It takes almost a year to get 1,000 students enrolled, tested, registered for the appropriate classes and scheduled accordingly. We are not a unit district - your student does not exist in our system until you put them there (by completing the enrollment form).
The process of enrolling and registering approximately a thousand freshmen each year requires the input of many people and takes almost a full year. We all have a part to play in ensuring that our newest Porters are off to a great start on their high school career.
LTHS Online Enrollment is now open for current 8th-grade students.
WHEN September 1 - October 15 WHO Parents/Guardians WHAT Complete the LTHS Online Enrollment Form. Click New Family Online Enrollment if this is your FIRST child to enroll at LTHS. If you are an existing LTHS family, log into your Parent Portal; look on left side menu for More, then choose ONLINE ENROLLMENT to enroll your 8th grader
WHEN September/October WHO LTHS & Junior High Staff WHAT Meetings are held with LTHS department chairs & junior high teachers to discuss placement requirements
WHEN October 22 WHO Students WHAT
PSAT 8/9 Placement Test will be administered at Central Campus. This is a mandatory test for all students. This test assesses academic performance in Reading, Writing, Language, and Mathematics. The results of this test will be one criterion used to help determine your student’s placement as a Freshman. FREE bus transportation will be provided to and from the test at Central Campus, however, you must sign up on the following link: http://bit.ly/PSATBus. For a listing of bus routes, click here. If students do not take the bus, they must arrive by 7:50 a.m., pick up and drop off at Door 1 (main entrance). The test will end at approximately 11:45 a.m. for most students. Students with accommodations will likely end by 1:00 p.m.
All Students should bring:
A school I.D. (if your school issues these-no need to create an ID if you do not have one)
Two #2 pencils
A scientific calculator
If your student cannot attend on October 22, they will be automatically assigned to the make-up session. The make-up Placement Exam will be administered on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 8:00-11:30 a.m. at Central Campus, 1222 S. Jefferson Street. Students should arrive by 7:50 a.m. and enter at Door #1. Please note that NO bus transportation will be provided for the make-up Placement Exam (PSAT 8/9). Students will be directed to their assigned testing room upon arrival.
Be sure to finish your LTHS enrollment before the test. If needed, we will also have staff on hand to help you with enrollment during the placement test at Central. Bring your enrollment documents with you.
WHEN October/November WHO Jr High Staff WHAT Provide placement data/recommendations to LTHS staff
WHEN November 17 WHO Students, Parents, & LTHS Staff WHAT Step Up Night: LTHS presents our in person open house for current 8th graders and families at Central Campus, 1222 S. Jefferson Street. This introductory night will provide an overview of Lockport Township High School’s curriculum, programs, and the registration process. Your student’s junior high will distribute an information packet prior to Step-Up Night. The evening will include a presentation from Principal Green in the Auditorium at 6:20 p.m., 7:05 p.m., and 7:35 p.m. Please visit our gym and cafeteria where members of our academic departments will be available to answer questions about course offerings. Extracurricular representatives will be here to provide information on many of our clubs, organizations, and athletics.
Session 1: 6:15 p.m. A - G
Session 2: 7:00 p.m. H - O
Session 3: 7:30 p.m. P - Z
Parking/Shuttle Bus Information: Please be advised that parking near Central Campus is very limited. We will provide shuttle service from the Athletic Field parking lot (800 East Division Street, Lockport). The buses will begin picking up parents and students at 6:00 pm. The shuttle buses will run approximately every 10 minutes. Allow yourself adequate time to arrive at the Central Auditorium, at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled session.
WHEN November/December WHO LTHS Department Chairs & Admin WHAT Reviews placement recommendations; makes final placement decisions
WHEN January WHO Parents WHAT Make appointment for your student’s school physical exam. Physicals are due July 1
WHEN January WHO Parents, Students, & LTHS Staff WHAT LTHS will mail registration packets with placement information and Online Registration instructions
WHEN January/February WHO Parents, Students, & LTHS Staff WHAT
Online Course Registration: Students will be choosing elective classes through their LTHS student portals. Instructions & video tutorial will be provided.
WHEN April WHO Parents/Guardians WHAT LTHS will mail information regarding Parent Portal activation, student fees, Freshman Orientation, and ask you to complete the Online Verification process.
WHEN April/May WHO LTHS & Junior High Staff WHAT Ongoing meetings regarding students with IEPs or 504 plans
WHEN June WHO LTHS Students WHAT Fresh Start summer camp held during June at Central campus. Details will be provided in the April mailing
WHEN July 1 WHO Parents WHAT 9th grade physicals due
WHEN July 15 WHO Parents WHAT Online Verification must be submitted
WHEN August WHO EVERYONE WHAT Freshman Orientation will be held the during the first week of August for the Class of 2027
Frequently Asked Questions
The proofs of residency must be in the name of the parent/legal guardian, regardless of who owns the home. Parents need a valid state ID or DL in the current address. The other 2 proofs can be renters or homeowners’ insurance, car registration or insurance, cell phone bill, pay stubs, bank statements, etc. We do not generally use affidavits of residency like some of the feeder schools do. Parents need to upload proofs that are in their name.
Keep looking. Parents are required by state law to present a certified copy of their child’s birth certificate. We do not accept the souvenir certificates from the hospital-it must be the legal, county issued, certified birth certificate. If you cannot locate yours, please order a new one. We cannot process any enrollments without it.
We have an option called 08HS Placement Test. Choose that; if you choose 9th grade, it will assume you’re enrolling a current 9th grade student and ask for high school transfer papers.
Please enroll your student now if there is any possibility they will attend Lockport. There’s no registration fee due at this time, and it is far better for your child, that we are prepared for them.
If you still have questions? Please call Lockport Central Guidance at 815-588-8250.