To initiate the admissions process, the Ashley Academy requires a completed online application form and submission of the $70 application fee. The fee is non-refundable and cannot be applied towards tuition.
The parent visit provides the opportunity for families to meet with Ashley Academy faculty and staff, tour the campus, and learn in greater detail about school programs and curriculum. Please contact the office at (423) 929-7888 to schedule a visit.
After submission of the application and completion of the parent visit, the Director of Admission, Alumni, and Community Relations will contact the family to schedule a time that is convenient for the child to spend the day at his or her current grade level. A classroom visit is required for all applicants. This occasion offers the student some insight to the environment and routines of a typical day at Ashley Academy. Assessments and an interview with the Academic Dean and/or the Headmaster will occur during this visit.
SCHOOL RECORDS & REQUIRED FORMS
Applicants must submit current scholastic records which should include progress reports, report cards, and/or transcripts. These forms must be sent directly to the school office from the student’s current school. Other required forms include the Tennessee immunization record and proof of good health. A copy of the child’s birth certificate must be on file before the student is allowed to attend class.
All completed applications (with all required steps satisfied) are reviewed by the Headmaster to determine whether the student and the school are an appropriate match. Parents will be notified when a decision is made. In cases where no openings are available but the student meets the admissions criteria, the option of placement on a waiting list is offered. Preference is given to siblings and children of alumni.
THE FOLLOWING FACTORS ARE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO ASHLEY ACADEMY
• The applicant’s developmental readiness or level of academic achievement
• Evidence of applicant’s potential for success
• Evaluation of the applicant’s personal qualities and ability to adjust to school and community life
• Evidence of parental cooperation and support
An offer of enrollment must be confirmed by submitting an online enrollment contract with the required yearly maintenance and materials fee by the designated date. This fee is non-refundable.