Ephesians 6:4 instructs fathers to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. LCA operates as a ministry of New Life Baptist Church and is designed to provide training, support and guidance to LCA home school families in achieving God’s mandate. The goal is to provide the resources and activities necessary to assist parents in achieving a balanced education for their students with emphasis on character, excellence and creativity.
With 35 families, LCA began in June of 1996. Within a couple of months, that number almost doubled. The school size has been slowly increased: 65 families the first year, 75 the second and 85 the third. Presently we have over 100 families enrolled. The LCA school board restricted the school’s growth to protect the families from administration overload.
LCA provides enrichment activities for younger students to expand on what the parents teach at home, while providing opportunities to develop social skills in new environments. Our elementary program provides classes for grades K-6 from 9:00-3:00 on Fridays and field trips and school activities every month. The middle school program provides enrichment and academic classes from 9:00-3:00 on Fridays with field trips and activities with the goal of expanding the horizons of the students through enrichment, social interaction and helping older students make the transition to the rigors of high school. The high School program provides academic classes in science, math, foreign languages, literature and writing, music, PE and other elective courses, while also providing opportunities for the students to develop friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
As a homeschool covering, LCA offers families a Headmaster who sets long-range planning and maintains the quality of the school. The Administrator is responsible for maintaining and keeping family information and records, coordinates all school functions and events. The high school coordinator and assistant high school coordinator advise on planning for high school and for college and/or vocation. LCA also offers a graduation ceremony for high school, standardized achievement testing and a wide variety of classes. LCA offers social activities such as our Fall Festival, High School Formal, ACEA competitions, Fine Arts Competition and Science Fair.