UPPER SCHOOL OVERVIEW
We, at LCA, recognize that in order to educate children of the 21st century for jobs that do not currently exist, staying current is not sufficient, as today’s current is tomorrow’s obsolete. We teach our students to be innovators by crossing disciplinary boundaries and exploring problems and their solutions from various perspectives. Therefore, it is our responsibility to provide our students with curriculum that evokes creativity, innovation, problem solving, and experience-based inquiry.
We recognize students learn in a variety of ways and have different strengths and weaknesses. For these reasons, teachers use a variety of teaching methods, strategies and assessments to spur the student to his or her full potential. To further enhance the curriculum, the iLearn initiatives are implemented based on the appropriateness for each grade level. We hold to the most effective, research-based methods of instruction while also embracing the technology of today.
During the early adolescent years, our qualified and committed teachers guide students through this changing period in life with challenging academic instruction combined with the development of critical thinking skills.
Core subjects include language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and Bible. More core subjects are offered at a regular and honors level. We also offer art, music, Spanish, and physical education.
Middle school students are encouraged to establish friendships important to self-esteem during several outings throughout the school year. Educational trips reinforce the curricular program as well as opportunities to continue building relationships.
The College preparatory program is comprised of core courses in addition to a variety of electives. Qualified students may also choose honors or AP courses. Educational field trips are an important part of the curriculum and may be day trips or overnight trips.
Many members of the professional staff have at least one graduate degree and the faculty participates in monthly professional development.
The majority of LCA’s 51 graduation seniors from the class of 2013 received scholarships. The four year scholarship total exceeded $2 million.