
(applicable to tuition only — registration/books/building fees are not included).

10% Per additional child in family attending
5% Annual tuition paid in full prior to opening day of school
(applicable to tuition only — registration/books/building fees are not included).

Food Service

Students are given the choice of either bringing lunch from home or purchasing a plate lunch from the school cafeteria.  The cost of a plate lunch, including milk or juice, is $3.00.  Juice or milk can also be purchased separately for $.50.

Ice cream is available for afternoon snack time.  The cost is $0.50.

Additional information concerning these and other food service information, including snack and lunch menus, may be obtained from the office or classroom teacher.

School Uniforms

All students are required to wear uniforms.  Uniforms consist of navy blue pants, shorts, skirts/skorts, and or jumpers with a red or white shirt/blouse.  Shoes must be black or navy blue but may contain accents of red, white, or other shades of blue. Girls may wear saddle oxford shoes with a black or navy blue stripe.  (No other colors, boots, sandals, Crocs, “heel-less” slip on shoes, or light up shoes will be accepted.) Socks of white, navy blue, or red must be worn. While styles may vary, all clothing must be of uniform quality.  No denim or corduroy is allowed.  Any clothing item with belt loops must have a belt of navy blue or black to match shoe color.

Payments

Method of Payment

Check or Money Order is the preferred method of payment. Office personnel should directly receipt any cash payments. Evangel Christian will not be responsible for any cash payments sent by any other means.

Non-Payment

Children will not be allowed to attend school/daycare if payment is beyond 5 school days late. Children may return to school/daycare once the delinquent week has been paid. Any child not attending school/daycare for a two-week period pending payment of a delinquent account is subject to having his/her position filled, and thus, re-admittance would be jeopardized if no available positions were open at the given time.

Accepted Deadlines

Tuition and daycare fees are due on the first of each month. There is a $20.00 late fee for payments received after the tenth of the month. If payments are delinquent more than 30 days, students will not be allowed to attend school until the account has been brought up to date. (This period must not exceed 5 school days.)