From the earliest planning stages leading to the academy's opening in 2005 to the current academic year, Lake Pointe has grown in depth and breadth. In any way that LPA has done well in academics, athletics, and arts, it has been the Lord's gracious provision.

Early beginnings

The University Model concept started with a group of parents in the Dallas, Texas area. Desiring the best of private, public, and home schools, these parents were led to create a format to combine high academic and character standards, heavy parent involvement, and an alternating school-to-home schedule. The first such school opened in 2002.

Carrying the idea acorn back east

   Educator Lori Mace taught in Texas before moving back east. Returning to the Lone Start state to visit friends, she discovered former students were participating in the first University Model School. Intrigued with the idea of a school partnering classroom and home, Lori carried the idea for years before eventually moving to Lake Wylie.
   Once in York County, a tight circle of friends supported the first steps as Lori realized that the Lord was calling her to head the school project. After a slow development process, matters suddenly moved quickly as the Lord provided others supporting the vision.

Origin of the Lake Pointe Name

   Lori had chosen the name Lake Pointe Academy long before, but this was confirmed in a conversation with an area pastor. The minister told of a previous school by a similar name long ago in Lake Wylie’s history. At the junction of the Catawba River and two feeder creeks had sat the “Pointe School.”

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