To seek admission to DCA/LCHS, please adhere to the following guidelines:
Fill out an application in its entirety, leaving no questions blank.
Give the Pastoral Reference Form to a pastor, elder, or other recognized leader in the local church you attend, as applicable. The completed form should be faxed or mailed directly to the admissions coordinator by the reviewer, NOT delivered by the applicant. A pastoral reference is required from a pastor for each student applying to DCA/LCHS.
Elementary school applicants: Give one Teacher Recommendation Form to a current teacher for each applicant. Middle school applicants: Teacher Recommendation Forms must be given to three current academic teachers and/or administrator. The completed form(s) should be faxed or mailed directly to the admissions coordinator by the reviewer, NOT delivered by the applicant.
Submit the following required information to the admissions coordinator:
Completed application with student photograph, including the signed Application Checklist, written personal testimony of Christian parents, written personal testimony of student if entering 6th-12th grades, along with the signed Agreement of Cooperation, Grievance Covenant, Doctrinal Statement of Faith, Student Code of Conduct (MS & HS only), Tuition Agreement and Authorization of Release of Records,
Current immunization records (or Conscientious Objection Form, notarized), and all medical forms
Certified copy of your child’s official birth certificate and a copy of their Social Security card,
Current year academic records (most recent report card, plus two full years of academic records and standardized test scores, and official transcript for all high school applicants, and the
$100.00 non-refundable/non-transferable application fee.
Any student with a known or suspected learning difference/disability must be communicated in the application process. Please be assured that DCA/LCHS does not share such information without parent knowledge and permission. DCA/LCHS also does not in any way allow a disability to stigmatize a student. While DCA/LCHS cannot accommodate all learning differences/disabilities, the school is committed to assist students as much as possible given the available resources. It is imperative that parents honestly disclose all known or suspected learning differences/disabilities to ensure whether or not DCA/LCHS can meet the specific need.
Families who have a financial obligation/indebtedness to another school may be denied admission to DCA/LCHS.
Students having been expelled, under suspension at another school, or who have discipline issues at another school are not normally eligible to enroll. It is preferred that such a student return to their school as soon as possible, placing themselves under the school’s authority, only after submission, reconciliation, and a heart change has taken place may a student apply here.
DCA/LCHS is an open enrollment school, meaning that a family wanting to enroll their child at DCA/LCHS may do so with or without a Christian testimony; however, they must respect our goal to create a uniquely Christian and spiritual environment and agree to abide by all school policies and procedures. DCA/LCHS reserves the right and sole discretion to refuse admission of an applicant, or discontinue enrollment of a student if the attitude, activities, conduct, or lifestyle of the student or family are counter to, or are in opposition to God’s word, the school’s philosophy, mission, or purpose.
A prospective student who does not want to attend here, or who has a resistant spirit regarding attending DCA/LCHS will not be accepted.
Enrollment of new 12th grade students at the beginning of the year, is normally limited to students relocating to the area and who are transferring from a Christian school with good references and grades. The only exception would be a Christian family relocating from an area where no Christian school is available.
DCA adheres to the following guidelines for entrance age into Pre-school and Kindergarten. A student must be at least three (3) years of age by August 31st for the three (3) year old pre-school class. A student must be at least four (4) years of age by August 31stfor the four (4) year old pre-school class. A student must be at least five (5) years of age by August 31stfor the kindergarten class.
Upon review of the application, those who qualify for admission will be contacted for a personal interview with the principal. Both parents and the prospective student(s) are required to attend. Placement testing is required of all applicants, and will be done at this time (if it has not already been done on a student shadowing or visitation day).
Upon acceptance of your student to DCA/LCHS, the enrollment fee and enrollment documents must be returned to the office promptly to secure a place for the applicant.