Registration, tuition, and handbook
Frequently asked questions
Join us on a virtual tour of Bessemer Academy! If you are interested in enrolling at BA, please watch the tour video and contact Debra Napier in our main office at (205)428-6288 to receive application information and schedule a meeting with our Headmaster.
There is a $100 registration fee for applicants for our preschool and $250 for Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Bessemer Academy Admissions Policy
Applicants are accepted each year during open enrollment. The dates and fees are advertised each year.
Students of any race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin are admitted to Bessemer Academy and shall have all rights, opportunities and privileges generally accorded to students attending the institution. This school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and/or ethnicity. This policy is in compliance with the requirements of Title 26, United States Code Section 501. In accordance with our mission, Bessemer Academy seeks to educate the average and above average students.
Students applying for admission to Bessemer Academy must present a record in good standing if transferring from another school and must display at all times after enrollment appropriate behavior. Students must not be under suspension or expulsion from another school and should be able to perform at their anticipated entrance level. Entrance level will be determined through a combination of written assessments and transcript evaluation. Students who do not meet grade requirements may be considered for additional evaluation or may enroll on probation pending review of grades at the end of the first nine weeks. Students must have passed all core requirement classes and have an overall “C” average. Students applying for admission for grades 1-6 must take a written evaluation assessment. Students who transfer from a non-accredited school may be required to take an exam for each credit they wish to transfer. Any student wishing to transfer to Bessemer Academy as a senior must be eligible to graduate from their former school. A student wishing to transfer to Bessemer Academy from block scheduling should be aware that their educational program could be in jeopardy.
A student at Bessemer Academy cannot be a parent, be expecting a child, or be married. This policy applies to males and females alike. Expulsion will occur if this policy is broken. Any student wishing to enroll in K5 must be five years old on or before October 1st and any student wishing to enroll in First Grade must be six on or before October 1st.
In order to have a safe and secure environment, no student who has a communicable and/or infectious disease may enroll. The prospective student could reapply after clearance from a doctor.
Enrollment at Bessemer Academy is based on a one year contract between the parent, the student, and the school. The enrollment contract will be fulfilled at the end of one year and will not be automatically renewed. Parents of prospective students must interview with the Headmaster and complete an enrollment application. Bessemer Academy reserves the right to reject those students who have failing records from a previous school and/or Bessemer Academy. In some cases, further evaluation may be required. The Board of Directors of Bessemer Academy reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant for any reason deemed sufficient by the Board of Directors.
Prospective students must submit current school records and request an interview with the Headmaster. Upon interviewing, prospective students must complete and application, and provide the following: birth certificate, social security card, current immunization, and proof of withdrawal from previous school with finalized transcript or cumulative report. Upon acceptance, the parents and student must enter into a contract with the school, and a registration fee and first month’s tuition will be due. Tuition payments after the first month become due starting June 1st for 12 month contracts and August 1st for 10 month contracts. If you request to be released from your financial contract, admission at a later date may be denied.