About Lakeview Christian Academy
Thank you for considering Lakeview Christian Academy for the education of your child. We hope that our website provides you with an insight into our organization. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.Lakeview Christian Academy is a Preschool thru Grade 12, nondenominational, independent Christian school. Our Statement of Faith identifies our core values and provides us with our identity, mission and purpose. We are an educational ministry that provides all Christian families with training in academic excellence and spiritual development for over 30 years. All of our programs and activities are Biblically integrated, providing a spiritual foundation from which to disciple and equip our students for life. Our focus on a rigorous core curriculum throughout the instructional sequence ensures that we graduate all students with the ability to enter a post-secondary educational environment without the need for remediation.
We recognize the importance of raising and training our children within the Christian community to have the courage to reflect the light of Jesus Christ in a world full of challenges. By partnering together, we can and will make a difference.
Todd A. Benson
Head of School
All Parents Who Bring their Children to Lakeview Christian Academy Must Agree with the Following Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant and complete Word of God. (II Timothy 3:15, II Peter 1:21)
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
We believe in: The deity of Christ (John 10:33), His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35),
His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26),
His miracles (John 2:11),
His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9),
His resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4),
His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19),
His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Rev. 19:11)
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that men are justified by faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God's grace and through faith alone are we saved. (John 3:16-19, 5:24, Romans 5:8-9, 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29) We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, 5:18)
We believe in Biblical creation, including man, by the direct act of God. (John 5:28-29)
Lakeview Christian Academy has an excellent preschool program for three to five year olds that is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Children are exposed to music, art, Spanish, math, language, science, health, safety procedures and appropriate behavior. Our methodology includes learning centers, circle time, learn by doing, movement activities, rest, snack, gym and recess. Our preschool classes are designed to provide a safe, Christ-centered learning atmosphere where the students are introduced to a classroom environment and develop a love for learning. Our academic goal is to ensure our students are ready for Kindergarten when the time comes to make that transition. Multiple options are available from 2 day half day to 5 day full day.
Kindergarten Program (Half Day & Full Day Options)
Kindergarten is an integral part of the total school program, providing a point of transition to elementary school. It is an enjoyable opportunity for the students to learn numbers, phonics, reading, community, basic organizational skills, and participate in music and art. In order for a student to be enrolled in Kindergarten, he/she must have attained at least the age of five (5) prior to September 1st. Children are also required to go through early childhood screening and developmental readiness testing through the local school district. All immunizations must be current prior to acceptance into the program.
Our elementary program is designed for students to develop learning skills in all subject areas. This curriculum includes Bible, Language Arts, Mathematics, Penmanship, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Foreign Language, Computer Applications, and Physical Education.
The course of study for students entering our Secondary Program provides challenge and motivation to develop the student’s self confidence and emotional stability at an important time of transition from childhood to adulthood. Our traditional education focuses on a solid core curricular instructional sequence that is Biblically integrated (truth driven), ensuring that all students have a specific depth of knowledge in the core subjects of Mathematics, Science, English, Literature, Social Studies, and Biblical Studies prior to graduation. All students are prepared for any kind of post-secondary education without the need for remediation by providing them with a solid academic foundation. This preparation provides colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools with students equipped with the required skills that are necessary to start and finish the training process for different careers. Lakeview has a firm commitment to help students achieve to their highest level of ability.
In addition to a focus on a solid core curriculum, Lakeview provides a variety of service and extracurricular/co-curricular opportunities. Every student in middle and high school is required to perform a number of community service hours each year, benefiting both the student and the community. Lakeview is a member of the MSHSL and participates in fall, winter and spring athletics. Students are provided with a number of elective opportunities, which include choral, art, drama, worship team, computer applications, foreign language, and yearbook. Additional opportunities through academic competitions, retreats and mission trips are made available each year.
College Prep Courses
High school students have the opportunity to take advantage of dual credit college courses and advanced placement courses taught on our campus by our highly qualified faculty. The college courses count for credit on the high school transcript and on a college transcript through a partnership with Lake Superior College. The advanced placement courses count for college credit after successfully passing an advanced placement test. The intention is to eliminate as many general education requirements of a college degree as possible while the student is still in high school. This innovative approach avoids scheduling, availability, and equivalency challenges associated with the PSEO (post secondary enrollment options) program, and permits the retention of our students on our campus through graduation. Courses available include; General Chemistry I (5 cr.), Introduction to Cell Biology (1 cr.), Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr.), Introduction to Physics I (5 cr.), Pre-Calculus (5 cr.), Calculus I (5 cr.), College Composition I (3 cr.), College Composition II (3 cr.), American Literature (3 cr.), English Literature (3 cr.), AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP US Government and Politics, AP Microeconomics.
Special Education Assistance
Lakeview is proud of its commitment to teach every child, and has been very successful in navigating the myriad of different challenges associated with this commitment. Psychological, physiological, and normal life challenges are manifested in all of our youth to one extent or another. Our goal is to create an environment that facilitates the successful navigation of these challenges. With a professional resource staff, small classroom sizes, individualized interventions, coordinated modifications and accommodations, and professional links with public school resources, we invest in every learner, regardless of academic ability, in order to help them achieve to their highest potential.
Chapel services are held weekly for students, providing opportunity for worship, prayer, and challenges from God's word. One service is designed for students in grades K-5(every Wednesday from 9:00-9:45 a.m.), and one service is designed for students in grades 6-12(every Wednesday from 8:00-8:45 a.m.). Parents and visitors are always welcome guests.
The success of this ministry is not measured by how many students are coming in the door, but by the number we send out to God's service. Every believer is called to be involved in outreach. God seeks to reflect Himself through each of us. We believe our school is called to prepare young people to help others in life. Therefore, Lakeview Christian Academy will encourage our students to become involved in both the spiritual and physical needs of others through various Christian service projects and outreach opportunities.
Students can bring their lunch to school each day or participate in our hot lunch program (associated cost). Microwave ovens and milk are available to the students. Lakeview participates in a special milk reimbursement program with the state of Minnesota which pays part of the cost of the milk. The minimal cost varies yearly and is paid in full by the parents at the beginning of the school year.
Before/After Care Program
Before Care is available for all students from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily. After Care is available for all students from 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily.