Enrollment Information

Admission

Admission Procedures


Contact the school to arrange a tour, visitation and student shadowing.
Schedule an interview with the school administrator.  At this time only will enrollment packets be distributed.
Send all completed forms (detailed instructions are included in the enrollment packet) and the registration fee to the school office.
Some testing may be required depending on the grade placement requested and past conditions of the student’s school performance.
The school will contact you to confirm the completion of the admission process.
In the event that a potential student cannot be accommodated, registration fees will be refunded.

Entrance Requirements

All new students in Preschool will be at least three years of age and must be toilet trained.
All new students in Kindergarten will be at least five years of age by Sept. 1 and have completed the Early Childhood Screening process.
All new students in grades 1-5 will be placement tested by their respective teacher prior to the start of the student at LCA.
All new students in grades 6-12 may be tested for proper grade/course placement.  After consideration of prior testing, transcripts and discussions with parents, teachers and staff, a decision will be made as to the proper grade/course placement.

Homeschool Limited Enrollment

In order to provide homeschooled students with access to our programs and facilities, LCA offers limited enrollment for homeschooled children.  All families must follow the enrollment procedures for new students and be accepted into the LCA program.  After acceptance into the program, costs will be based on the programs being utilized.  Classes are based on a credit hour rate, while extra-curricular activities are based on a one-time, per activity fee.  For more information, please contact the school office.  A diploma from LCA cannot be obtained through limited enrollment.

Re-Enrollment Procedures

Re-enrollment for the fall term for present students is accepted during the month of February.  This is done on a first-come, first-served basis.  All tuition and fees must be current at the time of re-enrollment.  Re-enrollment forms should be completed and returned with the nonrefundable registration fee to the school office.  Enrollment is opened to the public beginning March 1.  At this point all available seats will be offered to new students on a first-come, first served basis.  All tuition accounts must be paid in full by May 31 for a student to maintain their re-enrollment status for the following year.
Registration Fees for Preschool thru Grade 12:
$175 per student with a $500 family maximum.

The registration fee is due at time of enrollment.
Registration fees are non-refundable.


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Before/After Care Programs:
Before Care – provides care for students before school from 6:30-7:45 am in the cafeteria.  After 7:45 am students can go to their classrooms.  There is an hourly cost associated with this service and all students attending must complete the request form in the school office.  Lion’s Den – provides care for students after school until 5:30 pm in the cafeteria.  There is an hourly cost associated with this service and all students attending must complete the request form in the school office.

Tuition Discounts: (please contact the Business office for information on any of the following)
Multi-Child Discount (MCD) – see the Tuition Table for the tuition breakdown for multiple children.
Pastor Discount – practicing ordained pastors receive a 25% tuition discount (please provide proof of ordination).
Mileage Discount – mileage reimbursement is facilitated to ISD 709 residents only.  If you live in another school district contact the district office for mileage reimbursement details.
FACTS (Level I) – LCA budgeted financial assistance can be applied for online at  https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/40V9G
Student Sponsorship Program (Level II) – donated financial assistance funds can be applied for by picking up an application in the business office (must complete the FACTS process prior to applying for sponsorship funds).
Child Care Assistance Program – we are a licensed provider for preschool-aged children and qualify for government funding.

Tuition Payments:
Tuition payments can begin for the upcoming school year in June prior to the start of the school year to extend payments over a 12 month period of time.  All parent accounts must be paid in full by May.  All monthly payment plans are handled electronically.  Annual and bi-annual payments can be made directly to the business office.

Textbook Fees:
All students (preschool thru 12) are charged for consumable textbooks at LCA on an annual basis.  Textbook fees vary from grade to grade, but plan on $50-$400/year.  Any textbooks (softcover or hardcover) that are lost or destroyed during the school year will be billed to the parent account the amount of the replacement cost.
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We have two levels of financial assistance that are available to our families through an application process.  All funds are provided based on availability.  All assistance is guaranteed only for the year for which it is being applied.  Please contact the LCA business office if you have any questions.

Level I Financial Assistance (FACTS)

Financial assistance for families is available from budgeted school funds through an application process through FACTS.  Application forms can be obtained online https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/40V9G.  Applicants will need to pay a non-refundable application fee that is determined annually by FACTS.  The fee for families to fill out a grant and aid application is $30.

