Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does the annual fee cover and why is it "non-refundable"?
A: The annual fee pays for fixed costs for each student that incur upon enrollment. These include: enrollment fees, books, school supplies, online licenses, student insurance, classroom supplies, software expenses, technology fees, etc. Because these costs are paid per student at the beginning of the school year (or the student's date of enrollment), we are unable to refund (or prorate) any portion of this fee upon disenrollment. Instead of billing each fee as a separate line item, we have simplified it into one annual fee. We do offer prorated tuition rates should a student either enroll or disenroll during the school year and will give tuition refunds should there be an overpayment after prorated tuition is calculated. Unpaid balances of tuition and fees will be due upon unenrollment.
Q: What are school hours?
A: School begins at 8:00am and officially releases at 3:45pm. Pre-K students usually begin dismissal at 3:30pm.
Q: Do I have to attend Victory Life Church for my children to attend Brown County Christian School?
A: No. We do not make acceptance decisions based upon if or where a family attends church. Since 2023-2024 school year, Brown County Christian School is operated by Central Texas Education Center which is not officially connected to any church or denomination. We continue to partner with Victory Life Church in many ways and lease buildings on their property.
Q: Does my child have to be potty-trained to enroll in Pre-K?
A: Yes, we require all students to be potty-trained; but we do understand that young children still have accidents. Since we are not a daycare, we cannot provide regular diaper/training pant changes. With parental consent, we can assist children when accidents occur.
Q: Can I enroll my child mid-year?
A: Yes, we accept enrollment anytime during the year. Tuition rates are prorated to the number of school days enrolled.
Q: Is Brown County Christian School Accredited?
A: At this time, we do not hold accreditation. With the leadership and guidance of the Central Texas Education Center board made up of experienced educators and administrators, we seek to uphold high standards for our school and students. BCCS ensures that students meet minimum Texas state graduation credit requirements, and students who graduate with us will receive a non-accredited certificate of completion in lieu of an accredited diploma. Students may still go on to college and other institutes of higher education with this certificate.
According to Texas Education Code §51.9241, because the State of Texas considers successful completion of a nontraditional secondary education (which includes non-accredited private school) to be equivalent to graduation from a public high school, an institution of higher education must treat an applicant for admission to the institution as an undergraduate student who presents evidence that the person has successfully completed a nontraditional secondary education according to the same general standards, including specific standardized testing score requirement. (https://texas.public.law/statutes/tex._educ._code_section_51.9241)