QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION
Maplewood Academy (MWA) is open to young people who desire a rigorous Christian education and who are serious about performing at their very best. Students who apply should be willing to comply with the objectives of the school and live in harmony with its principles.
MWA admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. MWA makes no discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, culture, religion or gender in admission.
SCHOOL VISITS/PREVIEW DAYS
All prospective students and their parents are invited to visit MWA during our Preview Weekends. These special weekends include campus tours, class visits and other activities planned to help acquaint visitors with the school. School visits may also be arranged on an individual basis at any time during the school year.
The account for the previous year’s expenses at MWA or any other Seventh-day Adventist school must be paid in full before any student is allowed to enroll for the new school year.
All students applying to MWA must submit an online application form at New Student Online Application.
In addition to the application form, the following documents must also be submitted to the school office:
- Three recommendations forms; one from a former principal or teacher and two from a non-relative adult.
- Certificate of Immunization (Required before any student begins school)
- Transcripts (if transferring from another high school)
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS & IMMUNIZATIONS
A sports physical is required for all students participating in the sports program. These are good for three years and are due prior to the first practice. Minnesota State law requires that no student be admitted to school without a completed Immunization Record on file.
After the complete set of application forms are turned in, the Application is ready to be processed through the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee reviews each student’s application before a letter of acceptance is issued.
An Application can be delayed for processing through the Admissions Committee for the following reasons:
1) the application forms are not completely filled out and/or signed,
2) the records from a previous school have not been obtained for a new student, and
3) a balance on an account from a previous year at MSA or another SDA school has not been paid in full. No space will be retained in a classroom for any student whose application is being held.
LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE
Each year any new or returning student will receive a Letter of Acceptance when all application or reapplication requirements are satisfactorily met and the student’s records have been reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Following acceptance, the student will be reserved a spot on the class roster.
After an Application is processed through the Admissions Committee and a letter of acceptance is issued, a Financial Contract must be signed by the individual(s) responsible for the student’s account. The person(s) responsible for the account are designated as the financial sponsor of the student. Financial sponsors can sign their Financial Contracts by contacting the Business Manager. No student will be allowed into a class- room on the first day of school until the financial contract is signed by the individual(s) responsible for the student’s account.
All new students making application to attend MWA must furnish a record of their previous schooling. Entering freshmen need to show evidence of completion of eighth-grade. Acceptance will be probationary until these records are on file. Grade placement may be delayed until previous transcripts are received.