Registration Policy/Non-Discrimination Policy
In accordance with federal civil rights law and civil rights regulations and policies, Northside Catholic Assumption Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, athletic or other school administered programs. Children who are not Catholic are expected to respectfully participate in religion classes and to attend all religious functions of the school/church. All new students are admitted on a semester long probationary period.
The first semester of each new school year is critically important for all students, especially newly enrolled students, to progress normally with their academic program and to respond appropriately to the norms, procedures, and policies of the school. As advocates for the success of all children, the Administration, Counselor, and Faculty will identify and intervene properly to assist children who may be experiencing any issues related to their placement at our school. Please note that you will be advised during the school year, but especially during this first semester of school, if there are any further interventions needed to have the child/children be successful.
A student entering kindergarten must be five years of age by September 1st. Official certificates of birth and baptism are required at the time of registration. Students entering first grade must be six years of age by September 1st. Those registering for grades 1-8 must fulfill the age requirement for the desired grade and present letters of recommendation from the previous school. All previous school records must be received before students are accepted at NCA Academy. A mini battery will be administered to all new kindergarten students to verify placement. Grade level and academic group determinations are made on the basis of school records.
Immunization records must be complete before any child may enter school. The requirements are as follows:
- 1 dose of chicken pox vaccine
- 4 doses of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (one dose must be after the fourth birthday)
- 3 doses of oral polio vaccine
- 2 doses of measles vaccine after the first birthday (or proof by blood test of having had measles)
- 1 doses of mumps vaccine after the first birthday (or proof by physician’s letter of having had mumps)
- 1 dose of rubella vaccine after the first birthday (or proof by blood test of having had German measles)
- 3 properly spaced doses of hepatitis B vaccine (K-4)
Covid-19 vaccination proof may be required for purposes of quarantine and contact tracing. A copy of the vaccine card, front and back, may be requested.