Overview

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An education at Lakeland Christian School is about more than just academics; we believe that a good education also requires character development. Leadership skills, teamwork, positive attitudes, willingness to serve and good sportsmanship are just a few of the many qualities that we seek to instill in our students during their years at LCS. These important characteristics can’t be taught in the classroom alone.

Student life at Lakeland Christian School is about cultivating these qualities through extracurricular activities. Whether competing on the field, planning student activities such as Homecoming, playing a trumpet, learning sign language, scrap-booking or serving the community, students at Lakeland Christian School have lots of opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom.

And let’s not forget… we want our students to have some fun while they’re here!

Hours/Bell Schedule

Regular Bell Schedule

1st period – 7:50-8:42 AM
2nd period – 8:47-9:34 AM
3rd period – 9:39-10:26 AM
4th period – 10:31-11:18 AM
5th period - 11:23-12:10 PM (High School)
Lunch – 12:10-12:34 PM (High School)
6th period – 12:39-1:26 PM
7th period – 1:31-2:18 PM
8th period – 2:23-3:10 PM

Chapel Bell Schedule – Thursday

1st period – 7:50-8:30 AM
2nd period - 8:35-9:12 AM
Chapel – 9:17-9:54 AM
3rd period – 9:59-10:36 AM
4th period – 10:41-11:18 AM

Class Meeting Bell Schedule

6th period – 12:39-1:13 PM
Class Meetings - 1:18-1:52 PM
7th – 1:57-2:31 PM
8th – 2:36-3:10 PM

Pep Rally Schedule

6th period – 12:39-1:13 PM
7th period – 1:18-1:52 PM
8th period – 1:57-2:40 PM
Pep Rally – 2:45-3:10 PM

Technology

At Lakeland Christian School, our students enjoy learning as technology is integrated throughout the day.  Each of the 33 classrooms in the Elementary/Middle School Building feature Smartboards, surround sound and multiple computer stations in each classroom.

With the use of Boosterthon funds and through the generosity of a school grandparent, Lakeland Christian School was able to purchase numerous iPads, iPod Touches, MacBook Pro laptops and iMac computers. Almost all of these devices are mobile and can be used in classrooms all over the school. The acquisition of these Apple devices allows LCS to be in the forefront of the technology available today. From graphing algebraic equations to studying the solar system to digitally dissecting frogs, students from K4 to twelfth grade can use the products to become more engaged in the learning process and to experience many hands-on activities through modern technology. Students create their own websites and integrate technology in performances and presentations.

The Research Lab is utilized to complete research and testing.  We strive to integrate technology regularly as students complete tasks in each content area.

Students in grades 6-10 participate in a “bring-your-own-device” 1:1 iPad program. The program uses digital curriculum materials, student collaboration tools, and individualized instruction in all subject areas with the goal of enhancing student learning.

Secondary students can choose from the following technology electives:

Computers I, II

AutoCAD I, II, III

Practical Keyboarding Skills

Graphic Design

April 2012 Viking  

Learning by Doing: Technology Allows Students to be More Engaged 

Elementary Technology Guide

Elementary students at Lakeland Christian School use the following websites in their curriculum. These sites can be accessed from home.

Accelerated Reader Program

As a participant in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program, the LCS library owns a large number of books on the AR list. Elementary students may visit the library to check out AR books and take the AR comprehension tests. AR book lists are also available at Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble, the Lakeland Public Library and the Plant City Library.

AR Book Find 

Using Home Connect, parents can log on to see their child’s AR test results and more. If you have questions about Home Connect, please contact Mrs. Lynne McNutt.

Click here to access Renaissance Home Connect 

Parent’s Guide to Renaissance Home Connect 

Dance Mat Typing

Dance Mat Typing is an introduction to touch typing designed specifically for children. They will start with Level 1 and build their skills gradually through Level 4.

Dance Mat Typing

Odyssey Mathematics

This program focuses on developing foundational skills to support learners at all levels. It emphasizes repetition and the practice of key skills, reinforcing study habits to sharpen students’ comprehension and featuring engaging activities that use animation, live action and sound to capture and hold students’ attention.

http://www.thelearningodyssey.com/

Ticket to Read

This is a self-paced, student-centered online reading program that provides dynamic skills practice and improved reading performance. A motivating and fun reward system keeps students on task to learn critical word attack skills and phonics skills development.

http://www.tickettoread.com/

Elementary Technology Guide, 2015-2016 

Library

The 25,000-volume Leroy J. and Doris Douglass Library provides students, faculty, staff, and parents with the necessary educational resources to promote and enhance learning at Lakeland Christian School.

