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High School

Overview

  • More than 350 students enrolled in grades 9-12.
  • School families represent over 140 different local churches.
  • The student body is made up of a cross section of social and economic groups.
  • Student average test scores are above the local, state and national average on the TerraNova Achievement Test.
  • Ninety percent of students choose a college preparatory track.
  • Ninety-five percent of all LCS graduates pursue post-secondary education
  • The student body comprises academically talented students who strive within the college preparatory curriculum and students with learning disabilities who are challenged through Special Programs and basic courses.

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Curriculum

All curriculum choices are based upon the school’s theme, “Education in light of God’s Word.” Christian and secular texts are utilized. Biblical thought and Christian perspective are integrated within each discipline. Teachers are viewed as the living curriculum whose impact is beyond the written text. All teachers believe the Bible to be the absolute standard of truth.

LCS Curriculum Guide, 2017-2018

  • English:

    Prentice Hall curriculum is utilized in the language arts. Students are taught literature and composition each year. A special emphasis is placed on writing and vocabulary. Both regular and honors classes are offered at the high school level. Advanced Placement Language (Grade 11) and Advanced Placement Literature (Grade 12) are provided for students with above average ability and motivation. Basic classes are also offered at middle and high levels. Each grade level has grade-appropriate required reading lists.

    Math:   

    Prentice Hall materials are primarily used in math sequence. Math elective publishers include Houghton-Mifflin, McDougal and Glencoe. Basic math for middle school grades use the Saxon text.  Basic skills are reviewed and emphasized throughout the high school curriculum and are a significant factor in math placement. Four years of high school math are required for graduation. Upper level math courses include AP Calculus and Statistics.

    Science:   

    Lakeland Christian School teaches creation science.  Christian publications are used in the middle grades.  Upper level physical and life science offerings utilize secular texts but are taught from a biblical world view.  Electives include chemistry, physics, physiology, marine biology and environmental science. Lab components are a significant part of the honors science classes.  Advanced Placement Biology is offered and an AP Chemistry class is scheduled for 2009.

Social Studies:

A variety of secular publishers, including Glencoe, Houghton Mifflin and Prentice Hall, are used in the social studies department. Texts are reviewed as to their approach to Christian viewpoint and conservative bent. United States history is taught in the eighth and 11th grades. Geography and culture are emphasized in the seventh and ninth grades. World history is the focus in the 10th grade. Seniors are required to take government and economics. Advanced Placement U.S. History, World History and Government are offered. Students can take dual-enrollment courses in U.S. and world civilizations. Social studies electives include honors world history, sociology, world religions and psychology.

Bible:

Surveys of the Old and New Testaments are taught in the middle grades leading to studies in church history, doctrine, Greek, world religions and Bible study methods in the upper grades. Seniors are challenged through the works of C. S. Lewis and materials which contrast secular philosophy with the Christian world view.  Christian character and biblical lifestyles are addressed throughout the curriculum.  Upper level Bible teachers develop their own curriculum, but they utilize materials from Christian Schools International and the Association of Christian Schools International.  The New International Version of the Bible is used in Bible classes.

Foreign Language:

Lakeland Christian School requires all high school students to take a minimum of one year in foreign language.  Four levels of Spanish are offered using McDougal Littell materials. Spanish II, III and IV are taught at an honors level.  A two-year Latin study is offered with an Allyn and Bacon text.  The first year focuses on vocabulary and grammar leading to translation of Caesar in the second year. Introductory Spanish is taught in the middle grades wheel.

 

Music:

The school provides extensive piano, vocal and instrumental programs. A unique piano program provides weekly lessons for students in grades 2-12. Students perform in a variety of festivals and performances throughout the year. The vocal program provides choirs on all school levels. There are four distinct school bands beginning in the fifth grade. The school is a member of both the Florida Vocal and Florida Band Associations, and competes on the district and state levels. Students also participate in different solo and ensemble festivals as well as county and state groups.

