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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I submit an application for enrollment?

Applications to request enrollment at Cumberland Academy are available on our website. Please submit a separate application for each child. Enrollment is limited based on available spots, and a submitted application does not guarantee enrollment. Please follow the links to the right to submit an application online.

Should I submit any documents with my application?

No. Additional documents are only required if a student's application is accepted on availability and your student is registered. Should a seat become available for your child, we will ask you to fill out a registration packet and submit the relevant documents.

My child is on a wait list. Will I need to reapply if she/he does not receive a seat this year?

Yes. An application must be submitted for each new academic year. The wait lists are maintained for one year only and do not roll over to the next.

Can I submit an application for 2017-2018?

Yes. Applications for admission will continue to be accepted after open enrollment closes on April 7, 2017. These will be added to the end of their respective wait lists in the order they are received.

Results will be emailed to all applicants using the email address provided.

How do you determine the wait list if a lottery must be held?

If more applications are received for a grade than the number of seats available, we are required to hold a lottery to fill seats.

For example: If 20 applications are received for a grade and there are 10 open seats, all applications are entered and the first 10 applications drawn will be offered those seats. The 11th application drawn will then be #1 on the wait list, the 12th application drawn will be #2 on the wait list, etc.

How are the number of open seats calculated?

Each spring, we ask parents of currently enrolled students if they will be re-enrolling the following year. We also ask if any siblings of enrolled students will be enrolling. We then determine if there are any open seats to be filled before a lottery is held.

How will I know if my child has received a seat?

You will receive an email letting you know if your child has received a seat or has been placed on a wait list. Please be certain that the email address you provided on your application is accurate, and notify us if you make any changes to your contact information so we can update our wait lists.

Can I submit an application to be placed on a future wait list?

No. Unfortunately we are not allowed to maintain wait lists for academic years beyond the current and upcoming school year.

If I submit applications for more than one child, what can I do if only one child receives a seat?

If you are offered a seat for one of your children and have submitted separate applications, please notify our staff either via email or when you pick up your packet so we can move your other child(ren) to the top of their respective waiting lists.

If you have decided that you are no longer interested in enrolling your child at Cumberland Academy, please notify us as soon as possible so we may offer your child's seat to another student.

Can I take a tour of the school?

Yes. Tours are arranged individually with the front desk of the respective campus. An Open House for prospective families is held in March of each year. A date and time for the Open House will be emailed to all applicants and will also be posted on the Cumberland Academy websites.