Continuous Enrollment FAQs
Why continuous enrollment?
We are gratified that nearly all of our families choose to stay at Ohr Chadash Academy (OCA) through 8th grade graduation. Continuous enrollment provides a seamless process by which families are able to maintain their children’s enrollment without having to remember to complete re-enrollment paperwork each year.
What are the benefits of continuous enrollment?
Simplicity. Peace of mind. With automatic enrollment, you will be securing a seat for your child(ren) until graduation or until you tell us they will not return. This means that in essence, the contract(s) you sign will be in effect until your child(ren) graduate(s) 8th grade.
How does continuous enrollment work?
You will only sign an enrollment contract for each of your children once – when they are admitted. Current OCA students signed CE contracts during the re-enrollment period for 2022-23.
Every year thereafter we will notify families of the following year’s tuition, and send a reminder email about the annual deposit charge to your account. Parents whose ECC students will not be returning the following year will need to inform OCA by the December deadline. The deadline for parents whose K-8th grade students will not be returning will be in January. Unless we are informed otherwise, your child will automatically be enrolled, their spot secured, and the non-refundable deposit fee charged to your tuition account.
What if my plans change before my child graduates 8th grade?
Every year there is an opt-out period during which you are asked to let us know that you intend to withdraw your child. Your decision to opt out needs to be communicated in writing in order to stop your automatic tuition payments and release your child’s spot.
What if my plans change after the opt-out deadline?
After the Continuous Enrollment Anniversary date (in January for grades K-8, and in December for ECC) the non-refundable tuition deposit is forfeited. You may also be held responsible for a portion of the tuition depending on when you notify the school. Penalties will be communicated prior to the opt-out period.
What if I opt out of my contract and want to return in the future?
If a student was not enrolled in OCA during the prior school year, the student would apply to OCA as a new applicant in order to make arrangements for a school visit, review of records, and academic testing.
What about financial aid?
Financial aid applications for current students open in November. Financial aid awards for current families will be communicated a few weeks prior to the opt-out deadline.
First Week of November: Financial Aid Applications Open (Grades K-8)
Early December: Continuous Enrollment for current ECC 2s and ECC 3s. Opt out period will be communicated.
Mid-January: Happy Continuous Enrollment Anniversary! Financial Aid awards are communicated. Opt-out period begins.
Early February: Opt out forms are due for K-8th students who will not be returning for the following year. Students who have not opted out are automatically enrolled for the following school year, and the $250/student tuition deposit is charged to your account and applied to your tuition for next year.
*Specific dates will be communicated via email.