Membership in the church is not a requirement for admission. Our school admits students of any race, religion, color, or national or ethnic origin. We welcome any young person who desires a character-building education and is willing to support the standards of the school and comply with its regulations.
“The policies as outlined in this handbook may be modified or changed by action of the school operating committee.”
To choose West Coast Adventist School is to choose to uphold its standards.
Parents must be willing to support the purpose, philosophy and program by:
Students must be willing to support the school by:
Parents and students are asked to study this Handbook carefully before taking the following steps:
1. Complete registration form, parent residency form, and submit with photocopy of original birth certificate and carecard number to:
West Coast Adventist School
1626 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 4P5
Fax Number: 604-853-8681
2. A Student entering Kindergarten must be 5 years of age prior to Dec. 30 and a student entering Grade one must be 6 years of age by the same date.
3. Parents/guardians must sign the application forms giving their approval for the student to attend.
The administration reserves the right to refuse any applicant who will not be well served by the school or whose influence it is felt will undermine the school’s objectives and standards.
Students with Special Needs
The resources of WCAS are limited in terms of what can be offered in the way of learning assistance. Students who require learning assistance will only be enrolled if there are adequate resources for the child.
The safety and wellbeing of children in Adventist schools is of paramount consideration. Children deserve to be protected from abuse, neglect, bullying, harm or threat of harm. Therefore, all Seventh- day Adventist Church, BC Conference schools will ensure that children attending these schools will experience a learning environment that enables every child to feel safe, accepted and respected.
Adventist schools will continuously develop strategies to make students feel valued, respected and connected within the school community. This will include the protection of the students’ physical safety, social connectedness, inclusiveness as well as protection from all forms of bullying, regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, while remaining consistent with the Seventh-day Adventist faith-values, cultural perspective and philosophical values.
WCAS financial plan is provided to offset the cost of what would normally be provided to a student who is in a regular school program. Under that general guideline, WCAS will cover the costs of learning materials necessary for the implementation of the student-learning plan.
While costs for instruction in athletic programs (e.g. gymnastics) may be covered, season or day passes for skiing, etc. will not be covered. Stationary supplies will not be covered. Non-consumable materials (hard cover books, teachers’ manuals, etc) can be used on a loan basis from WCAS for a refundable fee.
Materials loaned to the student are subject to a refundable fee. When students receive books there will be an invoice specifying the amount of the fee for those books. This invoice is payable upon receipt of the materials. When the student has finished the course the books may be returned, and the fees paid will be reimbursed. Failure to return the books, or returning books in an unuseable condition, will result in the fees being used to replace those resources.
Online courses: will be deducted from grant allocation. If grant allocation is already used up, then a fee must be paid in advance of use.
WCAS will deal with third parties to provide educational services, materials, educational resources, or supplies to students and will not pay funds directly to students or the parents of students without prior approval and supporting documentation.
Unused funds will not be carried over into the next academic year, nor can they be used to cover the purchase of resources intended for use in the following year.
Funds will be prorated based on percentage of enrolment.
*If students leave the program during the school year for any reason, the cost of the program will be prorated and that amount will be charged to the student and/or parent, and any borrowed resources or equipment must be purchased or returned.