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Elementary parent-teacher training day schedule

August 07, 2022
By staff

Elementary parent-teacher training and encouragement day

Click here for the schedule

Spring PSAT 10th grade

March 01, 2022
By LPA staff

To All 10th grade students:

PSAT 10 Test Day Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to ensure the best possible conditions for your test day on Thursday, March 3, 2022:

Arrive at Cotton Hall no later than 8:30 a.m..  

Cotton Hall is the black and white building across the street from the new campus. It has the large parking lot.
The address is  

140 Carolina Crossing Dr.  York, SC 29745.

Phones/smart watches/wireless earbuds must be turned off before entering the building.  All electronic devices will be taken up and placed in a sealed bag for the duration of the test.  All such devices will be returned upon the completion of the test.

Please enter the door to the left via the front porch.  

Please bring:

A scientific or graphing calculator with good working batteries (extra batteries are suggested)

At least two (2) #2 pencils with good erasers

A snack (energy bar) and water for the 5 minute breaks (2) during testing

 No scratch paper will be allowed.  Students can use their test booklets for computations; however, all answers must be recorded on the answer document.

Testing will begin at 8:30 sharp and should end at approximately 12:15 if all testers are seated on time.

 Please call (803) 631-5253 or email with any questions or concerns.

11th grade PSAT Fall 2021

July 28, 2021
By LPA staff

11th grade PSAT standardized testing        Sat., Oct., 16, 2021. 

For: All Juniors                                 posted by Mrs. Applegate       July 28, 2021


Lake Pointe will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT on Saturday, October, 16, 2021. 

This is an optional test.

This is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

To registration, respond to this email by August 13, 2021.


Who – Lake Pointe Academy juniors (full and part time students are eligible)


When – Saturday, October, 16, 2021

              Start time  8;30 a.m.

              End time   about 12;20 p.m.

Where – Lake Pointe Academy – Hands Mill Highway

Price - $25.00


This test is for juniors only.  Lake Pointe will host the PSAT for 10th grade students in the spring.

Please respond to this email by August, 13, 2021.

I would appreciate knowing if your student will or will not be sitting for the test. 

The tests will be ordered the middle of August.

I will be sending out additional emails with more testing specifics to participants as we approach the test date.

If you have any questions, please contact me via email or phone.

Thank you,

For those of you who wish more information on the PSAT/NMSQT:

There are four major reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT

It gives the student a realistic test-taking experience prior to sitting for the SAT.

It is an early indicator of strengths and weaknesses, which is useful for reaching your SAT goals.

It gives students a sense of how they would score on the SAT

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation uses the junior year PSAT/NMSQT scores to select candidates for their prestigious Merit Scholarship awards.

The PSAT/NMSQT is primarily a practice test.  It mirrors the SAT.  It is not required for college entrance, therefore, not all students choose to sit for it.  Many students, especially if they have taken the PSAT 10 in the spring of their 10th grade, choose to forgo the PSAT/NMSQT and start taking the SAT or ACT in the fall of their junior year.

The fourth reason deals with the National Merit Scholarship.

Sitting for the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of a student’s junior year is required to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition in which high school students compete for college scholarships and recognition.  Winning a National Merit Scholarship is a fairly difficult undertaking. Each year, the NMSC screens approximately 1.5 million qualifying entrants. Of those entrants, only about 16,000 students will be named Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores and other achievements. In order to qualify, students must score in the top 1% of test takers in their state.

There are three different types of Merit Scholarship Awards:

National Merit $2,500 Awards provide a single payment of $2,500 towards the student’s first year of college.

Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarships are awarded to students who meet criteria specified by a corporate sponsor. These awards can range from $2,500 to $5,000 for a single payment and $1,000 to $10,000 for renewable awards.

College-sponsored Merit Scholarships are provided to Finalists who attend the college that is sponsoring the award. The monetary value varies by college.  

There is more specific information concerning the types of questions on the test, practice test questions, as well as more specific information concerning the National Merit Scholarship at


Elementary final day Dec 2020

December 04, 2020
By LPA staff
Elementary final day schedule     
Thurs., Dec. 17, 2020

Click here for a PDF printable copy

Let’s celebrate!
It’s the end of a semester of work and reward – sowing and reaping – and it is time to celebrate what parents, students, and teachers have done! Below is information for the last semester on-campus day, which will have an abbreviated schedule.
Please share questions by e-mailing to or by calling Mrs. Mary Finns on Tue./Thu.  at 803.631-5253.

K5-2nd Grade Schedule

·       The academic day for the primary grade levels (K5, 1st, and 2nd) will end at 12:30 p.m., when lunch will begin.