Electives:

A variety of electives are offered to students.  Some courses are required to meet state guidelines.  Electives in physical education, art, music, media, business, drafting, journalism, home economics and technology enable students to pursue their interests and explore areas related to vocational choices.  The middle grades curriculum includes a wheel program with offerings in music, art, technology, journalism, health and Spanish.

Test Scores

Lakeland Christian School students consistently score above the local, state and national average for the TerraNova, CTB Achievement Tests, the SAT and the ACT tests.

SAT Averages (of 2017):

SAT Averages

2017 LCS student average SAT scores

2017 Advanced Placement Exam Mean Scores (193 Exams Taken by LCS Students):

2017 Advanced Placement Exam Mean Scores (193 Exams Taken by LCS Students):

2017 LCS students advance placement test scores

Percentage of Total AP Students with Scores 3+

School Hours

Secondary students will now begin the school day at 7:50 a.m. The Secondary Bell Schedules are listed below.

Regular Bell Schedule

First Period – 7:50-8:42 a.m.
Second Period – 8:47-9:34 a.m.
Third Period – 9:39-10:26 a.m.
Fourth Period – 10:31-11:18 a.m.
Fifth Period – 11:23-12:10 p.m.
Lunch – 12:10-12:34 p.m.
Sixth Period – 12:39-1:26 p.m.
Seventh Period – 1:31-2:18 p.m.
Eighth Period – 2:23-3:10 p.m.

 

Pep Rally Schedule

First Period – 7:50-8:42 a.m.
Second Period – 8:47-9:34 a.m.
Third Period – 9:39-10:26 a.m.
Fourth Period – 10:31-11:18 a.m.
Fifth Period – 11:23-12:10 p.m.
Lunch – 12:10-12:34 p.m.
Sixth Period – 12:39-1:13 p.m.
Seventh Period – 1:18-1:52 p.m.
Eighth Period – 1:57-2:40 p.m.
Pep Rally – 2:45-3:10 p.m.

Chapel Bell Schedule – Thursday (Grades 9-10)

First Period – 7:50-8:30 a.m.
Second Period – 8:35-9:12 a.m.
Chapel – 9:17-9:54 a.m.
Third Period – 9:59-10:36 a.m.
Fourth Period – 10:41-11:18 a.m.
Fifth Period – 11:23-12:10 p.m.
Lunch – 12:10-12:34 p.m.
Sixth Period – 12:39-1:26 p.m.
Seventh Period – 1:31-2:18 p.m.
Eighth Period – 2:23-3:10 p.m.

 

Chapel Bell Schedule – Thursday (Grades 11-12)

First Period – 7:50-8:30 a.m.
Second Period – 8:35-9:12 a.m.
Third Period – 9:17-9:54 a.m.
Chapel – 9:59-10:36 a.m.
Fourth Period – 10:41-11:18 a.m.
Fifth Period – 11:23-12:10 p.m.
Lunch – 12:10-12:34 p.m.
Sixth Period – 12:39-1:26 p.m.
Seventh Period – 1:31-2:18 p.m.
Eighth Period – 2:23-3:10 p.m.

Class Meeting Bell Schedule

First Period – 7:50-8:42 a.m.
Second Period – 8:47-9:34 a.m.
Third Period – 9:39-10:26 a.m.
Fourth Period – 10:31-11:18 a.m.
Fifth Period – 11:23-12:10 p.m.
Lunch – 12:10-12:34 p.m.
Sixth Period – 12:39-1:13 p.m.
Class Meetings – 1:18-1:52 p.m.
Seventh Period – 1:57-2:31 p.m.
Eighth Period – 2:36-3:10 p.m.

 

Late Start Day Schedule

Fifth Period – 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Sixth Period – 9:35-10:05 a.m.
Seventh Period – 10:10-10:40 a.m.
Eighth Period – 10:45-11:18 a.m.
First Period – 11:23 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Lunch – 12:10-12:34 p.m.
Second Period – 12:39-1:26 p.m.
Third Period – 1:31-2:18 p.m.
Fourth Period – 2:23-3:10 p.m.