Continuous Enrollment

Continuous Enrollment

Mars Hill Academy is excited to offer families Continuous Enrollment, which eliminates the need to re-enroll year after year. Once your child is enrolled at Mars Hill, he is always a Highlander until graduation day - unless you tell us otherwise. No more opting-in to save your child’s seat for the upcoming year.  

Instead of re-enrolling every year, we will ask you to sign the continuous enrollment contract one time, and then you’re done! If your plans change for the next school year, simply send in the opt-out form by January 31.  

Continuous Enrollment is as easy as 1-2-3

1. As part of the first-time enrollment process for new students, parents will sign the Continuous Enrollment agreement, which secures their child's seat from year to year unless they elect to opt out. Click here for the Continuous Enrollment agreement.

2. Once enrolled, students are considered Highlanders until they graduate with no further annual “re-enrollment” process involved.

3. Fees only begin to accrue if parents decline enrollment after the January 31 deadline.

Learn more about continuous enrollment

  • What is Continuous Enrollment?
  • When does Continuous Enrollment begin?
  • What about tuition and my tuition payment plan? How will this affect tuition assistance?
  • What does this mean for new families?
  • Do I need to sign up for a tuition management account?
  • How do I update our family information after we are continuously enrolled?
  • What if my plans change? We are planning on keeping our children at MHA, but what if God has other plans for my family?
  • What happens if our family opts out?
  • What happens if I decide to withdraw my child after January 31?
  • Who do I speak to for more information?
Continuous Enrollment is a streamlined approach to re-enrollment that moves from an annual commitment to a simple one-time process. Once you sign your Continuous Enrollment form, you’ll never have to deal with re-enrollment again. The idea is “set it and forget it.” Sign one Continuous Enrollment contract, and you are automatically renewed annually, securing your child’s place at MHA through graduation.
December 1 marks the launch of Continuous Enrollment! In place of the old re-enrollment contract, current families will receive their new Continuous Enrollment Agreement. You sign this first year for the 2021-22 school year, and your child is automatically enrolled through graduation. As in previous years with re-enrollment, Continuous Enrollment contracts will be due by January 31.

After we roll out the Continuous Enrollment program for 2021-22, the typical process each winter will be a simple reminder for those families whose plans have changed to notify us by the end of January.
Tuition agreements will continue to be sent in February. Your tuition payment schedule will roll over each year. MHA will continue offering a 12-month payment plan (beginning July), a semi-annual payment plan (July/January), and an annual payment plan (July). The tuition assistance process will not change for your family. Updated tuition rates are typically published the first week of January.
New families will sign the Continuous Enrollment form at the time they enroll.
All families will sign up for an account through our new tuition payment system. For added convenience, beginning with the 2021-22 school year, families will be able to pay for pizza, Chick-fil-A, sports fees, field trips, and more through our tuition payment system! This system will be ready in April 2021, so stay tuned!
Parents may log into Blackbaud (our online school database) and update their information at any time during the year. You may also contact the school office with any updates. Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, parents will enjoy the convenience of verifying and submitting their back-to-school packets online!
We understand that ”The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” If your plans change, simply notify the MHA Admissions office during the ‘opt-out’ period, December 1 through January 31, by completing the Opt-out form. If you have questions, please call Admissions Director Mrs. Patsy Hall, at 513.770.3223.
Once a family submits the opt-out form, we will actively be seeking to fill that student’s seat. If you decide you’d like to return, admission will be based on availability. If a class is full, your child will be added to the waiting list.
Fees only begin to accrue if parents decline enrollment after the January 31 deadline, as follows:

Feb 1 - Mar 31: $600 per child
Apr 1 - Apr 30: $1000 per child
May to May 31: $2000 per child
June 1 -July 31: 50% tuition/child
Aug 1 - Aug 31: 75% tuition/child
After Aug 31: 100% tuition/child
For questions and more information about Continuous Enrollment, please contact Admissions Director Mrs. Patsy Hall at or 513.770.3223. For more information about tuition, please contact Finance Manager Mrs. Lisa Cotterman at or 513.770.3223.