·       Because the K-2 classrooms are self-contained, teachers will direct any internal schedule adjustments.  

·       A pre-ordered hot lunch fellowship (through Chick-Fil-A) will be held for parents, students, and teachers at 12:30.


Please note:

●      This final day will NOT have any electives (5th and 6th period classes will not meet).

●      The core course classes are condensed so that they all fit before lunch.

●      All core classes will be 55 minutes in length.

●      Parents and siblings are invited and urged to attend a pre-ordered lunch at 12:30.

●      The “Lost ‘n Found” will be on display for families to identify missing items.

3rd-6th Grade Schedule


8:15 – 9:10

1st period     (shortened to 55 min.)

9:15 – 10:10

2nd period    (normal length)

10:10 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:25

3rd period    (shortened to 55 min.)

11:30 --12:25

4th period    (moved to before lunch; normal length)


Lunch fellowship for parents, students, and teachers.

Families are invited to eat with their students and other parents and teachers.

Dining will use outside seating. (see weather plan provisions below.)

Three Chick-fil-A lunch options are available to purchase.
An order form was sent home in book bags Tues., Dec. 08.    Look for an e-mail with an ordering link.

1:30 END

All students dismissed to parents.  Have a memorable Christmas!



Lunch plans for Inclement weather



Covid pre-cautions

Not raining

Tables will be set up in the back yard area for students, parents, and teachers to eat with social distancing

Outdoors, practicing social distancing,
masks are not required

Chilly / cold  
     > 50

If members are cold-natured, we will create a limited space in the multi-purpose for some folks to eat, distanced.  

Face coverings are required when not seated in distanced chairs. Individuals must wear face coverings inside when not in distanced chairs. 


If rain prohibits outside dining, we will text families by late morning.

Since we do not have enough indoor facilities, if it is raining, staff will distribute lunches in to-go containers.

None needed, as we will not congregate.


Secondary Annual History Debates Prep #2

October 13, 2020
By LPA staff


Who? All 7-12th grade students who are enrolled in a LPA history course are required to come.

When? Friday, October 23, 2020 from 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm.

What? Students will learn how to trace the flow of a Lincoln-Douglas debate. They will get to watch another live mock debate and will learn how to take notes on a flow chart during the debate.

Where? This event will be held at the fields at Lake Pointe Academy’s main building (3168 Hands Mill Hwy, York, SC 29745).

Dress? LPA NORMAL dress, shirts with sleeves and shorts to the knees.


This will be indoors in the building. Students will be in various classrooms seated 6 feet away from each other.

Bathrooms will can be used as normal (no more than 4 people in them at a time).

CLT offered June 20 at home

June 04, 2020
By LPA staff
Broaden your student's college entrance opportunities
Take CLT at home June 20 

The Classical Learning Test is a growing rival to the SAT and ACT college entrance-oriented tests. It is an attractive step for college-bound students to consider this month, as the big two tests struggle with offering their tests in the virus closures.

The CLT is billed as an excellent choice for high school students who excel in reason, logic, and reading.

 It claims to provide the most accurate and rigorous measure of academic formation, accomplishment, and potential. 

As such, it may really benefit Lake Pointe students by helping them to distinguish themselves from those taking the SAT or ACT alone.  

In addition to the CLT, the service offers the CLT10, and the CLT 8 for younger levels.   

For the website at, click here.

Examples and a practice test is offered, with answer key. Click here. 

Read a Wall Street Journal article on the subject. Click here.

Time is running out to join us for the June 20 CLT!  

Deadline to register is June 15.  

This exam is the only remote proctored, at home exam available everywhere.

CLT is offering discounts and fee waivers to families who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Please contact to learn more.  

Also, see below for discounts through Circe. Through staff training and curriculum, Lake Pointe supports the Circe Institute.  


C i R C E    M E M B E R   D I S C O U N T

The Classic Learning Test offers CiRCE Members a 20% DISCOUNT off the CLT, CLT8, and CLT10 Student Analytics subscription.

To receive your discount: Simply enter CiRCE20 into the Partnerships/Discounts field on the CLT registration form to automatically receive your discount.  

one hour delay

February 21, 2020
By LPA staff

Friday, Feb. 21, 2019                       One-hour Delayed-Start schedule


 1-hour Delayed-Start schedule

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

8:45 a.m.          Campus opens to receive students

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.        1st period         45 minutes

10:20 to 11:05 a.m.      2nd period        45 minutes

Assembly cancelled      Ten minute class change instead.