Library Staff:

Crosby MacKenzie (Librarian)
Rachel Roth (Paraprofessional)

Library Hours:

Elementary students: 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Secondary students: 7:30 AM – 4 PM

Library Services:

LCS Library Collection
To access the Lakeland Christian School Library collection, please use the link below. You may search by keyword, title, author, subject or series.

LCS Library Collection

Student Library Usage
Each week, students in grades K4-5 have a period of time set aside to visit the library. During this time, students may check out books and are taught basic library skills. Students in grades 3-12 have open access to the library. Students may check out a variety of fiction and nonfiction books or use reference materials in the library. Students have access to several computers that can be used for word processing, PowerPoint, and Internet research. Teachers may reserve the library in order to let classes research for papers and projects.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
The LCS library has a subscription to the Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition database. This online encyclopedia includes articles from approximately 400 periodicals. Students using this resource from home should use the following link to access the site: http://school.eb.com. The library also has subscriptions for SIRS, Literature Online and Science Online. Contact the library for user names and passwords.

Accelerated Reader Program
As a participant in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program, the LCS library owns a large number of books on the AR list. Elementary students may visit the library to check out AR books and take the AR comprehension tests. AR book lists are also available at Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble, the Lakeland Public Library and the Plant City Library.

AR Book Find

Using Home Connect, parents can log on to see their child’s AR test results and more. If you have questions about Home Connect, please contact Mrs. Lynne McNutt.

Click here to  access Renaissance Home Connect
Parent’s Guide to Renaissance Home Connect

Summer AR Reading Program
The LCS Library is open on select days throughout the summer for students to earn Accelerated Reading points. The 2016 dates are June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Students may also come to the Elementary Office between 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM each weekday this summer. School offices will be closed on July 4. Please note that a parent must accompany the student at all times.

Grade level goals:

K5 – 5 points
1st grade – 10 points
2nd grade – 15 points
3rd grade – 20 points
4th grade – 25 points
5th grade – 30 points

Students who reach their goal during the summer (between June 8 and July 29) will enjoy either a pizza party (Grades K5-2) or a bowling party (Grades 3-5).

Odyssey Mathematics
This program focuses on developing foundational skills to support learners at all levels. It emphasizes repetition and the practice of key skills, reinforcing study habits to sharpen students’ comprehension and featuring engaging activities that use animation, live action and sound to capture and hold students’ attention.

http://www.thelearningodyssey.com/

Ticket to Read
This is a self-paced, student-centered online reading program that provides dynamic skills practice and improved reading performance. A motivating and fun reward system keeps students on task to learn critical word attack skills and phonics skills development.

http://www.tickettoread.com/

TumbleBookLibrary
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Ebooks and Audio Books which may be viewed online or downloaded for 90 days, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students.  To access the TumbleBookLibrary, click the link below and use the following login credentials:

Username: lakelandcs
Password: books

TumbleBookLibrary

Internet Databases

The following websites and databases are paid for by the school and may be used by school families:

Follett Shelf

Login: Initial of student’s first name and the student’s complete last name (Example: Fred Wiechmann = fwiechmann)
Password: student

Britannica School

Login: lcsonline
Password: vikings

Science Online

Login: lcsonline
Password: vikings

SIRS and Literature

Login: lcsonline
Password: vikings

World Book

Login: lcsonline
Password: vikings

Parent Resource Center

The LCS library has a special resource section available for the parents of our students. This section includes a number of books and tapes by notable authors such as Dr. James Dobson, Cynthia Tobias, Gary Smalley, Dr. Russell Barkley and many others. Subjects range from mothering to parenting strong-willed children to dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Clubs and Organizations

Organizations

National Honor Society (Community Service Hours Form

Junior National Honor Society

High School Student Council

Junior High Council

A-Team (High School)

Viking Vocal (High School Newspaper)

The Regdel (Middle School Newspaper)

Torch Staff (Yearbook)

Student Leadership University

Tri-M Music Honor Society

English Honor Society

Math Honor Society

Science Honor Society

Spanish Honor Society

High School Clubs

Remedy Club

Brick by Brick

The Book Club

Praise Team

Youth in Government Club

STEM Club

Engineering

Medicine

Environmental Science

For a list of elementary clubs and organizations, click here

Community Service

In the 2001 movie Pearl Harbor, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle said, “There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”  At Lakeland Christian School, this heart for service beats strongly in our students.  They have been blessed with an abundance of gifts which they put to use both on the Lakeland Christian campus and in the community.

