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Admission Guidelines

Admissions/withdrawal statement of policy: The schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at Our Lady of the Lake School. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or disability in violation of state or federal law in the administration of their education policies or programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Additionally, in compliance with the Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person in the schools of the Archdiocese shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity except permitted under said Title IX. This policy applies to all schools that are under Catholic Archdiocesan auspices.

Admission policy: The State of Louisiana regulations require that a child entering first grade be six years of age on or before September 30 of that school year and that a child entering kindergarten be five years of age on or before September 30 of that school year. Our Lady of the Lake does not discriminate against otherwise qualified candidates with disabilities if, with reasonable accommodation, they can meet the academic rigor of our program.

Custody notice: It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to furnish Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School with a copy of the custody section of the divorce decree. This school abides by the provisions of the Buckley Amendment with respect to the rights of the non-custodial parent. In the absence of a court order to the contrary, the school will provide the non-custodial parent with access to the academic records and to other school-related information regarding the child. If there is a court order specifying that there is to be no information given, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide the school with an official copy of the court order. This also applies to guardianship.