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Lighthouse Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 85 students


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Posted February 3, 2010

My child has attended this school for sev yrs. We are pleased. We do reevaluate his progress ea yr. I think a parent does need to understand the learning process in place with PACE before making a choice. It's a shared exper. of learning between the child, school and family. Just like there are different kinds of teachers, there are different kinds of learners and this process make work wonderfully for your child or it may not.But the great thing is the staff is very supportive and ultimately want to see it work. I know the other poster's exper.was their child tested under when leaving/had heard other classes were needed for college. As well as my son going here, my nephews left to go to publ school and both tested much higher and are doing fine. I have met grads/professionals who grad here that had no problems.Only wish 4 more Extracurricular.
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Posted March 17, 2009

I am confused by this parent review. After reading it thoroughly I began to see the vindictiveness in this review. It was also apparent that not enough homework was done by the parent prior to enrolling their children in the school. I did research the curriculum and the school prior to enrolling my children and I am extremely pleased with the results. My son was two years behind his grade level in Math and English when he began at Azalea and graduated on time because he was able to catch up to his grade level. I have never heard of any student repeating a grade after leaving Azalea and my children and I have been around the school for years. My children, who still currently attend and who have graduated and are in college and their friends who are also in college have not had to take special classes . The bottom line for me is you have to research the curriculum and the school prior to enrolling your child. This school and curriculum are not for everyone and as a parent, you have to be involved in your child s academic life and not expect that because you are paying for a private school education you can drop your child at the door and the school will fix them. Making baseless, vindictive comments on an anonymous website is not reflective of someone who values a Christian education for their children either.
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Posted March 10, 2009

I graduated from AGCS and I thank God forthe values and lessons I learned there. I am currently employed by a local daycare center as an asst. director. I have not had to take any special courses to excel.. I think they pace system is excellent and the teachers there do help you to make sure you know the subject before you go on. when I have children they too will attend AGCS .
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Posted February 7, 2009

I agree that this school is only meant for those who are going to push themselves to learn. Some students are better off at a regular school where there are traditional classrooms. AGCS is definitely has a more 'teach yourself' learning process and is your kids are not up to this then they are better off somewhere else. As for graduates taking 'special courses' you have to understand that some of these graduates may have been better off in a regular schools and did not care for their studies very much. I am a graduate of AGCS and I got accepted into normal 4-year colleges (including UM:College Park and I have yet to take any 'special courses'. You should really consider if your child is up to the task of having to teach themselves before enrolling them at AGCS.
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Posted May 25, 2008

My two children attended the school we were happy with the religious teaching however their education was lacking. They were A honor students but as the work got difficult sense the teachers do not really teach they were not of help. They blamed our kids for not getting it and were rude and dismissed us as parents for expressing concern. We pulled our children put them in public school only to find our A honor students were 2 grades below in their learning levels. I found out later that this was quite common at this school and why many of the children didn't leave as parents found out their children would have to repeat grades. Graduates spoke to me of having to take special courses at community college cause they could not test out. Be very careful when sending your children here.
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Posted April 18, 2008

Our son has attended AGCS for 3 years now and we are more than satisfied. We love the Pace program because no student ever feels failure. Our belief is that if you don't conquer mutliplication, you are not ready for division and the PACE program allows you to keep doing it until you understand. Our son is a teenager so the Christian values at AGCS are of great value to our family.
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Posted March 29, 2008

my son goes to this school however my son is the result of a divorce and we share joint legal custody. As far as religious activities and prayer the school is great but as a parent looking at the educational aspects I disagree on their methods. the students are not actually taught by a teacher the students teach themselves basically it is a pace program. it is ver east to get to educationally advanced wich sometimes can be good and can be bad on growth development and peer to peer development. I try very hard to make sure that my son understands what his work is and the problems because the paces they hand out are so easy to do. If school was this easy as his paces are when i went to school i would have straight a's every year.
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Posted January 5, 2008

Our son has attended the Axalea Garden Christian School from Kindergarten through the twelth grade. The staff has become our family and have partnered with us to raise our son. We are very grateful for this long-term relationship!
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Posted October 14, 2004

Thank you God for this school. I didn't want my son to go to public school and get lost in the system. I wanted him to be able to say 'grace' before eating, a public school doesn't let him. At AGCS they pray every day and the teachers really care about the students. The system helps the students set daily goals and work towards completing them, I think this is great practice for 'real life'. But most importantly, they teach the children about our Savior Jesus Christ. They have chapel services and study the Bible, one of the school's missions is to teach the students how to be disciples of Christ. Jesus bless AGCS!
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Posted September 9, 2003

Azalea Garden Christian School is a great starting place for your child's foundation. Even though the school goes up to the 12th grade, I will only speak on our experience. My child has attended AGCS from K5 though now 3rd grade. She has really evolved! Her knowledge of the bible and all of her subjects from math to science have enlightened her as to how she can apply each area to every day living. Her dad and I have learned a lot just through her homework and other activities. The school also offers extra curricular activities from sports to the arts. They have missions and chapel to teach the children how to give and help others as Jesus taught his disciples. If you're looking to give your child a positive, motivating and goal-oriented environment, then Azalea Garden Christian School is for you!
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