Academic Overview

Acedemic Overview

At Lakeview Christian Academy, we determine our instructional sequences in every core subject area through a process of examination of post-secondary entrance requirements. We surveyed 2-3 public and private universities in every state in the United States to determine their expectations of how a freshman entering their institutions would be equipped academically so as not to need any kind of remediation.  The results of our survey revealed an important consistency among post-secondary institutions, with an additional emphasis on course content within each core subject area.  For example, they are more interested in the content of the math courses you take in high school rather than the number of math courses you take in high school.  With this example, post-secondary institutions would require Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus as the 4 math courses a high school student must take in order to minimally qualify for admission.  No other math courses will substitute for these requirements.  The same would apply to the other core subject areas.

At Lakeview Christian Academy we believe it is important to require all of our students to take an instructional sequence in each of the core subject areas that will prepare all of them for entrance into a post-secondary institution.  This is called our College Readiness Program.  The rigor involved in such a requirement provides the additional benefit of developing the character of our students.  Even if they decide to move directly into the workforce, they are adequately prepared with disciplines that will position them favorably with employers.  This is a very important part of our program, and one that cannot be underestimated.  Integrity in our young adults is something we old adults want to see.  Below is an outline of our requirements for graduation from Lakeview:

College in the Schools (CITS) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses available at Lakeview Christian Academy.

AP Courses:
Biology
Environmental Science
Microeconomics
US Government and Politics

CITS Courses: (College credits provided by Lake Superior College)
CHEM1210  General Chemistry I-5 credits
BIOL1140     Human Anatomy and Physiology I-4 credits
BIOL1005     Introduction to Cell Biology-1 credit
PHYS1201    Introduction to Physics I-5 credits
MATH1150    Pre-Calculus-5 credits
MATH2204    Calculus I-5 credits
ENGL1106     College Composition I-3 credits
ENGL1109     College Composition II -3 credits
ENGL2106    American Literature: Civil War to Present-3 credits
ENGL2102   English Literature: 18th Century to Present-3 credits

Bryan College, Dayton, TN:
Philosophy 112  Understanding the Times-3 credits

Based on a 2010 NACAC Admissions Trends Survey, the primary factor admission's officers at more than 1,914 colleges and universities nationwide believe is most important is a high school student's performance in college preparatory courses.  The second most important factor is the strength of the curriculum of these courses.  While performance on the ACT or SAT is important for high school students, especially in accessing scholarship funding, it is only a snapshot at a given point in time that may not adequately provide a broad enough assessment of student ability.  There is also the added challenge that some very academically gifted students do not do well on standardized tests.  While we believe that performing well on the ACT/SAT is important, our primary emphasis in preparing our students lies in the rigorous content of all of their core academic courses during high school.
Below are the ACT results for all of our students in the Class of 2016:
English 27.5
Math 23.0
Reading 27.4
Science 25.1
Composite: 25.7

Based upon Terra Nova 3 test (nationalized norm-referenced test) results during the 2015-16 school year, our students in grades K-8 ranked in the top 25% of all students in the United States that took the Terra Nova 3 test.  Based upon our College Readiness standards (course content), our graduating class of 2016 ranked in the top 25% of all high school graduates in the United States that went on to college. Students that complete a rigorous high school instructional sequence are not only better prepared for college, they are the most likely to finish their pursuit of a college degree.

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College Scholarship Information

Application information can be found here: https://www.universityepiscopalcommunity.org/faith-justice-scholarship/

Application are due May 31.
June

1) Lifestyle Dentistry Scholarships

Eligibility:  a) be attending college or university no later that September 30, 2015.  Current High School Seniors who will graduating in 2016 are eligible.  You can be enrolled in any field of study.

b) Submit answers to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to June 30, 2015.

c) Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Click here for application.  Award-$1,000 Deadline June 30

Additional Scholarship Information is available at https://www.studentscholarships.org/

2) Nursing Scholarships

This scholarship will award $1,000 to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and
mathematics.
A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue
college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.

Apply here: http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/categories/minnesota

3) Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Scholarship $1,000.
Apply online: http://www.animationcareerreview.com/

Deadline June 1, 2017

4)  Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.

Apply online: http://www.onlinembareport.com/

Deadline June 1, 2017

5) Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program

High school seniors intending to pursue post secondary education at a community college or technical school may apply.  This program provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Pell-eligibility, enrollment by fall with a commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree and United States citizenship are required.

https://application2.horatioalger.org/Security/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

Deadline to apply June 15, 2017