Admissions Information

Lumin Education’s application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available December 1st, 2018. Applications will be accepted between December 1st and March 22nd, 2019.

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You may print the application packet from this website or you may pick up an application packet from either of the following Lumin Education school campuses beginning on Monday, December 3rd:

  • Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, 7130 Lindsley Ave., Dallas, 75223
  • Lumin East Dallas Community School, 924 Wayne St., Dallas, 75223

Please complete all required parts of the application. The application may be returned to either school campus, mailed to: Admissions, Lumin Education, 7130 Lindsley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223, or emailed to gro.noitacudenimulnull@snoissimda.


Lumin Education’s application for the 2019 -2020 school year will be available in December 2018. The application packet may be picked up from either of the following Lumin Education school campuses:

  • Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, 7130 Lindsley Ave., Dallas 75223
  • Lumin East Dallas Community School, 924 Wayne St., Dallas 75223

Completed applications must be returned to Lumin Education no later than 4:00 PM on March 22, 2019 to be included in the lottery for the next school year. Applications received after that date and time will be placed on the waiting list in the order received and after the applications received by designated deadline.

Questions about the application and admission process or for more information about Lumin Education and its schools, please contact the school director at either school: Becki Hardie, at Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, (214) 321-9155; or Sylvie Fitzgerald, at Lumin East Dallas Community School, (214) 824-8950.

Nondiscrimination: Lumin Education does not discriminate in its admission on the basis of gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic, artistic, or athletic ability, or the district the child would otherwise attend.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND CALENDAR

December You may print the application packet HERE, or you may pick up an application packet from either of the following Lumin Education school campuses beginning on Monday, December 3rd:
  • Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, 7130 Lindsley Ave., Dallas, 75223
  • Lumin East Dallas Community School, 924 Wayne St., Dallas, 75223
March 22, 2019 Completed applications must be returned no later than 4:00 PM on March 22 to be included in the lottery for the 2019-2020 school year.  Applications received after the March 22 deadline will be placed on the waiting list in the order received and after the applications received prior to the deadline.
April 8, 2019 The lottery will be held within two weeks of the application deadline, or no later than April 8. You will be notified if your child’s name is drawn.  For prekindergarten students only, documentation will be requested to verify eligibility for free half-day prekindergarten.
April Families notified of acceptance or wait list status.
April – May, 2019 Enrollment meetings for new students held.

CONTACT AND TOUR INFORMATION

Please consult the frequently asked questions (FAQ) on this website for additional information about the application and admission process. You may also contact the school director at either school for more information about Lumin Education and its schools, as well as the application and admission process.

Contact: 

Becki Hardie, School Director, Lumin Lindsley Park Community School: 214-321-9155; or Sylvie Fitzgerald, School Director, Lumin East Dallas Community School: 214-824-8950.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I determine if my child is eligible to apply to Lumin Education?

There are no academic admission requirements to attend a Lumin school, but you must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  1. Your child must meet the following age requirements:
    1. If applying for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old as of September 1st.
    2. If applying for prekindergarten, your child must be at least 3 years old as of September 1st.
  2. Your residence must be within the geographic boundaries of Lumin Education which are defined by the following school district boundaries: Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD, Cedar Hill ISD, Coppell ISD, Dallas ISD, Desoto ISD, Duncanville ISD, Forney ISD, Garland ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Highland Park ISD, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Lancaster ISD, Mesquite ISD, Richardson ISD, Rockwall ISD, and Sunnyvale ISD.

Are there preferences in the lottery and admission process?

Yes.  The following categories are exempt (to the extent spaces are available) or receive preference in the lottery:

  1. Siblings of currently enrolled students -exempt;
  2. Children of Lumin Education employees – exempt; and
  3. Students who live within the Lumin service area – preference. [Defined as the 5600-7199 blocks of East Grand Avenue; 300-1199 blocks of Beacon Street, and addresses that lie within the area bounded by those two streets and place where the Santa Fe Railroad track use to lie.]

These exemptions and preferences will be verified.  Please ensure you have accurately completed the application.

Will eligibility to enroll be verified?

