2018-2019 Registration Packets – Registration begins in January
Our preschool concentrates on developing and building large and small motor movements. Each activity done in class helps fulfill this area of focus. Other areas of focus are social and beginning academics. Our curriculum is developmental; early skills that are taught help children learn more complex skills. We use the same handwriting program that is presented in grades K-3. This enables children to have consistency as they learn to write. Our school day is highly structured. Approximately two thirds of our time is spent participating in planned activities; free choice (unstructured) time is limited. Not all children will be ready (at this age) for the structure of our program. Our preschool is placed in a school setting; this helps children adapt to school. We consider the program to be “preschool, not playschool”.
Our pre-kindergarten offers a complete developmental curriculum that allows the young students to develop social, emotional, physical, artistic, and academic skills. The curriculum is very structured — two thirds of the day is spent participating in planned activities in the areas of mathematics, pre-reading, writing, art and science. During this time, the students are expected to move through centers to accomplish teacher directed centers. The unstructured part of the day includes outdoor recess and free choice play where students are encouraged to make choices, interact with peers, and develop important social skills.
Students must be at least three years old by August 31, 2018 to register for the preschool classes, and four years old by August 31, 2018 to register for the pre-kindergarten class. Registration forms must be completed by the parent and a $150 NONREFUNDABLE registration fee and the first month’s NONREFUNDABLE tuition must be attached to the enrollment packet. Each student application MUST have an updated copy (from the doctor) of his/her immunizations attached. Hepatitis A is a requirement for childcare facilities in Maricopa County. Your child’s immunizations must show that this series has been started.
Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Bright Beginnings School reserves the right to make any changes necessary to create full classrooms for staffing purposes. We do our very best to place everyone. ALL items MUST be turned in with a completed registration packet in order to be considered for admission. You will be notified of your child’s placement in a particular class or if your child is on the waiting list.
All parents registering students to enter grades K-6 at Bright Beginnings Charter School for the first time MUST bring documentation of the student’s age and identity. Such documentation can include (1) a certified copy of the student’s birth certificate; (2) other reliable proof of the student’s identity and age, including the pupil’s baptismal certificate, an application for a social security number or original school registration records and an affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate; or (3) a letter from the authorized representative of an agency having custody of the student pursuant to A.R.S., Title 8, Chapter 2 certifying that the student has been placed in the custody of the agency as prescribed by law. ALL items MUST be turned in with a completed registration packet in order to be entered into the lottery or considered for admission.
Before any student will be allowed to attend Bright Beginnings Charter School, the parent must provide an updated copy of their students’ immunization records (from the doctor) or submit documentation that the pupil is exempted from immunization pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-873. We recommend that parents submit their students’ immunization records with their registration packets. Copies will not be made in the office during the open registration time.
Any parent who wants their child to participate in extracurricular activities, such as Math Masters, Star Spellers, Art, foreign language, technology, music, and Character Counts programs must submit a $150 activity fee per student. Uncashed checks will not be returned but will be voided at your request. For auditing purposes, a separate check or cash is required to be attached to each enrollment packet.
ALL items requested MUST be turned in as a completed registration packet. Student packets received after the re-enrollment deadline will be added to the wait list and will be admitted on a space-available basis.
Any parent who wants their child to participate in extracurricular activities, such as Math Masters, Star Spellers, Art, foreign language, technology, music, and Character Counts programs must submit a $150 activity fee per student. For auditing purposes, a separate check or cash is required to be attached to each enrollment packet.