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Wait Pool

Horizon Christian School Wait Pool Process

 

Horizon Christian School uses the “Wait Pool” model for each grade level after classroom capacity has been reached. The Wait Pool may consist of new families and current families who have not submitted their reenrollment.

New Students' Requirements for our Wait Pool:
To be considered for admission, and to be added to our Wait Pool, applications must be submitted in their entirety. This includes submitting all required attachable documentation with the application, and for 6th - 12th grade students, the required references must be received. A student may be placed in the Wait Pool prior to, or after an interview/assessment meeting has taken place, depending on when the classroom capacity is reached. You will receive communication if your student has been placed in a Wait Pool. Students will remain in the Wait Pool until a spot becomes available, at which point you will be contacted to proceed to the next step. (A $30 non-refundable application fee is charged when your application is submitted.)

Returning Students' Requirement for our Wait Pool:
If class capacity is reached, and you have not yet reenrolled, you will be added to our Wait Pool when your reenrollment is completed, including setting up your FACTS payment plan for the next school year. You will receive communication if your student has been placed in a Wait Pool. Students will remain in the Wait Pool until a spot becomes available, at which point you will be contacted to proceed to the next step. (A reenrollment fee will only be charged if your student is removed from the Wait Pool and is able to enroll.)

Frequently asked Questions:

If Horizon Christian School receives more applications from qualified students seeking admission than we have room to accept, a Wait Pool is created to offer these students an opportunity to remain in consideration for admission, should space become available.

No. Applicants may find themselves at various stages of the admissions process when we need to start utilizing Wait Pools. Therefore, students may be place in a Wait Pool with or without an interview having already taken place. However, we do require a fully submitted application with all required documentation, as mentioned above. 

It varies every year, depending on the characteristics of the total applicant pool and the individual qualifications of Wait Pool candidate. The Wait Pool does not carry over from one year to the next.

Horizon Christian School does not rank applicants in the Wait Pool. As space becomes available, all Wait Pool candidates are individually reconsidered using the same process as applied to the initial review or interview, if a student got that far in the admissions process. The Enrollment Director and school administrators will discuss applicants and make decisions.

Initial Wait Pool openings, if any, are determined once a grade level is full. In past years, additional openings have become available when there are changes in a student’s plans to attend Horizon Christian or when families move from the area. It is possible for a Wait Pool candidate to be invited for admission as late as August or even September. If your child is selected from the Wait Pool, you will receive communication from the Admission Office to move forward in the admissions process. 

The fact that your child was placed in the Wait Pool indicates that their application packet and/or enrollment packet has been reviewed, and we like what we have read or heard in an interview, if one has already taken place. Therefore, until you are contacted by our Admissions Team, no further additional action is required. 

The $30 application fee is non-refundable and is used to cover the cost of the online application provider utilized by Horizon Christian School. 

Whether you have a new or returning student, normally our Enrollment Fee is non-refundable. However, if you get to the step of submitting an enrollment packet, and in the meantime, we have reached capacity in that grade level, you will not charged the enrollment fee.