First Steps to Apply

How the Process Works

All candidates for admission are considered with care. Admission decisions are individually determined and are based upon academic records, ability, achievement test scores and interviews. The Admissions Committee considers what our school can offer each candidate and also what contributions the candidate can make to the Lee-Scott Academy family.

Lee-Scott Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies or its academic, athletic, financial assistance or other school programs.

LSA Admissions Process

The admissions process varies slightly with the grade to which the application is made but includes these common elements:

Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Admission Process

Step-One: School Visit

Parents interested in enrolling their children in Lee-Scott Academy are encouraged to attend:

  • Pre-K Admission Informational Meeting
  • Kindergarten Admission Informational Meeting
  • Open House Event
  • Individual Tour

Step-Three: Admission Assessment

  • The Admissions Office will schedule an appointment for the applicant to be assessed.
  • During the assessment:
    • The assessor will begin the session by getting to know the child, setting a warm and welcoming tone.
    • The child will play games, answer questions, and participate in activities.
    • The assessment setting will include whole group with students listening to a story and playing in pre-selected centers while one-on-one sessions are occurring with teacher/student.  This allows teachers to observe social interaction, school readiness and have one-on-one time to individually get feedback about the child’s abilities from the screening instrument.
  • The testing session will last approximately 45 minutes.
  • Since the child will be entering PK, K or 1st grade next year, it is important that he/she be able to separate from parents, spend time with other adults, demonstrate school readiness and interact appropriately with other children.
  • The child is scored according to his/her ability to complete tasks that are age/developmentally appropriate.
  • When the assessment is completed, the assessor will not discuss the results with the parent. The child is brought back to the office by the Director of Admissions to be returned to the parent.

Step-Four: Admission Decision

  • Admission decisions are communicated to the parents after all assessments have been completed. 

Grades 2 – 6 Admission Process

Step-Three: Admission Assessment

  • Applicants in grades 2 – 6 take the STAR Reading and STAR Math assessments. The STAR tests are taken on a computer at the school and measure verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning and math skills.
  • Testing will be scheduled on an individual or small group basis by the Admissions Office once the application is submitted. 
  • The assessment also consists of a writing task. Applicants are asked to respond to a writing prompt.
  • Out-of-town applicants are asked to contact the Admissions Office regarding testing options.
  • When the assessment is complete, the results will not discuss the results with the parent.

Step-Four: Transcript and School Requests Form

  • Sign the Transcript/Records Request Form and email to the Director of Admissions at lsmith@lee-scott.org
  • The Director of Admissions will ask the current school to mail, fax or email the form and a copy of the applicant’s transcript and other school records directly to the Admissions Office. The current school must send a copy of the applicant’s transcript. A formal transcript will be requested should the student enroll at LSA.
  • Parents may not hand-deliver the records to LSA.

Step-Five: Admission Decision

  • Admission decisions are communicated to the parents after all assessments have been completed.

Grades 7 – 12 Admissions Process

Step-One: School Visit

Parents interested in enrolling their children in Lee-Scott Academy are encouraged to attend:

Step-Three: Admission Assessment

  • Applicants in grades 7 – 12 who do not have standardized achievement data take the STAR Reading and STAR Math assessments. The STAR tests are taken on a computer at the school and measure verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning and math skills.
    • Testing will be scheduled on an individual or small group basis by the Admissions Office once the application is submitted. 
    • The assessment also consists of a writing task. Applicants are asked to respond to a writing prompt.
    • Out-of-town applicants are asked to contact the Admissions Office regarding testing options.
    • When the assessment is complete, the results will not discuss the results with the parent.

Step-Four: Transcript and School Requests Form

  • Sign the Transcript/Records Request Form and email to  the Director of Admissions at lsmith@lee-scott.org
  • Ask the current school to mail, fax or email the form and a copy of the applicant’s transcript and other school records (including attendance, discipline, and special services) directly to the Admissions Office. The current school must send a copy of the applicant’s transcript. A formal transcript will be requested should the student enroll at LSA.
  • Homeschooled students must provide grades and work products along with the name of the homeschool umbrella with which they are associated.
  • Parents may not hand-deliver the records to LSA.

Step-Five: Interview

  • Interviews are informal and will be scheduled by the Admissions Office.
  • Applicants will interview with the Upper School Principal.
  • Applicants will be notified by email of their interview times.
  • Interviews will last approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Out-of-town applicants should contact the Director of Admissions regarding interview options.
  • The student interview is key. Students are expected to be able to demonstrate age appropriate conversational and social skills as well as articulate a clear assessment of his/her strengths and weaknesses as a student and thoughts about courses or career interests. They must also be able to share, if accepted, how they will continue to be a positive influence on others as a member of the LSA student body.

Step-Six: Admission Decision

  • Admission decisions are communicated to the parents after all interviews have been completed.
For application information for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact the Admissions Office.

Director of Admissions

Mrs. Leigh Smith

1601 Academy Drive, Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 821-2430
(334) 821-0876
lsmith@lee-scott.org