Lakeland Christian School students balance their course loads along with extracurricular activities such as music and athletics.  For many students, this balance also includes reaching out to others in the community. Whether through a school-sponsored organization, with their church or on their own, LCS students recognize the importance of being a light to the world.
LCS does not have a community service requirement to graduate, but it is often a requirement for scholarships. The college admissions process also considers a student’s community service. Beginning after 8th grade, students can record community service hours for their high school transcripts. Students should document their hours and submit the forms to Mrs. Lynn Pruim in the Secondary Office.

Community Service Report:

Students should turn in all community service hours to the Lakeland Christian School Guidance Department.  Please download, print and fill out the Community Service Report form below.

Community Service Report Form

Current Opportunities:

Volunteer Opportunities through the Salvation Army:

If interested, please contact:

Skylar Harrison
Community Relations / Volunteer Coordinator
The Salvation Army Serving West Polk County
(863) 940-2868 ext. 26543
(863) 940-9290
skylar.harrison@uss.salvationarmy.org

WHEN:         Ongoing
WHERE:       The Salvation Army Shield office (Downtown)
WHAT:          Office Assistant
TIMES:          Various daytime hours – (Monday – Thursday)
SKILLS:         Basic clerical
CONDITIONS:        Indoors

WHEN:         Ongoing
WHERE:       The Salvation Army Community of Hope
WHAT:          Office Assistant
TIMES:          Various flexible hours – (Monday – Sunday)
SKILLS:         Basic clerical
CONDITIONS:        Indoors

WHEN:         Ongoing
WHERE:       The Salvation Army Community of Hope
WHAT:          Childcare / Craft night
TIMES:          Tuesday evenings – (6pm – 7pm)
SKILLS:         Childcare / Crafts
CONDITIONS:        Indoors

**Must complete 30 minute Training before beginning**

Ongoing Opportunities:

The Guidance Office at Lakeland Christian School has compiled a list of ongoing community service opportunities for our students. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Lee, Guidance Counselor.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: 

1. Abate of Florida, Inc. –Polk County Chapter
P.O. Box 2743, Lakeland, FL 33806
Website: http://polk.abateflorida.com/ 
E-mail: polkcountyabate@hotmail.com
Phone: 863-559-9550
Description: Recurring adopt-a-highway cleanup projects.

2. Agape Food Bank
625 McCue Rd #2, Lakeland, FL 33815
Website: http://cflcc.org/agape-food-bank/ 
E-mail: agapefoodbank@cflcc.org
Phone: 863-665-7074
Description: Needs workers to sort food and supplies in the warehouse and assist food pantry with orders. 

3. American Red Cross
147 Avenue A NWWinter Haven, FL 33881
Website: http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1 
Phone: 863-294-5941
Description: To provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Office assistance opportunities available as well.

4. Big Brothers Big Sisters
1231 E Orange St Lakeland, Fl 33801
Website: http://www.bbbsfl.org/VolunteerInformation.aspx
E-mail: NancyF@bbbstampabay.org 
Contact: Nancy Francisco
Phone: 813-769-3611
Description: Volunteers can opt to mentor a child one hour a week at a nearby school or after-school site, or they can pick up a child at the child's home and enjoy free/low-cost activities in the community. To help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. 

5. Boys and Girls Club of Polk County
1525 Martin Luther King JR AVE Lakeland, FL 3382
Website: http://www.bgclakeland.com
Email: kkeim@bgclm.org
Contact: Kacey Keim
Phone: 813-240-0251
Description: This club is an after-school program and an all-day program when schools are closed for girls in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Help staff with children and activities as needed.

6. Camp Fire USA Sunshine Council
2600 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
Website: http://www.campfire-sunshine.org
E-mail: HollyL@CampFire-Sunshine.org
Contact: Holly Lane
Phone: 863-688-5491
Description: Primarily helping with office tasks and occasional set-up for council meetings.

