Admissions

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Griffin Christian High School is a ministry of Griffin First Assembly of God. Griffin Christian High School is a partner to its sister school, Griffin Christian Academy, which was founded in 1968 as an outgrowth of the ministries of Griffin First Assembly of God. Beginning with one kindergarten class of thirteen students, the Academy has grown to a present enrollment of 225 students in four year kindergarten through sixth grade.

What We Believe

THE BIBLE – We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (II Timothy 3:15, II Peter 1:21)

FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT – We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit(Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30). We believe in the deity of Christ(John 10:33), His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:25); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:44); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory(Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).

SALVATION– We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone we are saved(John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5). We believe in resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).

Our Purpose

THEOLOGICAL PURPOSE -Although Griffin Christian High School is owned and operated by Griffin First Assembly of God, it is not the purpose of the school to indoctrinate its students in the doctrines of the Assemblies of God. We hold the Scriptures to be all-sufficient rules of faith and practice. We therefore teach the Bible in its entirety. It is the purpose of GCHS to train its students in the principles and practices of our Lord Jesus Christ. It should be noted that the faculty of GCHS represents a number of denominations and fellowships and no individual is permitted to teach his or her particular personal doctrine of his or her church doctrine. All members of the faculty are born again Christians who live a consistent example of their profession of faith.

SPIRITUAL PURPOSE – It is the purpose of GCHS to develop in the lives of its students a spiritual life that is in harmony with the infallible Word, in order that they may grow in grace, as well as in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ACADEMIC PURPOSE – It is the purpose of GCHS to provide its students with the best education in order that they may be thoroughly equipped for life. It is the purpose of GCHS to offer its students an opportunity to receive their education in a Christian environment.

Follow this step by step process to apply for admission:

STEP ONE: Submit this application with a non-refundable application fee of $150 to the GCHS office. Be sure to sign the statement of cooperation on page 4 of this form. You can download a copy of the 2017-2018 Application Here.

STEP TWO: The student must submit the following documents with the application and application fee. GCHS will not proceed without all of the documents.

  • Grade transcripts from all previous schools.
  • Discipline records from all previous schools.
  • Attendance records from all previous schools.
  • Immunization Records
  • Any standardized testing results.
  • Custody documentation if student(s) do not reside with birth parents or both parents.

STEP THREE: Once all documents are received, GCHS will call to schedule an interview with the principal. At least one parent must attend this meeting with the student. The following documents must be brought to the meeting in order to be interviewed:

Birth Certificate AND Social Security Card

STEP FOUR: Once accepted by the principal, the parent/guardian must sign the contract in the school office.

STEP FIVE: The student meets with the principal or guidance office personnel to set up a course schedule.


GCHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, or origin.

Griffin Christian High School, as a private institution, reserves the privilege of setting and maintaining its own standards for student conduct, dress code and scholarship. Admission to GCHS 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 openings in the particular grade level. Behavior is also carefully considered. Generally, no student will be admitted who shows low academic performance, has emotional or disciplinary problems or who has been expelled from another school.

GCHS is not a reform school. Neither is it equipped to accept children with severe academic, physical or emotional problems. Students must express a desire to attend GCHS. The school maintains the right to refuse admittance to anyone if it so chooses and to suspend or expel any student who violates the set standard.

The following procedure will be helpful to new student when applying for admissions to GCHS:

  • Obtain an application packet from the school office or download above.
  • 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.
  • Should GCHS not accept the applicant for enrollment, the registration fee will be refunded. However, the fee is not refundable under any other circumstances.

 

Enrollment for Returning Students

It is to be understood that enrollment in GCHS one year does not guarantee placement the following year. It is to be understood that enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. However, prior to registration being opened to the public, students presently enrolled in GCHS may enroll during a limited enrollment period. The first come, first served policy will be in effect during this limited enrollment period as well. It is to be understood that the number of classes within a grade may vary from one year to the next due to enrollment trends. Early enrollment is advised since GCHS cannot ensure placement after available spaces have been filled.

The interview and placement testing process is not required for returning students. However, it is necessary for the proper application forms to be completed and submitted with fees each year.

GCHS is operated as a non-profit ministry of Griffin First Assembly and does not receive assistance from government agencies or programs. The operating funds for GCHS are generated by fees and tuition. GCHS does not  have an endowment fund at this time but does accept special contributions for equipment, tuition, and other items for the improvement of the school.

Application Fee (due when applying & non-refundable)

(if paid by May 1) $150.00 (after May 1) $250.00

Academic Material Fee (Junior High &HS)

(if paid by June 30) $350.00 (after June 30) $400.00

Tuition High School First Student $5250.00

Second Student $5000.00    Third Student $4750.00

Tuition Junior High First Student $4750.00

Second Student $4500.00   Third Student $4275.00

Fundraiser (Fall and Spring) Each family will have the minimum expectation of raising $80 per student, per year for fundraising initiatives. You may choose not to participate and opt to pay an $80 fee, per student, for the year.

Tuition may be paid annually or in ten monthly installments. Those wishing to pay annually may receive a discount of 5% off tuition when payment in full is made by August 1st. If paying monthly, payments are due on the 1st of every month with the first payment due by the first day of school and the last payment due on 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.

We do accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Debit card payments.

Process to Apply For Financial Assistance

Pastoral Reference Form, which accompanies the form above.

telnet-factsThere are some organizations that offer student financial aid for private schools. We do accept the following: Apogee  FACTS