Application, Admissions and Costs
Admissions at King's View Academy is an easy process. We believe that all learners are unique and that our educational model empowers all learners. We have students attending full-time; part-time; full-time shared between academics at KVA and training at another institution; on-line, distance and correspondence learners who attend KVA without being physically present at our facility; and students who start or complete their programs at KVA at non-traditional school start and end dates. We can accommodate a wide variety of learner needs at KVA.
Full-Time vs. Part-time
According to our policy, any student enrolled in 4 or more courses is full-time, while those enrolled in 3 or less courses is considered part-time. Full-time students who physically attend KVA have the benefit of face-to-face interaction with content experts and other students, and direct access to all of our print resources and technology. In addition, these students experience Learning Tips during assembly. This is the program that best supports the individual learning of KVA students.
Our full-time students attend KVA daily. For many the day starts with Assembly at 9am and ends at 3pm. Usually the focus in the morning is academics and the afternoon is for specialty programs such as dance, yoga, music, drama and art. This is not a strict system, and often presentations and programs are scheduled first thing in the morning to accommodate everything that day. All full-time students' programs include support for learning ability, self-direction, expectation awareness, goal-setting, and maintaining progress. With the support of the Google Suite, full-time students may choose to work from home or elsewhere based on their needs. The full-time program at KVA is designed to prepare students for success in post-secondary education.
Part-time students at KVA take one or more courses and tend to work around their own schedules. Attendance on-site is based on their available time and their plans to achieve the outcomes over the program period. In some cases part-time students do most of their work at the KVA facility, while other part-time students work from home through Google Classroom and attend for labs, assessment, seminars and group work, or for other activities integral to their programs.
On-Line/Distance and Correspondence Programs
This year we have created programs to support on-line/distance and correspondence students. We are not hosting an in-school, regularly scheduled program this summer at KVA. Rather, any summer students will be enrolled in and supported through our Google Classroom system. This allows for flexibility for both students and teachers. If you are interested, please contact Dr. MacDonald directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Flexible and Continuous Enrollment
KVA welcomes full-time and part-time, as well as on-line/distance and correspondence students at any point during the school year.
Student progress and success is based on that student's ability (supported by KVA staff) to set goals and progress through mastering course outcomes. Each learner takes a unique approach to this.
If you are a student transferring to KVA after the school year has started, we are happy to review and credit you for your progress at your previous school, and create a program that continues precisely where you left off.
If, as a KVA student, you complete a course before the end of the course period, we encourage you to revisit your goals and, if possible, start another course. We do not enforce a specific school year (in terms of the time it takes all students to complete a course) but encourage all students to work at their optimum pace and, if possible, complete courses ahead of schedule and immediately pick up the next course.
These are the usual steps that prospective KVA students follow when applying to KVA:
- Learn about the school. Check out the website. Contact us. You can call us at 902-429-5434, email us at email@example.com. Ask questions. Book a visit to the school. Schedule a meeting with the principal. Please be thorough. It is very important that you understand any academic program well before choosing it.
- Assess and decide if KVA is a good fit for your learning needs.
- Complete and send to KVA the Application Form, accompanied by proof of citizenship/residency and the Application Fee ($600 for Non-Residents, $150 for Residents). You may also send your transcripts, report cards, teacher recommendations, other tests results, and other reports at this time.
- We will review your application. If we believe that you will be successful as a student at KVA we will respond with a Letter of Acceptance accompanied by a tuition and fees schedule, and a request for transcripts, report cards, teacher recommendations, and other relevant information at this time..
- Clarify and negotiate tuition and fees payment schedule. The first payment should include the Registration Fee.
- When the finances are agreed upon and the Registration Fee is received we will create a program (courses and graduation pathway checklist) for the new KVA student. The Registration Fee also includes necessary review and adjustment to the student's program.
Emergency Health Insurance
King's View Academy now offers Emergency Health Insurance through Guard.Me. The cost is $450.00 for the school year (300 days).
Homestay: the KVA Residency House
King's View Academy has a number of partners who offer residency opportunities and home-stay for those who desire a safe and comfortable place to live, supervised, readily accessible to bus routes, and provided meals. If you are interested in finding out availability and more specific information, please inquire.
At KVA we accept cash, personal cheques, bank drafts, wire transfers, and payments with credit cards. Some payment methods have associated service charges and conversion charges. We are happy to work with you to reduce these charges as much as possible.
Payment Plans and Financing
We are happy to work with you to come up with a payment plan that is affordable. If you cannot pay the full tuition and fees prior to starting at KVA, we can negotiate a payment plan. Our plans all include a 3% charge on all outstanding balances at the end of each term. For example, if your tuition and fees is $10,000 and you pay $5,000 before the students starts, your interest charge at the end of Term 1 will be 3% of $5,000, or $150.00. Then at the end of Term 2 if no payment has been made, your balance becomes $5,150 + 3%, or $5,150 + $154.50 = $5,304.50.
Outstanding Balance and Release of Transcripts / Final Report Cards
While there is an outstanding balance, KVA will not issue transcripts or final report cards for any student. We apologize for difficulties this creates, but any outstanding balance has to be paid in full for grades to be issued.
- Application Form
- Teacher Recommendation Form
- Student Records Request Form
The forms will be updates shortly to the new address:
9 Strath Lane, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada B2X 1Y8
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees remain the same for the 2020-2021 school year, and can be found in the following documents. If you have any questions please contact Dr. MacDonald directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.