Registration closure and late admissions
Thank you for your interest in Lake Pointe. We appreciate your consideration and the opportunity to serve you!
On July 1, Lake Pointe completes its registration period for the coming year.
Especially to those just now discovering our educational ministry, we acknowledge that our ending registration at July 1 is unusual, compared to other private schools. We don't ask you to completely understand this approach, but we humbly submit that is necessary for our academy to pursue its mission well. July is spent in preparation, parent training, and other activities to serve families well. Other reasons are placed below.
Why not get the jump on the 2019-20 school year for by registering to attend the November 2018 information meeting. Actual dates will be announced in September but you can share your email address to be contacted as soon as dates are known. Email the registrar at email@example.com.
Are there late registration exceptions?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 admissions season ending on or about July 1, but other schools like ours have recommended it, and the plan has brought more joy, peace, and contentment to our educational ministry community. Here are a few reasons for our choosing to end early.
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 summer registration cut-off helps to protect families by ensuring they receive essential support before starting later at the academy.
- Short cuts tend to hurt people and deflate success
We can’t explain why, exactly, but when we follow our cautious admissions process well, peace and pleasant fruit is more likely for everyone. Consequently, when we allow short cuts, we tend to wind up with dissatisfaction and frustration, and a lot more effort, in families and the teachers who serve them.
- Lake Pointe starts earlier than most area schools
The earlier beginning moves every other deadline forward.
- 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.
- 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.
- Faculty and staff training is already underway in July
This year, July training includes training related to LPA’s internet based family to home, school management system. Every year, though planning meetings and training, we seek program improvement.
- July preparations produce fruit in August through May
Unless our small staff dedicates the entire month of July to preparation, our enrolled families will not be fully served, and it is to those families we owe our staff's best efforts and results.
- Ending registration 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.