Philosophy

The following elements of Christian education are listed in order of priority as determined by the leadership within the ministry of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship and Christian School. 

Home Relations

It is our firm conviction that proper training begins in the home. The home is the first institution of God, and it is here that the child first learns set patterns of behavior. There he/she learns how to respond to other individuals, either by playing with other children in his/her family or those who live nearby. It is in the home that the child learns a value system of right or wrong. Once a child is taught proper discipline and respect at home, he/she is ready to be formally educated and to develop the skills necessary to face life successfully.

Church

It is our conviction that God has also instituted His Church as the organism directly responsible for the winning of the unsaved to Christ and the exhortation and training of the saved. This includes the teaching of biblical principles of living as found in the Holy Scriptures. We affirm that Christian children must be taught respect for God, His Word, and the biblical principles of His Word, by which we should live. We encourage our families to faithfully attend church in order for us to achieve, together, the spiritual goals that we desire our children to reach.

Academics

School is an institution set up by man for the education and training of our children. A school should provide both an environment and a curriculum conducive to effective learning. As a Christian school, it is our responsibility to build Christian character in our students. We believe that there is a natural need for well-defined boundaries governing their behavior. The teacher in the classroom is the authority and must be upheld and respected by the students and their parents. We expect our students to be honest and to exercise personal initiative in class work and homework.

Curriculum

  • Curriculum – the primary curriculum publishers for LCS are Abeka and Bob Jones. These are distinctively Christian curriculums with an educational philosophy, which supports strong thinking skills.
  • Classes Offered- Course schedules meet all state requirements for entrance into four-year college systems. Courses include advanced math classes, advanced science classes, foreign language, electives, physical education/health and more. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in Music, Art, and Drama. Music, P.E., Computer, Spanish, and Library are all part of our elementary curriculum. Students attend each of these classes weekly. These classes are subject to change due to enrollment and availability.
  • Graduation Requirements – LCS is primarily a college preparatory institution. All incoming students are placed on a track that will allow them to receive a diploma and meet all state requirements for entrance into four-year college systems.

 

 

Discipline

Discipline is a biblical term. The Bible says to parents concerning their children, “Bring them (children) up in the nurture (discipline) and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). If we are to honor, please, and obey our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we must maintain an orderly and controlled environment. Our desire is to see each student grow spiritually and to achieve academic excellence in an atmosphere that is Christ-honoring.

Transportation

LCS does not offer a bus service.

Educational Services*

One-to-one instruction is offered by skilled personnel in the Educational Services Department. Instructional programs include reading readiness training for Pre-K and kindergarten age children, remediation of reading and writing difficulties, study skills training, general academic support, and computer-assisted instruction. Tutoring is available during the day and afternoons through Educational Services*.

*There is an additional fee for Educational Services.

Non-Discriminatory Policy: LCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap in administration of its educational policies, or athletic and other school program.