Admission. San Gabriel Academy admits students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school with no discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national ethnic origin. While San Gabriel Academy is open to Seventh-day Adventist young people who desire a Christian education, students of other faiths are also welcome. Students who apply for admission should support the purposes and objectives of the school and live in harmony with its principles.
Requirements. Students are eligible for admission subject to three pre-requisites:
- Satisfactory citizenship (behavior)
- Satisfactory scholarship (academics)
- A genuine desire and interest in the development of a positive personal Christian faith.
Applications. Application forms are available from the office and must be used when applying for admission. Students transferring from another high school must present their last report card or equivalent. A diploma or certificate of completion from the eighth grade is required of entering freshmen. Applications are acted upon by the Admissions Committee. Acceptance and classification are subject to an offical transcript of credits and acceptable recommendations.
Checklist for enrollment:
1. Visit the campus: Prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit the campus to become better acquainted with the school. In the spring of each year there is a day-long activity, known as Academy Day, in which students currently in the eighth grade are invited to spend the day at San Gabriel Academy. At other times during the year, a prospective student's parent may phone the office for an appointment to visit the campus. Visits during the summer months are also welcome, but due to the shorter office hours, it is advisable to make arrangements well in advance in order to see the appropriate school officials.
2. Review the policies and regulations of San Gabriel Academy as outlined in this document and other San Gabriel Academy publications.
3. Apply for admission. Complete an application form and submit it along with the applications fee to the administration office. This becomes part of the permanent record at SGA. When the application is complete and all of the recommendations have been received, the Admissions Committee will review the application. Students will be notified by mail of their admission status.
4. Submit health records: Before registration, all new students must submit written evidence, signed by a physician, of a completed physical examination and required immunizations. State law requires this to be done before new students can attend classes. Forms are available in the admissions office.
5. Provide academic records: All new students must furnish a copy of previous academic records. Freshmen may present a diploma or certificate of eighth grade completion.
6. Make financial arrangements: Arrangements for finances must be made before a student is allowed to register. The business office personnel can answer any questions and hlep prepare a payment plan.
7. Registration for classes: Plan to register for classes on the announced date(s). Throughout the summer, the registrar will advise studetns as to their class schedules. This process should be completed before the first day of class. A fee will be charged for late registration.
8. Purchase books, PE uniforms, locks, and other school-related items: The business office stocks all the textbooks required for classes. Used books may also be available from the business office. Also, the business office has available for purchase your PE uniform and school-issued locks (for lockers).
Special considerations affecting admission and enrollment:
Place of residence. All students attending San Gabriel Academy are expected to live with their own parent(s) or designated guardian. Any other living arrangements must be approved by the faculty and administration. Students living on their own are not permitted to attend San Gabriel Academy. Students must notify the school, by letter from a parent or designated guardian, of any change in address or residence arrangement that may occur while the student is attending SGA.
Academic placement. The school reserves the right to give entrance and qualifying tests. The results of such tests maybe used to place students in a study program where they may do their best work.
Late registration. All students should register for classes on the announced date(s). Students who register later than two weeks into the semester will not be permitted to carry a full load unless approved by the Academic Standards Committee. Students who receive full credit for make-up work will be expected to pay full tuition.
Unpaid accounts. Students having an unpaid account with San Gabriel Academy or any other Seventh-day Adventist school are not permitted to register until their account is paid i nfull or financial agreement have been made with the SGA business office.