Admissions

ADMISSIONS STANDARDS

Admissions:  Admission to Valeo Academy is based on a decision by the admissions committee.  Notifications of acceptance will be mailed once applications have been processed and all materials have been reviewed.  The enrollment process for the upcoming school year continues until enrollment reaches pre-determined levels.  Enrollment acceptance considerations will be determined by all requested information during the enrollment process. Once acceptance is granted, an enrollment packet including our Family Handbook will be sent to all Valeo parents.  Parents will be expected to select their payment method and pay an enrollment deposit by their assigned due date to guarantee their child’s place at Valeo Academy.  All new students are required to have an updated physical prior to the start of school.

Kindergarten Admissions:  Determination of Kindergarten eligibility will be made primarily based on age - all students should be 5 years old on or before October 1st to be enrolled in Kindergarten for that year.  However, a child's ability to positively interact with other peers in a classroom environment will be assessed and will also determine his/her acceptance.  All students entering Kindergarten will be screened to determine their readiness for the Kindergarten program.  The Kindergarten program runs for a full day.
First Grade Admissions:  All students entering the first grade must be 6 years of age on or before October 1st, or have successfully completed one year of Kindergarten.

Assessment Testing:  All new students entering Valeo Academy will be tested to determine their level of proficiency in certain disciplines.  While the results of these evaluations are typically not a determining factor in acceptance, the purpose of these evaluations is to ensure that our instructional program will meet the developmental needs of each student at his or her grade level. 

Grade Placement:  Grade placement will be determined by the Valeo Administrative Staff before fall registration and will be based on recent testing scores and school transcripts where appropriate.  In the event that these items do not provide sufficient information as to a student’s grade level, students may be tested to determine proper grade placement.  Parents will be contacted in the event this occurs.

Home-schooled students:  We at Valeo Academy are happy to welcome home-schooled students; however, we ask that parents include, along with the application, the following materials from the past two years:  number of school days completed, a curriculum list of work completed, and course grades.  Determination of grade placement will be made on a case-by-case basis and may include the results of test scores.  If you have any questions about these requirements, please do not hesitate to contact the Valeo Academy Admissions Office at 847-645-9300.
Transfer Students:  Due to the comprehensive education that students at Valeo Academy will receive, transfer students from other schools in grades 9-12 will not be allowed to enroll after the first four weeks of the first quarter and will be required to wait until the next school year.  Exceptions to this rule are rare, but will be made by the administration on a case-by-case basis. Transfer students are subject to the same acceptance requirements as all other students.  Students who transfer from other private schools must have all previous accounts paid.

Valeo Academy is committed to a Bible-based, Spirit-filled, classical education founded on Biblical principles.  Our admissions policy reflects this and requires that at least one parent or guardian of each applicant have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  For a child to be properly instructed according to the Word of God, it is important that both parent and child are attending a Christian church and hearing the Word of God on a consistent basis.  Valeo Academy reserves the right to deny applicants whose convictions are not consistent with its own.

Notice of Non-Discrimination policy:  Valeo Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender in the administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance policies, and other school administered programs.  Valeo Academy does reserve the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, philosophical compatibility, and willingness to cooperate with the Valeo Academy administration and abide by its policies.