FAQ

How do I apply?

The process begins with completing all forms in the application package accompanied by the required application and enrollment fees. The application process for new students is complete after testing and interviewing for admission is held. A student accepted for enrollment in one year is not automatically eligible for enrollment on any succeeding year. All K4 students must be four years old by September 1st to be accepted. All K5 students must be five years old by September 1st to be accepted.

Will my child have to be tested?

Enrollment tests will be administered to new applicants for all grades. The grade placement for all new students is determined by the administration of the school after the interview process.

How much are books?

Book costs vary by grade level and elective courses. K4-1st grade books will be ordered by the school (billed to your account) and given to your child on the first day of school. Second through twelfth grade students will need to order their books through Christ Centered Life Store for printed books and http://www.goecs.bkstr.com for e-textbooks. Students are required to have their books on the first day of school; we recommend ordering them early.Online Books FAQ

Is ECS accredited?

ECS is registered as a non-public school, accredited through the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Inc. (FACCS).
FACCS is recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and the Florida
Association of Academic Nonpublic Schools (FAANS). Evangelical Christian School holds multiple accreditations in its dedication to excellence in Christian education. By virtue of the multiple accreditations, students can be assured transfer of acceptable credit to other accredited schools from
around the state to around the world.

Who are your teachers?

Faculty members hold degrees from some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States. Each teacher is a dedicated Christian committed to the task of teaching and to the philosophy of ECS. Each faculty member is required to participate in the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools’ certification process.

What curriculum do you use?

Using Christian curriculum that presents material from a Biblical worldview is of utmost importance to the administration at ECS. Also important is an academically challenging curriculum that ensures the highest level of learning. Careful consideration is made in choosing quality curriculum without compromising Christian philosophy.

What are your school hours?

For K4-12th grade the regular school hours are 8:10 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. Our K4 and K5 students have the option of an early bird pick up at 1:00 p.m.

Can I make tuition payments?

You may choose to pay annually or on an eleven month payment plan. Accounts must be current for students to remain at ECS and before report cards, records, or other information can be released to a requesting school.

What kind of computer training do you offer?

Our facilities include three fully equipped computer labs for both upper and lower school.

Do you provide before and after school care?

This is a service of K4-12th grade students of working parents only. It is available Monday through Friday when school is in session. Registration for this program is limited to a certain number of students. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. and after school to 6:00 p.m

What is the student/teacher ratio?

K4- maximum of 20 students
K5-5th grade- maximum of 25 students
6th grade- maximum of 26 students
Average number of students in each class K4/6th - 18
Average number of students in each class 7th-12th - 16

Do the students wear uniforms?

All students are required to follow the ECS shoe policy and to wear school uniforms purchased from the Sentinel Corner located on the ECS campus.

Do you have a lunch program?

ECS provides a full service cafeteria with a selection of nutritious foods that enable students to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students are also allowed to bring their own lunch. Breakfast is also offered.

Do you have a discount for multiple children (K4-12th)?

There is an 8% discount for the second and third child. The fourth and succeeding children receive a 45% discount.

Do you have an athletics program?

The athletic program at Evangelical Christian School exists to provide its student-athletes the opportunity and competitive environment to use their God given athletic talents to glorify Jesus Christ. Our 6th-12th graders have the opportunity to participate in approximately forty sports teams. We are also a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA).

Do you have a fine arts department?

Evangelical Christian School Fine Arts Department welcomes all students interested in participating in the school’s Visual Arts and/or Performing Arts programs. The programs include more than 16 classes and activities for students in 5th-12th grade.

What enrichment classes do you offer?

Students in K4-6th grade have weekly classes in Library, Spanish, Art, Physical Education, Computer, and Music. These classes complement the strong academic program and allow students an opportunity to develop their special gifts.