The entire UMS system is organized around the foundational premise that meaningful and positive parental mentoring makes the biggest difference in a child's education. Thus, admission into a UMS is a deliberate and intentional process designed to thoroughly inform the interested parents. Admission into Lucas Christian Academy consists of the following three mandatory components:
Each component is explained briefly below.The first half of the LCA Admissions Meeting is a general overview of the UMS model and helps parents discern if the university model of education is a fit for their family. The second half informs interested parents of all the details of LCA - its history, organization, vision, course offerings, costs, graduation requirements, student activities, etc. Parents also meet some of the LCA administration and have the opportunity to hear their hearts in regards to their ministry and responsibilities at the school. Each family in attendance will receive an admission packet which contains information on how to proceed with the application process.
After prayerful consideration, if a family decides to proceed in the admissions process at LCA, the student application must be completed online and submitted at the instructed date and time.Each student is then registered for placement testing. All potential 2nd - 12th grade students must take a placement test for core classes. These tests are generally conducted on Thursdays. For placement into kindergarten and first grade, a daytime one-on-one evaluation is scheduled. A typing test is given for students interested in enrolling in Basic Computer Applications.
The final step in the admissions process is the family interview which gives each family the opportunity to have any remaining questions answered and for all to better discern if LCA is the right school for their family. Both parents, any potential co-teachers, and all potential students must attend the interview.