The timeline for Level I financial assistance is as follows:
Applications are due by May 1 of current school year for assistance for the following school year; Grant notification will be communicated by May 15.  Funds will be distributed until they have been exhausted.

Level II Financial Assistance (Student Sponsorship Fund)

In the event that a family has applied for Level I financial assistance and determines that their circumstances do not permit them to enroll their children due to special financial reasons, we encourage you to complete an application (no fee) for Level II financial assistance.  Our tuition assistance committee will review your application and a representative of that committee will meet with you to discuss any options that may be available.  Before a Level II application will be considered, an applicant must have applied for Level I financial assistance through the FACTS program as outlined above.

The timeline for Level II financial assistance is as follows:
Applications are due by June 15 of current school year for assistance for the following school year; Grant notification will be communicated by July 15.  Funds will be distributed until they have been exhausted.
Tuition Discounts

Pastor Tuition Discount – We provide a 25% tuition discount for the children of all practicing ordained pastors that apply.
Mileage Discount – Mileage reimbursement is provided for ISD 709 residents as a tuition credit.
Multi-Child Discount – We provide a progressive discount for families having multiple children at LCA.  This information is provided on the current year Tuition and Fee Schedule (5% for second child, 15% for third child, 25% for fourth child, and 100% for fifth child).  The calculation for this discount progresses from oldest child to youngest child.
 

In order to enroll or remain enrolled in Lakeview Christian Academy, the parent or guardian must provide proof of updated immunizations as defined by the Minnesota Law of Immunization. If for some reason, proof of immunization is not possible, then the parent or guardian must submit one of the following: a statement of medical exemption signed by a physician, or a notarized statement of conscientious exemption.

Preschool students are required to have immunizations on file before attending school.

Students who transfer to LCA are allowed a grace period of one month (30 days) to meet these requirements.

FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE – BACK TO SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS



Medications

Medications may be dispensed in school when the student's health may be jeopardized without it, and when needed to maintain/promote the health of the student so that learning is enhanced.

All medication, prescription and over the counter, require a physician’s order and completed parental permission form Medication Authorization Form.  Without this form on file the medication is not given.

·All prescription medication must be labeled and in a current pharmacy bottle.

·All over the counter medication must be in the original packaging.

·All medication orders expire at the end of the school year.  New medication orders are needed for the start of a new school year.

·Inhalers used at school also require a physician’s order Self-Administration Medication Authorization and parental signature.

Physical Examinations
It is recommended for students entering kindergarten and again for students entering 7th grade. For students who participate in athletics, a physical exam is required at grades 7 and 10. Required forms are available from the school nurse or in the main office.  MSHSL Physical Form

Immunizations

All Duluth Schools follow the immunization requirements mandated from the Minnesota School Immunization Law.  Documented proof of current immunization status is required to be on file by the first day of school.

Refer to the document Are Your Kids Ready for School? for the grade-specific requirements for immunizations.

Please note that if your child has had chickenpox you will be required to have a physician signature verifying this.  Refer to the document Pupil Immunization Record.
Parents may obtain a legal exemption from the school immunization law for medical reasons or conscientiously held beliefs.  Please contact the school nurse if you need information about an exemption or refer to the flip side of the Pupil Immunization Record.

Children with Special Health Care Needs
If your child has asthma, allergies, diabetes, seizures or any other condition requiring special health care services, it is important that the parent/guardian speak with the school nurse and develop an Individual Health Care Plan (IHP) prior to school entry.

When should you keep your child home?

You, as the parent, are the best judge of whether to send your child to school or keep them home.  A sick child cannot learn and has the potential to be exposed to even more germs from school.

Your child should be kept home from school if he/she has:

·Fever of 100 or more within the last twenty-four hours.  Your child should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

·Vomiting/diarrhea within the last twenty-four hours.

·Pain that requires the use of a narcotic medication.

·An upper respiratory illness with significant coughing and/or nasal discharge.

·Has open or draining skin sores.
·Has inflamed or draining eyes or ears.

When should you call the School Nurse?

The school nurse is always available for consultation.  Don’t hesitate to call for any questions or concerns, and specifically for the following reasons:

·New medication or change in current medication.

·New medical diagnosis or a change in health status.

·Serious illness, injury or hospitalization.

·Fracture, sprain, cast or sutures.

·Diagnosis of a contagious disease such as strep throat, conjunctivitis, pertussis (whooping cough), chicken pox, flu, head lice.

·Changes within the family that may impact the student while at school.