I would also like to add that parents should be extremely cautious in speculating on why teachers have left LCA. Without truly knowing why teachers have left---and I assure you most people are not privy to the inner-workings of the school---some of the posted comments are gossip at best and libelous at worst.
I feel this school lacks in the christian atomsphere it betrays to have. From the top down to most of the parents. My daughter is in the ninth grade at LCA and if it weren't for her father she would not be there. Her half sister graduated from LCA last year and was never counciled on college enrollment. She is a smart girl and is working in a book store instead of going to college. This school is out for $ and that is all. Along with the church affiliated with it.
I am posting a second review of Lancaster Christian Academy to reflect my more recent experience. After three years at the school, we pulled our son out. His first two years were very good, but LCA's quick growth and shifting priorities became an issue for us. Our honor roll student only managed to pass the tests for half of the subjects when he took tests at the high school. His straight A's in French and Physical Science during ninth grade at LCA were negated. The school may regain its balance, but right now parents and students, especially students at the high school level, should be vigilant about the amount and level of material covered so that college-bound aspirations are not compromised.
This is a terrible school. Don't waste your time and money and send your child to this school. We pulled our child out and she was quite behind when compared to public school standards.
After two years and having spent over $14K; this school has been a been a huge disappointment on so many different levels. My daughter was enrolled in kindergarten and first grade - with both her teachers being new to the school that year; they were incrediable. However, they left after one year. Students and teachers are a revolving door due to the poor administration and lack of 'christ like' behavior that flows from the top down...which is salt in the wound when you are paying so much money to put your kids in a Godly environment.
I do not agree to the above praises. Unless your child is involved in athletics or cheerleading there are no extra- curricular activities. Also the parent involvement was not very much wanted- or at least that was what it felt like. My child received a very good education for the two years that she attended LCA, but I can honestly say- that was because she had great teachers- whom by the way left after the school year ended.
I have had my daughter enrolled in 'LCA' for the past four years. We are thrilled with the quality of the staff, the adademic excellence, the spiritual rather than religious mindset, as well as the direct involvment of the Principal and Vice Principal. The Staff strives to understand the individual learning style of the student as well as the God given gifts within each child. The arts are a large part of the total development of the student as well as the weekly chapels which are provided for the students to worship together with the staff. The athletic program has lacked over the past few years due to the focus on the building of a beautiful new facility, however the sports program has just begun to develope a focused program and we're sure it will follow the quality of everything else we have found at this wonderful academy.
I have both a third grader and a seventh grader at Lancaster Christian Academy and we are very pleased with the school, its responsiveness, and the academic standards. Our seventh grader is deriving the most benefit, and had the most need, from the tailored instruction approach. The non-denominational nature of the school makes the Christian aspect more life-application focused rather than preaching. Most importantly, they do practice what they preach--behavior issues are dealt with promptly and compassionately but also fairly. The principal is engaged with the student body and genuinely cares about each student. Parents are encouraged to be active participants in the school.
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