To enter Form one, Botswana students should normally have completed the National Primary School Leaving Exam (PSLE). Candidates who demonstrate an equivalent academic standard can also be accepted. Applicants to all forms must sit and pass an entrance examination.
To sit for the examination, parents of the candidates should have completed the Application form and have paid the registration fee (P300.00). A copy of the birth certificate and the latest Student Report from the candidate’s current school should also be submitted along with the completed Application Form. Progression through the Academy is based on merit. The development levy is a once off non-refundable payment. Incoming Form 6 (AS and A2) students are exempt from the levy, but are required to pay a refundable security deposit.
Fees are payable in advance at the Academy. They are always due three working days before the opening day of each term, and are otherwise publicised on notice boards and in circulars.
Late payment incurs a penalty, P100 during the two working days before opening day, P200 if paid the day before school opens, P400 if paid the day school opens, and there after an additional P100 every week, as do all RD cheques. Penalties can be avoided where a late payment and/or special payment schedule has been prearranged with management.
Should an A-level (AS/A2) student withdraw during the course the parent/guardian is still liable for fee for the entire course.
Places may be forfeited if fees are unpaid by the FIRST DAY of the term, unless prior arrangements have been made with management. When withdrawing a student, one term’s notice is required or one term’s fee in lieu of notice. The Academy provides its students with textbooks at no additional cost. Students are, however, accountable for any excessive damage to books or other school properties