11:15 to noon.              3rd period         45 minutes

12:05 to 12:50 p.m.      4th period         45 minutes     

12:50 to 1:10 p.m.         LUNCH BREAK (

1:10 to 2:00 p.m.          Student Life “Spirit Week” Activity
(as Mr. Miller already described in his Student Life email earlier today.

2:00 p.m.                      Boys’ Basketball team and fans depart for Columbia and glory
Pick-up for all students/

Parents, please arrive by 2:00 p.m., as staff members are also leaving for Columbia.


To all families and faculty:

In reaction to the current weather forecast for tomorrow, Lake Pointe plans to operate on a one-hour delayed schedule, with classes starting at 9:30. Please see the schedule and details below.

We will continue to monitor local weather information and advisories from the York County Emergency Management Office. You will be notified of any changes to the delay plan, such as if conditions change significantly.  Look for updates in three ways:

-        Text Message through the LPA Alert system

-        E-mail message

-        Message on the home page of the academy web site (

 The delayed start time allows for:

o   Weather conditions to improve

o   Temperatures to rise

o   Normal “rush hour” traffic to thin

o   Additional time for families to drive more slowly and cautiously to campus

The revised Friday schedule and details follow. Thank you for your attention.

L. Lemmon


    How it works

· Please note the schedule changes, especially if a student does not take all six periods

· The class schedule is delayed to a 9:30 a.m. start for 1st period (see schedule below)

· The schedule features shortened, 45-minute core class sessions

· Connection assembly is cancelled, replaced with a 10-minute break

· The school day ends at the regular, planned time.

FAQ: Some Frequently-Asked Weather Delay Questions

Some other schools are having a 2-hour delay.
Why is LPA’s shorter? 
LPA’s one-hour delay means a 9:30 a.m. start. Public schools may have a longer delay, but they usually base this upon a much earlier starting time which is based upon elementary bus schedules, since the school systems share buses. So the 9:30 a.m. start is comparable in the actual transportation hours.

What if I need to drop off my student earlier than posted (on way to work, etc.)? 
If you have special needs, please e-mail the general mailbox. A staff member will seek a solution and respond.

What about student drivers?
In any questionable weather situation, if a secondary student normally drives himself or others, and/or the student normally carpools, parents may need to change their normal routine to ensure their students arrive and depart according to their family’s standards for safety.

Parent teacher event Tue. Jan. 14, 2019

December 31, 2019
By LPA staff

Tuesday, January 14 will be a day of engagement and support for parents. This event was added to the schedule so that parents can find out what is coming their students’ way for the semester, and how they can best be aware to help.

Click here to open a PDF of the day's schedule

  • What do parents need to know to best help their students in spring semester?
  • That is the goal and filter for topics on the schedule for Jan. 14
  • The gathering is optional for parents, since the event was not on the schedule in advance, but strongly recommended.
  • The day’s schedule is defined by grade levels, so parents of multiples may have an easier time attending, and so that time commitments for all involved are limited..
  • At the heart and middle of the day, we will hold an hour of community prayer.
  • This was an excellent suggestion by Ali Salmon. So often, community members suggest more prayer, but the schedule gets in the way of this desire. This is an intentional step and, regardless of numbers, we are excited to meet and pray.
  • A light, soup lunch will be offered for a fellowship meal. Please RSVP to with a number, so lunch arrangements can be made.

Clemson Lyseum Program Scholarship

October 14, 2019
By LPA staff

Clemson’s Lyceum offers $10,000 for classically-oriented program

   The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University includes a $10,000 scholarship for incoming freshmen to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society.

   This program is an eight-course sequence that students take together as an intellectual cohort during their undergraduate careers. The Lyceum Scholars Program is open to any major and fulfills the requirements for a minor in Political Science. This unique program uses a Great Books approach to answer timeless questions such as:

What makes a society free?

What is the relationship between moral character and a free society?

What are the principles of the American Founding?

Applications are now open.

Priority Deadline is December 11, 2019. For more information, visit the program website at

 and/or students can take a flyer from the hallway academic bulletin board.

Tags: academic, college

CLT Belmont college Night

October 14, 2019
By LPA staff

Classic Learning Test hosts “College Night”
at Belmont Abbey Nov. 05

   The Classic Learning Test (CLT) and the CiRCE Institute will sponsor a "College Night" at Belmont Abbey on November 5, 2019.

   This event will provide the opportunity for:

   -Learning more about regional colleges dedicated to serious liberal and professional education.

   -What to look for when choosing a college.

   -Learning more about the Classic Learning Test and colleges that accept it.

   -An optional Belmont Abbey campus tour.

For info and link to RSVP Click here

Tags: academic, college

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