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Lake Pointe Academy is a private, inter-denominationally Christian, college prep school. LPA operates on the University Model, which uses active parent involvement and a college-like format to build character, strong work ethic, and familiarity and competence in an alternating in-class and self-study schedule. Academics are based upon classical content and approaches to foster mastery, depth of thought, and engaged scholarship.


Situated in northern York County near the shores of Lake Wylie, LPA serves students from the following metro-Charlotte counties:

  • York County, SC, (Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York, Clover, Lake Wyllie)
  • Mecklenburg County, NC (Charlotte, Steele Creek)
  • Gaston County (Gastonia, Belmont)
  • Christian biblical philosophy
  • Parent-involved University Model
  • Classical education approach
  • College preparatory curriculum
  • High school cores are honors level
  • School opened:                         2005
  • First graduating class:              2009
  • Grades served:                          K5-12
  • Student body (K-12):                 205

To partner with parents
to lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
by educating, encouraging, and equipping them in intentional excellence
from a biblical worldview.

  • Mascot:  Mariners
  • Colors:   Blue, green, and silver
  • Motto:    Educate, encourage, equip
  • Slogan:   A ship in harbor is safe,
                   but that is not what a ship is for.
                                                John Shedd

Cognia (formerly AdvancED)
Southern Assoc. of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Certification and Memberships
  • National Association of University Model Schools (NAUMS)
  • South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS)
  • American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
  • Curriculum: Classical Christian, college preparatory
  • Academic rigor: Advanced; High school cores taught at honors level
  • Max class size / classroom student-teacher ratio (not counting assistants)
  • Elementary (grades K5-6):  15                
    Secondary  (grades 7-12):  18

  • College Board ID (SAT/ACT): 411-229
  • College Board Standardized Test Composites
        ACT: 25            
        SAT:   1222 (math & reading)
Diploma requirements:
  • Meet or exceed requirements of the SC Commission on Higher Education
  • Include ministry and life preparation courses
  • 32 adjunct teachers (avg. number of classes taught each: 2.25)
  • 25% hold or are pursuing masters degrees or higher

After graduation Lake Pointe seniors been accepted to the following:

  • Alabama, University of
  • Alfred State University
  • American University (DC)
  • Anderson University                            
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Babson University                  
  • Belmont Abbey College 
  • Berry College                       
  • Charleston Southern University          
  • Clemson University                             
  • College of Charleston                         
  • Columbia International University   
  • Dallas Baptist University   
  • East Carolina University  
  • Elon University
  • Erskine University 
  • Fordham University                             
  • Full Sail University                      
  • Gardner-Webb University                   
  • Johnson University
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Lee University       
  • Liberty University
  • Medical University of SC
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Nichols State University
  • North Carolina, U. (Chapel Hill)
  • North Carolina, U. (Charlotte)
  • North Carolina, U.  (Wilmington)
  • N. Carolina State U.
  • North Greenville University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Oxford University, UK
  • Penn State University
  • Presbyterian College
  • Samford University
  • South Carolina, University of
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • Tennessee, Univ. of
  • Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
  • Virginia, University of
  • Winthrop University                                                           

Students have also attended community / junior colleges, during and after high school.

Post graduate work

  • University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)     
  • University of York, UK             
  • Medical University of SC
  • Greenville Pres. Theological Seminary               

Students have also attended various community colleges, during and after high school.

  • Telephone                  (803) 631-5253    fax  (803) 631-5251
  • Physical address       117 Carolina Crossing Drive, York, SC 29745      
  • Mailing Address         P.O. Box 5428,  Lake Wylie SC 29710       
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