Upper School

Our upper school program cultivates students who are equipped to succeed. We provide intentional academic and college advising, and we offer a rigorous roster of AP, honors, and college prep courses. Our students pursue their passions through robust arts programs, competitive athletics, and special academic and career exploration opportunities like concentrations and senior internships.

See what we mean:

9th grade

When our students find their "awesome"...

English

Foundations of Language and Literature

History

Foundations of the Modern World

Bible

Intro to Christianity
Bible Survey
Intro to Old Testament
Intro to New Testament
Prophets & History
Wisdom Literature
Paul & His Writings
General Epistles
Early Church History
Late Church History
Christian Biographies
Christian Ethics
Christianity & Social Justice
Reason & Apologetics

Science

Intro to Computer Science
Physics H
Biology CP

Math

Algebra I
Algebra II CP, H
Geometry

World Languages

French I

French II

Spanish I

Spanish II

Arts

Intro to Theatre

Technical Theatre

Wind Ensemble

Chorale

Chamber Singers

Music Theory & Composition

Chamber Strings

Art I: Basic Design

Other

Reproductive Health

Physical Education

Information Navigation

10th grade

When our students find their stride...

English

World Literature CP & H

History

Modern World History CP & H

Bible

Intro to Christianity
Bible Survey
Intro to Old Testament
Intro to New Testament
Prophets & History
Wisdom Literature
Paul & His Writings
General Epistles
Early Church History
Late Church History
Christian Biographies
Christian Ethics
Christianity & Social Justice
Reason & Apologetics

Science

Intro to Computer Science
Chemistry H
Physics CP

Math

Pre-Calculus H
Pre-Calculus
Algebra II H
Algebra II

World Languages

French I
French II
French III H
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III H

Arts

Intro to Theatre
Acting I & II
Technical Theatre
Playwriting
Wind Ensemble
Chorale
Chamber Singers
Music Theory & Composition
Chamber Strings
Art 1 - Basic Design
Painting & Drawing
Graphic Design
Architecture
Photography
Stained Glass
Ceramics
Wheel Throwing

Other

Publications
Public Speaking
Health Trends & Issues
Physical Education

11th grade

When our students start dreaming big...

Arts

Intro to Theatre
Acting I & II
Technical Theatre
Playwriting
Chorale
Chamber Singers
Music Theory & Composition
Chamber Strings
Art I: Basic Design
AP Studio Art
Painting & Drawing
Graphic Design
Architecture
Photography
Stained Glass
Wheel Throwing
Ceramics

English

American Literature CP & H
AP English Language & Composition

History

US History
AP US History

Bible

Intro to Christianity
Bible Survey
Intro to Old Testament
Intro to New Testament
Prophets & History
Wisdom Literature
Paul & His Writings
General Epistles
Early Church History
Late Church History
Christian Biographies
Christian Ethics
Christianity & Social Justice
Reason & Apologetics

Science

Intro to Computer Science
Biology H
Chemistry CP

Math

AP Calculus AB
Calculus C
AP Statistics
Intro to Calculus & Statistics
Pre-Calculus H
Pre-Calculus

World Languages

French I 
French II
French III H
French IV H
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III H
Spanish IV H

Other

Publications
Public Speaking

12th grade

When our students forge ahead...

English

British Literature H
AP English Literature

History

AP US History
AP European History
The Holocaust
Contemporary History

Bible

Intro to Christianity
Bible Survey
Intro to Old Testament
Intro to New Testament
Prophets & History
Wisdom Literature
Paul & His Writings
General Epistles
Early Church History
Late Church History
Christian Biographies
Christian Ethics
Christianity & Social Justice
Reason & Apologetics

Science

AP Computer Science
Intro to Computer Science
AP Physics (C) Mechanics
AP Biology
Environmental Science

Math

Multivariable Calculus / Linear Algebra
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
Intro to Calculus & Statistics

World Languages

French I
French II
French III H
French IV H
French V H
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III H
Spanish IV H
Spanish V H

Arts

Intro to Theatre
Acting I & II
Technical Theatre
Playwriting
Chorale
Chamber Singers
Music Theory & Composition
Chamber Strings
Art I: Basic Design
AP Studio Art
Painting & Drawing
Graphic Design
Architecture
Photography
Stained Glass
Wheel Throwing
Ceramics

Other

Publications
Public Speaking
Senior Internship
Advanced Senior Research
Physical Education
College Living

quick facts

 

 

A few more things...

Concentration Program

Concentrations provide opportunities for students to enhance our liberal arts curriculum by exploring an area of interest in greater depth. Students may select a concentration in the second semester of 9th grade, and they continue to work in subsequent years to meet the requirements.

Currently we offer Concentrations in the following areas of study:

  • Arts (visual, vocal, instrumental or theatre sub-topics)
  • Global Studies
  • STEM
  • Innovation

AP & Honors Courses

At LCA, all courses are taught at the college preparatory, honors or advanced placement levels.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES (AP) progress at the most rigorous pace. The course syllabus is approved by the College Board and determined by the AP test. AP courses are taught at the college level and require additional independent work. Most AP courses require summer work in preparation for the course.

HONORS COURSES (H) are intended for students who achieve at a superior level and are comfortable with independent work. Students are expected to use higher-level thinking skills. These courses require more complex assignments that students are expected to manage on their own, seeking help when needed.

COLLEGE PREPARATORY (CP) refers to all other courses. These courses focus on the skills and knowledge needed for success at a wide range of colleges and universities. Students in these courses are challenged through a variety of learning experiences with more direct support from the teacher.

Advising

Support Services

Highly motivated students who have a diagnosed, mild learning disability may be admitted to the Academy on the condition that they participate in the Special Education Learning Center’s tutorial support. Middle School and High School students accepted to LCA with this conditional support must have a current Educational/Psychological evaluation made available to the school which identifies and documents the needs.

This support service provides one to one sessions which address the specific educational needs of each student in the context of their college preparatory classroom curriculum. Methodologies are tailored to students and their individual diagnoses. Education Plans are updated annually and reports of progress are provided each marking period. Students transition out of support when they achieve their Learning Objectives in a given year. LCA does not offer a modified curriculum or remedial instruction.