Our Admissions Process
Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School is a public, non-profit charter school. In accordance with LVA's charter and PA charter school law, the following enrollment/ admissions procedures are followed each year.
Attendance at an information session is required for eligibility to participate the lottery process for open positions. The scheduled information sessions are an opportunity for families to learn about LVA's vision, mission, innovative IB curriculum, and expectations of students and parents.
After attendance at an information session, families can pre-register their child(children) and submit the required information and forms in accordance with the admissions procedures. If there are more students interested in a grade level than there are openings available, a lottery takes place.
Students are enrolled or are placed on the waiting list in the following order:
1. Siblings of students who are currently enrolled at LVA and who live at the same address as the LVA sibling in Bethlehem Area or Saucon Valley School Districts receive first preference If there are more siblings than openings at a grade level, a sibling lottery takes place.
2. Siblings of students currently enrolled who resided in other districts receive second preference.
3. Students from Bethlehem Area School District and Saucon Valley School District (LVA's Chartering Districts).
4. Students from other school districts.
As classroom openings occur during the school year, families on the waiting list are contacted.
Please note LVA reserves the right to verify residency at any time during the enrollment process. The guidelines for residency verification are determined by Pennsylvania State School Code.
For Admissions information, please contact the Admissions Office at 610-866-9660 x4107.
Information Sessions for the
2017 - 2018 School Year have been completed. Please contact the
Admissions Office for enrollment information.
Kindergarten Information Sessions:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - session complete
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - session complete
Monday, February 13, 2017 session complete
Grades 1-6 Information Sessions:
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - session full
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - session full
Grades Kindergarten through 6th Information Sessions:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 session complete
Grades 7-11 Information Session:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - session full
Thursday, February 23, 2017 session complete
Grades K-11 Information Session:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 An overview of the IB Programmes for grades K-11.session complete
Parents looking to enroll the siblings of current LVA students may attend a sibling information session or any one of the other information sessions.
Sibling information sessions - sessions complete
Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Admissions Contact Information:
Take a Tour!
School tours are scheduled throughout the school year. Morning and Afternoon tours are available. Students in grades 7 through 12 are welcome to participate in the tours. Please note that the tours are not meant to replace information sessions. Reservations are required for school tours. Please contact Ms. Heimbach at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 610-866-9660 x4100.