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Office: 407.831.0950

Fax: 407.831.6840

Altamonte Christian School

601 Palm Springs Drive

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

school@altamontechristian.org

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Altamonte Christian School  |  A Ministry of Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church

Senate Bill 1712, the Ethics in Education Act, became effective July 1, 2008, and impacts certain operational procedures for private schools participating in the McKay and Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Programs. This Act adds new requirements to the employee screening process, school accountability to develop standards of ethical conduct, procedures for reporting misconduct, and mandatory reporting of child abuse, abandonment, and neglect.

 

Altamonte Christian School employees have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. Report to one of the following administrators in person or by phone:

 

Pastor Scott Carlson, Executive Director

Mrs. Denille Brownlee, Director

Mrs. Pam Piorkowski, Director of Academics

 

Altamonte Christian School employees have a duty to report actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Employees have immunity from liability if they report and will have a duty to comply with child protective investigations. The statewide toll-free abuse hotline number is 1-800-962-2873

 

Altamonte Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnicity in regard to either employment practices or student admission.

FAQ

1. When do you accept applications?
We accept applications year-round, provided there is space available in the class. Open Enrollment for the school year begins on February 3rd.

 

2. When can I submit an application?
You can submit an application after you’ve taken a campus tour.

 

3. ACS is an Open Enrollment Christian school. What does that mean?
Regular church attendance is strongly encouraged, but not required.  You are required to agree by signature that your child will be taught Christian doctrine, curriculum and characteristics.  In addition, both parents and students sign that they follow the rules established by the school. We encourage at least one parent to be a professing follower of Christ.

 

4. What are school hours?
 

Preschool
K2-K3: 8:30am – 3:30pm

 

VPK

Full Day: 8:30am - 3:30pm
2 Day: 8:30am - 3:30pm
3 Day: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Elementary

K5 - 5th Grade: 8:15am - 3:15pm
Friday dismissal is 2:15pm

 

Middle/High School
6th - 12th Grade: 8:15am - 3:30pm
Friday dismissal is 2:30pm

 

5. Do students wear uniforms?
Yes. Uniforms are purchased from Dennis Uniform Company. Their website is 
www.dennisuniform.com. There are alternative brands of bottoms available for purchase (Dickies, Cat and Jack, and Wonder Nation).

Uniforms are worn every day.  On Fridays, students are permitted to wear a school spirit shirt for the current year with their school uniform bottoms. Please see our uniform and hair policy.

 

6. Is ACS accredited?
ACS is accredited by the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) and The National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). 

 

7. Are books included in tuition?
No, books are not included in the tuition rate. Please see the rate schedule for book fees.

 

8. Does ACS give Entrance examinations?
Yes. Students entering kindergarten through 12th grade are administered an entrance exam.

 

9. What are the requirements for Admission?

  • Agreement on ACS’s Statement of Beliefs, with the understanding that these principles and standards will be instilled in each student starting with our youngest student, all the way to our eldest.

  • Regular church attendance by at least one parent is strongly encouraged.

  • 2.0 GPA or higher for high school admission.

  • No prior expulsions from another institution or ACS.

  • Students with noted behavior issues from another institution will not be admitted.

  • Students must meet our grading criteria on our entrance exam.

  • All IEP and 504 plans are reviewed before the Admissions process can begin.

Altamonte Christian School admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs.

 

10. Does the school offer transportation?
No, the school does not offer transportation at this time.

 

11. Does ACS have after school programs?

Yes, we offer enrichment opportunities, as well as offering an aftercare program for K3-12th grade students.