Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy

HLCS desires to have students that truly yearn for a Christian Education. Families of students are encouraged to visit the HLCS campus, tour the facility, and explore the classes that we offer. Students may spend a few hours or a whole day visiting and getting to know the current staff, students, and atmosphere of HLCS. Contact the school office at 231-347-7859 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a time to visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Admissions Process

Step 1 – Parents and prospective student(s) have completed “Application for Admission” and submitted to HLCS.
Step 2 – Prospective student(s) (Grade 9-12) have completed the Student Essay.
Step 3 – Parents and prospective student(s) (Grade 7-12) have read the HLCS Student Handbook and signed the agreement.
Step 4 – Parents and prospective student(s) (Grade 7-12) have read the HLCS Statement of Faith and Philosophy of Education and signed the agreement.
Step 5 – Parents have arranged to have a “Pastor’s Character Recommendation” Form completed by their pastor, then sent directly from the pastor to the school in provided enveloped.
Step 6 – Parents and prospective student(s) have contacted the HLCS to schedule an interview at 231-347-7859.

Once enrolled, students will be assessed to determine the student’s academic performance. The school counselor administers the assessments for elementary, junior high, and high school students. Further, parents must sign Release of Records Form to have all records sent to HLCS from the student’s former school district, if applicable.

We must acknowledge that we cannot meet the educational needs of every child. We do offer an excellent Christian education but are not always able to accommodate students with special needs.


Harbor Light Christian School offers scholarship and tuition assistance through an application process. Families who would like to be considered for scholarship/financial assistance are required to complete an online application with Confidential Financial Analysis (CFA), a Christian company. Upon reviewing and verifying the application information, CFA recommends to Harbor Light Christian School a monthly contribution the family can provide towards their child/ren’s tuition. Harbor Light Christian School considers the school’s financial ability to provide scholarship/assistance along with CFA’s recommendation to make a scholarship/assistance award to the applicants.

We strongly encourage families seeking scholarship/assistance to be in prayer for financial resources; such as, your home Church, family members, friends, and others who can help financially. Through your prayers and desire to have your child/ren attend Harbor Light Christian School, the Lord will direct your path and provide, if you are doing your part in His plan.

International Student Exchange

Harbor Light Christian School is pleased to have you consider us as you pursue your high school education. We have welcomed international students in the past, and both the school and the students have greatly profited from their experience here. We hope that your experience in Northern Michigan at Harbor Light is a great experience for you.

Harbor Light Christian School is recognized by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) as a Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) approved school with the ability to issue I-20 Forms. An I-20 Form from Harbor Light will allow you to obtain a United States F-type student visa. Harbor Light is able to accept international students who are proficient in English in grades 9-12. Harbor Light Christian School is listed on the SEVIS website.

We can help you to continue or start your education in the United States. Our Administrator and Counselor are ready to talk with you when you decide if Harbor Light Christian is the best place for you. They will discuss with you the academic, spiritual, financial, and conduct requirements and determine acceptance to our school. Once the proper paperwork is filled out and returned to our school office, it will be reviewed and then an I-20 will be issued. This process can take several weeks, so please plan ahead and make contact as soon as you decide. Keep in mind that some of your consulate appointments cannot be made until you receive your I-20 number.

For admission, interested students should follow all instructions for admission to HLCS.  See the downloads and forms available on our website under the “About HLCS” menu. 

Transfer Students

Welcome Transfer Students!

HLCS invites students and families to enroll after the beginning of the current school year. Our goal is to help you eliminate the stress and anxiety involved when switching schools.

After your initial contact, we would encourage you to schedule a time to meet Mr. Urman, our Principal, during the school day as he would love to share the heart and mission of HLCS along with taking you on a tour of our school. By meeting during the school day, you will have an opportunity to witness HLCS in action, providing you with real live experiences, which in turn will help you to decide if HLCS is the right fit for your family.

Also, we recommend for your child/ren to visit the school for a few hours, or even better, for a whole day! We would pair them with a student of the same gender and grade helping them to feel connected to their peers. HLCS teachers and staff love to have visitors, and they will be prepared to welcome your child/ren into their classroom activities, along with any other co-curricular activities taking place the day of your visit. Our goal with the visit is for your child/ren to feel love and acceptance just as the Lord loves and accepts us when we ask Him to be part of our lives.

Each year, new students and their families chose HLCS as their new school home. Our experience with new students is they have quickly adopted HLCS as their new school home. Within days it seems like they have attended HLCS for an extended period of time as they receive love and acceptance and in turn are showing love and acceptance. We encourage you to consider HLCS as your school home and look forward to hearing from you!

Please contact Gary Urman, our Principal, with any questions at 231.347.7859 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CFS Application

Financial Assistance

For School Year 2016-2017

Harbor Light Christian School strives to offer a quality education to students of all economic backgrounds who aspire to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and active participation in school activities.

While we seek to provide students with access to all the opportunities and programs that Harbor Light Christian School offers, tuition aid is granted purely on the basis of financial need, with the amount of the award being dependent upon the resources available. To be considered a family must apply for tuition aid through Confidential Financial Services, an independent 3rd party service.

To apply: click on the CFS logo ( to begin the tuition aid process. Application involves several steps:

  1. At, create your user account. Keep track of your username and password.
  2. Pay the appropriate fee and complete your application online.
  3. Note that CFS's recommendations are based on current income and expenses. Extenuating circumstances should be explained on the application in the area provided.
  4. CFS verifies your application information for us, so watch your email for a response from CFS with instructions of what to do next. Be prepared to fax or email them the first 2 pages of your state and federal tax returns and copies of your 4 most recent pay stubs. There may be other items requested as well.
  5. Harbor Light Christian School participates in CFS's Financial Well Being program, an educational program designed to provide each of our applicant families with video education and resources designed to help strengthen your family financially. After your information has been verified, you will receive an email guiding you toward your video and resources. This is part of our tuition aid process, and the video assignment must be completed prior to the disbursement of funds.

If a grant is awarded, to continue receiving tuition aid, a student must be in good standing in both academics and citizenship.

2016-2017 Deadlines:

Friday, April 22, 2016   Application deadline for returning students.

Friday, June 17, 2016   Application deadline for new students.

Friday, August 5, 2016   Late application deadline (if resources are available).

Harbor Light Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in administering financial assistance.

Please contact the Admissions Office at Harbor Light Christian School for more information: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 231-347-7859.


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