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 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) courses available at Lakeview Christian Academy.
CITS Courses: (College credits provided by Lake Superior College)
General Chemistry I-5 credits
General Chemistry II-5 credits
College Composition I-3 credits
College Composition II-3 credits
American Literature: Civil War to Present-3 credits
English Literature: 18th Century to Present-3 credits
Philosophy-3 credits (provided by Bryant College)
Spanish II-5 credits
Spanich III-5 credits
American Government-3 credits
US History I-3 credits
US History II-3 credits
College Algebra-3 credits
We have found that the primary factor that college admission's officers 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.
Please view our AcademicProfile2017 for more information.
Based upon our annual Terra Nova 3 testing (nationalized norm-referenced test) results, our students in grades K-8 rank in the top 25% of all students in the United States that take the Terra Nova 3 test. Based upon our College Readiness standards (course content), our graduating classes rank in the top 25% of all high school graduates in the United States that go 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.
In grades Preschool through 12, we use a variety of curriculum at Lakeview Christian Academy. We establish our instructional sequences by monitoring the entrance requirements at post-secondary educational institutions as our starting point, and then work backwards from our established graduation requirements through the grade levels, establishing a core curricular sequence that connected to desired outcomes. This way we ensure that we are able to graduate all students with the skills necessary to enter those institutions without the need for remediation.
We have attempted to choose the best curriculum from the best publishers at each grade level, and have implemented a structured curriculum review cycle. All grades are curriculum mapped and reviewed/revised annually to ensure adjustments are made in a timely manner.
Lakeview uses a variety of Christian and secular curriculum. We choose the best textbooks that provide the best academic resources to achieve success. The school supplies students with reusable textbooks for an annual rental fee. All consumable textbooks, workbooks, etc. are purchased by parents annually. The cost of consumables vary by grade level and are billed to the parent account during the month of September. Parent accounts must be paid in full at the end of each month. All textbooks must be covered to prevent damage and extend their life. Textbooks which are the property of LCA must be treated with care. Any damaged or lost books will be charged to the parent's account.
College Preparation Emphasis
Many courses at the high school level have been replaced with college-level courses taught by our highly qualified faculty on our campus. Dual credit college courses permit our students to obtain credit towards their high school diploma while earning college credit. The goal is to eliminate as many general education requirements for 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 from high school.
The scholarships are listed according to application deadlines from September-May each school year, summer deadlines noted at the bottom.
Here is an general College Scholarship Application Guide https://www.moneysavingpro.com/blog/ultimate-guide-to-college-scholarships/
iHelp $1,000 scholarship and iPad give-away
International Students Guide to Financial Aid and Student Loans https://lendedu.com/blog/student-loans-for-international-students/
1) Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship for High School Seniors
The Coca-Coal Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating highschool seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, ant their commitment to making significant impact on their schools and communities. Current high school seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA may apply using the following link.
Deadline October 31
1) Prudential Spirit of Community Awards : Students that have made a difference through volunteering over the past year are eligible for this scholarship. You could be honored at the local, state, or national level for your volunteer work. State winners will receive $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. this spring. National honorees are chosen from the state winners, and will receive an additional $5,000 scholarship. Visit http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit to apply.
Deadline: The application must be completed by November 7, 2017.
2) Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Eligibility criteria: Scholarship, Leadership and Financial Need
Register and apply online: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Application Deadline: November 27, 2017.
1) University of St. Thomas: Science, Mathematics & Engineering Scholarships: St. Thomas offers two full-tuition and two $8,000 renewable scholarships to students who plan to major in science, math or engineering. Application is available at www.stthomas.edu/scischolar/. The scholarship competition is for current high school seniors entering St. Thomas in the fall of 2017.
2) NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
Young entrepreneurs who are graduating high school seniors are eligible to receive a 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Applicants must be entering their freshman year at an accredited two or four year university, college or vocational/technical institute in the Fall of 2016. They must be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award. Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information and for the on-line application. Deadline to apply is December 18, 2016.
3) Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training
Deadline: December 28, 2017.
An apprenticeship to become an electrician right here in Duluth is available to you. Applications must be filled out in person at the Apprenticeship Office, 802 Garfield Avenue – Suite 102, Duluth MN (722-8815).
4) Plumbers and Steamfitters Joint Apprenticeship Training
Application are accepted year round. Applications are available online https://11589jatc.com/why-join/
5) The Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Criteria: Applicants must be attending college by the Fall 2018 semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education.
Award Amount: $500
Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://www.
Deadline: December 31, 2017
6) University of Minnesota-Duluth Scholarships
For more information visit http://d.umn.edu/value/
Deadline for most is December 1.
