1. Attend an Information Session
Due to the unique nature of our school model, at least one parent of a prospective student is required to attend an information session prior to beginning the application for admission. Information Sessions typically last an hour and a half.
2. Required Reading
Before beginning the application for admission, we ask that both parents read the following texts on Classical education and University Model® schooling. These readings give a thorough overview of both our philosophy and structure of education, and assist parents in determining if Commission would be the right fit for their family.
3. Complete an Application for Admission
Please prayerfully consider if Commission is a fit for your family prior to applying. A $90 non-refundable fee per student will be collected at the time of application. Once one parent has attended an information session, your family is invited to begin an application for admission.
Applying is easy using our Online Application. We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking online the status of their admission after their application has been submitted.
After submitting the application, you will be able to track online your admissions status at the school by logging in to your account. There you will be able to print the completed applications, monitor when the school receives supplemental application forms and, if necessary, reprint the supplemental forms.
Should you desire more information than is available on our website, please request more information here and our Admissions Office will contact you.
4. Gather Additional Documents
The following documents may be required during the application if the student you are applying for falls into any of the respective grade ranges. You will have the opportunity to upload electronic copies of these documents during the Online Application process, or you can mail hard copies to:
Commission Leadership Academy
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 61185
Raleigh, NC 27661
Most recent standardized test scores for grades 3 and up.
For applicants transferring from public or private school, a copy of most recent report card for grades 1 and up
Copies of supplemental test results and/or educational plans (i.e. psychological or learning disabilities testing, I.E.P.’s) – only if applicable
5. Family Interview
Once an application has been submitted and all additional documents received, you will be contacted by Commission Leadership Academy to schedule a family Interview. Both parents, as well as all members of the household, must be present at the family interview. This meeting serves as an opportunity for us to get to know your family and determine if the partnership between your family and our school would be an excellent one.
6. Admissions Decision
An admissions decision will be rendered by Commission Leadership Academy within two weeks of the family interview. Families will be notified of our decision by email. Due to a high demand for admission in certain grades, Commission may place students on a wait list. The order of wait list placement is at the sole discretion of the administration.
7. Register to Secure Your Seat
Once admitted, you will receive an email with instructions on completing the Online Enrollment Process. Please follow the instructions in the email, and enroll your child within 10 days of receiving your Admissions Notification. A non-refundable registration fee will be due at this time to hold a place for your child at Commission. If your enrollment fee is received after the ten day registration window, we cannot guarantee your child’s place in our school for the 2019-20 school year. Please see the tuition and fee schedule for rates and additional information.
8. Financial Assistance
Scholarship opportunities are available for students for the 2019-20 academic year. If you feel that you would qualify for financial assistance, please go to the CLA FACTS Portal https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4JZC4 and submit an application.
9. Placement Testing
In order to ensure correct level and class placement, Commission will administer placement testing to students applying to all levels above Kindergarten. After the student has been enrolled, your family will be notified of available placement testing dates. You will receive information via email regarding the details for placement testing.
10. Required Parent Reading and Training
The primary co-teacher is required to attend certain curriculum training sessions. In addition parents will be required to attend mandatory orientation and training in the final week of the summer prior to the beginning of school. Please see our academic school calendar for details. Parents will need to purchase and read the required parent reading (Sticky Faith, by Kara Powel) for the 2019-20 school year.
Commission Leadership Academy does not discriminate based on race, color, or national or ethnic origin.