We are excited for the start of the 2020/21 school year here at Calvary Preparatory Academy! As we approach the first day of school, here are some quick tips to help you prepare:
1. Be Sure You’ve Finished the Enrollment Procedure
After you registered, you should have been contacted by our Admission Coordinator, Mrs. Eleni Gillis, with the steps needed to complete your enrollment. If you haven’t completed these steps, in particular the ones concerning the Enrollment Agreement Signature Page* and tuition payment,** then you are not yet cleared to begin on Monday. Students with incomplete enrollments will have access to the Orientation class, but they won’t be able to begin their actual schoolwork until they’ve completed the necessary steps. Please check for recent correspondence from Mrs. Gillis. Remember, it’s as easy as 1,2,3: if you’ve 1) registered, 2) sent in a signature page* (returning students do not need to), and 3) paid tuition,** you’re all set!
* Signature page for new students only
** Students from partnering schools do not need to complete step 3: Tuition. Your school will be handling payment: New Life Academy, Grace Christian International, Calvary Chapel Christian School, etc.
2. Everyone Starts School with Orientation on Monday 08/24/2020
Even returning students are assigned to complete the Orientation class. It’s an overview of the school and tends to answer the majority of students’ and parents’ questions about how everything works. Look for a welcome email from the Director over the weekend (Friday through Sunday, 8/21-8/23) containing your login information and teacher contact information. Students are welcome to begin the Orientation class over the weekend, but there’s no need to do anything prior to Monday morning. If you don’t receive an email by Monday morning, check your junk mail first, and then contact the school.
3. Prepare an Optimal Learning Environment
It is very helpful to have designated areas for studying that are free from distractions. Start planning where you will be completing your studies. You may want to have multiple locations planned so you can break up your day with added variety. The Orientation class contains some more tips about setting a daily schedule as well. On your computer, start creating folders for your schoolwork and various classes. The better organized you are, the less time you will spend looking for things when you need them.
4. Computer Set Up
Almost any desktop/laptop computer is compatible with the curriculum and applications you will use here at CPA; however, we do not recommend utilizing an iPad, Kindle or Chromebook* for your studies. These devices are limited by design in the functions they can perform. Some features may be available on these devices, but not all. A full computing device such as any Windows or Mac computer will function nicely.
*A Chromebook can be used for most features but it is not optimal, in parti