MACA Admission Overview
Mount Airy Christian Academy (MACA) admits students of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students of the school. Mount Airy Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies or any other school-administered programs. It does reserve the right to admit only those students whose educational needs can be met by the school.
Mount Airy Christian Academy does not require a student or his parents to be Christians or members of a church. Parents must, however, sign a pledge to support the school’s teachings, procedures, and policies.
Children entering the three-year-old program must be three years old by September 1 of the year in which they are admitted and fully potty-trained. Children entering the four-year-old program must be four years old by September 1 of the year in which they are admitted and fully potty-trained.
Children entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1 of the year in which they enter school. Exceptions to this entrance age may be made at the discretion of the Head of School.
Each student who is accepted into Mount Airy Christian Academy is admitted on provisional admission. At the end of the first academic quarter, if there is any question as to the suitability of the student as a member of the school, a parent/teacher/student conference may be held to determine what steps, if any, should be taken to remedy the situation. A student who is dismissed may or may not be allowed to re-enroll at the school, depending on the reason for dismissal. The parents of a student who is dismissed will be responsible for tuition and fees for the month of dismissal. If it is determined that a student is not going to meet the expectations of Mount Airy Christian Academy, he may be asked to leave at any time.
Transfering to MACA
Students may transfer in at any time up to their senior year and graduate from Mount Airy Christian Academy. Students may transfer in at the beginning of either semester of the school year. The school must be provided with evaluations, a portfolio, or some similar means of evaluating student placement Entrance tests in mathematics and English, standard for all students entering Mount Airy Christian Academy, will be administered. Secondary students attempting to transfer in during a semester will be at the discretion of the Head of School. Students who have not attended Mount Airy Christian Academy High School for three years are not eligible to be valedictorian or salutatorian.
As resources allow, Mount Airy Christian Academy offers tuition assistance to families with demonstrated financial need. The FACTS system used for MACA tuition payment management is also used for tuition assistance assessment. During the final portion of the MACA admission process, families with need may complete the tuition assistance portion of the FACTS application. Please note that an assistance application is not considered complete until the application has been completed and the requested documents have been received by FACTS. MACA does not review assistance applications until a student has been accepted for admission. Should the amount of assistance offered be insufficient for the family to continue with the student’s enrollment, the application may be withdrawn and the registration fee (minus a $100 testing fee) refunded.
MACA New Student Admission Process
How to Apply for Admission
- Create an Online Application
To begin the online application process, go to our website at www.macamd.org and select Online Application from the Admissions drop-down menu. You will then click on the Create an Account link at the top left of the page to start the process. If you are a returning family and need to register a student that is new to MACA or entering Kindergarten or preschool, you do not need to create an account. You may login using your existing username and password.
- Complete and submit application
Once you create an account, login and click on “create a new student application.” Feedback will be provided throughout the process to help you complete the application. A yellow caution sign will appear in the menu next to forms that are missing required information. If a form contains all required information, a green checkmark will appear next to the form’s menu item on the left.
You can review the entire application at any time by selecting the application review tab on the left menu. From there, you will also be provided the ability to print a PDF of the application in its current state.
3. Remit payment
After you have completed the application, a Submit Application and Make Payment form will appear. Please follow the instructions that will be provided to submit the application along with the application fee ($25).
When you have completed the above process, you will be contacted by our admissions office to schedule testing. When you bring your student to the scheduled testing session, we will need you or your student to provide:
- Registration fee (see fee schedule for amount)
- Academic records from previous school
- Most recent final report card
- SAT or other standardized test scores if available
- Diagnostic testing documents (such as IEP/504 plans) if applicable
- Complete an interview with the Principal or Academic Dean
- Personal reference form completed
5. Admission Decision
Following the completion of the admission process, you will receive notification regarding your student’s admission decision.
- If your student is admitted, you will receive a correspondence with information about how to finish the enrollment process.
- If your student is not admitted, you will receive a phone call as well as a letter and a refund the registration fee (minus a $100 testing fee). An appeal of an admission decision may be made to the Head of School who will present the appeal to the School Board. All decisions by the School board are final.
Admission Status Tracking
After your application is submitted, you will be able to print the completed application, and track online your progress through our admissions process. To view your application status, please use your username and password to access your account.
If you have any questions about admissions or the school, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-489-4321 and ask to speak to our Director of Admissions. We appreciate your interest, and hope to assist you any way we can.