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Scholarships
Fund amount: varies
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Description: Review the scholarship grid handed out at scholarship night and in the senior class and the criteria for each scholarship. Some have academic criteria and some have financial need requirements; others have requirements about where you will study or what you will major in. Grids are available from the counselor.
1) Marshall and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund Scholarship
Fund Award Amount - $20,000 (over four years)
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Students awarded scholarships in 2016 will receive $20,000 to be distributed over eight semesters ($2,500 per semester) as long as the meet the criteria for keeping the scholarship.
Students must major in an approved mathematics or science field of study
Be a U.S. citizen
Have a composite score of 26 on the ACT test or for those who do not have an ACT score of 26, but plan to retake the ACT test in December or February may submit an application. New test scores must be received in our office by March 1, 2016. SAT scores not accepted.
Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Show promise for a career in mathematics or the sciences. Commit to a major in an approved mathematics
or science field of study.
Have demonstrated qualities of character, perseverance and ambition.
Be from a family whose taxable income is less than $120,000 ( IRS 1040 tax form)
FAFSA/SAR Report (page 1 expected Family Contribution Number: deadline February 15, 2018).
Two letters of recommendation are required; one letter must be from a math or science teacher.
2) Marguerite Gilmore Scholarship (Wells Fargo Wealth Management Minnesota Scholarship Program)
Deadline: January 28, 2018
Applicants must be in the top 8% of their graduating class and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study of teaching, business or engineering at an accredited four year college or university. Financial need will not be considered. See your counselor if you qualify for this scholarship, you may complete the application online at www.csascholars.org
3) Minnesota Power’s Community Involvement Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Student must reside in Minnesota Power’s service territory to be considered. Student must have a GPA of 3.0. Students can apply online at www.mnpower.com/scholarships
4) Oscar and Mary W Mitchell Scholarship Fund
A high school senior in a public or private high school in Duluth, MN or northeastern, MN
In the upper twenty percent of their class.
Be U.S. citizens or legal residents.
Demonstrate traits of high personal character.
Demonstrate financial need.
May attend any campus of the University of Minnestoa system: Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston, Rochester or any accredited PRIVATE FOUR YEAR college in the US.
Apply online at www.csascholars.org The deadline for online applications and additional mailed materials in January 28, 2018.
5) Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarsip
Applicants do not have to be Mensa members. They must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the 2018 academic year and they must submit an application and essay explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals. Minnesota Mensa, which includes parts of western Wisconsin, will be offering a $500 scholarship to one applicant and there are additional scholarships available at the regional and national level, as well as for those meeting particular criteria (field of study, returning students, etc.).
Apply http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships by January 15, 2018
1) Minnesota Family Involvement Council Scholarships
The MNFIC will award four $1,000 scholarships and twelve $500 scholarships to seniors who plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2016. Applicant must be a member in good standing of a credit union associated with the Minnesota Credit Union Network. A 500 word essay is part of the application process. Financial need is not considered in the selection of scholarship recipients. To apply, go to http://mnfic.org/scholarships/
The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017
2) Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
This foundation awards minority high school senior students four-year scholarships of up to $7,500 per year to attend an accredited 4-year institution of their choice within the U.S. To be eligible, you must be a minority, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, have financial need, and have a composite ACT score of 21. To apply go to http://www.jackierobinson.org/
The application deadline is February 1, 2018
3) Catch A Break Scholarship Program
Four year scholarships up to $10,000/year will be awarded to U.S. Citizens/Minnesota residents who have been admitted to a 4-year public college or university in Minnesota, and have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher. Applicant must have faced challenges in life and learned from them, must be highly motivated and know why you want a college education, and your family's household income must show significant financial stress/challenge in paying for your college education. The award amount will be determined after consideration of all sources of financial aid. For more information,http://sms.scholarshipa merica.org/catchabreak/
Deadline: March 1, 2018
4) Buick Achievers National Scholarship
Those encouraged to apply:
Those who plan to enroll full time at a four year college or university.
Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with interest in the automotive industry.
Click here for online application information Buick Achievers
Application deadline: February 28, 2018
5)Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship
To attend the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business
To see eligibility requirements and application click here
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
6) Rotary Essay Contest
Juniors and Seniors: A $150 award for regional competition; district level has a prize award $1,100. The essay can be any topic, but must apply the principles of the 4-way Rotary Test:
1) Is it the TRUTH? 2) Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3) Will it build GOODWILL AND BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Essay should be 500-1,000 words.
Please see Guidance Counselor for application. Deadline is February 5, 2018
7) Ionic Lodge 186 Minnesota Masonic Charities Matching Funds Scholarships
Three $2,000 matching funds scholarships offered to graduating seniors. Eligibility: GPA is a prime factor, must submit an official transcript, a letter about yourself, one-page essay on what "free masonry" is(Masonic relationship is not a requirement).
