Enrollment of new students for the 2020- 2021 school year begins on
January 9, 2020.
The application process for the 2020-2021 year begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 9:00 AM for students who are not currently enrolled at Tuscaloosa Academy. Applications for enrollment will be time-stamped upon submission of the online form. Processing of new student applications for all available positions will begin on Thursday, March 1. (Please note that enrollment in 1st through 8th grades is limited to 40 students, and grades 9th – 12th to 50 students.)
Re-enrollment of current TA students for the 2020 - 2021 school year
February 1 – February 28, 2020.
Re-enrollment of current students during the month of February provides priority status for insuring enrollment in 2020-2021, as the processing of new student applications for all available positions will begin on Thursday, March 1. Re-enrollment begins on February 1, and ends at midnight on February 28.
(Please note that enrollment in 1st through 8th grades is limited to 40 students, and grades 9th – 12th to 50 students.)
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Tuscaloosa Academy seeks to admit bright, college-bound students who possess the intellectual potential, the motivation and the parental support to succeed both in our academically challenging program and at the university level. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, a cooperative spirit, a pleasant nature and a genuine commitment to truth and honor. Students who meet the above criteria, including those with documented learning disabilities who possess an extra measure of determination and motivation, are encouraged to apply.
Tuscaloosa Academy welcomes and admits qualified students of any race, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. As classes become full and applicants have met admission criteria, priority will be given to children of TA alumni and siblings of current students.
Entrance evaluation is required of all students entering grades PK3 – 12. The Admissions Committee's evaluation may include, but is not limited to a review of the student's school records, including grades and standardized test scores and recommendations of former teachers and entrance testing. Instruments used for entrance tests are the Metropolitan Readiness Test (MRT) for 1st grade and STAR testing for grades 2 - 12. These tests will be considered as yet one more indicator of the likelihood of success in TA's learning environment. Students entering the PreSchool must be 3 years old by September 1st, the birthday deadline for early childhood programs. We require that children be toilet trained prior to the first day of school. The foremost goal of the school's admission policy is to determine whether a child will have an enjoyable, successful, and confidence-building academic and social experience while in Tuscaloosa Academy's college preparatory program.
Religious Diversity at Tuscaloosa Academy
A statement of philosophy and suggested guidelines for sensitivity to religious positions of all students and staff at Tuscaloosa Academy :
As we seek to help our students understand each other, it is important that we respect, honor and celebrate each other's race, creed and ethnic origin. Sensitivity to the feelings and traditions of others has long been a strength of the TA educational experience. TA is entirely supportive of students' faiths.
It is our firm commitment to send each TA graduate off to college and to adulthood with a keen understanding and enthusiastic appreciation for the entire patchwork of humankind. Isolation, prejudice, intolerance and ignorance will never be tolerated at TA.