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Trinity Episcopal Day School is a nondiscriminatory school for students in three-year-old preschool through grade twelve with an emphasis on academic excellence in a Christian environment. Admission and all activities are open without regard to race, creed, national or ethnic origin. Trinity Episcopal Day School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national, or ethnic origin or handicapping conditions (if, with reasonable accommodations the school can provide appropriate educational services) in the administration of education policies, staffing, financial assistance, or any other school administered policy or program.

Re-Enrollment for students enrolled for the current school year will open on the third Monday of January. Two weeks following the opening of enrollment for students currently enrolled, enrollment will open to new students for the upcoming school year. Whether returning or new, parents of children who have enrolled for the upcoming school year by the last working day of March will be members of The Rev. Louis O'Vander Thomas Educational Foundation. Members vote to elect the Board of Trustees that govern the business affair, policies, and personnel of the School.

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES:

Students will be considered for admission after the following materials are submitted:

1. Admissions Application (please select here to print application) 2017-2018 Enrollment Contract

2. Copy of certified birth certificate.

3. Copy of social security card.

4. Original Mississippi immunization record (Form 121).

5. Transcript of school record containing both grades and current standardized test scores (Grades 1 – 12)

6. A copy of most recent report card (Grades 1-12).

7. Copies of phychological or academic testing; IEP and/or 504 Plans (if applicable)

In addition to the documentation required, the applicant will need to schedule an interview with the Head of School by calling the High School Office (601-442-5424 ext. 10). The school will make a determination about admission and placement after considering the completed application packet as well as the applicant's own desire and motivation to achieve academic success at Trinity Episcopal Day School.

Priorities for Admission:

1. Children who are currently enrolled.

2. Children of communicants in good standing of the Episcopal Church.

3. Brothers and sisters of students currently enrolled.

4. Children of Trinity Episcopal Day School alumni.

5. Other applicants are considered in order of date of application.

Requirements for Admission:

1. Applicants for three-year-old preschool must be three (3) years of age by September 1 of the year enrolled.

2. Four-year-old preschool and kindergarten students must be four and five, respectively, by September 1 of the year enrolled.

3. Applicants for first grade must be six years of age by September 1 of the year enrolled. Mississippi Department of Education Code 37-13-91(2)

4. Other applicants (grades 2 - 12) must comply with state age requirements and the school admissions policy.

Applicants must be "toilet trained" and out of diapers/training pants.

Requirements for Transfers after the Beginning of the School Year:

Once the academic year has begun, transfer students will be accepted contingent on the school's ability to schedule classes and the student's ability to enter late and successfully complete course requirements.

Requirements for Transfers from Non-Accredited Schools or Programs:

Any transfer student from a school or program (correspondence, tutorial, or home study) not accredited regionally or by a state board of education (or its designee[s]) is given either a standardized achievement test(s) or teacher-made special subject test(s) to determine the appropriate classification of the student. {MS Code 37-15-33} Students transferring from non-accredited schools or programs should not be allowed to enter school any later than thirty calendar days after the beginning of the school year. {MAIS Accreditation Standard 51.0003}

Classroom Placement:

Where there is more than one section, students are placed in a classroom section at the discretion of the school. Assignments will be made in the best interest of the student as interpreted by the school.

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