What To Expect | SCS Enrollment Decisions

Enrollment interest in Sheboygan Christian School is at an all time high. This is exciting for our school community, but can also present some unique challenges for families interested in pursuing enrollment at our school. Our Board of Trustees’ strategic plan limits school growth to 2 sections per grade level (PreK3 – 8). School policy limits classroom capacity at each grade level to ensure all students receive the individualized attention they deserve.

How do we navigate maintaining the mission of the school while also responding to this record enrollment interest?

3 ways: transparent enrollment status communication, deferred enrollment decisions and waitpools

Completed Application Needed

Please Note: to be considered for acceptance at Sheboygan Christian School, all applicants must complete the entire application process including:

  • Online application form
  • Campus visit with Admissions Team Member
  • Academic documentation (report card, IEP/504 Plan, special educator questionnaire, academic assessment, etc where applicable)
  • Pastor recommendation form

1. Transparent Enrollment Status Communication

23-24 School Year Enrollment Status By Grade

Grade LevelCurrent Enrollment Status (as of 1/16/23)Enrollment Decision Timeline
PreK 3Seats AvailableDecisions Deferred Until May 26
PreK 4At CapacityWaitpool
KSeats AvailableDecisions Deferred Until May 26
1stAt CapacityWaitpool
2ndAt CapacityWaitpool
3rdAt CapacityWaitpool
4thSeats AvailableDecision Made Upon Completed Application
5thSeats AvailableDecisions Deferred Until May 26
6thSeats AvailableDecision Made Upon Completed Application
7thAt CapacityWaitpool
8thSeats AvailableDecision Made Upon Completed Application
9thSeats AvailableDecision Made Upon Completed Application
10thSeats AvailableDecision Made Upon Completed Application
11thSeats AvailableDecision Made Upon Completed Application
12thSeats AvailableDecision Made Upon Completed Application

2. Deferred Enrollment Decisions

What are deferred enrollment decisions?

Historically, SCS enrollment decisions have been made on a first-come, first serve basis. Due to the large amount of interested families, certain grade levels may exercise deferred enrollment decisions.

Deferred enrollment decisions take place when a grade level has limited available seats, but overwhelming interest for those seats. In such instances, SCS may employ deferred enrollment decisions to a later date in the enrollment calendar. This gives school administration time to assess the following:

  • Current student retention
  • Classroom needs
  • Teacher support services

**Enrollment is not guaranteed for applicant students whose enrollment decision is deferred.

What does this mean for my child?

Please reference the chart above to determine if the grade level you are interested in has a deferred enrollment decision timeline. We encourage you to apply for enrollment with the understanding that your enrollment decision will not take place until May 26th.

3. Waitpools

When applications for enrollment at SCS exceed board approved classroom capacity, accepted students may be placed in a waitpool. Please note that this is a waitpool (as contrasted with waitlist). Accepted students will not be offered enrollment on a “first-come, first served” basis. Accepted students will be offered enrollment as space becomes available based upon the following priority hierarchy:

Priority Hierarchy

  1. Children of Faculty and Staff
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled SCS families
  3. Siblings of new applicant students
  4. New applicants

**Enrollment is not guaranteed for applicant students placed in waitpools.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Admissions team at admissions@sheboyganchristian.com.