Steps to Enroll

Admissions

How to get started

1. Learn more about Heritage Oak.

We hope our website has already given you a glimpse of who we are, but there is so much more to see!

  • Schedule a visit to tour our classrooms and meet with the Head of School.
  • Pick up a copy of Discover Classical Christian Education: The Essential Guide for Parents during your tour and read it prior to submitting your application.
  • Read our Mission and Doctrinal Statements.
  • Attend the Parenting Course offered twice annually. (This course may be taken during the Fall term of the first year of enrollment.)

2. Submit your Application.

Heritage Oak accepts applications throughout the year, however those desiring to start school at the beginning of an academic year, should submit applications prior to June 1 and no later than August 15th. Families may pick up an Admissions Packet in the school office, request a packet by mail, or download documents from the school website (below).

Each application submitted should include the following completed documents in order to be processed for consideration:

  • Application for Admission
  • Pastor’s Reference Form
  • Student Questionnaire (7th-­12th grade only)
  • Immunization Records / K­1 School Entry Physical Form
  • Copy of child’s Birth Certificate
  • Copy of child’s Report Cards from the previous 2 years
  • Completed Parenting Class Form OR Sign Up for Parenting Class in the Office (must be completed by Dec. 31 of year entering HOS).
  • $150 Application Fee (if applying before June 1 – a late fee applies beginning June 2)

3. Complete a Meet and Greet with the Admissions Counselor.

Students meet with our counselor to get to know their on-campus advocate during the admissions process while completing an initial assessment to determine spiritual and social readiness for the Heritage Oak program.

4. Complete the Academic Assessment.

Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to schedule an academic assessment. The purpose of this test is two fold:

• determines proper grade assignment

• provides academic and classroom readiness information for your child’s future teacher in order to better assist the student as he or she enters the classroom environment.

Assessments for the 2020-2021 school year will announced in the near future. Families submitting late applications (after June 1) will be contacted for a summer assessment after the Meet and Greet with the Admissions Counselor. 

5. Attend a New Family Consultation & Interview.

The purpose of the New Family Consultation and Interview with our Admissions Committee is to determine that a unfied partnership exists between the parents and the school based on spiritual, academic, and social expectations. Final student grade placement will be discussed as well.

6. Pick up an Acceptance Packet.

Upon receiving your acceptance call, families should pick up an Acceptance Packet within 2 weeks in order to finalize enrollment and complete the remaining entrance documents including but not limited to:

  • Transcript / Records Transfer Requests
  • Emergency Contact Forms
  • Field Trip Medical Release
  • Tuition Payment Plan
  • Payment of Student Activity and Book Fees

7. Attend Parent Orientation.

All parents are required to attend our annual Parent Orientation held each August (see school calendar for specific date). Those entering during the “off season” will need to schedule an orientation meeting with the Head of School or Administrative Assistant.

8. Attend Student Orientation (Grades 7­-12).

All Middle and Upper School students are required to attend our annual Student Orientation Day held in August of each year.

Ask the Head of School

Heritage Oak School

20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561

(661) 823-0885

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