7. City of Lakeland - VIPs
228 S. Mass Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801
Website: http://vips.lakelandgov.net/ 
Contact: Beth Sherling
Phone: 863-834-2280
Description: The City has a wide range of opportunities for all ages 14 years and up. They range from helping in the libraries, working as victim's advocates through the Police Department, to assisting with plantings in Hollis Gardens.

8. Consulate Health Care of Lakeland
5245 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Phone: 863-859-1446
Description: Self-directed community service volunteer program that allows students to serve and assist residents and faculty.  Consulate Health Care is a nursing facility that offers short and long term care.

9. Disney Sports Attractions
Disney's Wide World Of Sports, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Website: https://www.espnwwos.com/volunteer-opportunities/ 
Phone: 407-938-3880
Description: Volunteer Opportunities are available throughout the year for various sporting events including Track & Field, Golf, Soccer, Endurance Events and more. UNDER 18 PARENT IS REQUIRED TO BE PRESENT.

10.  Elder Point Ministries
145 East Edgewood Dr. Lakeland, FL 33803
Website: http://elderpoint.org/
E-mail: info@elderpoint.org
Contact: Jane Hammond
Phone: 863-682-7249
Description: Monthly food distribution to two local senior apartment complexes downtown. This occurs on the last Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – noon.  Additionally, other services are provided on an as-needed basis. These services include yard work, running errands, painting, cleaning, and other odd jobs that our elderly citizens cannot perform by themselves

11. Explorations V Children's Museum
109 N Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801
Website: http://www.explorationsv.com/?q=content/volunteer
E-mail: info@explorationsv.com
Contact: Sue Schlunder
Phone: 863.687.3869
Description: Helping staff during school breaks and summer programs with children’s projects.

12. Lakeland Habitat for Humanity
1317 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815
Website: http://www.habitatoflakeland.org/main/
E-mail: info@missio.com
Contact: Vermaisha Phillips
Phone: (863) 688-4660ext.16
Description: office help, occasional projects working with outside staff.

13. Lakeland Public Library
100 Lake Morton Drive Lakeland, FL 33801
Website: http://www.lakelandgov.net/library/
Contact: Monica Fisher
Email: monica.fisher@lakelandgov.net
Phone: 863-834-4274
Description: Work in the main library shelving and organizing books, media, and other print material.

14. Lighthouse Ministries
117 E. Magnolia Street, Lakeland, FL 33802
Website: http://www.lighthousemin.org/volunteers.html
E-mail: info@lighthousemin.org
Contact: Nydia Cruz
Phone: 863-687-4076 ext. 261
Description: Help in the thrift store or on-site sorting donations, office assistance.

15. Paint Your Heart Out Lakeland
P.O. Box 1712, Lakeland, FL 33802
Website: http://pyholakeland.wordpress.com/volunteer-information/ 
E-mail: pyholakeland@gmail.com
Phone: 863-687-1941
Description: Help on painting projects for residents of Lakeland who can’t afford upkeep of their homes. 

16. Platform ART
605 McRorie St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Website: http://www.platformart.org/
E-Mail:Cynthia@platformart.org
Contact: Cynthia Haffey
Phone: 863-838-2262
Description: Set-up for activities and other related office tasks.

17. Polk County Parks & Recreation
515 East Boulevard Street, Bartow, FL 33830
Website: http://www.polk-county.net/boccsite/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation
Email: mikecallender@polk-county.net
Contact: Mike Callender
Phone:  863-534-4340
Description: Various activities throughout the school year and into the summer including dances, community days, festivals, etc.  One-time or regular volunteers accepted.

18.  Zooville USA
4702 Cooper Rd, Plant City, FL 33565
Website: http://zoovilleusa.org/volunteer.aspx 
E-mail: lionladie@aol.com
Contact: Susan Bradshaw
Phone:813-690-9696 or 813-967-5478
Description: Assisting staff with various responsibilities related to the zoo and wildlife. One time or regular volunteers accepted.

19. South Lakeland Relay for Life/American Cancer Society
1920 S. Florida Avenue Lakeland, FL 33803
Website: http://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer/index 
Phone: 1-800-227-2345
Description: Event assistance for the race, concessions, etc.

20. SPCA, Inc.
5850 Brannen Rd S, Lakeland, FL 33813
Website: http://www.spcaflorida.org/volunteer
Contact: Randa Richter
Phone: 863-646-7722
Description: Assisting with kennel duties and office responsibilities. 

