Applying to BCEMS


K-8 Open House

November 12-15, 2018
8:30-11:30am

Kindergarten Open Admission begins on December 1st!

A number of students are selected for admission each year for grades K-8. To help discover if your student belongs at BCEMS, we spend time getting to know student applicants and families during the admission process.

As a starting point, student applicants should demonstrate at least:

  • Good academic potential.
  • Ability to independently work, comprehend, and achieve on or above grade-level.
  • Appropriate social and behavioral skills and developmental milestones.

As a starting point, parents should demonstrate at least:

  • Familial commitment to educational excellence.
  • Ability and willingness to form a partnership to share the responsibility of educating a child.

The BCEMS Admission Committee welcomes applications throughout the school year. Students who are accepted may be placed on a waiting list pending an opening.

Date of completion of the following steps is important. All steps must be completed before a student’s application will be reviewed by the BCEMS Admission Committee.

Whenever possible, Berry College Elementary & Middle School gives preferential consideration to the following applicants who complete the admission process according to availability of enrollment as well as important deadlines:

  • Children of full-time Berry College employees.
  • Siblings of currently enrolled BCEMS students.
  • Students currently enrolled at Berry College’s Child Development Center.

APPLYING TO KINDERGARTEN AT BCEMS

We encourage families to consider options for kindergarten during the fall and early winter before their child will begin school in August. Students should be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the kindergarten year. Students should be 6 years old on or before September 1 of the first grade year.

Applications received from the following individuals during BCEMS Kindergarten Early Admission will be given preferential consideration (November 1 – December 14, 2018).

  • Children of full-time Berry College employees.
  • Siblings of currently enrolled BCEMS students.
  • Students currently enrolled at Berry College’s Child Development Center.

BCEMS Kindergarten Open Admission welcomes applications from the Northwest Georgia community (beginning on December 1, 2018).

Our new application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available beginning on November 1, 2018.

A note about kindergarten readiness: All children are ready at different times. All children have strengths and areas that are still developing. A child who has the readiness skills (academic, cognitive, social, emotional, physical including gross and fine motor, personal) will have the best experience. The acquisition of kindergarten readiness skills and development are carefully considered during the kindergarten application process.

WAITING LIST

At BCEMS, “Waiting List” does not mean a list of accepted students in rank order with numbers. In the event a student applies and is offered acceptance by the BCEMS Admission Committee for a classroom that has no openings, the student will be considered “waiting list” status. If and when an opening becomes available, “waiting list” students will be considered by the BCEMS Admission Committee, therefore it can benefit a student to go thru the admission process.

Due to limited enrollment, we frequently have “waiting list” students. Acceptance and enrollment can depend on many factors including being patient. A waiting list student who would like to be considered again in subsequent years will need to reapply and complete the admission process.