The Enrollment Process

Finding the Perfect Match

Waxahachie Preparatory Academy works because the families that are here belong here. The admission process at WPA is designed to bring the school together with families that create a perfect fit. The process is extensive and thorough and, by the end of the enrollment process, WPA knows you and you know WPA. Our goal is to make sure that WPA and the University-Model are right for you.

Admission Policy

New students and parents must complete the admissions process to enroll in Waxahachie Preparatory Academy.  The following requirements are essential for WPA to fulfill its mission in the life of your child and family.

  • Parents will complete an application form and provide health and academic records.
  • Parents and students will acknowledge our Statement of Faith and express their own personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
  • Parents and students will agree to abide by the school’s rules and regulations.
  • Parents will be committed to providing partnership instruction in the home classroom on the days that the child is not attending WPA.
  • The family will be active members of the Body of Christ and regularly attend a Christian church.
  • Parents and students will be committed to the university model learning experience and Christian environment at WPA.

Admissions Process

A. Information Meeting

  1. Your first step is to attend an Information Meeting.  At the Information Meeting, you will learn more about our school, education model, and philosophy.  Please contact our school office at 972/937-0440 to reserve a seat at the next Information Meeting.  Application packets are available only at an Information Meeting.  Because our educational format is unique, both parents are strongly encouraged to attend before their application process can begin.
  2. Read the required book, Character Driven College Preparation, by Dr. John W. Turner, Jr., and visit the NAUMS website to gain further information about the model.
  3. Seek the Lord to prayerfully consider your family’s needs and whether those needs would be met by Waxahachie Preparatory Academy.

 B. Application

  1. At the Information Meeting, you will receive an application packet with instructions on how to complete the online application.  On the website front page, please click the "Apply Online Here" to access and complete the online application and registration forms for each student, submitting all required documentation along with the $90.00 per student application fee.  Your child will then be placed on a class list or waiting list, based on the date and time the application is received.  If your child has been home educated, please submit your child’s recent work and/or tests to demonstrate their progress.
  2. Students entering 3rd-12th grades will be required to take a placement test ($50 per child).  If your child has completed the Stanford or Iowa Basic within the last year, you may submit these tests in lieu of WPA placement testing.  Students entering K-2nd grades will be required to take an assessment test ($25 per child) prior to enrolling.
  3. For a listing of all tuition and related fees, please click on “Forms” located on the left panel.  You will also find our curriculum list, as well as the Family Handbook and supply list.
  4. For any questions you may have regarding the application process, please email admissions@wpacademy.org.

C. Family Interview

  1. After we have received and reviewed your application, we will schedule a family interview for both parents, the prospective student, and any school age children living in the home.  One board member and one veteran family member will conduct the interview.  The goal of this meeting is to ensure that the relationship between your family and WPA is satisfactory and that this educational choice is a positive one for your family.  If you have any final questions or concerns, we will address them at this time. 
  2. An acceptance letter will be sent to the family and registration  fees are due two weeks from the date of the letter.  This letter does not confirm your child’s courses;  payment of registration fees will confirm your child’s enrollment at Waxahachie Preparatory Academy.  Final courses will be confirmed in August; placement in courses will be determined by application date and course enrollment.

The process begins with your attendance of an Information Meeting. E-mail admissions to reserve a seat at the next meeting.