21. Sun 'n Fun, Inc
4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33811
Website: http://www.sun-n-fun.org/Volunteer.aspx
Contact: Robin McFarland
Email: rmcfarland@flysnf.org
Phone: 863-904-4044
Description: Assisting annual preparation for Sun ‘n Fun event. One-time event annually.

22.  Talbot House
814 N. Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL
Website: http://talbothouseweb.squarespace.com/volunteer 
Phone: 863-687-8475
Description: Talbot House Ministries is a Comprehensive Care Center for the Poor and Homeless in our community. Mr. Livesay takes LCS students over to tutor students.

23.  Teen Court
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer J-111, Bartow, FL 33831
Website: http://www.flteencourt.net/member_list.html
E-Mail: cenglish@jud10.flcourts.org
Contact: Clever English
Phone: 863-534-4656
Description: opportunity to learn various facets of court and other law-related issues. Students serve as volunteer attorneys, clerks, bailiffs, and jurors and therefore have a unique insight into the legal system and the inner workings of a courtroom. 

24. The First Tee of Lakeland Florida
1740 George Jenkins Boulevard Lakeland, Florida 33815
Website: http://www.thefirstteelakeland.org/
E-mail: gerald.richardson@ymcawcf.org
Contact: Gerald Richardson
Phone: 863-577-0236
Description: Assist children in after-school program with homework and other activities.

25. TiAnViCa Riding Academy, Inc.
3350 State Route 60, Bartow, FL33830
Website: http://www.tianvica.org/?page_id=2044
Phone: 888-548-2972
Contact: Sara Meadows
Description: Barn help, side walker with riders, leader, office assistance.

26. United Way of Central Florida
5605 US 98S, PO Box 1357, Highland City, FL33846
Website: http://www.uwcf.org/servlet/eAndar.article/664/Volunteer
Phone: 863-648-1500
Description: Office work

27. Volunteers in Service to the Elderly
1232 E. Magnolia, Lakeland, FL 33801

Website: http://viste.org/become-a-viste-volunteer 
E-mail: info@viste.org
Phone:  863-284-0828
Description:  (VISTE) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry and Ft. Meade. Established in 1983, the primary goal of VISTE is to enable frail elderly persons to continue living independently and safely in their own home.

28. Volunteer Polk
2135 Marshall Edwards Dr, Bartow, FL 33830
Website: http://www.polk-county.net/boccsite/Our-Community/Volunteer-Polk/
E-mail: Volunteer1@polk-county.net
Contact: Janet Bartuska
Phone: 863-534-5580
Description: Various activities year round in the community at schools, health organizations, and community as needed. One-time or consistent volunteers accepted.

29. Wings of Eagles International
8201 Tomkow Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
Website: http://www.wingsofeagles.net/
Contact: Kimberly Easley
Phone: 863-665-7700
Description: Boxing, shelving, sorting and office assistance.

30. YMCA of West Central Florida, Inc. YMCA READS! Program
2125 Sleepy Hill Road Lakeland, Fl 33810
Website: http://ymcawcf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=301&Itemid=461
Contact: Dorene Walter
Phone: 863-859-7769 X 227
Description: The YMCA READS! Program: an after school literacy tutoring program for first and second grade students at a Lakeland elementary school.

Guidance

"What classes should I take?" "Does this college offer a program that I want to study?" "How am I going to pay for college?" "When do I need to take the ACT?"

These are just a few of the many questions that high school students will face during their four years of high school at LCS. As our students prepare for college and beyond, they will face many big decisions and daunting tasks. From class scheduling and test registration to scholarship applications and letters of recommendation, the Guidance Office at Lakeland Christian School seeks to help our students through every step of the planning process.

We want every student to succeed, and the goal of the Guidance Office is to help in any way that we can.

 

The Guidance Office offers the following services:

  • Class scheduling
  • Individual parent/student college planning conferences (junior and senior years)
  • Student college planning groups (freshman and sophomore years)
  • Parent meetings for PSAT and EXPLORE tests
  • Parent meetings for 8th grade students transitioning to high school
  • College/scholarship information and assistance with applications
  • Transcript requests
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Career interest testing (8th grade and junior years)
  • Test registration information for SAT, ACT, PSAT, PLAN, EXPLORE and ASVAB
  • Counseling for academic and social issues

 

Guidance Office Staff:

Mrs. Christy Lee, Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Tina Nagy, Administrative Assistant

 

