admission standards

It is the policy of BAS to admit students regardless of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origins. All students have the right to the privileges, programs and activities offered by the school. In order to maintain the objectives of BAS and because it is a church oriented educational institution, admission qualifications have been established.

Only those students and their families who are in agreement with the philosophy and objectives of BAS and who will cooperate with the principles of the school should apply for admission. Students of other religious faiths are welcome, provided they will respect the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist faith and maintain a reverent attitude during religious exercises and Bible classes.

The applicant should be in good physical health. Any identified physical conditions should be shared with the administrator and appropriate faculty to ensure the student’s learning is not hindered. Medical examinations are required for all new students. State law requires that up to date immunization records be placed on file with the school. Failure to comply with this request will result in suspension from class attendance until immunization records are on file at the school.

Students should be in good academic standing at their previous school. New students may be tested to determine grade placement. BAS strives to provide the best possible education for all of its students; however, BAS does not have the facilities or the staff to handle all special educational needs.

Students entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1 of the year they enter kindergarten. Students entering first grade must be six years of age on or before September 1 of the year they enter first grade. All students entering these grades will be given reading and math assessments. Once the assessments are completed, the tester will arrange a time when the parent(s) may return to review the findings of the assessment. BAS reserves the right to determine if the student and BAS are compatible and/or if the student is developmentally ready to register at BAS.

Admission procedures

Send a completed application with the prospective student's most recent report card. 

If applicable, clear financial obligations with previous school.

Parent(s) and student(s) meet with an administrator.

If space is available in the applied-for grade, BAS will arrange a date for placement testing.

The admissions committee will review all pertinent information and decide on admission to BAS. Parents will be notified of the admissions committee's decision.