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Registration closure and late admissions

Thank you for your interest in Lake Pointe. We appreciate your consideration and the opportunity to serve you!

On June 01, Lake Pointe completed its application period for 2020-21

Especially to those just now discovering our educational ministry, we acknowledge that our ending registration at the beginning of summer is unusual, compared to other private schools. We truly are sorry for any inconvenience, especially if someone has previously stoked your interest in our program.

We don't ask you to completely understand our approach, but we humbly submit that the early cut-off is necessary for our academy to pursue its mission well. Applications have to be received by June 01 so that the academy's intentional admissions process can be completed by the end of June. July is poured into preparation, parent training, and other activities to serve families well. Other reasons are placed below.

Why not get the jump on the 2021-22 academic year by registering to attend the November information presentation. Actual dates will be announced in September but you can share your email address to be contacted as soon as dates are known. Email to LPA.Admissions1@gmail.com.

Perhaps. But they are indeed rare.
Our admissions representatives are willing to collect and to consider late enrollment exceptions, but usually only in exceptional cases. Our academy operates upon three pillars. The more a family has experience in each of these three pillars, the more likely an exception might be made.

Passionate experience in discipleship through academic and related studies.

University Model experience, with its alternating day schedule and at-home, strong parent involvement.

Experience with classical content and approaches.

A family that is familiar with the academy's programs, bypassing the needs for training, the better the chance for exception.

If you feel your family warrants an exception review, please contact the registrar at LPA.Admissions1@gmail.com, and share your story.
We can't promise an affirmative answer, but we will promise a thoughtful and prayerful review and response.

Great question! We don't ask anyone to completely understand Lake Pointe’s application season ending on June 01, but like other University Model schools, we have found that the early cut-off has made it possible to bring the families who are registered more joy, peace, and contentment.

We hate, hate, hate telling good people "no," but here are a few reasons for our choosing to end registration at June 01.

  1. Preparation time
    Lake Pointe's educational ministry is based upon a high level of parent involvement and student engagement. Experience has taught us that when families come late to the process, they are not ultimately served well, and the students arrive at a disadvantage. The early cut-off helps protect families by ensuring they receive essential support before starting later at the academy, and the best possible experience.
     
  2. Shortcuts tend to hurt people and deflate success
    We can’t explain why, fully, but when we follow our cautious admissions process well, peace and pleasant fruit is more likely for everyone. Consequently, when we allow shortcuts, we tend to wind up with dissatisfaction and frustration, and a lot more effort, in families and the teachers who serve them.
     
  3. Lake Pointe starts earlier than most area schools
    The earlier beginning moves every other deadline forward.
     
  4. Parent and student training
    Our program requires significant training for many grade levels and courses, which must be scheduled and completed in early to mid July.
     
  5. Summer academic work
    Depending upon the grade level, students have assigned math exercises and summer reading to do. Starting in July can put undo pressure on the student, or encourage instances in which the preparation is not completed well.
     
  6. July faculty / staff planning and training produces fruit in August through May
    All summer, every year, Lake Pointe seeks program improvement though extensive planning and training. We owe those families who are enrolled our best efforts and results.
     
  7. The cut-off is an exercise in contentment
    Every year, there is the temptation to want more. And, including more families is a good thing! We are learning to yield to being content with what the Lord has provided. This year, He has brought us a quality harvest of families, and we are trying to both rejoice and rest in that opportunity.
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