Westwood Schools

Westwood Schools

Welcome!

We are excited you are interested in Westwood Schools. We would like to have the opportunity to show you that Westwood can be a wonderful place for your children.

Westwood Schools admits academically qualified students of any race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to be enrolled at Westwood Schools:

The applicant must be in good standing, both academically and behaviorally, at the school he/she last attended according to recent transcripts and discipline records.
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All new applicants must take an entrance exam as part of the admissions process.

The applicant and parents must be willing to adhere to all school policies as stated within the Westwood Policy Handbook.
K3, K4 and K5 students should be three, four or five years old respectively before September 1st to be admitted to Westwood.

Immunization Policy-Act No. 540 states that all students have a Georgia Department of Human Resource Certificate of Immunization (form 3231) on file at the school. Your physician or Health Department will have this certificate.

 

Due to the academic rigors required to graduate from Westwood, local transfer students may not be accepted into the Senior Class. Non-local transfer students will be considered on an individual basis.

 

Inquiring

For admissions inquiries please contact Paige Johnson in the High School Office at 229-336-7992 or at pjohnson@westwoodschools.org.  Registration Applications and Scholarship Applications are available on our website or can be picked up in the office.  Registration applications for current families are due by the last day of February each year.  Scholarship applications for current families are due by April 15th each year.  The first week of March is reserved for Alumni family registration and registration opens to the public the second week in March.

Application Process

Visit Campus

Every potential student and parent/guardian is encouraged to visit the campus.

Entrance Exam

Every potential student completes an entrance exam.

Complete Application

Along with a completed application, the student will provide all other documentation such as official transcripts, achievement test scores, immunization records, attendance records and discipline records.

Student/Family Interview

Upon completion of the entrance exam and once all the records are received, the admissions committee, consisting of the Headmaster, Curriculum Director, Guidance Counselor and Learning Lab Coordinator, will review the required information and determine eligibility of the applicant as a student at Westwood.

If the student has a history of discipline problems or is academically weak, he or she may be denied admission due to the severity of the behavior or weakness.  He or she may be accepted only if certain stipulations are accepted by the parents and student.  These stipulations may include mandatory lab work, out-of-school tutoring, summer school or summer lab participation, counseling or other requirements set forth by the Admissions Committee.

Once a student’s application is accepted, he or she will be admitted for a probationary period.  If at the end of the probationary period, the student has not met the required stipulations, made academic progress, or met behavioral standards, the student’s acceptance to Westwood may be terminated.

Westwood admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities made to students at the school.  It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or athletic and other school administered programs. 

Westwood reserves the right to prohibit admission to any person who has given birth to a child or fathered a child.

Visiting

Visiting our school is an excellent way for you and your family to see what Westwood has to offer.  Contact our admissions office today to set up an appointment for an individual tour of our campus where you will have an opportunity to meet our faculty, staff and current students. Call Paige at 229-336-7992 or email her at pjohnson@westwoodschools.org.

We have Open House in March each year.  Westwood also holds various informational meetings in surrounding towns during the spring of each school year.

Checklist

  • Westwood contract: All Grades
  • Payment of Registration Fee: All Grades
  • Completed Drafts/Posted Dated Checks: Families paying monthly
  • Emergency Medical Authorization Form for each child: All Grades
  • Updated information sheet: Parent/Grandparent: All Grades
  • Student Substance Abuse Policy: 7th – 12th Grades Only
  • Form 3231—Current Shot Record: All Grades
  • Form 3300—Hearing/Vision Screening: K4 & K5 Only
  • Copy of Birth Certificate: K3, K4 & New Students
  • Acceptable Use Policy: 5th – 12th Grades Only
  • After FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Late Fee: All Grades
  • New families are not subject to late fee, applies to current families only.
  • Annual or Monthly Capital Improvement Program:  All Grades
  • Scholarship Application:  If Applicable

Tuition and Fees for 2017 – 2018

Tuition

K3:  $3,900

K4 & K5:  $4,400

1st – 5th: $5,200

6th – 12th: $5,450

Fees

Current Family Registration Fee: $300 per Family
New Family Registration Fee: $350 per Family
Building Fee: $400 per Family
Technology Fee: $75 per Student

Multiple Child Discount

For two children – $200 discount

For three children – $500 discount

For four children – The fourth child is exempt from tuition will full tuition assessed for all other children

For more than four children – The discount is set by Board of Trustees

 

 

Additional Financial Obligations

Grocery Voucher or SCRIP Program: $250
Annual Fund Raising Raffle: $350

The tuition and fees shown above are subject to change.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Westwood offers two scholarship programs that provide support for families in need of financial assistance with tuition.  Both of these programs are strictly confidential.

  1. Georgia GOAL Scholarship
  2. Tuition Assistance Program