Admissions Policy

A student is admitted into Pacific Baptist School following a favorable review process of former records. Included in this review are placement tests, grades, academic progress, and conduct review. All new students are required to take entrance tests prior to acceptance and are accepted on a six-week trial basis. Parents must be faithful members of Pacific Baptist Church fully committed to the doctrinal position and ministry direction. A consultation with the parent(s) will take place to ensure understanding and agreement with church & school philosophy. In addition, those transferring from other churches must contact their Pastor before admission will be considered.

Age and Academic Criteria for Admissions

In order for a child to be considered for admission to the 4 year old kindergarten they must at least be turning 4 years old by December 1st. The same would also stand for 5 year old kindergarten with the exception being they must be at least 5 years old by December 1st. In addition to the age requirement they must pass a kindergarten readiness test, passing is 80%. If the student is admitted to K5 with a test score below 80% the school cannot guarantee his or her success in K5. In order for a child to be considered for admission to the 1st grade they must at least be turning 6 years old by December 1st. A student will be admitted to grades two through eight on the basis of successful completion of the previous grade and satisfactory scores on the admissions examinations.

A student scoring at his grade level or above on a recognized achievement test will be admitted to the next consecutive grade level for which he has applied. A student who does not score more than one year below his grade level on a recognized achievement test and has an intelligence quotient in the average range (approximately the twenty-seventh percentile or above) might be admitted on a probationary status to the grade level for which he has applied. A student who scores more than one year below his grade level on a recognized mental maturity test that places him in the average range will be admitted one grade level below that for which he has applied. No student will be accepted if his grade placement is more than two years below the normal grade placement for a student of his chronological age. A student applying for grades nine through twelve will be accepted only if he has completed the academic requirements for the previous grade level and has an ability score on a mental maturity test that places him in the average range.

Steps for Admission

  1. Obtain a registration packet from the school office or website.
  2. Fill out the registration packet in its entirety.
  3. Turn it in to the school office with the registration payment. The registration fee increases at pre-determined dates, listed on the registration forms. This payment is non-refundable unless the student is not accepted by the school board.
  4. The school office will call new families to meet with the administration for an enrollment meeting. New students in grades 7-12 must attend this meeting.
  5. After the enrollment meeting, all new students will be required to take an entrance test (see calendar).
  6. A brief meeting will be scheduled with new families to discuss the test results.

If you have questions regarding the application process or our school policies, you may contact the school office at (562) 426-5214.