A prospective student is not considered admitted until after the full registration process has been completed. Registration consists of six parts: (Each item will link to specific forms.)
1. Payment of the registration fee with completion of registration form,
2. Screening/testing of the student(s),
3. Academic, behavioral, and pastoral references,
4. Transfer of records from previous school,
5. Providing the necessary medical and immunization forms,
6. An official and positive interview of the parents with the superintendent.
The board and administration place a high value on the interview with parents who apply to enroll students. Lake Center believes in order to carry out its mission statement, it is imperative a partnership be formed between the school and parents. Part of the registration process acknowledges the willingness of students and parents to abide by the school’s regulations in matters of personal conduct and respect of authority.
Applicants who have severe learning problems, severe physical handicaps, emotional problems, or behavior problems will be considered for acceptance on a conditional basis, after an in-depth interview and evaluation by the administrator and counsel from appropriate specialist. However, LCCS is not prepared to obligate itself to handle some special needs for which it is not equipped or which would unduly tax its resources.
Age of Entry
A child should be five years old on or before July 1 to enroll in kindergarten at LCCS and six years old by the same date to enter first grade. Successfully passing an early entrance examination may constitute an exception to the age requirement. When registering a student, a birth certificate or copy of the hospital record is required to establish evidence of birth date.
All kindergarten and first grade students are required to complete developmental screening tests before admission. This screening focuses more on developmental readiness than academic readiness. All students in grades two through eight are required to complete a battery of basic tests in order to establish proper grade placement. LCCS has faculty members trained to administer the screenings and the testing.
All students enrolled at LCCS will be assigned to grades or classes from which they can best profit educationally and in conformity with the resources of the school. Previous performance of students, the results of testing, and special conditions will be taken into consideration. The school has the final say in placement of the student in a particular classroom.