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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Enrollment Standards


The following information is adapted from our Parent-Student Manual.  For further details please download and view the entire manual from our "Admissions Forms & Documents" page.

Lake Shore Christian Academy seeks students who will enjoy and benefit from an environment where spiritual growth is encouraged and that focuses on a high academic standard.  LSCA seeks students whose behavior is consistent with the values and goals of the school as stated in our Mission Statement.


A. Academic Guidelines

  1. All prospective students applying to LSCA must meet the minimum entrance requirements of the academic grade they are planning to enter.   
  2. Students will be admitted and placed in the appropriate grade level.
  3. Students who test one or more grades behind the grade to which they are applying may be admitted to LSCA only if the student is willing to take additional class work (e.g. tutoring) to bring academic levels in line with grade level work.
  4. Tutoring expenses are the responsibility of the parents, not LSCA.

B. Minimum Entrance Requirements


It is our desire to help students achieve their greatest potential, first and foremost in godly character and spiritual development, and, secondly, in academic excellence and knowledge. With these goals in mind, we have established the following admission standards:

  1. Students must meet the Maryland State minimum age standards for K5 (age 5 by September 1) and Grade 1 (age 6 by September 1) unless an exception is granted under the Early Admission Policy (see the Parent-Student Manual)
  2. K4:  A student must be at least four years of age to be admitted to the K4 program.
  3. Grades 3rd 6th:  A student must test within one year of grade level or above in math and verbal skills and must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  4. Grades 7th – 12th:  A student must test within one year of grade level in math and verbal skills and must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  5. Any exceptions must be approved by the Admissions Committee.

LSCA does not have the staff to address the concerns of high-needs students.  These would be students with serious emotional, social, or academic needs requiring the services of specially trained staff.


C. Admissions Procedure

  1. Parents visit LSCA to pick up a complete Comprehensive Application Packet and Handbook (or download them from our "Admissions Forms & Documents" page).
  2. Read, as a family, the Handbook thoroughly. Sign and return Signature Page with completed Application Packet.
  3. Set up an appointment to meet at LSCA with the Admissions Committee.
  4. Both parent and student meet at LSCA with Admissions Committee.  We reserve the right to deny admission during the initial application process.
  5. If the student is accepted, parents submit registration and test fee. All new students are admitted on probation for a nine (9) week period to observe if the student is suited for this school and this curriculum. We want the best for the student and for the school.

D. Restrictions


Admission to LSCA is a privilege and will not be granted to students who have been expelled from their current school for:

  1. Possession of alcohol or an illegal substance
  2. Use of an illegal substance
  3. Being under the influence of alcohol
  4. Possession of a firearm
  5. Brandishing a knife
  6. Repeated disruption in the classroom

Students who have been expelled for any of the above reasons but have demonstrated acceptable behavior for a minimum of one semester prior to applying to LSCA may be considered for admission. Students who have been on probation for any reason will be considered on a case by case basis.


E. Non-Discriminatory Admittance


LSCA admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students. LSCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic, and other   school-administered programs.