Policies
LPS has a finite number of student seats available at the beginning of each school year. To keep class sizes small, the number of seats available can be very limited. The earlier a prospective student’s file is completed (including fees paid), the more likely we can accommodate him/her.

The results of your child’s testing, previous school records, and grades, as well as space available will determine the acceptance of a new student to LPS. The earlier this process is begun, the better chance for admission.

Any student who completes the admission process and is eligible for acceptance but finds that no space is available, is given the option of having his/her name added to the waiting list. If a space becomes available, the next name on the list will be offered the space.

All new LPS students are on probation for the first eight weeks. Any new student exhibiting any academic or behavioral problems during this probation period will not be able to continue at LPS.

Age Requirements
Age requirements at LPS are as follows:
  • Pre-K: 3 years by December 31st of entering year
  • Kindergarten: 5 years by December 31st of entering year
  • 1st Grade: 6 years by December 31st of entering year*
Students may be considered for acceptance to LPS with birthdays through December 31st of the entering year. Any exception from the age requirement shall take into account the emotional and physical development of the child. If a child is enrolled who does not comply with the entry dates esablished by state law, notice is given to the parents that the child may not be eligibile for admission in a public school due to Florida state law requirements.
*All entering 1st graders are required to show proof of completing and passing kindergarten in their previous school.
Procedure
Submit the following information to the school office:
  • LPS admission application form for 2017-2018. Download or fill online
  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Immunization Form DH680.
  • Current physical form (within the last year).
  • Copy of their last report card (not for Kindergarten).
  • Request a records transfer to LPS from previous school (not for Kindergarten).
  • Emergency Care Form. Download or fill online
  • Concussion and Heat-related Illness Release. Download
  • IEP Documentation (if applicable)
  • Nonrefundable application fee