DWA Admissions Process
Deep Waters Academy follows a thorough admissions process in an attempt to assist families who strongly desire a Christian education with an emphasis on character development and parental involvement. We are now accepting and process applications for grade levels Kindergarten-8th grade. As you walk through this journey and discern the best educational environment for your children and family, please remember that we are here to walk with you.
Enrollment is NOW OPEN for the 2022-2023 School Year!
Our Application Process
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Please attend an Interest Meeting and pray about applying to DWA.
- Online Application via ClassReach.
- Students in 1st-8th grade should complete a writing sample as a part of the application. A hard copy can also be brought to the family interview.
The family interview is a vital part of the admissions process. The applicant and both parents are required to be in attendance, but your whole family is welcome. During the interview, the applying student(s) will complete a placement test.
Please prayerfully discern if DWA is the best fit for you child and family's education needs.
Following an acceptance offer, your family can begin preparing for the upcoming school year.
Learn & Discern
Inquire: Please reach out to us and let us know you are interested so we can send you more information.
Attend an Interest Meeting
Suggested Parental Reading:
Character Driven College Preparation, by Dr. John William Turner Jr.
Submit an Online Application here via ClassReach
Writing Sample- Students in 1st-8th grade should complete a writing sample as a part of their application. The writing sample should be the student's best work and complete in his/her best handwriting. The sample can also be brought to the family interview.
After submitting an online application, a DWA staff member will be in touch to schedule the Family Interview. During the interview, students applying for Kindergarten will participate in a readiness screening while incoming students will complete Placement Testing.
The family interview is a vital part of the admissions process and will be scheduled after all prerequisite steps have been completed. The interview provides an opportunity for us to get to know one another better, discuss the compatibility of your family’s goals with the school’s methods and philosophy, review placement testing results, and answer any questions you may have. The applicant and both parents are required to be in attendance, but your whole family is welcome.
Admissions decisions will be emailed after all prior steps of the admissions process have been completed, within approximately two weeks of your family interview. Following an acceptance offer, you will be given a Family Handbook with guiding principles for dress code, behavior, communication, etc. The registration and enrollment fee is due within two weeks of receiving an acceptance offer.
The beginning of summer is a good time to prepare for the upcoming school year by purchasing clothes in compliance with the school dress code and textbooks. Each child should also be up to date on immunizations and health screenings (hearing, vision, scoliosis). You should have all your books purchased and all health/medical records submitted before New Family Orientation.
Attend "Diving in at Deep Waters", our co-teacher training. The parent who will be the primary co-teacher must attend the training to learn more about the curriculum and the nature of this unique partnership. More information will be sent via email.
Deep Waters Academy 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