Griffin Christian School, as a private institution, reserves the privilege of setting and maintaining its own standards for student conduct, dress code, and scholarship. Admission to GCS – Elementary is a privilege and not a right. Therefore, the school maintains the right to admit only those families who are in harmony with the standards of the school.
Admission is based upon the achievement, personal interview, recommendations, and opening in the particular grade level. Behavior is also carefully considered. Generally, no student will be permitted who shows low academic performance, has emotional disciplinary problems, or who has been expelled from another school.
Griffin Christian School – Elementary is not a reform school. Neither is it equipped to accept children with academic, physical, or emotional problems. Students must express a desire to attend GCS – Elementary. The school maintains the right to refuse admittance to anyone if it so chooses and to expel or suspend any student who violates the set standard.
The following procedure will be helpful to new students when applying for admission to GCS – Elementary:
- Obtain an application packet from the school office or by downloading the documents below.
- Complete the application form and return it to the school with the appropriate fees as stated on the application.
- For new students, an entrance exam may be given to determine specific course placement. A copy of the applicant’s transcript (grades and achievement test scores) must be given to the office before an application is approved.
- An appointment for an interview with the principal or admissions committee may be requested. The potential student and at least one parent must attend this interview.
- You will receive a letter concerning the status of the application following the admissions process. Should GCS – Elementary not accept the applicant for enrollment, the registration fee will be refunded. However, the fee is not refundable under any other circumstances.
GRIFFIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL DOES NOT ENROLL STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN EXPELLED FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL.
The first payment is due by August 1.
The last payment is due by May 1.
Tuition payments received after the 15th of each month will incur a minimum $20.00 late fee or 5% of the total monthly tuition.
To be sure tuition is credited to the proper account, please indicate child(ren)’s name and grade on the face of your check.
WE MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD:
K4 and K5 Enrollment Application
- Birth Certificate
- Current Certificate of Immunization (Georgia Form 3231)
- Eye / Ear / Dental Certificate (not for four year old) (Georgia Form 3231)
Additional information required for NEW students 1st through 6th
- Teacher Recommendation Form (completed by current teacher)
- Copy of most recent report card
- Copy of most current achievement test scores
- Copy of any discipline records (if none – a brief note from the school stating there are none)
Griffin Christian School – Elementary provides this handbook as a means of providing the reader with the general information about the GCS – Elementary as well as defining some specific policies and rules. It is to be understood that the GCS – Elementary reserves the right to change any policy when it is deemed appropriate to do so by the administration of the GCS – Elementary. Notice of such changes will be given by one or more of the following: the school newsletter, special letter, or orally to the students. It should be understood that this handbook is not to be considered as all-inclusive, and the administration will make decisions and establish guidelines concerning any issues not covered.
*Griffin Christian School – Elementary admits students without regard to race, color, or national origin.
DUE TO SOME CHANGES IN THE DONATION PROCESS, WE ASK THAT YOU FOLLOW THE SIMPLE DIRECTIONS BELOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION AND YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR CHILDREN AND OUR SCHOOL.
Please find below the information and resources to better explain the tax credit and your options for donating. You can go to the donation page to begin the process.
How to Donate?
To learn more about the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, please visit www.apogeescholarships.org.
After clicking on the link above, please click on REDUCE YOUR TAX BILL SUPPORT EDUCATION for the forms necessary to donate to our school.
What is the Qualified Education Expense Credit?
This tax credit was passed into law in July, 2008. Griffin Christian School – Elementary is excited about the law as it has financial benefits both for you and GCS – Elementary. The state has set aside $50 million in available credits each year, distributed on a first come first served basis. How can this tax credit benefit both GCS – Elementary and myself?
Under the new law, you can redirect a portion of your Georgia income tax liability to provide scholarship assistance to incoming GCS – Elementary students that are currently enrolled in public school. You will receive a tax credit on your state income taxes and a charitable contribution deduction on your federal incomes taxes for the amount donated. For married couples filing jointly, the maximum tax credit-eligible contribution is $2,500 ($1,000 as an individual).
How it works?
We have partnered with Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, a state approved Student Scholarship Organization (SSO), to enable the GCS – Elementary community to take advantage of this program. With a donation to the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship fund, a Georgia state income tax credit is available to you for the tax year the donation is made. Your donation can be used as a charitable contribution deduction on your Federal tax return.
Tax Credit Amounts by Filing Status
For Individual A single individual or head of household will receive a credit against their Georgia income tax liability in an amount equal to the actual amount expended or $1,000 per tax year, whichever is less. Electronic filing of state individual income tax return will not be available for taxpayers claiming this credit. Married Filing Jointly The amount of the tax credit is equal to the actual amount expended or $2,500 per tax year, whichever is less. Electronic filing of state individual income tax return will not be available for taxpayers claiming this credit. Corporate Donor State income tax credit limit up to 75% of the corporation’s income tax liability or the actual amount donated, whichever is less.
Option to NAME a dedicated scholarship fund in company’s name.
Who qualifies for the scholarship?
A Georgia resident enrolled in secondary or primary public school or eligible to enroll in a qualified kindergarten program or pre-kindergarten program.
For additional questions or assistance, please contact GCS – Elementary or John Panessa (404.419.7123) @ Apogee.
From Points North:
Take I-75 South to the Griffin/Jonesboro exit, just past the Atlanta Airport. Follow 19/41 South into Griffin. Just past the North Griffin Square Shopping Center on your right, there is a major intersection. At the traffic light, take a right onto GA Hwy 92. This is West McIntosh Rd. The church is on your left, one mile from the intersection.
From Points South:
Follow 19/41 North. Just past the Spalding Village Shopping Center on your right, there is a major intersection. At that traffic light, take a left onto GA Hwy 92. This is West McIntosh Rd. The church is on your left, one mile from the intersection.
From Points East:
Take the Griffin/Jackson exit off I-75 North onto GA Hwy 16 West. Follow GA Hwy 16 West through Griffin. Exit right onto 19/41 North just past the Home Depot. Follow 19/41 North. Just past the Spalding Village Shopping Center on your right, there is a major intersection. At that traffic light, take a left onto GA Hwy 92. This is West McIntosh Rd. The church is on your left, one mile from the intersection.
From Points West:
Travel GA Hwy 16 East until you get to US 19/41. Exit left onto 19/41 North, just over the bridge. Follow 19/41 North. Just past the Spalding Village Shopping Center on your right, there is a major intersection. At that traffic light, take a left onto GA Hwy 92. This is West McIntosh Rd. The church is on your left, one mile from the intersection.