ACSI Survey Now Available
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Lakeland Christian SchoolOne of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.
I want to get your help on an exciting event in the life of our school. Our school is in the process of administering the Flourishing School Culture Instrument in conjunction with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). This study will help us gain insights on our school culture that can inform our future planning efforts, as well as provide evidence of our school’s unique strengths.
Since the flourishing of our community is important, we are asking you to go to https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5757241/FSCI?role=parent&year=2020-2021&school=U2Nob29sOkwzMExJYjZsZlg= and take the survey by Friday, November 20th. Depending on how long you spend thinking about the questions, it should require somewhere between 5-10 minutes for you to complete. In general, your first impression is the most accurate, so there’s no need to over-analyze individual questions. Your response will not be tracked to you personally, so don’t worry about anyone judging you or being offended by your honest insight.
If you need to save your responses and return later to the survey, you will have the option to do so. At the top of the survey there is a tab where you can enter your email address. An email will be automatically generated by SurveyGizmo, the assessment host, with a link for you to return to the questions you last answered. All your previous responses will be saved, and using the unique link emailed by SurveyGizmo you can re-start the survey later without losing your place. Your email address is not used for anything besides providing you with a unique link to save your place in the survey. SurveyGizmo will not share the email addresses submitted to “Save and Continue” option with any other party.
Your Student’s Part
Student input is critical for this process, so we’re planning to include their feedback on our school’s culture as well. All students in grades 6-12 will be given a survey to participate in as well during their Bible class, within the next two weeks. It is our goal to gather input from as many different stakeholders in the LCS community as possible.
Students (grades 6–12), faculty, school staff, administration, school board, parents, and alumni will all participate in the web-based assessment for our school. The end product of the process will be a school-level report showing our school’s FSCI results benchmarked alongside national averages. It is our hope that this evaluation will provide important information as we continue towards our goal of Always Better. Let me be very clear: each participant’s individual responses will be handled by ACSI anonymously, and the report our school receives from ACSI will only show our school’s results in aggregate.