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Christ is in the center of all we do. Our faculty and staff are Christian believers and teach from a biblical worldview. Our textbooks teach all subjects from a Christian perspective and we openly pray with, and for, our students.
Our test score averages are higher than the state and national scores. At Lakeland, our students are able to reach their full potential through high standards and individual attention.
You are welcome to visit our beautiful 39-acre campus at any time. You can take a guided tour and you can even have your child “shadow” a student chaperone for a day. We want to make sure that you truly get to know LCA so that you can make the right decision for your family.
WHY A CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?
It was what our children were not learning that really began to convict me. My wife, Gladine, and I had our three children in a public elementary school. We assured ourselves that our children were getting a good education. After all, most of the teachers our children had were professing Christians. We couldn’t imagine that these teachers would deliberately teach anything that would be overtly “anti-Christian.” These were good solid Christians educating our three young ones. What more could we ask for?But, gradually, I began to be convicted about what these fine people could not teach our children in a public school setting. These teachers were required to teach history, for example, as if God had nothing to do with history.
It wasn’t that statements were made against God. It was just that God was left out of the picture. The message of Proverbs 1:7 kept coming to my mind, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.” Proverbs 9:10 had a similar message, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
The Holy Spirit began convicting me of my responsibilities as a father to make sure our children were getting a God-honoring education. Politely withdrawing our children from the public school, my wife and I began a journey into educating our children in a way that had God as the starting point – as the foundation. After homeschooling our children for several years, we were eventually led to Lakeland Christian Academy. Although tuition for three children was a stretch, we knew in our hearts that we were headed down a path that honored God and provided for our children. Now our children were learning, for example, that history was the outworking of the providence of God. God was the starting point for understanding all subjects in the curriculum. Our children’s classes were being taught by people who shared our convictions and exemplified true knowledge and wisdom.
In addition to this core issue of a God-centered education, we enjoyed the “extra” benefits of seeing our children involved in music and athletics. We are pleased that our children had friends who were a joy to be around.
All three of our children have been on their own for a while now. They are all married and making a difference for the honor of Christ in their families, in their churches and in our community. Each of them has expressed thankfulness that LCA helped prepare them not only for higher education but for life. Gladine and I are glad we made the switch to Christian education.
Pastor of Christ’s Covenant Church and an LCA Alumni Parent
ARE YOU READY TO ENROLL AT LCA?
At Lakeland Christian Academy we make every effort to make sure we are the right school for your family and to make the enrollment process as easy as possible.
1. Parents will download and complete the forms listed below. Lakeland Christian Academy will request your student's academic records on your behalf from the existing school. Please notice the big blue “Enroll” link. Once you click on the button you will be taken to jotforms.com to fill out basic contact information.
· Reference Form (to be completed by Pastor or Youth Pastor)
2. Once the application forms are completed, you can either scan and email them to email@example.com or you can drop them off to LCA's front office. A 2018 - 1040 tax form will need to be submitted to be considered for financial aid. Lakeland Christian Academy will apply for all financial aid options on your behalf.
3. Once the application is submitted with completed paperwork, contracts have been signed and school records have been received, you will then be able to schedule classes with the Dean of Academics.
TUITION INVESTMENT RATES 2019-2020
The discounted tuition rates before any other additional financial aid is calculated for full-time students (students taking 6 or more classes) are as follows:
1st child attending LCA = $8,550
Multi-Child Discount After First Child = $8,350
The rate per class for part-time students taking 1 to 5 classes is $1,500 per class.
Note: A student must be designated as full-time for certain programs, activities, and graduation.
Tuition may be paid annually, semi-annually or on a monthly installment basis.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND THE INDIANA SCHOOL CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM
Listed below are several different scholarship opportunities available for LCA students
1. Opportunity to Bless
Scholarship Tax Credit Program
The state of Indiana sets aside funding for tax credits for individuals and businesses that wish to support the school scholarships through their SGO (Scholarship Granting Organization) program.
This program not only offers you a fantastic tax incentive, but it also makes a life-changing impact on families who cannot afford a Christian education at LCA.
Donors receive a state tax credit equal to fifty percent (50%) of the amount donated. Scholarships for Education Choice is a program under Sagamore Institute, a state-approved SGO, and a 501c(3).
For example, a gift of $1,000 will result in a $500 state tax credit and, if you itemize, you will receive federal tax savings as well. A gift of $1000 could cost you as little as $340. Please consult your tax advisor for your specific situation
There is no limit on the number of tax credits an individual or business can receive.
Use this credit estimator link to understand the savings:
Use this link to donate to Lakeland:
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This is a great way to help families in need!
2. School Choice Voucher Program
Indiana is committed to providing all children access to quality educational opportunities. Indiana's Choice Scholarship Program, commonly referred to as the voucher program, provides scholarships to eligible Indiana students to offset tuition costs at participating schools. Students must satisfy both household income requirements and student eligibility criteria to qualify. Participating schools and interested parents work together to enroll students and to submit Choice Scholarship applications to the Indiana Department of Education. Schools and parents should explore the links below for more information.
For detailed School Choice Voucher information, please click: http://www.doe.in.gov/choice
For more School Choice Credits and Tax Deduction information, please click: https://www.edchoice.org/school-choice/state/indiana/
For more information please click this link: https://www.scholarshipsforeducationchoice.com/
3. Christian Service Scholarships
Pastors and missionary children, as well as full-time Grace College employees, may qualify for up to 50% scholarship towards tuition at LCA. Obtaining a scholarship is based on financial need.