To give you, a prospective family, information on how we proceed through the admissions process, copied below is the admissions policy and procedure as revised by our school board on December 5, 2017. We welcome the opportunity to walk with your family through this time of exploration and enrollment.
St. John’s Lutheran School will provide a quality Christian learning environment for interested families. The admissions process is designed to provide the basis for a solid working relationship with the enrolling family while ensuring, as well as possible, that the school will be able to meet the specific educational needs of the newly enrolled student.
St. John’s Lutheran School admits students in accordance with its non-discrimination policy and in compliance with the following two requirements. Students must meet the current Illinois age and enrollment requirements. Transfer students must have satisfactorily completed the previously enrolled grade and provide evidence of the ability to achieve satisfactorily at the grade level for which they are applying.
Students must complete the admissions process before they are considered enrolled with the final decision on acceptance being the responsibility of the administrator.
Step 1 – The prospective family will work with the Admissions Counselor to receive, complete, and submit the enrollment application. New families must also submit the appropriate non-refundable application fees.
Step 2 – A family meeting with the administrator will be scheduled. At this meeting the administrator and parents will discuss academic, social, and spiritual goals along with the expectations of St. John’s Lutheran School. Special needs, if there are any, will be shared so that the administrator can determine whether or not the school can meet these special needs. A tuition payment plan will also be selected at this time.
If the student is transferring from another school, the records request form must be completed and sent to the previously attended school. Once the administrator receives the records and reviews them, parents will be notified regarding acceptance. Further evaluation of the student may be necessary at this point. If the school year begins before the student’s records are received, the student is allowed to attend St. John’s Lutheran School under the conditions described by the Enrollment Probationary Period Policy.
Step 3 – Following acceptance, all of the registration materials, including a birth certificate, need to be completed and/or submitted to the school secretary accompanied by the appropriate registration fees.