How to Apply

We are pleased that you have shown an interest in Houston Academy for the education of your child.

This checklist will be helpful in guiding you through the admissions process. It is the responsibility of each applicant’s parent/guardian to ensure that all required information is submitted to the school. The applicant’s file must be complete before it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Please contact me through this form if you have any questions concerning admission, tours, and contracts at Houston Academy.

Nicole Lisenby

Director of Admissions

Phone: (334) 794-4106

Nicole Lisenby

Nicole Lisenby

Director of Admissions

Admissions Checklist

Checklist PDF: 3P-4P / 5K-4th / 5th-8th / 9th-12th

Application/Test Fee

Complete and return the application with a $75.00 check payable to Houston Academy. The $75.00 is a non-refundable fee that activates the application and covers the cost of testing. This fee will carry over to the next year if the applicant is not offered a contract. At the end of that year the application will be considered inactive.

Academic Reference Forms

The applicant should submit the Houston Academy Reference Form, provided in the Houston Academy packet (also available below), to their current classroom teacher(s) for completion. The parent must sign the top of the form. References will not be accepted unless they are sent directly from the person completing it.
Reference Form, 3P-4P
Check List, 3P-4P
– Submit one (Classroom teacher)

Reference Form, 5K-4th Grade
Check List, 5K-4th
– Submit one (Classroom teacher)

Reference Form, 5th-8th Grade
Check List, 5th-8th
– Submit three (Counselor, Math teacher, English teacher)

Reference Room, 9th-12th Grade
Check List, 9th-12th
– Submit three (Counselor, Math teacher, English teacher)

Academic Records and Documents

The following information should also be submitted:

  • Progress Reports
  • Report Card (most recent)
  • Transcript
  • Standardized Achievement Test Results (most recent)
  • Psychological, behavioral and/or speech records
  • Birth Certificate
  • Original Immunization Record

Testing & School Visit

Applicants must successfully complete and pass Achievement Tests in reading and math and a School Ability Test. Please schedule an appointment to take the admissions test by calling our main office at 334-794-4106.

On testing day, the applicant will complete the required tests with our Director of Admissions and visit in the classroom with his/her current grade. Please send drinks and snacks with your child for break and lunch.

Parents do not stay for the classroom visit.

We will schedule a conference with the parents to review their child’s test results.

Please submit the required documents and forms to our Director of Admissions at 901 Buena Vista Drive, Dothan, AL 36303, or fax them to 334-793-4053. If you have any questions about the application process, contact us through this form.


The Admissions Committee will review and evaluate the application materials and tests of all applicants. Those who meet the criteria for admission will be offered a contract provided openings are available. Priority will be given to qualified siblings and children of alumni. In situations where there are no openings, qualified applicants’ names will be placed in a waiting pool to be considered for the next opening.
Admission will be offered to applicants in the waiting pool as openings become available. Openings may occur at any time during the year.

Contracts for new applicants will be issued after currently enrolled students have completed the re-enrollment process. You will be notified of openings as they become available.

You may qualify for financial aid.