Maranatha Baptist Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. MBA reserves the right to deny enrollment to a student or family whose religious, moral, ethical, doctrinal, and/or worldview positions are not consistent with the beliefs of Maranatha Baptist University and Maranatha Baptist Academy. MBA reserves the right to deny enrollment to a student whose specialized learning needs do not align with the resources the school is able to provide. Prior school records, recommendations from previous teachers/admin, achievement and placement tests, and personal interactions with the student are used in making such decisions.
- Prospective students and parents schedule an interview with the Academy administrator. The interview must precede any visit to classes or school functions.
- During the school application process, parents sign the Statement of Cooperation and the student signs the Student’s Code of Conduct. The admission procedure cannot be finalized without completion of these forms.
- New students complete a placement test through a third-party testing service. The cost for this testing is paid by the family seeking enrollment and is paid prior to the test being administered.
- Final acceptance is dependent upon completion of necessary forms, receipt of transcript and school records, a physical examination, successful results of any necessary placement testing, and payment of the registration fee.
- Students are required to faithfully attend and participate in the services of a church of like faith and practice as Maranatha’s partnering churches. Services include Sunday school, Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening.
- Acceptance is dependent upon a clear testimony of faith in Christ and desire for and evidence of a Christ-like lifestyle.
Tuition may be paid in nine monthly installments beginning in September. If tuition is not paid by the tenth of the month, a 5% late fee is assessed. Accounts must be paid in full before final report cards, transcripts or diplomas are issued. Accounts of graduating seniors must be paid in full or special arrangements made before participation in Commencement.
If a student is dismissed for any reason, or if a student withdraws before the end of the school year, pro-rated tuition must be paid for attendance for any part of that month. No other fees are refunded.
All students of MBA must be covered by a health insurance policy. Any student participating in athletics must be sure that he or she is covered by insurance for competition in sports. Proof of health insurance must be on file in the Academy office prior to sports participation, including preseason practices.
As an accredited institution, MBA guards its academic credibility closely. This credibility extends to the transfer process when accepting students from other schools or from homeschool backgrounds. To maintain academic credibility, MBA requires transfer students to supply documentation such as official transcripts, course descriptions, course syllabi, and achievement testing reports. Course credits may be transferred through an official school transcript (if transferring from another school) or by supplying MBA with credible course syllabi and course descriptions (from the course and/or curriculum publisher), and homeschool records (if transferring from homeschool). Transfer credits and letter grades may be transferred to a student’s MBA transcript at the discretion of the administration. While outside credits are often accepted, only credits issued by MBA are given GPA weight on the school transcript.