LCA’s program builds on a foundation of basic skills to cultivate the concepts and intellectual skills needed for an understanding of the arts, humanities, and sciences. Emphasis is placed on conceptual, abstract, and critical thinking; problem-solving; and independent study. The increased opportunity for elective courses allows the student to tailor a program geared to his or her special talents and interests.
LCA utilizes a modified block schedule, allowing for expanded student learning and a variety of teaching techniques. The goal is to foster the spirit of challenge and discovery that leads to personal success. LCA’s long class periods encourage the use of a wider variety of teaching methods, including group work, laboratory activities, student presentations, and guided practice. Full-credit courses meet for four 60-minute periods during a six-day rotation.