More and more families are choosing LCA for their 7-12 grade students. The more the world drifts away from Christian principles and morals the more some families are looking for a solid education from a Christian perspective.
At LCA we filter everything that we do through what the Bible says. For example, in Science class, we teach that we were created from a loving God, not just a result of a random cosmic explosion or that we evolved from a monkey. The reason that we teach this is straight from
Genesis 1:26-27, which says, "Then God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and overall the creatures that move along the ground.' So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
Creation is an obvious example of how we teach from a Christian worldview, but we incorporate this view into every subject.
In Art class, we are in awe at the beauty that God has made and how he blesses us with the ability to be creative and express ourselves through drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture, etc.
In English class, we read classic literature and compare and contrast the author’s plot and the character’s intentions from worldly and Christian perspectives.
In Math class, we teach that God is a God of order and that things happen for a reason.
In Health and Physical Education we learn from 1 Corinthians 6:19, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."
In our Agriculture class, we learn the miraculous way that God made a huge variety of beautiful and bountiful plants and how they grow. We even have indoor and outdoor gardens so that students have a true hands-on experience. This is even more evident as we eat from our own salad bar from the plants that we grow.
Below are summaries that have been written by our teachers in each of their subjects:
THE JOSHUA CLASS
LCA is fortunate to have 2 programs supporting students with Specific Educational Needs. The Joshua Class supports students who may not be working toward a diploma through LCA. Students participate in core subjects at their instructional level through very small groups and are integrated into Bible Class, LCA’s social life, and elective courses. The Resource Program supports student seeking an LCA high school diploma. Resource students are supported through accommodations, small group study periods, teacher collaboration, and organizational tools.
Reflecting the glory of God as Master Creator-Artist and empowering the creative spirit in all students through exploration, appreciation, and mastery of art mediums, techniques, tools, and creative thinking skills.
The music department keeps a busy schedule with a Fall Concert, Fine Arts Day Christmas Celebration Concert, and the Fine Arts 'Spring Fling' Concert in May. Music students also participate in the annual ACSI Music Festival held at Bethel College. LCA music groups will also occasionally perform in the community. Choir is available for grades 7-12 and the Student Worship Arts Team (S.W.A.T.) is a 'student-led' ensemble for high school students by audition only.
The Science Department at LCA prepares students for a lifetime of being in awe of God’s glorious creation. We worship Him through observations, experiments and critical thinking about the world around us. From the smallest atoms to the complexity of man, who was made in His image. God’s fingerprint is on everything in His creation.
The Social Studies Department includes 7th Grade World Studies, 8th Grade American History, 9th and 10th Grade World History (alternating years), 11th Grade U.S. History, and 12th Grade Government and Economics. In addition to the traditional curriculum, students also participate in special projects, presentations, and other experiences–such as the 'Mississinewa 1812' for 8th graders.
The LCA Bible classes emphasize knowledge of the Bible, especially our response in daily life. We teach the Bible story as the story of the history of redemption through faith in the savior, Jesus Christ.
In English, we explore the beauty of the written text through a Christian perspective. We also seek to appreciate the creativity of the English language through reading, writing, and vocabulary enhancement. Grammar is studied as the systematic form of organization as designed by God.
At LCA we offer French and Spanish and students have the opportunity to experience listening, speaking, reading, and writing the new language. We also seek to incorporate God’s display of the incredible variety of cultures, foods, art, holiday celebrations, customs, etc. Learning to think more globally and becoming aware of geography, capitals, world problems, and a country’s uniqueness is also focused upon.
Mathematics helps us see the order and beauty of God’s creation and thus of God Himself. Hence, mathematics derives its purpose, meaning, and value from God.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."