Applying To Bellevue Children’s Academy Through Ravenna
Important Dates – TBD for 2018-2019
Stage 1 – Apply To BCA
Step 1: If you have not created an account already, please create an account through Ravenna Solutions by clicking on APPLY NOW. (Please create an account to attend an open house.)
Step 2: Once your account is step up, you will be brought to the Dashboard. Select “School Directory” from the left hand column.
Step 3: With “Greater Seattle” selected at the top, BCA & Willows Preparatory school will be the first school listed under School Name. Select “BCA & Willows Preparatory” and click “Apply.”
Step 4: Attending an Open House is optional and not a requirement for a completed file. Click here for more information about the Open House.
Step 5: Select the child who is applying, the school year, grade applying to, and type of application. Click “Apply”.
Step 6: A message will appear at the top in green. Click on “Application Page” to complete an application for Bellevue Children’s Academy. Once all required field are complete in the application it will ask you to hit the green “Submit Prelim App” at the top right corner of the page.
Step 7: Click on the blue “Application for Admission” link. Please carefully read through each part of the Preliminary Application. All required sections must be complete before it can be submitted. If one section is not complete, the application will not be processed for the directors to view.
Step 8: Click on the blue link labeled “Parent/Guardian Statement.” In this section you will have the opportunity to share your child’s strengths, greatest challenges, and what you as a parent are looking for in a school.
Step 9: The Teacher Recommendation is sent online through Ravenna. (This is optional for grades Pre-K and K.) By clicking on the blue link labeled, “Confidential Teacher Recommendation” it will allow you to enter in your child’s current teacher’s name and email address. Once you click on submit, your child’s current teacher will receive the confidential recommendation form via email. We will only accept teacher recommendations through this process.
Step 10: The Request for Records form can be printed by clicking on the blue link labeled, “Request Transfer of Records Information.” This form will need to be printed and signed by you the parent and submitted to your current school.
We do ask that you submit the last three years of student transcripts, this includes the current report card for 1st to 4th grades. If you have a hard copy of your child’s transcripts, you can scan and email them to the building you are apply to. In the subject line please identify your child’s name and grade you are applying to.
- Pre-K: email@example.com
- K-1st/Bilingual Kinder: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2nd-5th: email@example.com
Step 11: Schedule Student Interview (Pre-K – 1st) or Student Visit (2nd – 5th)
Students applying for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade will be invited in for a 20-minute student interview. This wonderful opportunity allows our staff to connect with your child and get to know what makes them individually special.
Student Interviews will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017. Interviews will last 20 minutes; there will be one teacher for every 6 students. Once you have completed the appropriate steps (i.e. application, transcripts, recommendation) you are able to select the time slot.
Students applying for 2nd – 5th Grade will be invited to participate in a full-day school visit at our BCA 2 campus. Students will experience a day in the life of a BCA student. The student visit allows us to get to know your child both socially and academically. We want to make sure your child is set up for success and that Bellevue Children’s Academy is an environment they can thrive in as a life-long learner.
To schedule a student visit click on the “Student Visit” link and select a date that works best with your family’s schedule. The student visit is from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and they will need to bring a snack and lunch from home.
Congratulation! Your child’s file is now complete!
Stage 2 – Decision Round
All completed files needs to be submitted by Tuesday, January 31 and you will receive a decision on Friday, March 10.
Any files submitted after the regular admissions season will be considered a part of “Rolling Admissions” and will be considered when an opening becomes available.