January 15, 2016

Click to reenroll Dear Northside Families,
We have had an outstanding school year - exceeding our enrollment projections, winning band competitions, enjoying the success of our student athletes qualifying for state meets, and seeing students grow in their relationships with each other and with our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are pleased to report that Duke Energy will arrive on our campus in the next few days. They will spend the next week running lines underground to accommodate new parking lot lights. When they have concluded their work, we will grade and then pave the elementary parking lot and then move directly to the senior/faculty parking area. When all three parking areas are complete, there will be a total of 25 light poles boasting more than 30 LED lights. Pepper Construction will be completing the rest of the parking lot improvement project so we expect Phase 2 and Phase 3 to move at a much faster pace because we will not be waiting on different subs to schedule our job.
Another exciting improvement taking place on our campus is the introduction of the AP Academy in our high school which we view as an upgrade to our Distinguished Scholars Program.  Similar in nature, the AP Academy is designed to allow eligible academically talented students to demonstrate college-level achievement in certain subject areas through completion of AP courses while receiving enrichment opportunities through participation in a year-long research project, preparation for SAT/ACT, public speaking and debate.  Applications for rising freshmen and sophomores will be available March 1.   
Thank you for always speaking so fondly about our school to your friends and co-workers. We have already received multiple admissions applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  We fully expect to fill several grades in our school, but we promise not to process any of these new applications until we have given our current families an opportunity to re-enroll their children. Re-enrollment week is Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5.
We are making this year’s re-enrollment process easier than ever. You can re-enroll your child by:
  • Clicking on the re-enrollment icon located on our home page,
  •  Answering a few short questions on a survey
  • Paying the re-enrollment fee by Friday, February 5 by credit card, PayPal, cash or check made payable to NCS for $175 if you are re-enrolling one child, $300 if you are re-enrolling two children, or $400 for three or more children
The re-enrollment fee will increase after February 6 and your child’s seat could be awarded to a new applicant. For your convenience, we will also be available in the MS/HS Library from 2pm until 6pm on Wednesday, February 3rd if you prefer to re-enroll in person.
You will see from the enclosed tuition rate sheet that most grades received a modest 2% increase. Northside Christian School is committed to maintaining all of our current enrichment classes, athletic, and fine arts programs. Students entering the 7th-12th grade will be receiving Course Registration Forms shortly. We have also included the academic calendar for the 2016-2017 school year so you can start making travel plans accordingly.
In closing, I want to remind you about the Ambassador Program. If the person you refer puts your name down on their admissions application, you will receive $500 off per family when the family enrolls their children at Northside Christian School. There is no limit to the amount of money you can receive off your tuition. Thank you for being a part of Northside Christian School.
In His Service,

Donald C. James, Ed. D
Head of School