FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My child was not the age required by Sept. 1st, but he/she can already read/ is very bright/ and is advanced. Can you test them for the next higher grade?
Under no circumstances will MCA place students in a higher grade than their age would indicate. K3 students must be 3 years of age before Sept. 1st, K4 students must be 4 years of age before Sept. 1st, and so on. Testing is required for all students enrolling for 1st grade and above, and each child will be given age/grade appropriate tests. Previous academic and behavioral records will be reviewed as well.
My child has a learning disability, is ADD/HD or has special needs. Can he/she be enrolled at MCA?
MCA does not accept children with learning disabilities, special needs, or IEP's. We are not equipped to provide for special needs students of any type. Placement testing is required of every student for 1st grade and above. All previous school academic and behavioral records will be requested prior to enrollment.

My child needs extra attention in class, a smaller classroom, more individualized attention and/or is struggling academically. Is MCA right for us?
While the teachers at MCA pride themselves in providing personal attention to all students, our curriculum is challenging. Students who are struggling with a regular curriculum in public school will likely struggle more at MCA. In order to be placed at MCA, academic testing is required for 1st grade and above, as well as a review of the child’s previous academic/behavior records.
What if my child has been referred to an alternative school or alternate campus? Can they be enrolled at MCA?
MCA does not accept children who have disciplinary action pending at their current school, or who have been referred to alternative school/or an alternate campus. MCA school policy requires that all children who apply for admission must have been in good academic and behavioral standing at their previous school for one year. There are no exceptions to this rule.

My child needs extra attention in class, a smaller classroom, more individualized attention and/or is struggling academically. Is MCA right for us?
While the teachers at MCA pride themselves in providing personal attention to all students, MCA's curriculum is challenging. Students who are struggling with a regular curriculum in public school will likely struggle more at MCA. In order to be placed at MCA, academic testing is required for 1st grade and above, as well as a review of the child’s previous academic/behavior records.
 
Is there any time of the year that MCA does not enroll new students?
MCA will not enroll new students for the second semester of the school year (January through June) unless the family is moving to the area from out of town. For example, MCA will enroll a child from a military family who has a PCS move to Fort Hood during the second semester if the child meets all of the enrollment requirements.
 
Is there a requirement that my family has to belong to a specific church/denomination in order for my child to attend MCA?
No, there is no requirement that a family belongs to a specific church or denomination in order for their child to attend MCA. 
 
Are there any special requirements to enroll in K3?
Children enrolling in K3 must be potty trained, and must be three before September 1st.
What are the hours that school is in session?
PreK and Elementary students that are not enrolled in Before Care can arrive no earlier than 7:45 a.m.. Morning assembly is from 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.. For Middle and High school students, the school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m.
 
Does MCA have a dress code? Where can I buy the appropriate clothing for my child to attend MCA?
For details about MCA's dress code, please click here. There are many businesses around town that carry school clothing. You may also find our school account on the Land's End and French Toast Company websites.
 
How many students make up a class?
For information on maximum class sizes, please click here.