Please see Guidance Counselor for application. Deadline is February 14, 2018
8) Harbor Pointe Credit Union Scholarship
Awards $1,500 scholarships to area high school seniors. Applications and complete guidelines are available at http://www.hpcu.us
Application deadline is February 28, 2018
1) Robert Hermans Scholarship, Harbortown Rotary: This scholarship awards $2,000 to the recipients. Applications are available click here: Harbortown Rotary. The awards are based on character, demonstrated community involvement, leadership, and academic ability.
Applications are due March 1, 2017
2) Eleventh District Bar Association Scholarship
The association awards one non renewable $2,500 scholarship for 2017 for students interested in pursuing a law degree. Please contact the guidance counselor for information.
Applications are due March 31, 2017 by 4 p.m.
3) Members Cooperative Credit Union
Community Youth Foundation awards nine $1,000 scholarships. Applications are available online starting February 1, 2017 CLICK HERE Credit Union.
Applications are due March 31, 2017.
4) Simon Youth Community Scholarship Program
To be eligible, applicants must:
Be a high school senior attending school and living within 50 miles of the Simon® or Washington Prime property associated with the application
Be a legal U.S. resident
Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in Fall 2016
Demonstrate academic promise and financial need
Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, essay response, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement.
Scholarships in the amount of $1,500, one at each Simon® or Washington Prime property, will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
Application deadline is March 1, 2017. Click here for the online application.
5) Minnesota's Women's Golf Association Foundation
Fund Award: $3,000 per year, renewable for 4 consecutive years
Eligibility 3.2 GPA, financial need, and quality of character. Candidate shall demonstrate an interest or involvement in the sport of golf.
Deadline March 31, 2017
Online application: http://www.mwga-online.org/new/foundation_application.cfm or see guidance counselor for an application.
6) Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarship
Eligibility based on merit and determined by GPA, ranging from 3.0-4.o. These are renewable scholarships up to $5,000. Seniors interested in vocational/technical school to acquire an associate's degree may be considered for the Vocational Scholarships (GPA 2.5 or higher).
Apply online https://www.mnmasoniccharities.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
Deadline March 1, 2017
7) MSCA High School Scholarship Program
Sponsored by the Minnesota School Counselors Association. One $1,000 scholarship awarded to an individual pursuing post-secondary education at the institution of their choice. Applicant must be able to articulate how a licensed school counselor has impacted their life.
Applications online http://www.mnschoolcounselors.org/
Deadline March 1, 2017
8) Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
$1,000 to $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who will be pursuing a degree in printing technology, printing management, or graphic communications. GPA 3.0 or higher. Two letters of recommendation are required. Applications online at https://pgsf.org/
Deadline March 1, 2017
9) 8th District State Horticulture Scholarship
Scholarship from $250-$600. No restrictions for major or school. The applicant must provide evidence of an interest and participation in horticulture/gardening activities ( home garden, 4-H, scouts or community gardens).
Please see Guidance Counselor for application. Deadline is March 1, 2017
10) Essentia Health-Miller Dwan Auxilliary
Offering $1,500 scholarships to seniors entering into the health care field.
Please see Guidance Counselor for application. Deadline is March 1, 2017
11) Women in Technology Scholarship
WITS will support women who are accepted into 2-4 year college or universities. The scholarship is based on on academic performance, and essay and participation in community services and/or extracurricular activities. Multiple scholarships of up to $2,500 awarded to candidates pursuing a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or related fields. The application can be downloaded at http://www.trustvip.com
Please see Guidance Counselor for application. Deadline is March 1, 2017
12) Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarships
Awarded to high school seniors that have proven themselves exceptional leaders in combating intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their school and community. A 1,000 word essay and two letters of recommendation are required. One winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Additional runners-up will receive on time stipends towards their college education. More information is available at http://annefrank.com/about-the-awards/
Please see Guidance Counselor for application. Deadline is March 17, 2017
13) Minnesota PTA Scholarships
Three $1,000 will be awarded to seniors entering the field of education at a Minnesota college or university. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic ability, financial need, community service, and essay response. Applications available http://www.mnpta.org
Deadline is March 31, 2017
14) iHelp Scholarships
iHelp is providing five $1,000 scholarships to applicants attending college next year. Apply here
Deadline March 31, 2017
1) US-Rok Korean War Service Members Memorial Scholarship Initiative
a) The applicant is a descendant of the Korean War service member (served from June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955.
b) Applicant will be a freshman, sophomore, or junior in four year college or will be a first year or second year student in vocational/technical college or community college.
