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Lakeland Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 987 students

LCS is committed to educating students in the light of God's Word.

 
 

Living in Lakeland

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $78,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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4 stars

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Based on 2 ratings
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2012:
Based on 13 ratings
2011:
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Posted August 9, 2005

I would rate Academic program quality at LCS very good. Parental involvement level is very high as you would expect from a Christian private school of this type. LCS is large for a a K-12 Christian school, about 900 students, and has a good selection of arts and music programs. Sports is important at LCS with soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, track, golf, etc. Football has recently been added 'due to popular demand!' The real emphasis at LCS, though is on the spiritual dimension. Christianity is central not only to Bible courses but at every level and in every course. A real advantage is the fact that the school is not tied to a specific church but was started and is run by a board of directors composed of local Christian businessmen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

My daughter is in First grade and I can't say enough good things about this school. I feel she is truly blessed to be there.There are so many afterschool activities and the parents are great. We have a prayer meeting to pray for our kids, parent luches, family get togethers. This is a great school with a great focus on education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

Lakeland Christian is a great environment for your child to grow up in. I have found all the parents and teachers to be caring individuals who welcome students and other parents with open arms. Parents are involved in pretty much everything from fundraisers to class trips. Also the availability of music, sports, and artistic programs is amazing. Children grow so much in the word of God, and they learn how to be better christians and athletes. The leadership that the children are given is amazing there is a good amount of one on one time and the teachers never hesitate to help a struggling child. The principals are friendly and very caring and helpful. It is an excellent all around school. Your child would be blessed to attend LCS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2005

LCS is very athletic oriented. Academics are good, but more emphasis is put on athletics. My child is more academic oriented and also more involved in the arts,(drama,etc.) This school did not meet my child's needs. My child withdrew after attending for one and a half years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

Excellent school. Wonderful music program. Both my children have attended for years and have had great success with their academics. The staff is awesome. They care about each student-and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

My daughter has attended LCS for two years. She has excelled academically. The teacher credentials are very high, which provides for great leadership. Parents are encouraged to be involved up to whatever level they desire. The school actively encourages the parents to partner with them in teaching and instilling core values in our children. LCS provides extracurricular activities in music and sports. I have been very pleased with the level of academics, music, and sports that are offerred. Watching your child grow and mature is a true blessing to watch. I would encourage all parents, who are deciding where to send their children to school, to consider LCS. This is a decision that will follow you and your children for the rest of your lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

Great School. Lots of Extras.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Lakeland Christian is a fabulous school. The teachers interact with both parents and students well. Sports are top quality, and the education one receives there is excellent!
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 42%
Hispanic 5% 29%
Black 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Mike Sligh
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • www.lcsonline.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • FCCAP
Fax number
  • (863) 682-5637

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$7000 - $9000
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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1111 Forest Park St
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Phone: (863) 688-2771

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