Admissions

Enrollment for 2022-2023 (Current school year ONLY)
Interested in applying for the Waiting List for this current school year? Use the link to fill out your application online. You will be asked to create and account an complete all necessary documentation.



Enrollment Lottery for FALL 2023-2024
Families who intend to apply for the enrollment lottery for next year must submit the following application by March 6, 2023. You will be asked to create and account and fill out the documentation. Please read instructions carefully - incomplete applications cannot be accepted into the lottery.  


Our Admissions Process

Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School is a public, non-profit charter school. In accordance with LVA's charter and Pennsylvania Charter School Law, the following enrollment/admissions procedures are followed each year.


 
If interested in admission to LVA, parents or guardians may attend an enrollment session and must submit an application and required information according to the submission instructions by the deadline established by LVA administration. There will be no exceptions made for applications submitted after the established deadline. In the event that there are more applications received than space permits, the school will hold a lottery.  

Preference for admissions will be given to students in the following order in accordance with charter school regulations:  
1.) Currently enrolled students are given the first opportunity to move into their next grade level (if promoted).
2.) Siblings of currently enrolled students who live in Bethlehem Area and Saucon Valley School Districts are given first preference for any available openings, provided that the parent/guardian has completed the pre-enrollment form, and submitted it appropriately with all the required documentation. This same process is followed for siblings from other districts. If there are openings available after the siblings are enrolled, new students will be enrolled.
3.) Founders who have children entering Kindergarten at LVA are guaranteed spots for kindergarten children only, provided that the parent/guardian has completed the pre-enrollment form, and submitted it appropriately with all the required documentation.  
4.) A lottery will be held if the number of new students who register during the open enrollment period exceeds the number of open spots available in a class to determine the order in which new students will be enrolled or placed on the waiting list.  Students entering from the Bethlehem Area and the Saucon Valley School Districts are given first preference under the lottery system. (LVA reserves the right to verify residency at any time during the enrollment process.)



Each grade level has a maximum number of 150 students. If a student leaves the school, the open spot is offered to the next new student on the waiting list for that grade.
 
Participation in the lottery requires that you complete all lottery forms by a set deadline.
We encourage all families to attend an LVA Information Session to learn more about what LVA has to offer your children. At the conclusion of the session, attendees are emailed a link to the online lottery form. If you do not have internet access you may request a form be mailed to you by calling the Admissions Office at 610-866-9660 ext. 3300. 

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.