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.

ttendance 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(ren) 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.