Admissions Process

Witness the Difference!

Curious to know what Lumen’s all about? 

Come and see for yourself what small classes, dedicated staff, rigorous curriculum and ‘Archangel Proud’ school spirit can do for your son or daughter!

Step One: Visit our School and Ask Questions

Contact the School – Call the Front Office at 907-245-9231 to schedule a personal tour.  Don’t live in Anchorage? Via Facetime or Skype we can walk you through the school as if you were here. We also host family centered informational nights when students and families can tour the campus and meet teachers, current students, and staff.  Call the Front Office to find out when the next informational night is.

Come and ‘Shadow’ for a Day –  A great way for interested students to see what life as an Archangel is like is to spend a full school day with us.  We typically schedule shadow days for Thursdays so that students can attend all six class periods, weekly Mass and make new friends over lunch. We love having shadow day students!

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. Completion of 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

International Student Program


Lumen Christi High School is certified as a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) school under the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security.  As such, the school is authorized to issue ICE Form I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status” to international students who apply for and are accepted into our school program.  Lumen Christi uses the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to administer and maintain information on nonimmigrant international students.

For more information about Lumen’s international student program, please contact the school at

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. All other students

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 if you have questions regarding admissions.