August 24, 2015
My son has been in LCA from 3rd -12th grade. My daughter has been in LCA from K-8th grade. We have found the atmosphere of the school to be very welcoming and accepting of all. My kids have felt truly cared for academically, socially, and spiritually, and the administration is careful to keep away from denominational bias. The core courses have been rigorous at every level, and my son will graduate with 1.5 years of college credits, taken both on site through College in the Schools as well as off-site through online PSEO. There are some challenges in the area of electives, however. Most of the electives offered at a middle and high school level are in the area of arts (photography, mural, dance, choir, sewing, cooking). Without detracting from these, there is nonetheless little offered in the way of practical life skills. I would love to see some sort of personal finance course, or business, or accounting. If I'm really dreaming, small engine repair, basic shop (metals or woodworking), webpage design, journalism, CPR/First Responder -- they could be doing a much better job in this area but are somewhat limited by space.
- submitted by a parent