Edgewood Academy | Admission

It is the belief of the Board and the school that proper dress and grooming are an indication of respect for one’s self, as well as respect for others. All students are expected to be neat, clean, and appropriately dressed at all times. Students dress will be in good taste and will not be extreme, indecent, dirty, or unsafe. Any dress or garment that tends to distract, disturb, is noticeably unusual, strange or interferes with the educational process is not allowed. Any student deemed by the Administration to be inappropriately dressed may be sent home. Any absence that results from correction of dress will be considered unexcused. Repeated violations could result in further action under the Code of Conduct.

Specific dress code requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Shoes are to be worn at all times.
  2. House shoes or pajamas / sleepwear are not allowed. No flip flops or slides.
  3. Halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, strapless tops, crop tops, racer back, shirts with inappropriate language or slogans, see through fabric, and camouflage military type clothing are not allowed.
  4. Sleeveless shirts for girls should extend from base of neck to the top of the arms.
  5. Sleeveless shirts for boys are not allowed.
  6. The lower edge/legs of shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no more than five inches from the ground with the student on their knees.
  7. Midriffs and cleavage are not to show.
  8. Braless attire for girls is not allowed.
  9. Undergarments (except T-shirts) shall not be visible at any time.
  10. All shorts, pants, slacks, etc. shall be worn at waist level. No sagging.
  11. Visible body piercing, visible tattoos, body art, and unnatural hair color are not acceptable.
  12. Girls piercing for earrings worn in the earlobe are permissible. No more than 2 piercings per earlobe.
  13. No article of clothing with holes where skin is exposed allowed.
  14. Hair shall be well groomed and neatly styled. Boy’s hair shall not extend below the top of the shirt collar or extend past the eyebrows.
  15. Boys are expected to be clean shaven, having no beards or mustaches.
  16. No alcoholic beverage, illegal drugs or tobacco advertisement; obscene, suggestive, or inappropriate language on clothing or accessories allowed.
  17. No hats, caps, bandanas, sunglasses or headgear may be worn in the school building during the school day.
  18. No clothing that has chains attached is allowed.
  19. Athletic shorts, wind pants, sweatpants etc. are NOT allowed in grades 6-12.
  20. Each student must have a school shirt and khakis for assemblies.

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Admission Policies & Procedures

Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students
Edgewood Academy, Inc., admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the 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, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Admission Procedures
Application may be made through the guidance office or online. An interview and entrance test is required of all prospective students. An official transcript of the applicant's previous school record must be received with the application.

Siblings of students currently enrolled at EA who pass the entrance exam have priority of an enrollment space until the first day of April preceding the August start date. New students will be taken on a first come basis after April 1.

The Education Committee reviews all applications. The following are guidelines used by the Education Committee in reviewing all applicants:

  1. Academic ability of the student--Candidates are considered on the basis of their relative academic promise as determined by an ability and achievement test. Students enrolling in kindergarten will be administered a readiness to learn exam. The testing is done individually with the teacher, the headmaster, or the guidance counselor. The following applies to all other students. To be accepted, a student must:
    1. Have passed all classes on the last report card for grades 1st-9th or have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4 point scale on his/her cumulative transcript for grades 10th-12th (excluding PE and competitive athletics). A student with a GPA of 2.0 or higher may be considered on a probationary basis. If accepted under these conditions, the student must maintain a 2.0 GPA for the first year of enrollment at EA.
    2. The previous year's SAT scores are to be on or above that year's grade level.
    3. The EA admission test will be administered by a member of the administrative staff. The student must score on or above grade level on the EA admission test.
    4. If the score is at the satisfactory grade level, a specific EA admission test will be administered. The EA test is based on validated, standardized tests and reviewed by the guidance counselor and teacher representative(s) to ensure it is current. Testing for admission may begin in March of the previous school year.
    5. When a student transfers, EA will grant the credits earned based on the previous school's grading scale. Example-If a 91 was a B, earning 3 points at the previous school, it will be credited at a B.
  2. Previous record of the applicant in terms of character, discipline, attendance, and tardiness.
  3. First preference is given to applicants whose family has had previous positive association with the school.
  4. Transferring from a non-traditional setting-Transfer students from non-traditional schools, from PACE programs, non-accredited schools, and/or home schooling must provide notarized statements of grade level(s) for all elementary and secondary courses/subjects passed at these settings. Students from these programs may be accepted at EA on a probationary status. At the end of the semester, the school determines if the student is able to function in the courses or grade to which he/she has been assigned. If the student is unable to function at their current grade level, the necessary change(s) will be made at that time.
  5. Students entering kindergarten should be 5 years of age at September 1st of the concurrent school year. Students entering the first grade should be 6 years of age by Sept. 1st of the concurrent school year.
  6. Students from a foreign country may be accepted on a temporary basis. The foreign student must live with a family with a child(ren) currently enrolled at EA. Foreign students are exempt from tuition costs, but not from fees. EA has the right to limit foreign student enrollment to two (2) students per year. EA limits the foreign student to one year tuition exempt enrollment.
  7. After the student has been accepted for admission, both the student and parents/guardians must sign the Code of Conduct and Expectations consent form. The form is required to be in the student’s file for school attendance in grades 6 through 12.

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It is the belief of the Board and the school that proper dress and grooming are an indication of respect for one’s self, as well as respect for others. All students are expected to be neat, clean, and appropriately dressed at all times.

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Our Beliefs

Edgewood Academy affirms the values and beliefs of the Christian faith and allows for the public practice and display of all Christian denominations. However, EA is not affiliated with any particular denomination.

We will be regarded as the school of choice in the River Region, continuing a tradition of educating successful students for over 40 years. This is affirmed by the following principles:

  • Edgewood is a safe and physically comfortable environment for students that promotes student learning.
  • Continuous improvement is necessary in order to prepare students to become lifelong learners.
  • Each student is a valued individual.
  • Student self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.

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