LCA offers a liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum.
Course Levels & Placements
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 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 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.
DIRECTED STUDIES are available to students who have advanced skills and knowledge in a particular subject area. These are designed individually with a teacher mentor who acts as the advisor and coach. The students are expected to be self-directed and motivated.
Faith-Infused Learning: Educating for a Christian Mind
The classroom should cultivate inquiry – inquiry about the Christian faith and about the world that each discipline opens up. Christians should be the first to engage in critical thinking; they should not simply catechize correct answers or formally endorse the conclusions of Christian scholars from within their own social-economic or cultural milieu.
As a Christian academy, our courses and programs must be informed by our commitment to the historic Christian faith. Since each subject area has its own foci, methodologies, and intellectual traditions, each must find the right illustrations and questions to direct a faith-infused curriculum.