CEA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or nationality. However, due to the program’s design and structure, it will only work well for families who share our goals and objectives pertaining to academic, spiritual, and character development for our children. We unashamedly strive to accept families who share specific values for our students as outlined in our literature and the family interview process. Our goal is to assist like-minded home school families as they continue to educate their children. As a requirement for admission to CEA, parents must have a minimum of one year’s experience home schooling their children. Again, the program works only for those families who seek the same goals and adhere to the same educational philosophies of the program itself. Herein lies CEA’s strength!
After reading information about CEA’s program, interested parents are asked to download a Parent Contact Form and return it to CEA by mail or email.
Upon our receipt of this form, you will be contacted by phone or e-mail to discuss the program further and the possibility of a brief classroom visit. Should a visit be scheduled, we encourage prospective parents to bring their child or teen along to give the prospective student the opportunity to meet a CEA teacher and view one or more of the classrooms. Parents unable to download this form may call the CEA office and request a form by mail.
After visiting CEA, interested families will be provided the following to be completed and returned to the CEA office:
- Family Application Form
- Student Profile Form(s)
- Letters of recommendation from three individuals (including pastor)
We also request copies of standardized test scores of prospective students and two brief essays (as defined on the application form) to be submitted by prospective high school students.
Upon receipt and review of these items, the CEA Board will schedule an interview with those families which seem to be good candidates for the program. Regardless, all parents who have applied will be contacted. Interviews generally occur in March or April for the following term.
The interview process provides parents with an opportunity to ask questions of the Board, and it provides the Board with the opportunity to acquire a better understanding of the family’s academic and spiritual goals and objectives. The entire application process is designed to help ensure a good “fit” for home school families and CEA alike.
Acceptance into CEA is based on the family’s home school experience, application, interview, academic readiness of the student, and space availability. Enrollment of your child is a financial commitment to our program for a period of one full year.
Families desiring to remain in CEA’s program complete an enrollment form each spring for the upcoming term. Enrollment is subject to review each year. Teacher recommendations or concerns relating to behavior and/or academic ability are taken into consideration for re-enrollment of students.
While CEA’s academic standards are high, naturally not all students will be “straight A” students. Shared Christian values and goals are more important to the Board than a student’s grades when considering re-enrollment. Nonetheless, all students are expected to demonstrate diligence in their efforts.