Got questions? Get answers!
The first step in the admissions process:
Attend an information meeting! (See why below)
For a schedule of this year's presentations, click here.
The informational "Preview" session allows parents and students to capture the heart and vision of the school, meet leaders and staff, browse curricula, and get answers to the many questions surrounding the University Model, the classical approach, and the value of a Biblical-worldview education.
This is the starting point for prospective families, and it is mandatory in the admissions process. We want you to understand all sides of these vital areas:
(1) the University Model approach
(2) Lake Pointe's mission, culture, and operation
(3) parents' and students' roles
It's important to sign up for a particular "Preview" informational meeting so we can adequately prepare. Simply send an e-mail with "information" in the subject heading to: mailbox@LPA-SC.com
When you RSVP, share the following: parents' names, students' names and current grade levels, and phone number (in case something arises at the last moment).
For an overview of the complete admissions process, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where is the meeting?
All presentations are held at the LPA campus:
3168 Hands Mill Highway (Hwy. 274)
For directions click here.
At the campus, please enter the main building.
Why can't the school just "send us the information?"
This is a very legitimate question, for which you may not be satisfied with the answer. All we can say is that over the past seven years, we have found these 90-minute meetings to be crucial in helping families understand Lake Pointe's mission and operation. Other University Model schools with nearly twenty years of experience tell us the same thing. We often compare this meeting to a magnet. Yes, a magnet is generally known for its power of attraction, but that is just one reaction. Two magnets not properly aligned also serve to push away from each other. Our desire in explaining our ministry is to help parents gain clarity, to want to pursue Lake Pointe with increased interest, or to realize that another education form may be a better fit.
Important life decisions generally go better when folks see who they're dealing with, and first impressions and the recommendations of trusted friends and family is helpful. Deuteronomy Chapter 6 tells us the education of our children is a command and a crucial life decision, and so the people parents trust to help them in this obedience is vital. The ideas children receive and the ways they are handed truths upon which to examine those ideas are even more important than content and approach.
Should children attend?
We encourage students to attend if the parents feel it is appropriate. They ask some of the very best questions. Please know that the presentation is geared toward adults, so younger children may become antsy. For babies and toddlers, it is likely best to find a sitter so that mom and dad can focus upon the information presented.
What about last-minute sign ups
This can usually be worked out. Instead of e-mailing the day of the event, please call the school office at 803-631-5253.
Do we need to bring anything?
Just something for taking notes. Parents of young children might bring coloring books, silent toys, or books.