Greater Miami Adventist Academy seeks to attract motivated and talented applicants whose desire is to acquire an enriching Christ centered education. Admission to Greater Miami Adventist Academy may be granted irrespective of the applicant’s race, national origin or religious affiliation. Applicants who meet academic and character requirements and express a willingness to comply with school policy and adjust affably to its religious, social and cultural beliefs may be accepted.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES
GMAA welcomes applications from young people of all cultural and religious backgrounds that are willing to conduct themselves in harmony with the ideals and standards expressed in this Handbook.  Membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church is not required, but it is understood that everyone who is accepted thereby pledges to observe the regulations of the school.

 New applicants requesting admission to GMAA are requested to complete the online application form found at the www.GMAA.edu website and submit the following items:

  1. An official transcript from their former school.  A most recent report card stating promotion.
  2. Proof of 8th grade graduation for students entering the 9th grade.
  3. An original and current immunization record and a physical examination record on the forms provided by Florida doctors from the Health Department.  These must be on file in the Registrar’s office before the student may attend on the first day of school.
  4. Copies of the birth certificate and the student’s social security card.
  5. Three recommendations from non-family members, specifically from a school principal, former or current teacher of the applicant and church minister.
  6. Standardized Test Results.
  7. Application fee payable online.

Upon receipt of the above information the Admissions Committee will review and determine acceptability for all new applicants.  The parents will be notified and the student becomes eligible to enroll.  Once accepted and admitted as a student at GMAA, all new and returning students must complete the enrollment procedure at www.Renweb.com under Parent Web Login containing the following documents:

  1. Computer Lab Contract – Acceptable Use policy 
  2. Authorization for Release of Student Records
  3. Attendance Policy

Upon completion of the enrollment process, registration will be finalized at the school.  The enrollees must settle all financial arrangements and purchase their uniforms.  In addition, the students entering grades 6-12 will obtain their assigned lockers from the Receptionist and receive their class schedule from the Registrar.

ENTRANCE AGE
The entrance age for Pre-Kindergarten is four years before September 1st of the current school year. The entrance age for Kindergarten is five years before September 1st of the current school year. The age admission into the First grade is six years before September 1st of the current school year. Exceptions to this policy may only be granted by the Florida Conference of SDA Office of Education, which will base its consideration on the following requisites:

  1. A letter from the parents requesting that the September 1st date be waived. 
  2. A high score on the Readiness Test.  
  3. A doctor’s written statement of the physical and emotional readiness of the child.

STUDENT RECORDS & TRANSCRIPTS
Parents, guardians or eligible students (18 years of age or older) have the right to inspect, review and challenge the information contained in records directly relating to the student.  No documents (transcripts, diplomas, report cards, cumulative records, etc.) will be released to parents or other institutions until the balance of their account is paid in full.  To request a student record or transcript a Transcript Request Form must be completed by either email or paper form.  There is a $5 fee and a 48-hour waiting period.  GMAA graduates are allowed a complimentary transcript following graduation; all subsequent requests will carry the $5 fee.

ADMISSION RESTRAINT
New applicants with less than a 2.0 GPA may be denied acceptance. Students that are accepted with less than a 2.0 GPA will be placed on academic probation and will be required to attend the Tutoring Intervention Program.

 

Admission Requirements to be Submitted:

  1. Completed new student application form
  2. Transcripts of previous schools attended
  3. Three official letters of recommendation

 

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