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    Lower School Admissions Process

    Students throughout Orleans Parish may apply for openings through an application process approved by the Office of Civil Rights. All applicants must complete an application packet, submit all other required documentation, take an admissions test and attend one of the two scheduled curriculum meetings (K-1 only).

    As per our charter, for Kindergarten applicants only, qualified siblings of Lusher students who attended Lusher’s lower school and who will be enrolled in Lusher Charter School (K-12) in 2017-18 school year, will be admitted before other applicants.  A certain number of openings will be reserved for qualified children of Tulane University affiliated parents.

    Because there are more qualified applicants than spots available, lotteries are held for every grade.  Sibling policy applies only to kindergarten applicants.

    The application process for the 2017-18 school year begins October 10, 2016. Applications will be available online or at the Willow Campus office. Applications must be submitted in person and are only accepted between 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-4:00 pm. Out-of-state applicants should contact the Admissions Office at 504-593-8275.

    Applications are considered late if submitted after Noon on January 13, 2017. Late applications are accepted but are only processed if no qualified applicants remain on the waiting list in the grade to which the student has applied.

    When the application is submitted, all copies of required documents are verified. Any falsified or withheld documentation may invalidate the student’s offer of placement at Lusher Charter School.

    Parents must bring both the original and a copy of the following documents for verification:

      • – Student’s birth certificate
      • – Final 2015-16 report card (3rd-5th Grade only)
      • – First quarter 2016-17 report card (2nd-5th Grade only)

    The Admissions Office will assign a testing date when the completed application is received and processed. All applicants must schedule and complete their testing at Lusher. Once a child has completed the test, there is no retesting.

    Lusher does not provide testing information over the phone. Test results are mailed. Please make sure your address is current.

    A lottery is used to place applicants. Admission will depend upon the availability of spots at each grade level.

    Open House – No reservation is needed

    Kindergarten – Wednesday, November 16   9:00 a.m.

    Grades 1 to 5 – Wednesday, November 2,  9:00 a.m.

    There is limited space for the presentation. Please do not bring your children with you.

    Lower School Tours

    Lower School tour dates will be announced in the Spring after the testing process is complete. Please understand that tours are for adults only. Please do not bring children with you.

    Links to 2017-18 Lower School Application & Admissions Calendar

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