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
April 2012 Viking
National Honor Society
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
Secondary Spanish Club
Urban Farm Club
Mock Trial Team
Team RISE Robotics
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 eighth 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.
Ongoing Community Service 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.
Last Updated 8/30/2018
1. Abate of Florida, Inc. –Polk County Chapter
P.O. Box 2743 Lakeland, FL 33806
Phone: (863) 559-9550
Description: Recurring adopt-a-highway cleanup projects.
2. Agape Food Bank- Catholic Charities
625 McCue Rd #2 Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: (863) 665-7074
Description: Needs workers to sort food and supplies in the warehouse and assist the food pantry with orders.
3. American Red Cross
147 Avenue A NW Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: (863) 294-5941
Description: To provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Opportunities include educating others, helping during a crisis, and providing office and warehouse support.
4. American Cancer Society
122 E. Main Street #215 Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 688-2326.
Description: Opportunities in community events, patient services & support, administration & education, and advocacy.
5. Big Brothers Big Sisters
1231 E Orange St Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact: Angie Pattison
Phone: (863) 220-1116
Description: Being a “Big” means you come to visit one-to-one with your little sister or brother for one hour each week at their school.
Visits are usually during the student’s lunchtime (10 am- 1 pm) and are arranged with your schedule and the child’s teacher.
Preference to Juniors or Sophomores or Seniors staying Lakeland after graduation.
Free Training, Background Screening & ongoing professional support for you as a volunteer.
Each week you and your “Little” might play games, read a book, visit together or play outside.
You develop a relationship with a child that will be amazing for both you and the child!
6. Boys and Girls Club of Polk County
1525 Martin Luther King Jr Ave Lakeland, FL 3382
Phone: (863) 686-1719
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.
7. Camp Fire USA Sunshine Council
2600 Buckingham Ave Lakeland, FL 33803
Contact: Holly Lane
Phone: (863) 688-5491
Description: Primarily helping with office tasks and occasional set-up for council meetings.
8. City of Lakeland
Description: The City has a wide range of opportunities for all ages 14 years and up.
City Nursery: Weeding, filling cups of soil, stepping up plants from one to a three gallon, transplanting seedlings
Contact: Amanda James, (863) 608-4157, Amanda.James@lakelandgov.net
COL Hollis Garden: Weed pulling, planting, empty trash receptacles, transplant seedlings, plant seeds, work with potting mixes & water pots by hand.
Contact: Stacy Smith, Stacy.Smith@lakelandgov.net
9. Consulate Health Care of Lakeland
5245 North Socrum Loop Road Lakeland, Florida 33809
Phone: (863) 859-1446
Contact: Bobbie Robinson
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.
10. Disney Sports Attractions
Disney's Wide World of Sports Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone: (407) 939-1500
Description: Volunteer Opportunities are available throughout the year for various sporting events including Track & Field, Golf, Soccer, Endurance Events, Special Olympics and more.
11. Elder Point Ministries
145 East Edgewood Dr. Lakeland, FL 33803
Contact: Jane Hammond
Phone: (863) 682-7249
Description: We have numerous volunteer opportunities including food distribution, running simple errands and shopping, providing transportation, performing light housekeeping chores, making friendly phone calls, and working at food drives and fundraisers.
12. Explorations V Children's Museum
109 N Kentucky Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 687-3869
Description: Helping staff during school breaks and summer programs with children’s projects.
13. Florida Baptist Children’s Home – One More Child
1015 Sikes Blvd Lakeland, FL 33815
Contact: Savannah Mutz
Phone: (863) 577-4648 x2467
Description: Work in the warehouse sorting and organizing food, clothes, and other supplies.
14. Lakeland Habitat for Humanity
1317 George Jenkins Blvd Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: (863) 682-3812
Description: Building and restoring homes for those in need.
