Steps to Admission

We have been truly blessed by the partnership with LCA these last two years for our older son. We have witnessed a true partnership in not only his education but molding his character as well. We've seen how biblical truth is used to shape his actions and choices and teachers and staff lead by example. We hope for all of our children to experience this type of education where they feel valued, loved, and prepared for the next chapter of their educational journey where they feel equipped with the tools to defend their faith and lead a Christian life.

Current Legacy Parent

We’re happy you are considering the steps to apply for admission.
As you consider the important investment in a world-class private school education for your child, we look forward to sharing information that allows you to get to know Legacy and help inform your decision making. We know that selecting the right-fit school for your student is an important process, and our team is dedicated to making your family’s experience personal, thorough, and enjoyable. We are excited to get to know you and support you and your child through our admission process (virtually, for now).

If you have questions or would like to visit with a member of our Admissions Team, please click HERE.
We are eager to connect with you!

Step 1 - Faith First

Legacy Christian Academy is a Covenant School. A Covenant represents a much deeper relationship between the family and school than a contractual relationship. As part of that Covenant Relationship, there are certain expectations for families applying to Legacy

  • Our goal is to grow and develop Legacy with strong Christian families who are able to articulate a salvation testimony of grace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. At least one parent and students in grades 7-12 must profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and believe in Him as Lord and Savior. 
  • Only students whose academic records demonstrate a proven capability to succeed will be considered for our program. Students should be performing at or above grade level and be in positive academic standing in their previous school.
  • Students recommendations should show a behavioral history that is in harmony with the expectations of Legacy Christian Academy and student should exhibit a strong desire to be enrolled at Legacy.

If these statements are true of your family, we would be honored to share all Legacy has to offer, not only for your student, but your entire family.

Step 2 - Online Application & Document Upload

At Legacy, the application process is completed online. Upon completion of the application file, the Admissions Committee will review a student’s application, recommendations, testing results, academic history, and necessary forms. If the completed file meets all the admissions requirements, the appropriate division will contact the family to schedule the next steps.

In an effort to better serve our prospective and current families, Legacy has instituted a universal drug testing policy. During this season of virtual interviews, the hair sample will be collected at a later date for all prospective students in grades 7 through 12.  Admissions acceptances, and enrollment contracts will still be offered prior to the results of the hair sample, however, enrollment is contingent upon a negative test result.

Please see “ Admission Assessment Requirements” for information about the admissions assessments necessary for all applicants grades Pre-K3-12th.

In order to better ascertain an applicant’s ability to be academically successful at Legacy, the admissions assessments for grades 7th-12th have been revised.

Applicants 7th and 8th grades

All applicants for 7th and 8th grade need to provide norm-referenced standardized test scores, less than one-year-old, such as; IOWA, Cog-AT, ASPIRE, or diagnostic testing.  If an applicant cannot provide such testing results,  2 options are available:

  1. Legacy admissions assessment, the  WISC V,  at a cost of $175 to the family. This assessment is administered, in person, by our in-house diagnostician. (All necessary COVID precautions are observed for the safety of the applicant and the tester.)  
  2. ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), more information is available at erblearn.org, click on “families”. The cost for the ISEE ranges from $140-$200 depending on the testing venue selected by the family.

Applicants for 9th and 10th grades:

All applicants for 9th and 10th grade are required to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). For more information and registration, please go to erblearn.org, click on “families”. The cost for the ISEE ranges from $140-$200 depending on the testing venue selected by the family.

Applicants for 11th and 12th grades:

Applicants for 11th and 12th grades may submit PSAT,ACT or SAT scores for admissions consideration. If those scores are not available or not indicative of academic success, the applicants may be asked to submit ISEE scores for additional consideration. Applications for 12th grade are considered on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances only.

The drug test will screen students for the following drugs: cocaine, opioids, phencyclidine, amphetamines, marijuana, Adderall, and benzodiazepines. In addition, students will be tested for nicotine and alcohol. All prospective students for grades 7-12 will be tested as if they were a currently enrolled Upper School student.

Step 3 - Admission Assessment Requirements

Legacy Christian Academy requires a norm-referenced admissions assessment for all applicants grades Pre-K3-12th grade.

Required Assessment for Applicants for Grades Pre-K3-6th:

  • The Legacy Admissions Assessment for grades Pre-K3-6th grades is comprised of the WPPSI IV for grades Pre-K3-2nd grade and the WISC-V for grades 3-6.
  • The results of these assessments provide a wealth of information about a student’s learning style, working memory, processing speed, as well as other executive functioning skills necessary for academic success at Legacy. This information is used by our faculty to better understand your student’s learning styles and strengths.
  • The amount due upon submission of the application for Pre-K3- 6th grade is $300 ($125 application fee and $175 Legacy Admissions Assessment Fee).

Applicants 7th and 8th grades

All applicants for 7th and 8th grade need to provide norm-referenced standardized test scores, less than one-year-old, such as; IOWA, Cog-AT, ASPIRE, or diagnostic testing.  If an applicant cannot provide such testing results, 2 options are available:

  1. Legacy admissions assessment, the  WISC V,  at a cost of $175 to the family. This assessment is administered, in person, by our in-house diagnostician. (All necessary COVID precautions are observed for the safety of the applicant and the tester.)  
  2. ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), more information is available at erblearn.org, click on “families”. The cost for the ISEE ranges from $140-$200 depending on the testing venue selected by the family.

Applicants for 9th and 10th grades:

All applicants for 9th and 10th grade are required to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). For more information and registration, please go to erblearn.org, click on “families”. The cost for the ISEE ranges from $140-$200 depending on the testing venue selected by the family.

Applicants for 11th and 12th grades:

Applicants for 11th and 12th grades may submit PSAT, ACT, or SAT scores for admissions consideration. If those scores are not available or not indicative of academic success, the applicants may be asked to submit ISEE scores for additional consideration. Applications for 12th grade are considered on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances only.

Step 4 - Admissions Interview & Admissions Decision

Once the application file and academic review are complete, the file will be advanced to the appropriate division to schedule the virtual admissions interview. For students applying for Pre-K3–4th grade, the admissions interview will consist of the divisional principal, or assistant principal, and the parents. For students applying for grades 5–11, the interview process will include the student. 

In an effort to better serve our prospective and current families, Legacy has instituted a universal drug testing policy. During this season of virtual interviews, the hair sample will be collected at a later date for all prospective students in grades 7 through 12. Admissions acceptances, and enrollment contracts will still be offered prior to the results of the hair sample, however enrollment is contingent upon a negative test result.

The drug test will screen students for the following drugs: cocaine, opioids, phencyclidine, amphetamines, marijuana, Adderall, and benzodiazepines. In addition, students will be tested for nicotine and alcohol.

All prospective students for grades 7-12 will be tested as if they were currently enrolled as an Upper School student. The admissions committee meets regularly to review each admission decision. Once an admission decision has been reached, the family is notified by phone and email. Decline decisions are also notified by mail.

When parents are joint conservators, those with educational rights will be invited to participate in the interview as part of the admissions process.

Early Decision Option

Applicants who have a completed application file by December 15, will be eligible for Early Decision. Students eligible for Early Decision may continue the admissions process, and, if we have confirmed openings in a grade level, may be issued an enrollment agreement for the upcoming school year.

With many grades approaching capacity at Legacy, Early Decision is a wonderful opportunity to secure your student’s consideration for acceptance.

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