Students are accepted at Center Place Restoration School on the basis of an interview with each family and the administration. All prospective students must be present during the interview.
Final acceptance is based on the interview, previous records, testing results, administrative approval, and financial approval. Students who have been expelled from any school must wait a minimum of one semester after expulsion before CPRS will consider enrollment. The family will be notified as to acceptance of the student. The parents and students must agree to uphold the programs of the school and show support for school policies.
(Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy: Center Place Restoration School admits students of any race, color, nationality, 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, nationality, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.)
To enter kindergarten, a student must be 5 years old on or before July 31 of the school year. To enter 1st grade, a student must be 6 years old on or before July 31 of the school year.
A two-week enrollment period will be announced each year, for current CPRS students to re-enroll for the following year. Following this two week period, enrollment will be opened to the general public. Only families with all accounts paid will be allowed to re-enroll. If any student has 25 or more demerits, 10 or more tardies or absences for the year, and/or a GPA below 2.0, admission will be determined by the School Administrator.
All individuals are welcome to attend the regularly scheduled CPRS Board meetings. These meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Library.
In the event that a Board meeting is rescheduled, notice will be given via email to our families. Visitors may wish to call first to insure that the meeting is being held as scheduled.
Individuals are free to express concerns or questions during the Public Inquiry and Comment portion of the meetings. The amount of time given to the individual to address the Board will be limited. Anyone wishing to participate must submit the request, outlining the nature of the issue, to the school office at least one week prior to the meeting. In case of an emergency situation, the individual should contact the Board President as early as possible prior to the meeting. Some items may be placed on the agenda, as deemed necessary by the Board President. The Board’s discussion of the issue will be deferred until later in the meeting, or until a subsequent meeting.
Everyone is encouraged to follow the line of Parental Appeal Process as outlined in this handbook before bringing a grievance to a Board meeting.
Regularly scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences occur annually in October. This is an excellent time to meet with teachers to discuss a student’s progress.
Parents are encouraged to seek a conference with a teacher at any time it is deemed necessary. Please contact the teacher to schedule an appointment at a time that is mutually convenient. Attempts should not be made to confer with teachers during school programs, or at unscheduled times before and after school.
Barring unusual circumstances, appointments with the administration regarding classroom problems should made only if a conference with the teacher is attempted first. Problems are to be discussed with teachers and others directly involved. Please remember that it is the desire of all the staff of Center Place Restoration School to solve problems and work toward solutions of any situations involving your children.
Parental Appeal Process
When a parent has difficulty at CPRS he or she should, in this order:
1) Contact the appropriate person (faculty or staff member) depending on the situation; if there is a problem with a volunteer worker,
contact the School Administrator
2) Contact the School Administrator
3) Contact the appropriate Board of Trustees Committee (Policy, Curriculum, Personnel, or Financial)
The school office, located inside the main school entrance, is open Monday through Friday and is closed when school is not in session.
All parents and visitors are welcome and must report to the office upon entering the school. No parent is to go directly to the classroom. If a parent wishes to speak with a teacher, arrangements should be made for a private conference with that teacher.
Lunches, homework, books, and other items may be left in the office to be delivered to students.
During the summer, office hours are reduced since we operate with a more limited staff. Prior to the beginning of summer break, families are notified of the summer hours. If the need arises to meet with summer personnel at another time, arrangements may be made by leaving a message on the school voice mail.
The yearly tuition amount for your family will be divided into either ten monthly payments (due August 1 through May 1) or into twelve monthly payments (due June 1 through May 1). Please note that all payments are due in the school office on the first day of each month. If you wish, payment for the entire year may be paid in full at the beginning of the payment period. Checks should be made out to “Center Place Restoration School” or “CPRS.” Any checks that are returned are subject to an additional fee being added to your tuition account. We cannot postdate or hold checks.
Any account that becomes 60 days delinquent may result in the student being prohibited from attending class until the account is made current. Students with delinquent accounts may not submit applications for admission for the following year. If a student attends any portion of a month, payment is required for the entire month’s tuition. No deduction is made from tuition costs for absences. Contact the financial office if you have any financial difficulties.
Center Place Restoration School is a private, not-for-profit corporation. No state or federal funds are received by the school. Income from tuition is insufficient to fully cover the cost of operating the school. Interested individuals are invited to contribute to the operation of the school via gifts for general expenses or by providing financial aid for deserving students who would otherwise be unable to afford a private school education. Fundraising projects are planned to assist with the ongoing financial needs of the school.
A limited amount of financial assistance is available yearly to those who are in need. Please contact the financial office for information on applying for such assistance.
In order to be good stewards of the monies that the Lord has entrusted to us, it is important that the following guidelines be carefully adhered to. To be eligible for continuing tuition assistance:
1) A student must not be disruptive to the educational process in any classroom environment and must demonstrate respect for school
2) A student should maintain a C academic average and have no grade of F in any subject.
3) A secondary student receiving 25 or more demerits in one semester would give cause for non-continuance in the Tuition Assistance
program until such time as he or she falls into acceptable conduct parameters of the program.
Eligibility for tuition assistance will be determined on a semester basis by the School Administrator and students may be placed on academic or conduct probation at the end of the school semester. A student placed on such probation will have one semester to restore his or her academic or conduct record, or tuition assistance will be forfeited.
Parental notification throughout the process will be the responsibility of the School Administrator. Further administrative action may be needed if problems are not resolved; such action may include students being asked to withdraw from CPRS.
The School Administrator reserves the right to determine who may visit the school at any time. As much as possible, visitors must adhere to the standard dress code, rules, etc. Visitors should stop at the school office and sign in prior to going anywhere else in the building.
To enter the CPRS facility, visitors must come to the main entrance of the building where they will be recognized through our security monitors; after pressing the buzzer, the magnetic door lock will be released.
Family members are welcome to visit the school during lunch hour, and are asked to follow the rules outlined in the “LUNCH” section of this handbook. If a parent wishes to sit in on a class, the office must be contacted in advance to clear this request with the administration and teacher.
Any visiting student must acquire permission from the School Administrator 24 hours in advance, and must bring written permission from a parent before visiting the school. The student visitor must follow the required dress code outlined by the School Administrator. If here during the lunch period, the student should follow the rules outlined in the “LUNCH” section of this handbook.