Admissions

Policy

Students who desire an educational experience founded on the Lutheran philosophy of education and who fulfill the age, health and academic requirements are eligible for admission at Carroll Lutheran School. Parents requesting early entrance for their child will be considered on a case by case basis.  Carroll Lutheran School welcomes students without discrimination as to sex, nationality, ethnic origin or religious affiliation.

Registration Renewal

Students currently attending Carroll Lutheran School will be given priority to register each year before enrollment is held for new students.  The administration reserves the right to deny a renewal of registration or to deny a new registration if the learning needs of a student cannot be met in this setting.

New Registration

Open enrollment will begin in January of the school year prior to the child’s start in the school the following fall.  Admission priorities will be as follows:

  1. Faculty/staff children
  2. Currently enrolled students
  3. Siblings of currently enrolled students
  4. All other children with age, health and academic qualifications

Waiting List

Class size at Carroll Lutheran School is limited to 20 students; a waiting list will be established for enrollment each year and reduced as space becomes available.


General Admission Criteria

The following criteria are used for determining admission to the school:

Kindergarten

  • A child must be five years of age on or before September 1st, as verified by a birth certificate.
  • A physician-documented physical examination and immunization records must be presented by the parents for students entering Carroll Lutheran School.  The immunization shots which children must have for school attendance are included in the back of the Handbook.
  • The presence of siblings in other grades of the school is a consideration for the maintaining of family unity.
  • Readiness testing will be administered to include not only written and verbal performance but also social interactions of the student.

First Grade

  • The child must be six years of age by September 1st, as verified by a birth certificate.
  • A physician-documented physical examination and immunization records must be presented by the parents for students entering Carroll Lutheran School.  The immunization shots which children must have for school attendance are included in the back of the Handbook.
  • The parent or guardian will be required to show evidence that the child has attended a kindergarten program, alternative program setting or legally recognized home instruction program.  This is in compliance with the requirements of the Mandatory Kindergarten Attendance Law (effective July 1, 1992).
  • Readiness testing may be administered to include not only written and verbal performance but also social interactions of the student.
  • The presence of siblings in other grades of the school is a consideration for the purpose of maintaining family unity.

Second Grade & Above

  • Review of the most recent school report and evaluation on the student’s academic and disciplinary performance; as well as review of any existing IEP or 504 records.
  • Testing of reading, math and writing skills will be administered.
  • The presence of siblings in other grades of the school is a consideration for the purpose of maintaining family unity.

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Building Faith in Education Formed in 2000, Carroll Lutheran School is a private Christian co-educational school for children in Kindergarten through Eighth grades. In 2006, after only 6 years in…

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