FRCS elementary student

In our attempts to keep tuition affordable, we offer many opportunities to help reduce the cost of tuition.

Tuition Assistance | Merit-based ScholarshipSCRIP | ACE Scholarships

Tuition Assistance

For the 2016/2017 school year, Front Range Christian School gave away need-based tuition assistance to 116 students, averaging $3,104 per grant. Total tuition assistance exceeded $360,000. We at FRCS have financially partnered with families to provide a Christ-centered education through our tuition assistance program.

To apply for tuition assistance, you must first apply for enrollment at FRCS then complete the Financial Aid Application through the FAST system. There is a non-refundable fee of $43 for the FAST application.

Financial Aid is only available for students enrolled in kindergarten (both part-time and full-time) and full-time students in grades 1-12. Unfortunately, we cannot offer tuition assistance for preschool, pre-kindergarten, homeschool enrichment, or part-time junior/senior high students at this time.

To apply for a 2017/2018 award, you will need to submit completed and filed 2016 tax forms, as well as complete the enrollment process.

Financial Aid awards for the 2017/2018 school year will begin to be announced after March 15, 2017.

Merit-based Scholarship

Who: For new incoming students grades 9-12. Eligible students must have at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA from 7th grade to the present.

What: A $1000 tuition scholarship

When: Students must complete their enrollment application and scholarship application by May 31, 2017.

Why: (1) To encourage and recognize academic achievement and good character in the Front Range Christian School community and (2) to continually attract excellent students to Front Range Christian School.

How: Interested students must apply online, which includes two references (one character, the other academic), a four-part essay, and a transcript (which should be included with their application for enrollment). The four-part essay will ask the student to respond to each of the four questions:

  1. What are your personal interests beyond the classroom?
  2. What leadership qualities do you consider as personal strengths?
  3. What do you believe you can contribute to the student body at Front Range Christian School?
  4. What are your goals beyond high school?

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criterion:

  1. Does this student show excellent academic ability and intellectual curiosity?
  2. Does this student display good character?
  3. What can this student contribute to FRCS?
  4. Is this student well-rounded?

Applicants will be notified of their award no later than June 15, 2017.

SCRIP Program

Front Range Christian School sells merchant retailer certificates (SCRIP) to FRCS families to reduce tuition costs for families by allocating a portion of money spent for normal, weekly living expenses: food, clothing, dining, and even gifts! Click here to see a list of participating merchants.

FRCS families may designate the credit received from this program to their tuition account, another specific tuition account, or to the general education fund at Front Range Christian. Anyone can purchase certificates (parents, grandparents, and friends) and designate a particular family's tuition account. Families earn varied percentages of credit (1.5%-28%), as determined by each individual merchant. Front Range Christian retains 2% from the merchants to cover administration costs only: mailing, sorting, and recording expenses. This percentage is reviewed annually.

SCRIP is available for direct order and pickup Tuesday and Friday mornings: 7:45am to 9:15am (on the days school is in session) in the Holy Grounds Café next to the elementary office. Summer hours are Tuesdays from 8:30-10am in Holy Grounds.

For more information about SCRIP, contact Megan Stover at mstover@frcs.org.

ACE Scholarships

ACE Scholarships is an outstanding partner organization that offers scholarships to low-income families attending private school. ACE awards a limited number of scholarship applications each school year, and their program is designed to follow and support ACE students each year through graduation. For the 2016/2017 school year, ACE awarded $53,000 in scholarship funds to 23 FRCS students, with an average grant of $2,304 per student. ACE Scholarships were awarded in addition to the FRCS tuition assistance program. We strongly encourage admitted families who have been fully accepted to FRCS and meet ACE’s income guidelines (see chart below) to contact the Admissions Counselor at admissions@frcs.org and join the ACE waitlist.

Household Size Annual
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647
Each Additional Member: $7,696

For more information on how to apply for an ACE scholarship, contact the Admissions Counselor at admissions@frcs.org or 303-531-4541.

 

In these days when pollsters talk about “the withering of discipleship in the American church,” Christian parents need all the help they can get. We received great help from Front Range Christian School. Its commitment to both grace and truth, its academic rigor, its strong Bible classes, and its mentoring teachers and coaches, all had a major impact on our children.

Don Sweeting Former Senior Pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Greenwood Village, CO; President of Colorado Christian University