Continuous Enrollment FAQs
In an effort to make the re-enrollment process easier for our families, we are launching Continuous Enrollment. In essence, this eliminates the need for HCA families to re-enroll each year. Continuous Enrollment is a once-and-for-all process.
What is Re-Enrollment?
Re-enrollment is an annual data collection process that schools use to update enrollment records of the current student body. This information is used as the school makes plans for the following school year. Basically, the simple question is: “Are you coming back to school next year?” This information is important for the leadership team at Hillsborough Christian Academy.
The leadership team at Hillsborough Christian Academy does a lot of planning to ensure that we are prepared to fulfill our mission every year. Until HCA families “sign on the line” that they are returning each year, we can’t make solid plans for staffing, programs, materials, curriculum and facility usage. We take the stewardship of tuition dollars entrusted to us every year very seriously. We want to invest these tuition dollars wisely so that we can provide the best education possible for our students. Can’t we just stay at HCA until I notify the school otherwise?
Up until this point, re-enrollment has been an “opt-in” program. Every year, we ask every family, “Are you returning?” In a sense, we have been penalizing the vast majority of families by forcing you all to go through this process every year. So EVERYONE had to go through re-enrollment for the sake of the small percentage that, for one reason or another, has left our school community. Rather than an opt-IN annual re-enrollment process, HCA’s annual re-enrollment will become an opt-OUT process. So after this year, what will the Re-enrollment season look like?
The typical re-enrollment season (January-March) will simply be a reminder from the School Office reminding the families that might be thinking about leaving our school to notify us prior to mid-March. You will also receive an invitation to update your family’s demographic information in ParentsWeb. If there are no changes – there is nothing to do! What will Continuous Enrollment look like?
Please see the continuous enrollment contract sample. What if I decide later that my children will not be returning?
Please see the continuous enrollment contract sample. But what about unique circumstances? I plan to keep my children at HCA, but what if God has other plans?
For major life changes/unique circumstances, or if a student withdraws at the request of HCA, or if there is some unforeseen circumstance that our Administration/School Board approves, there will be no financial penalty. What about my tuition payment plan?
Your tuition payment plan in FACTS will roll over every year. Beginning with the 19/20 school year, HCA will offer a 12 month payment plan (beginning July), a semi-annual payment plan (July/September), or an annual payment plan (July). All 10 month payment plans will be transitioned to the 12 month plan for the 19/20 school year. If you need to change or update your FACTS payment plan or financial information, you may login from the ParentsWeb menu. Who do I contact if I have questions regarding Continuous Enrollment or the Re-Enrollment Process?
You may contact our Head of School, Mr. Bryan Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding our move to Continuous Enrollment.