As an educational environment concerned with the development of the whole child, Lake Norman Christian School seeks to learn about the spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of each applicant. We look for evidence of good character, intellectual ability, emotional maturity, curiosity, and breadth of interests. The Admissions Committee carefully evaluates each candidate on the basis of admissions tests, previous academic records, recommendations, and a student shadow day.
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General Eligibility Standards
1. The student wants to attend LKNC and learn in a Christian environment.
2. The transferring student brings a C-grade average or higher with no F's in any subject.
3. The transferring student brings a good conduct record.
4. The student can succeed without 'special education' resources.
5. Those paying the tuition will remain current with all charges.
6. The Admissions Committee may consider extenuating circumstances.
The best way to get to know us is to visit our campus. We want you to learn as much as possible about Lake Norman Christian School in order to make the best educational decision for your child. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to observe classes, speak with administrators, understand the academic and behavioral standards of the school, and assess the compatibility of your needs with what the school offers.
Initial Grade Submission
Please provide report cards for current year and previous year, preferably before the student shadow day. This does not need to be formally sent by the student’s current school.
Parent and Student Interview
There will be an interview with both parents and the student with a member of the Admissions Committee. This interview may take place on the tour day or be scheduled subsequently. The primary purpose of this visit is for you to tell us how you learned about Lake Norman Christian School, your reasons for wanting your child to attend, and to share about your faith in Christ. The interview lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. If the student is not present, then a follow-up meeting will be scheduled for the student interview which may take place before, on, or after the student shadow day.
Student Shadow Day
A student shadow day is scheduled for the applicant to experience Lake Norman Christian School. The applicant will spend the day interacting with students in his/her grade level while our teachers have an opportunity to assess the student’s level of achievement in reading, writing and math. Grades K-5 are required to spend a half day in class (8:00 – 11:00). Grades 6-12 are encouraged to spend a full day in class (8:00 – 3:00).
Student Application, School Records, and Recommendation
- Submit an application along with a $185.00 non-refundable fee.
- Provide previous school transcripts.
- Provide results of Standardized Testing and Placement Testing. If LKNC determines a test is needed, The Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement will be administered by the Davidson Center. (There is a separate fee for this, paid directly to the Davidson Center.)
- Kindergarten: Pre-School Teacher Evaluation Form
- Grades 6-12: Applicant Questionnaire Form
- Agreement with the Student and Parent Handbook
- Access online application here
Provide the following recommendations for Grades 1-12 if conduct records are not available:
- Grades 1-5: Elementary Teacher Recommendation and Character Reference Forms
- Grades 6-12: Math Teacher Recommendation, English Teacher Recommendation and Character Reference Forms
- Home School (6th-12th): Character Reference Form.
- Access online application here
When making the final decision on an applicant, the Admissions Committee carefully evaluates each candidate on the basis of admissions tests (if required), previous academic records, recommendations, and the student shadow day. If necessary, a follow up meeting may be scheduled to discuss admission testing results (if applicable), grade and behavior records, and administrator and teacher observations from the student shadow day. You will be given an informal (though binding) decision of acceptance by email, which will be followed up by a formal, written acceptance letter through the mail.