Last year, over 90% of our eligible TFA families returned to our school for this current year. We challenge ourselves each year to make the re-enrollment process as user-friendly and easy as possible but this year, we felt we could do better. We want to make things easier for TFA families and reward such great school loyalty. That is what has led to this year’s launch of Continuous Enrollment.
Re-enrollment is an annual data collection process that schools use to update enrollment records of the current student body. This information is used as the school makes plans for the following school year. Basically, the simple question is: “Are you coming back to school next year?”
TFA leadership does a lot of planning to ensure that we are prepared to fulfill our mission every year. As TFA families sign their contract indicating that they are coming back each year, we are able to make solid plans for staffing, programs, materials, curriculum, and facility usage. We take the stewardship of tuition dollars entrusted to us very seriously. We want to invest tuition dollars wisely so that we can provide the best education possible for our students.
Up until this point, re-enrollment has been an “Opt-In” program. We annually ask every family, “Are you coming back?” Last year, over 90% of our eligible students re-enrolled. Everyone had to go through the re-enrollment process for the sake of less than 10% of the students that, for one reason or another, left our school community.
By signing your Continuous Enrollment contract, you will be changing this process. Rather than an “Opt-In” annual re-enrollment process, TFA’s annual re-enrollment will become an “Opt-Out” process. In other words, if you are coming back after signing your Continuous Enrollment contract, you will never have to worry about losing your spot again.
Once our families are a part of Continuous Enrollment, the typical re-enrollment season (January through February) will simply be a communication reminder from the Business Office that we will automatically re-enroll that student in the next school year, unless you notify us in writing that you wish to end your Continuous Enrollment contract. If previous years are any indication, that means that over 90% of our TFA families will have to do absolutely nothing to ensure their child is enrolled in the next school year.
This year, the deposit will be set up as in previous years, $500 for the first week of re-enrollment and $1,000 thereafter. This deposit goes toward your overall tuition.
This will be your last year to go through the re-enrollment process and you will sign your new Continuous Enrollment contract. Re-enrollment will take place between January 16-29, 2018. Open enrollment to new students will start after that time, so re-enrolling after the re-enrollment period will carry with it risk of space availability.
Continuous Enrollment will guarantee placement of your student in next year’s grade. With increasing enrollment, we are either at or near waitlists in many of our grades. With Continuous Enrollment, you will be locking down that coveted seat for your child until graduation.
Please feel free to call our Business Office at 407-206-8758 and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.