Application materials can be obtained online http://www.kwva.org/
Applications must be RECEIVED BY April 15, 2017
2) Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarship
a) a union member of a dependent of a union member whose local union is affiliated with the Minnesota AFL-CIO
b) have a straight "B" average or better (3.0/4.0 grade point system)
c) attend a post secondary institution located within the state of Minnesota
Entry deadline April 30, 2017
Please contact Guidance Counselor for the application.
3) Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay/Video Scholarship
Sponsored by Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. The essay is limited to 1,000 words or a video between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. The first place award is $1,000 and second place is $500. Information available at http://www.cleanairchoice.org
Please see Guidance Counselor for application. Deadline is April 7, 2017
4) MBA (Minnesota Benefit Association)
Scholarships up to $1,000 are available to children or grandchildren of Minnesota public employees (public or school district employee, or elected official in MN). Applications available at http://www.minnesotabenefitassociation.org
Deadline is April 15, 2017
5) Lakewood American Legion Post 571 Scholarship
Alumni of Lakewood Elementary School who are seniors at or have graduated from a Duluth area High School planning to attend an accredited college or university are eligible to apply.
See the guidance counselor for an application. Applications Due April 1, 2017
6) Minnesota Chapter of Farm House Fraternity
Minnesota Chapter of Farm House Fraternity will be offering $250-$1000 scholarships to high school senior men who will be attending the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2017. Please see the Guidance Counselor for an application. The application is due April 1, 2017.
7) WITC Promise Scholarship
For students planning to attend WITC, a WITC promise application is required. Please apply online: http://www.witc.edu/foundation/witc-promise.htm
Deadline is April 14, 2017
1) Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship
Award up to six $1,000 scholarships. Winners will be chosen based on a written essay.
All applications must be submitted by May 1, 2016.
Please see Guidance Counselor for the application.
2) 2016 Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists
The Women’s Orthopaedic Center and Allina Health are proud to present the 8th annual Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship. Two $2,500.00 scholarships are available and will be awarded to one male and one female student athlete who intend to pursue a professional career in sports medicine. Qualified candidates should demonstrate leadership, be actively involved in their community and interscholastic sports and achieve academic success.
Scholarship criteria: 1. Graduating high school senior male from the state of Minnesota. 2. Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States. 3. Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school. 4. Intending to major in a field related to sports medicine.
5. Application Deadline: Must be post marked by May 2, 2017
Women’s Orthopaedic Center and Allina Health Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship criteria: 1. Graduating high school senior female from the state of Minnesota. 2. Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States. 3. Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school. 4. Intending to major in a field related to sports medicine.
5. Application Deadline: Must be post marked by May 2, 2017 www.sportsandortho.com www.womensorthocenter.com www.allinahealth.org
3) Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Scholarship
www.nvva.us/scholarship.asp for eligibility guidelines.
Applications are due May 10, 2017
Please contact our guidance counselor for additional information.
4) Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association Scholarship $1,000
a) Students must have participated in A.Y.S.A. or a similar program during their youth.
Applications are due May 27, 2017
Applications available online at www.arrowheadsoccer.com Completed applications may be mailed to: Mr. Archie Clark,
5898 North Pike Lake Road, Duluth, MN 55811
5) Tom Knapp Scholarship-(Clay Target League)
Four $2,500 scholarships will be granted to two females and two males to assist high school seniors who participate in the
MSHSCTL and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school. Click here for the application.
Applications are due May 1, 2017
6) Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Scholarship $2,000
a) Student must be a participant in 2016 Spring League
b) Student athlete must be a high school senior graduating in 2016.
c) Student athlete must demonstrate an interest in furthering their education in the field of environmental sciences and conservation of our natural resources.
d) Student athlete must adhere to all school district rules, policies and requirements concerning student activities including, but not limited to attendance, conduct, scholastic standing and other eligibilty requirements.
Application due May 15, 2017 Download application here.
7) Waldorf University-Women's Leadership Scholarship
We are accepting the half-full tuition leadership scholarships for females. The deadline for the Leadership Scholarship for seniors to apply is May 22, 2017.
If you know of any juniors that are starting to think about college their deadline is November 2017.
Learn more about why you should attend Waldorf University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eb46Dy_O64&feature=youtu.be
Open House April 21- Waldorf University, Forest City, IA
Applications Due May 22, 2017 Apply here http://www.waldorf.edu/admissions/tuition-financial-aid/scholarships/chantell-cooley
8) Faith and Justice Scholarship Scholarship
University Episcopal Community's Faith & Justice Scholarship. We will be awarding 3 scholarships of $1,000 to students who will be starting a 2-year or 4-year program anywhere in Minneapolis or St. Paul. Students from any faith tradition are invited to apply.
Application information can be found here: https://www.universityepiscopalcommunity.org/faith-justice-scholarship/
Application are due May 31.
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
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 June 30, 2017.
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.
Deadline to apply June 15, 2017