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Families deserve a deliberate process

Lake Pointe's admissions process is designed to be thorough and cautious

Cautiousness might seem a strange word for people who are passionate about educational ministry, but we've learned that Lake Pointe's educational ministry, and the University Model are not for everyone. 

The admissions goal is ensure parents understand what LPA offers -- and what it doesn't --  and how it chooses to operate by its values -- and how it chooses not to operate. We want to offer families as clear a translation as possible for what LPA's educational training will be like for their particular family. This includes helping the family to anticipate the blessings and to count the costs.

Below are the incremental steps in the formal admissions process. 
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Admissions steps

In this mandatory first step, families learn the unique qualities of Lake Pointe's educational ministry.
Gain valuable insights about parent discipleship opportunities through academics and spiritual emphasis in the University Model School. 
Meet key staff members,  receive a wealth of specific information about logistics, and tour the campus.
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Families who have already attended a “Discover LPA” presentation are eligible for follow-up opportunities:

    - Visit campus and attend classes 
      This is a required step in the admissions process, because we want families to experience 
      what the classroom and campus life are like. 

    - Ask questions of key staff members

    - Schedule a conference with an academic advisor

After the presentation and campus and classroom visit, carefully review the various materials explaining Lake Pointe. 

Parents are encouraged to discuss every aspect of this exciting opportunity and to pray for discernment regarding the level of involvement that best meets family needs. Those deciding to proceed with the admissions process, will next complete an application form for each student.

*** Above this point all steps are informational and optional.
    Steps beyond this point require a commitment of time, information, and money

Parents complete an application through an online form. 
They will be asked to share responses about their background and testimony, their understandings of Christian faith and education, and their hopes, desires, and expectations for their children's education. Also asked are questions about each student's inclinations, abilities, and history of learning.

The application includes a section for the family and for each student applying. This information is compared to the information LPA has already shared about its program, in an effort to identify a close match. 

Information in the application is beneficial to the admissions process and it shortens and sharpens the personal family conference.

Filing an application requires paying a non-refundable application and academic testing fee.

The purpose of the simple testing is to affirm that the student is adequately prepared and equipped for the courses and grade level he or she will be entering at LPA. Parents appreciate knowing their student is prepared for the curriculum. Sometimes, knowledge or concept gaps are identified that can be addressed in the months before the start of classes.
Sometimes, this testing can be scheduled for the same day as the family conference.

After reviewing applications, the academy will contact a parent to schedule an individual family conference. 

The intent is to affirm alignment and agreement in vital partnership areas, and to clarify the roles of parents, students, and staff at Lake Pointe . Since University Model Schools are different than other, more familiar education options, this conference is an important step to be certain that Lake Pointe  is right for the family. Any remaining questions and expectations will be addressed at this time. 

After the Family Conference, parents receive a letter from Lake Pointe, indicating the academy's decision regarding partnership.

Complete a registration form for each student and a family payment form by the registration deadline. 

Follow the registration checklist.  Forms, along with the registration fee, will be handled in the order received.

You will receive confirmation of registration and tuition total. 

Tuition is due before classes begin, as families are expected to be paid in full for each semester by the end of the month each semester begins. 

Lake Pointe uses the FACTS tuition management system. 

Families may pay in full at  time of registration, pay in two installments, or pay monthly . 

See Financial Policies for more detailed information.

The week before school begins, parents and students will attend course specific training and orientation. 

At this time, parents will be instructed about the specific roles for the grade levels of each student.