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Admissions Process

Step One: Ask Questions and Visit Our School

Contact the School – Interested parents are highly encouraged to call the Principal or Front Office to schedule a meeting and personal tour.  We also have Fall and Spring School Open Houses, which are family events where interested families can tour the campus and meet the teachers, current students, and staff.

Shadow Days for all grades are encouraged.  Prospective students will be able to see firsthand what a day in the life of an Archangel is like by shadowing one of our current students during the school day. We typically schedule these shadow visits on Thursdays, so that prospective students can attend our weekly Mass and observe all six class periods and school lunch.  We love visitors!


Step Two: Submit an Application

Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Lumen Christi’s general policy is to close enrollment on the 2nd Friday of the semester (fall or spring) to all transfer students in South Central Alaska school districts.  Transfer students from out of state or other parts of Alaska may be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis. Interested families are highly encouraged to contact the Principal or the Front Office to discuss your specific situation.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $100 for each registering student of a family new to the school.

The preferred class size is 20 students for each grade level.


Step Three: Enrollment and Acceptance

New applications will be considered and prospective new students accepted based on several requirements:

  1. Complete enrollment packet (application, health records, previous school records, financial plan, etc.)
  2. Math and Language Arts placement tests
  3. Student and Parent Personal Interview with the School Principal
  4. Reference check (at least one reference will be called)
  5. Registration fee of $100

Admissions Policies

Lumen Christi High School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in admissions or in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other school-administered programs.

Lumen Christi is not a interim school for students expelled or suspended from the public school system.

Lumen Christi does not have a Special Education department. Students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) may be accepted, but Lumen will not put in place formal IEPs for students. Out of fairness to students, students who test more than one grade level below their current grade in any entrance assessment may be placed in the lower grade and/or directed to a school that will better provide for their educational needs.

Although Lumen Christi High School admits both Catholic and non-Catholic students, we do prioritize for admittance to the school in the following order:

  1. Siblings of current Lumen Christi students
  2. St. Benedict’s Parish families
  3. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish families
  4. Other Archdiocese of Anchorage parish families
  5. Other denominations

All students, regardless of faith background, are required to complete the theology curriculum and to participate in activities related to the Catholic identity of Lumen Christi.  This includes attending Mass and other religious events.  Please see the Student Handbook for additional details.

Please call the school office at (907) 245-9231 or email lchs@lumenchristiak.comif you have questions regarding admissions.