Tuition Students

Streets in the Beechwood School District

For a list of streets in the Beechwood Independent School District, please open the following attachment:    

If you have questions about streets in the district, please contact the Board of Education secretary at 859.331.3250.  If you are unsure if a certain address is in the Beechwood Independent School District, you can contact the Board of Education Secretary to verify that the home is in the Beechwood  School District.

All inquiries concerning the tuition application process should be directed to the Board of Education Secretary, 859.331.3250, or lori.reed@beechwood.kyschools.us.

We regret that we will be unable to accept any new tuition students in grades K through 5 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Students whose parents live outside of the school district:

Tuition Students - Students whose parents live outside of the school district, but are admitted based on academic performance. 

Tuition costs approximately $3600*.

Tuition applications are now available for the high school, grades 7-12 for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  The elementary school is not yet accepting applications.  

The next tuition test for grades 7-12 will be Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Beechwood High School.  

Shadow dates for students to visit grades 7-12 will be January 23-27 and February 21-24.  You will need to contact the high school office at 859.331.1220 to set up an appointment.  If you are not from this area and need to schedule a different time, that can be arranged.

Tuition Application Process

The following will need to be submitted to the Board of Education Secretary:

  •          Application - completed and signed
  •          $25.00 application fee (non-refundable)
  •          Academic performance data (grades, assessment scores including EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT, if applicable)
  •          Attendance Data
  •          Disciplinary Data - a student expelled from his/her previous school during the last school year need not apply for admission.

Applications sent elsewhere, and not to the Board of Education Secretary, may result in delays in processing your application.

Once the Board of Education Secretary has received the application along with the required data, you will be notified when the admission test is scheduled.

When the number of nonresident students must be limited, the following priorities will be observed:

  • Those nonresident students attending school in this District last year will have priority over new applicants.
  • Students of District employees will have priority over new applicants.

How often is the admissions test administered?

The high school usually tests once in March and once in June.  The elementary usually tests late spring/early summer.

After the admissions test, then what?

A Review Committee consisting of the Principal/Designee, School Counselor, and the District Pupil Personnel (DPP), will review the applicant's exam score and the other required data. The Review Committee will make recommendations for admission to the Superintendent. 

The Superintendent /Designee will notify all parents/guardians of the district’s decision. The Superintendent’s decision is final.

How long will it take for a decision to be rendered?

So many students move in and out of the district over the summer that it may not be possible to accept elementary students until summer.

For Grades 7-12, notification may take up to 2 to 3 weeks. 

Every effort is made to accept all tuition students that meet or exceed the academic expectations of the Beechwood Independent School District. If circumstances require an immediate decision, please speak with the Superintendent or Principal.

Can tuition students lose their enrollment status?

YES. Tuition students may lose their enrollment status if they cannot arrive to school on time, have excessive absences, demonstrate poor academic performance, fail to pay their tuition in a timely manner, and/or display behavior problems.  If a tuition status is revoked, parents will be notified by June 15 of the calendar year.  Once a student is accepted as a tuition student, Beechwood does everything possible to keep the tuition student through graduation.

Are tuition students guaranteed a parking space?

NO.

*Students who reside out of state or within a district that does not release ADA funds will pay higher tuition.  Contact the Board Office for more information.

Temporary Tuition-Moving into or out of District

Non-resident students who will not be living in the Beechwood School District when school begins but will move in within 90 days may apply for temporary tuition status.

Required documentation:

  • Letter to the Superintendent's Office
  • Copy of contract to purchase or rent
  • Tuition Application
  • $25.00 Application Fee
  • Academic Performance Data (grades, assessment scores)

A tuition application must be completed and submitted along with the required documents outlined in Board Policy # 09.12222.  Policy 09.12222 Non-Resident Students Moving into the School District  (Policy regarding students who will be moving into district after school starts or will be moving out of the district before the end of the school year.)

Students who currently reside in the Beechwood School District but move out during the school year but wish to remain at Beechwood, are required to do the following:

  • Notify the Principal
  • Submit a tuition application to the Board Office Secretary
  • Approval is subject to academic performance data, attendance data, disciplinary data
  • Pay tuition due for days not residing in the Beechwood School District