ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Welcome Parents,

My name is Mrs. Bonny Efferson, I am the Director of Student Services  for FBCS,  grades 1 through 12. My desire is to provide you information and the forms needed for enrollment .  We hope that you find this helpful and if you have any questions please contact me by calling the school office 985-643-3725 or email me at [email protected].

2020-2021

Applications for new students will be accepted as long as we have space in a class.

Students seeking enrollment at FBCS go through a personal interview process and tour with the school administrator.  Interview appointments are made once the application and application fee have been submitted to the office and only if a space is available in the grade they are seeking..

Students are not placed on rolls until all required documents have been submitted and registration fees have been paid, including currently enrolled students.

Paperwork Requirements for Enrollment

FBCS requires a clear copy of the student’s birth certificate, immunizations & social security card (must be able to read the number), a copy of the current grades, a behavior report  from the current school, All high school students must provide a transcript showing classes taken and credits earned, if any.  We take the recommendation of the current school for pass/fail and we take into consideration LEAP results.  Please download forms from the Applications page by clicking the Admissions tab and selecting the correct slide out tab.

FBCS is a State Approved School and we follow Louisiana Standards for curriculum guides in grades 1-12. FBCS requires non-CDC-kindergarten students to take and pass proficiency tests for entrance into first grade and we reserve the right to administer a proficiency test to any student seeking enrollment in grades 2 -12.

A. First Baptist Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, or ethnic origin in the administration of it’s educational admission and other school administered programs.

B. The specific procedure for “Returning” and “New ” student admissions is outlined in the enrollment packet that can be found on the website.

C. A student will not be readmitted if there is an outstanding tuition balance from the previous year.

D. Entrance testing requirements: Administration will review previous school records of all new students, 1-12,  to determine if tests are needed to finalize placement in FBCS.

E. Age requirements: 1st grade students must be 6 years old by October 1st; seniors cannot exceed the age of 19 by October 1st of their senior year.

F. Regarding admission of any student who has been expelled from another St. Tammany Parish system, FBCS would follow the same guidelines as the parish system; however, if the family is a member at First Baptist Church, then the student’s admission would be considered by the school committee.

G. In order for a student to be admitted to FBCS, the student and his/her family must be willing to adopt a code of Christian conduct, grounded in the school’s statement of faith, and abide by those parameters for acceptable behavior.

Extended Care Form

2020-21 Fee Schedule
Returning Students & Incoming CDC Students

Registration Fees: non-refundable

  • $450 (must be paid by 3/02/20 to hold spot)
  • $550 if paid between 3/3/20 and 4/30/20, if space available
  • $650 if paid 5/1/20 or later, if space available

Building Fees: $50 non-refundable

Technology Fees: non-refundable

  • Returning 6th going into 7th: $300
  • Returning 8th – 12th: $200

Tuition (Annual)

  • 1st-6th: $3780
  • 7th-8th: $4095
  • 9th-12th: $4295

Multi-child discount – 5%

Building & Technology Fee increase by 10% if not paid by June 5th.​

2020-21 Fee Schedule
New Students

Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)
Registration Fee: $450 (non-refundable)
Building Fee: $50 (non-refundable)
Technology Fee: $300 (non-refundable) for 7th – 12th only
Tuition (Annual)

  • 1st-6th: $3780
  • 7th-8th: $4095
  • 9th-12th: $4295

Multi-child discount – 5% for siblings in grade 1-12

Building & Technology Fee increase by 10% if not paid by June 5th.

Application fee for new students is due at time of application. This is non-refundable.  (Cash or Money order only for this fee)

Registration, Building and Technology fees are non-refundable.

The Registration fee must be submitted to hold a spot for your child(ren).  Students are not placed on rolls until registration fees have been paid, including currently enrolled students.

​If a student attends one day of any given month, tuition is due for that month even if they are withdrawn in the same month.

FBCS does offer a multi-child discount of 5% for siblings enrolled in grades 1-12.
Any tuition, not paid in full, by June 7th will be assessed a 10% late fee.

School financing is available on tuition. Flat interest rate of 10% applies.

​Monthly tuition payments are due on the 1st of every month. A late fee of $25 will be applied on the 6th of the month.

School Lunch: FBCS policy states the following:

Lunches must be prepaid at the beginning of every month.
(see page 7 in the Student Handbook).

Lunches are $3.25 per day and parents are billed at the end of the month through email.  Money can be added to the account at any time.  Once a student orders lunch, it is charged to the account even if they choose not to eat.​

FBCS school hours: Classes begin at 8:00am and students are considered tardy if not in class at that time. The bell for dismissal rings at 3:10pm and students can be picked up at that time.  Students still on campus at 3:25, that are not involved in an afterschool sponsored activity, will be sent to aftercare and parents are responsible for charges incurred.

​FBCS depends on its fundraisers to close the gap between revenue from tuition and fees and what it actually costs to educate each student.

FACTS Info
First Baptist Christian School, Slidell, LA
Tuition Aid

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis First Baptist Christian School for the upcoming school year to determine if families are eligible for tuition aid.  Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.
Applicants can apply online by clicking the FACTS link: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4K384.

Once an online application has been completed, the following information will need to be sent to FACTS to complete the application process:

  • Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
  • Copies of your most recent W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

All supporting documentation can be uploaded in pdf format online. There is a fee of $30 to process your application. FACTS accepts credit, debit, and checks.

Documentation can also be faxed to 866-315-9264 or mailed to the address below.  Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE  68501-2524

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.

After FACTS completes the assessment for each family, the FBCS Committee will consider each application that qualifies for tuition aid. Depending on monies available, the Committee will award aid based on financial need and current student standing both academic (passing grades) and behavioral.  Students must be currently enrolled at FBCS and priority is given to First Baptist Church members.

Financial Aid is not based on academic or athletic skill, race, color, or national origin.

​At this time FBCS does not participate in the LA School Tuition Organizations, ACE Scholarships or Arete Scholars programs.

FBCS is “Dually Accredited through ACSI and AdvancED” and open to all students regardless of race, color and ethnic or national origin.
“First Baptist Christian School has an asbestos management plan on site and is available to review.”​