Guidance Resources 

Naviance Family Connection

Lakeland Christian School is pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for students and parents.  Family Connection is a comprehensive web site that students can use to help in making decisions about colleges and careers.  Family Connection is a service that we use in the Guidance Office to track and analyze data about our students’ college and career plans.  Family Connection will allow you to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, take career interest and personality tests, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
  • Create a four year plan for high school.
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from students who have already applied from our high school.
  • Obtain information on scholarships and other programs advertised by the Guidance Office.
  • Sign up for college visits – Find out which colleges are visiting our school and sign up to attend those sessions (juniors and seniors only)
  • Request and track transcripts

Students create a Naviance account during 8th grade.  Parents may create an account as well to view their student’s information.  Parents may contact Mrs. Christy Lee at clee@lcsonline.org to obtain registration information.

Naviance Family Connection

 

SAT and ACT Testing Information

The Guidance Department recommends that students start taking the ACT and SAT second semester of their junior year.  Please visit the websites below for test date and registration information.

SAT:  www.sat.org
ACT: www.actstudent.org

The Guidance Office at Lakeland Christian School produces a monthly guidance newsletter with information on the PSAT/SAT/ACT, college prep seminars, upcoming college visits and more!

 

NCAA 2016-17 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

If you are considering playing collegiate sports, please review the following document:

Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

 

Guidance Newsletter

Guidance New Fall 2016

 

Scholarship News

The LCS Guidance Office provides a monthly scholarship newsletter. If you have questions about scholarships, please contact Mrs. Christy Lee at clee@lcsonline.org.

Scholarship Newsletters

Scholarship Bulletin September 2016
Scholarship Bulletin, October 2016
Scholarship Bulletin, November 2016

 

College Visits

Lakeland Christian School hosts college admissions representatives throughout the school year. Juniors, seniors and their parents are welcome to attend these sessions. Watch the announcements and website news for a complete schedule.

Students are permitted two college visits during their junior year and two visits during their senior year. Absences due to college visits are to be kept to a minimum number of days and must be approved by the Guidance Office. College visit days are excused absences and count toward the total number of absences per semester. Students are responsible for all work missed during the college visit. Students must complete and submit the form (found below) to the Guidance Office at least one week prior to the college visit. 

College Visit Request Form

Elementary Student Resources

Elementary Family Handbook 

Welcome to the LCS family! You have made an important decision for your child's education, and we are happy to be a part of that decision.

Lakeland Christian School was founded in 1954 by a group of Christian businessmen who were convinced of the need for a Bible-centered educational program. The Board of Directors, then as now, focused on three crucial elements for the school: one, that all subjects must be taught in conformity to the standards and principles of the Bible; two, that every teacher must be a born-again Christian with an on-going, mature walk with Christ; and three, that the academic training provided by the school would be of a high quality.

The purpose of the school is to come alongside the home and church and assist in teaching young people to think and behave in a Christian manner. This approach dictates a high level of expectation in every area of the school’s program.

The school is very supportive of parents and realizes that in the area of character, they are the major instructors. In order for the school to do its job well, we select families that have the same goals for their children as the school. In that way we can be mutually supportive and hence effective. We consider the supervision of your child and your involvement with the school as essential ingredients in his/her success.

We look forward to a close and happy relationship as we assist you in “training up a child in the way he should go”. (Proverbs 22:6)

Elementary Family Handbook 

Dress Code 

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Dress code is frequently a point of contention, frustration, and distraction in Christian schools for students, parents, and faculty. This ought not to be, yet it is. Rather than ignore the reality, perhaps a few pertinent remarks would be helpful.

The Scriptures only touch the issue of dress through principles.  A Christian school dress code can be dealt with on a “spiritual” basis, only as it relates to biblical principles.  The underlying principles are not usually a source of contention.  They are more frequently related to institutional preferences, which the school chooses.  Two different Christian schools that are equally committed to the Scriptures may have different dress guidelines for their faculty and students.  Just as churches and families also have varying perspectives.  Each school necessarily establishes boundaries that conform to its mission.

The principles found in I Timothy 2:9-10, 4:12 and Titus 2:6-8 teach:

(1)  Appropriateness: “in harmony with the situation”

(2) Modesty: “moral sensibility within the bounds of propriety”

(3) Humility: “not proud or self-assertive”

In addition, neatness, respect and gender distinction are basic to the code.

