Admissions Policy

Al-Rahmah School’s (ARS) vision is to cultivate excellence in Islamic character and academics, foster leadership skills, and develop global awareness. ARS welcomes all students and families who are committed to the mission and vision of ARS.


NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY


ADMISSIONS POLICY 

    • Documentation and Records 
      1. Transcripts, Records and Evaluations: All transcripts and student records from all previous schools must be received by school administration within 10 days after parent or guardian formally submits an application. Based on the student interview, additional records and pertinent evaluations may be requested from previous schools. 
      2. All information requested by ARS must be received before a student is considered officially enrolled. 
      3. Students without transcripts, pertinent records, and the latest report cards will be given provisional placement status. Parents will be notified of their child’s status in writing. 
      4. Immunizations/waivers must be up-to-date, and proof submitted before ANY student is admitted to class. NO EXCEPTIONS.* *Religious waivers for immunizations will be accepted and must be submitted before the student is admitted to the class.   
    • Parents/Students Interview 
      1. Student applicants will be interviewed by ARS staff, including but not limited to school leadership, administration, and school counselor.
      2. The mother, father or legal guardian will be interviewed in person by the above-mentioned ARS staff.
    • Academic Acceptance 
      1. All elementary students must have been promoted to the next grade level from previous schools at the end of the year. 
      2. Transferring elementary students must have passing grades in all the following subjects: reading, math, and language. Students who fail to meet the above requirements may be placed provisionally. 
      3. Students who have exhibited behavioral difficulty: ARS may require additional documentation and assessment from the school counselor before admission will be granted.  
      4. Students who have been suspended or expelled from another educational institution will not be accepted without further review and assessment. 
    • Testing of New Students 
      1. New students will be tested in English and Math. 
      2. Diagnostic tests in Math and or English will be given as needed. 
      3. Behavioral and socio-emotional assessments will also be conducted
    • Home School 
      1. Parents must submit transcripts, evaluations, and standardized test results, maintained by accredited homeschool providers within ten days of filing an application with ARS.
      2. The parent must submit in writing, an outline of the curriculum, test results, and evaluation of student’s performance from home school instructor. 
      3. All students will be placed in the grade to which they were promoted by the previous school as indicated by the school’s official transcript. 
      4. Home-school students will be tested to further assess the appropriate placement. 
  • Age and Promotion requirements: 
    1. Minimum age requirements upon entering*: 
      1. Kindergarten – 5 years old before September 1st. Parents may request special permission for their child to enter Kindergarten whose birthdates are between September 2nd and December 31st. However, it is at the school’s discretion. 
      2. First Grade– 6 years old 
      3. Second Grade – 7 years old 
      4. Third Grade – 8 years old 
      5. Fourth grade – 9 years old 
      6. Fifth Grade – 10 years old 
      7. Sixth Grade – 11 years 
      8. Seventh Grade – 12 years 
      9. Eighth Grade – 13 years 

*Age will not be the only criteria in placing a student in the appropriate grade.