Yes. Applicants must provide valid identification such as a birth certificate to verify their age and evidence that they reside within Lumin’s geographic boundaries.  (A utility bill, lease agreement, or other documentation may be evidence.) If incorrect information is provided in the application, admission may be revoked.

Do currently enrolled students need to turn in an application?

No. Current students will complete an intent to return notice in January.

Do siblings of currently enrolled students need to complete an application?

Yes. Complete the application and return by the deadline.  As noted above, siblings receive priority in the lottery.

Pre-Kindergarten:

The majority of new students admitted each year are pre-kindergarten children. Pre-kindergarten classes are offered at both Lumin Lindsley Park Community school and at Lumin East Dallas Community School. State law requires that pre-kindergarten children must meet certain requirements in order to be enrolled in state-funded pre-kindergarten classes.

What are the requirements for free half-day pre-kindergarten?

To be eligible for free, half-day pre-kindergarten, the law requires that the child be at least three years of age (as of September 1st) and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The child is unable to speak or comprehend the English language;
  • The child qualifies for the national free or reduced lunch program;
  • The child is homeless;
  • The child has a parent who is an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces or was injured or killed while on active duty;
  • The child has a parent who received the Star of Texas Award or has been nominated for such award; or
  • The child has ever been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Texas Education Code, Section 29.153(b).

Does Lumin Education offer tuition-based pre-kindergarten?

Yes.  A limited number of spaces are available on a tuition basis.  Tuition for the half-day program is set each year by the Texas Education Agency and is approximately $500 a month.

Does Lumin Education provide financial assistance for pre-kindergarten tuition?

Most children will qualify for free half-day prekindergarten. For those families who do not meet the state requirements for free prekindergarten, Lumin has some financial assistance available.  A request for financial assistance should be submitted to the school director. The ability to grant financial assistance will depend on the resources available and the number of families requesting assistance.

Does Lumin Education provide before or after care for children enrolled?

Lumin has a limited number of spaces available in its before and after school programs. Please indicate your interest in these programs by filling out the Application Addendum in the Application packet.

Lottery

How does the lottery work?

Once the application deadline passes, all eligible applicants will be entered into the lottery drawing which will be held within two weeks of the application deadline. For grades K-3, the applicants will first be sorted by exemption or preference status and a blind drawing conducted of all applicants. Based on the number of projected openings, applicants will be contacted to offer a spot in the appropriate grade, or they will be placed on the waiting list.

For pre-kindergarten applicants, eligibility for free half-day prekindergarten will be determined after April 1st prior to notifying the applicants of a spot in prekindergarten. The majority of openings in prekindergarten are held for applicants eligible for state funding.  A small number of openings are reserved for applicants who do not qualify for state funding. If the number of applicants for either group exceeds the number of spots available, a lottery will be held for that group. Those applicants not offered a spot will be placed on the waiting list.

How many openings does Lumin Education expect to have for the 19-20 school year?

Lumin anticipates approximately 70 openings in the pre-kindergarten classes and in addition there are usually between 10 and 15 spots for kindergarten and between 10 and 15 spots for the elementary class (grades 1-3).  The exact number may not be determined until the time of the lottery because the number of current students who are returning and the number of applicants entitled to an exemption from the lottery must first be confirmed. However, openings may occur after the lottery is drawn and even after the start of school.  At that time, applicants on the waiting list will be offered a spot.

What happens after the lottery is drawn?

Those applicants whose names are drawn in the lottery will be contacted to offer them a spot at a Lumin Education school and they will advised of the next steps in the enrollment process. For pre-kindergarten students, enrollment meetings will take place after April 1 in order to confirm eligibility to enroll in the free pre-kindergarten program. For grades K -3, enrollment meetings will be scheduled in April and May at which time required documents must be provided and necessary enrollment forms completed.

How is the wait list managed?

The waitlist is managed by the admissions coordinator after the lottery is drawn.  If a spot opens up at either school, applicants on the wait list for the applicable grade will be contacted in the order on which they are listed on the wait list.  If the applicant accepts the spot, an enrollment meeting will be scheduled to complete the enrollment process.  Please be sure to keep your contact information updated with the school.

Does Lumin Education accept applications after the lottery deadline?

Yes.  However, if there are no openings available, the applicants will be added to the wait list in the order received.