The school established its rules of dress to meet these standards and also to reasonably enforce them.  Some specific items of dress are not permitted at school because of the difficulty in making fine distinctions between appropriate and inappropriate attire.

Judgments of interpretation are always a part of dress code implementation.  Students and parents with questions are encouraged to check with the administration before purchasing clothing.

Note to Parents

Parents are encouraged to teach their children to live happily and submissively within the code’s guidelines.  Nitpicking criticism, to which any set of rules is susceptible, creates a spirit of unrest in children.  We want to prevent the dress code from becoming a major issue at LCS.  Even though we readily acknowledge that much of the dress code is mere institutional preference, it is not optional.  Students are expected to comply with the code and parents are expected to monitor compliance before their children leave home. We are not here to be “clothes police.”  It is inappropriate that complying students, teachers, or principals be distracted from the educational process, due to someone failing in his or her commitment to follow the code.

The ambiguities of many terms associated with the dress and the ongoing changes in styles, necessitates that the school publish an annual dress code description which can be obtained in the Secondary Office or found here .

Secondary Student Resources

Advanced Placement English (Grades 11-12)

Student RenWeb Access

Summer Reading

Secondary Family Handbook

Welcome to the LCS family! You have made an important decision for your child's education, and we are happy to be a part of that decision.

Lakeland Christian School was founded in 1954 by a group of Christian businessmen who were convinced of the need for a Bible-centered educational program. The Board of Directors, then as now, focused on three crucial elements for the school: one, that all subjects must be taught in conformity to the standards and principles of the Bible; two, that every teacher must be a born-again Christian with an on-going, mature walk with Christ; and three, that the academic training provided by the school would be of a high quality.

The purpose of the school is to come alongside the home and church and assist in teaching young people to think and behave in a Christian manner. This approach dictates a high level of expectation in every area of the school’s program.

The school is very supportive of parents and realizes that in the area of character, they are the major instructors. In order for the school to do its job well, we select families that have the same goals for their children as the school. In that way we can be mutually supportive and hence effective. We consider the supervision of your child and your involvement with the school as essential ingredients in his/her success.

We look forward to a close and happy relationship as we assist you in “training up a child in the way he should go”. (Proverbs 22:6)

Complete Secondary Handbook 2016-2017

Dress Code 

Secondary Dress Code (Grades 6-12)
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Dress code is frequently a point of contention, frustration, and distraction in Christian schools for students, parents, and faculty. This ought not to be, yet it is. Rather than ignore the reality, perhaps a few pertinent remarks would be helpful.

The Scriptures only touch the issue of dress through principles.  A Christian school dress code can be dealt with on a “spiritual” basis, only as it relates to biblical principles.  The underlying principles are not usually a source of contention.  They are more frequently related to institutional preferences, which the school chooses.  Two different Christian schools that are equally committed to the Scriptures may have different dress guidelines for their faculty and students.  Just as churches and families also have varying perspectives.  Each school necessarily establishes boundaries that conform to its mission.

The principles found in I Timothy 2:9-10, 4:12 and Titus 2:6-8 teach:

(1)  Appropriateness: “in harmony with the situation”

(2) Modesty: “moral sensibility within the bounds of propriety”

(3) Humility: “not proud or self-assertive”

In addition, neatness, respect and gender distinction are basic to the code.

The school established its rules of dress to meet these standards and also to reasonably enforce them.  Some specific items of dress are not permitted at school because of the difficulty in making fine distinctions between appropriate and inappropriate attire.

Judgments of interpretation are always a part of dress code implementation.  Students and parents with questions are encouraged to check with the administration before purchasing clothing.

Note to Parents

Parents are encouraged to teach their children to live happily and submissively within the code’s guidelines.  Nitpicking criticism, to which any set of rules is susceptible, creates a spirit of unrest in children.  We want to prevent the dress code from becoming a major issue at LCS.  Even though we readily acknowledge that much of the dress code is mere institutional preference, it is not optional.  Students are expected to comply with the code and parents are expected to monitor compliance before their children leave home. We are not here to be “clothes police.”  It is inappropriate that complying students, teachers, or principals be distracted from the educational process, due to someone failing in his or her commitment to follow the code.

The ambiguities of many terms associated with the dress and the ongoing changes in styles, necessitates that the school publish an annual dress code description which can be obtained in the Secondary Office or found here .

Secondary Master Schedule

Secondary Master Schedule

Summer Camps

For a list of all our summer programs, view our camp brochure here.