2018-2019 Non-Resident Admission

  • The Satsuma City School System is now accepting non-resident applications for the 2018-2019 school year. 

    The Satsuma City School Board allows non-resident students to attend school in the Satsuma City School System when there is space available, the student meets academic, behavioral, and attendance criteria, and the student submits a complete application to attend a Satsuma City School.  All submitted applications will be screened, but may not be accepted for either principal interview or accepted for enrollment. Submission of an application and accompanying documentation in no way guarantees acceptance into the Satsuma City School System.


    The Application

    Interested students may submit a completed application by fax, email, or hard copy postmarked no later than Friday, June 1, 2018 to:

                            Satsuma City School System
                            Attn: Non-Resident Student Application
                            P.O. Box 939
                            Satsuma, AL  36572

                            FAX: 251-380-8201
                            Email: studentapplications@satsumaschools.com

    Interested students may also hand deliver a completed hard copy application to the Satsuma City School Board of Education, located at 220 Baker Road, Satsuma, AL, no later 4:00 PM, Friday, June 1, 2018.

    Interested students, except for incoming kindergarten students, must also have official education records from their current school submitted directly by that school.  Education records must include a copy of the current report card, transcript, discipline, and attendance records.

    Please note:  no application will be considered complete until all educational records from the student’s current school have been received directly from that school.  Education records should be postmarked no later than Friday, June 1, 2018 for the application to be considered.


    The Review

    The principal at each school will screen applications and issue letters either declining the application or inviting the applying student to an interview with the principal. Interviews will be scheduled after submission of the application.  In addition to the requirements of the Non-Resident Student Policy, the principals will also consider the size of the class in the grade level to which the student is making application as a part of the screening process.


    The Interview

    Student applicants meeting the Non-Resident Student requirements in those grade levels having room for additional students must attend a scheduled interview with the principal of the school containing that grade level. No student applicant will be accepted without a custodial parent/guardian attending the scheduled interview.  Student applicants may be expected to take a performance test based on the school grade just completed.


    The Acceptance Letter 

    Each student applicant interviewed will be issued a letter either declining or accepting the student’s application for enrollment as a Non-Resident Student no later than Thursday, June 14, 2018.


    The Tuition

    The tuition schedule for the Satsuma City School System is as follows.

                First family member                $    850.00

                Second family member           $    550.00

                Third family member              $    200.00

                Each additional member         $    100.00

    Tuition for both newly accepted and continuing Non-Resident Students must be paid in full no later than 5:00 PM Thursday, July 12, 2018 or 3 business days following official notification. No partial payments, payment plans, or hardships will be considered.Extenuating circumstances will not be allowed. Accepted student applicants whose tuition is not paid in full by the deadline will not be enrolled into the Satsuma City School System, but may reapply the following year

    Tuition payments will only be accepted by the following options: cashier’s check, money order, and debit or credit card. Payment of money order or cashier’s check made payable to Satsuma City School System may be submitted via US Mail to:

                            Satsuma City School System
                            Attn: Tuition Payment
                            P.O. Box 939
                            Satsuma, AL  36572

     Tuition payments may be made in person at the Satsuma City Schools Board of Education Office located at 220 Baker Rd., Satsuma, AL  36572.  Tuition money order or cashier’s check should be made payable to Satsuma City School System.


    Continuing Enrollment as a Non-Resident Student 

    All Non-Resident Students will be evaluated at the end of each semester.  Those not meeting the requirements of the policy will be withdrawn from the Satsuma City School System. 

    At the end of each school year, all Non-Resident Students will be evaluated and issued a letter from the principal notifying the student of either withdrawal from the system or continuing enrollment.  The letter of continuing enrollment will contain the deadline date for payment of tuition. Students qualifying for tuition waiver will also be notified in this letter. Please note that failure to pay tuition in full by the deadline date will result in the withdrawal of the student.

    All Non-Resident Students completing Grade 6 at Robert E. Lee Elementary who receive a letter of continuing enrollment will also be expected to attend a meeting with the Satsuma High School principal prior to registration.  A custodial parent/guardian must accompany the student to this meeting.  No student will be allowed to register as a Non-Resident Student without a custodial parent/guardian attending this meeting.