15. Lighthouse Ministries
117 E. Magnolia Street Lakeland, FL 33802
Phone: (863) 687-4076
Description: Kitchen work, front desk, sorting clothes in the thrift shop, preparing and handing out food boxes
16. Paint Your Heart Out Lakeland
P.O. Box 1712 Lakeland, FL 33802
Phone: (863) 687-1941
Description: Help on painting projects for residents of Lakeland who can’t afford upkeep of their homes.
17. Platform ART
120 E. Pine St. #3 Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact: Cynthia Haffey
Phone: (863) 838-2262
Description: Set-up for activities and other related office tasks.
18. SPCA, Inc.
5850 Brannen Rd S Lakeland, FL 33813
Contact: Randa Richter
Phone: (863) 646-7722
Description: Assisting with kennel duties and office responsibilities. Must be at least 16 years of age.
19. Salvation Army
3800 Kathleen Road Lakeland, FL 33810
Contact: Sheryl Stacy
Phone: (863) 940-2868
Description: Opportunities to mentor, prepare welcome kits, assemble hygiene kits, office work, landscaping, homework help, and crafts
20. Sun 'n Fun, Inc
4175 Medulla Road Lakeland, FL 33811
Contact: Robin McFarland
Phone: (863) 904-4044
Description: Assisting annual preparation for Sun ‘n Fun event. One-time event annually.
21. Talbot House
814 N. Kentucky Ave Lakeland, FL
Contact: Chloe Allen
Phone: (863) 687-8475 Ext. 134
Description: Talbot House Ministries is a Comprehensive Care Center for the Poor and Homeless in our community. Volunteers needed for annual gala and community outreaches during the holidays.
22. Teen Court
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer J-111 Bartow, FL 33831
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.
23. The First Tee of Lakeland Florida
1740 George Jenkins Boulevard Lakeland, Florida 33815
Contact: Gerald Richardson
Phone: (863) 577-0236
Description: Assist children in after-school program with homework and other activities.
24. TiAnViCa Riding Academy, Inc.
3380 State Route 60 Bartow, FL
Contact: Sara Meadows
Description: Groom and tack horses, work with riders during lessons as a sidewalker or leader, maintain grounds, tack and barn cleaning, special events such as horse shows, fundraisers, summer camp, and other community events.
25. United Way of Central Florida
5605 US Highway 98 S. Lakeland, FL 33812
P.O. Box 1357, Highland City, FL 33846
Phone: (863) 648-1500
Description: Office work and community events
26. Volunteers in Service to the Elderly
1232 E. Magnolia, Lakeland FL 33801
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.
27. Volunteer Polk
1290 Golfview Ave. Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 534-5580
Description: Various activities throughout the school year and into the summer including dances, community days, festivals, etc. One-time or regular volunteers accepted.
28. Wings of Eagles International
8201 Tomkow Rd Lakeland, FL 33809
P.O. Box 92824 Lakeland, FL 33804-2824
Phone: (863) 665-7700
Description: Collect, sort, clean, and prepare food, household items and furniture for presentation
29. YMCA of West Central Florida, Inc. YMCA READS! Program
2125 Sleepy Hill Road Lakeland, FL 33810
Contact: Dorene Walter
Phone: (863) 859-7769
Description: The YMCA READS! Program: an after-school literacy tutoring program for first-grade and second-grade students at a Lakeland elementary school.
30. Zooville USA
4702 Cooper Rd Plant City, FL 33565
Description: Assisting staff with various responsibilities related to the zoo and wildlife. Parent/guardian must accompany teens 14-16.
The LCS Honor Code has been established to provide specific expectations of what attitudes and actions are essential in building a school culture that will contribute to the flourishing of all members of the community. Students are expected to contribute to fostering a school community that will reflect the glory of God by personally committing to comply with these standards and by encouraging one another to do so as well.
Secondary Handbook and Dress Code Information
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)
Secondary Handbook, 2018-2019
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 at the link above.
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