LCS utilizes a variety of in-school support systems to assist students in the learning process. These services include the EQUIP program, School Counseling and Spiritual Life Departments. Students who need further help after traditional classroom interventions have been utilized can enroll into the LCS EQUIP program. LCS can accommodate but will not modify our curriculum or standards. For additional questions contact your school’s principal.
Preparing for Exams
Our Student Support team has put together some tips to help our students be prepared for this week's midterm exams.
Here are few suggestions to help your student prepare for exams:
- Prepare for the next morning-everything in place helps to slow down the morning rush
- Get a good night’s rest and set your alarm
- Eat a good breakfast
- Pray (Found on Page 9 of study booklet)
Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me. Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together. Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way. As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked. Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.
School Counseling Department
The mission of the School Counseling Department at Lakeway Christian Academy is to provide a Biblically-based, comprehensive program to assist all students and their families in academic, spiritual, emotional/social, and career development. Using the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) guidelines as a framework, school counselors will partner with educators, families, and the community to assist students in maximizing their potential as productive citizens who glorify God in all they do.
As an extension of the School Counseling office, LCA offers Advisory for students in 6th-12th grade to assist in their growth and development by constructing meaningful educational plans in congruence with their life-calling. Each student is assigned a faculty member who will serve as a mentor for the duration of the student’s middle and high school years. Faculty serve as mentors to provide support by guiding and monitoring each student’s academic and social progress. The advisor role is integral to each student’s success, as it gives an additional platform for faculty to partner with families by gaining insight and communicating each student’s concerns, interests, and abilities. Through these groups, Lakeway Christian Academy faculty seek to formulate lasting authentic relationships that lead to student success and foster a strong sense of community. Each advisory group is divided by grade level and consists of 7-10 students per group that meets for 40 minutes once a week.
What is Calling Prep?
We believe God has limitless power to shape our future and place students exactly where He can have the most influence in their lives. Our role is to partner with students and their parents to approach the post-secondary steps with prayerfulness. We want to enable students to grow into responsible decision-makers and discover God’s potential for them.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”- 1 Peter 4:10
The goal of Lakeway Christian Academy college counseling program is to assist students in their academic, personal, and spiritual development by constructing meaningful educational plans in congruence with their life-calling. Instead of using the traditional college/career developmental model, we support students through a comprehensive approach of Calling Prep to help students explore the bigger picture of their purpose and how post-secondary options fit them best in context of God's plan for their lives. Students explore their abilities, passions, strengths, and interests through extensive individualized advisement, small group discussions, and various assessments to prepare and support them through the college admissions process. In partnership with families, students develop greater self-awareness and practical skills to make well-informed, God-centered decisions as they navigate the next phase of life.
EQUIP works with a team to provide the best learning plan for the individual student. The desire of the school is to partner with the home to provide a place for encouragement in every individual. Lakeway wants to equip students to take responsibility for their learning. All students that have a diagnosed Learning Disability are encouraged to participate in the EQUIP program. Collaborative meetings between the parents, teachers, tutors, and EQUIP Director will be held every nine weeks to assure success of the student. We have learning centers on each campus and people who are well-trained in their areas and are deeply committed to seeing each student grow into his or her God-given potential. This will require work and commitment from the school and home. To these ends we desire to help students take academic steps forward and be encouraged in the process!
What is CTE?
Career and technical education (CTE) has become a major pillar of the American education system over the past several years.
Previously called vocational education or vo-tech, CTE provides students with real-world skills that they need to enter the workforce in 16 different industries.
What is CTE?
Career and technical education, or CTE, is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many different fields, including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management and many more. CTE or Career and Technical Education give students the academic, technical and employability skills needed for postsecondary and workplace success. CTE classes give us (students) the ability to learn the skills in order to help us gain and maintain a job in the future. We are given real-world examples to help us understand our academic classes, and they give us the chance to work as part of a team which is a crucial element of any career.
At Lakeway Christian Schools we currently offer Intro to Engineering, Graphic Design, and Robotics. In fall of 2020 students will be able to participate in these programs and the following programs: Culinary Arts, Audio Visual/Production, Computer Science, and Principles of Manufacturing (Welding).