Lakeland Christian Academy celebrates God's greatest creation...a child.

Lakeland Christian Academy has a small student-teacher ratio with a loving and encouraging environment.  The teachers use a strong academic program to develop a strong study and life skills.  Our staff is in partnership with our parents and their church in promoting a child's spiritual growth, academic training, physical growth, and social development.  The students also enjoy seven specials' classes from Spanish, Technology Lab, P.E., Art, Library, Chapel and Music.  Our students love attending our hands-on math and science labs and learning through various field trips during the school year.

The purpose of LCA is to impact lives for eternity with a Christ-centered education through the pursuit of academic excellence.  Lakeland Christian Academy offers a safe, nurturing environment where our students realize their God-given potential to go out and make a difference in their world.

Our goal at Lakeland Christian Academy is to build a strong Biblical foundation through integrating the Word of God in every subject and therefore into the children's lives.  This knowledge will build strong Christian character and virtue.  The Biblical foundation will produce future community leaders to impact their own generation and their world.

Our LCA tuition rates represent an exceptional value relative to other similar area schools.  Lakeland Christian Academy continues to accept applications for new students and will administer the placement evaluation individually on campus during the school day.  Limited space is available.

LCA has an open door policy and parents may stop in at any time for a tour or you may call the school office (972) 219-3939 for a scheduled tour.

 

To access student grades click below:

 






 

Spiritual Emphasis    Social Emphasis    Special Concentrations
Kindergarten    1st Grade    2nd Grade    3rd Grade    4th Grade     5th Grade    6th Grade

Lakeland Christian Academy (LCA), treats all children as gifted children.  LCA uses an academically accelerated curriculum that can take children far beyond their years while letting them enjoy the social and emotional connections with other children of their own age.

Book Publications:

ABeka and Bob Jones University offer complete classroom curriculum for Kindergarten
through 6th grade.

ABeka and BJU are used by many private Christian schools.  They provide a Christian based curriculum with Bible lessons included in all lessons plans.  ABeka is recognized for its phonics program.  BJU is recognized for its reading comprehension and language program.

Spiritual Emphasis:

Bible stories are taught at all age levels from Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Stories, vocabulary and application are covered using the NIV Bible.  Positive Action curriculum is used to support each story.

Chapel is held weekly with all students 3 years old through 6th grade attending.  Each week a brief object lesson or character lesson is covered.  All children enjoy a fun praise and worship time together.

Social Emphasis
Preschool through 6th Grade:

Children are introduced to the following Skill Developments along with the Academic Scope for age level:
Character Development:  Children learn the importance of being courteous, polite, cheerful, and unselfish.
Health and Safety:  Children learn the importance of getting plenty of sleep, fastening their seat belts and other healthy and safety tips.
Community Helpers:  Children will enjoy learning about doctors, farmers, firemen, pastors and other community leaders.

For Preschool:  Click Here

Special Concentrations
K5 through 6th Grade:

Music is taught weekly.  Children explore music history, introduction to instruments and voice.
Spanish is taught weekly.  Children learn both conversational and formal Spanish.
Technology Lab:  Students begin with mouse and keyboarding skills.  Older students are introduced to Word, Publisher, Excel and Power Point programs.  Technology lab is visited weekly.  Computers are also provided in the classrooms.
Art:  Art class covers art appreciation as well as two-dimensional and three-dimensional child created art.  Art class is visited weekly. 
Physical Education:  Emphasis is on physical health through organized games and activities designed to meet the physical needs of every child.  PE is visited weekly or bi-weekly.
Chapel is held once a week in the Children's Theater.  The children sing praise and worship songs and are taught a Bible lesson through object lessons and character development.

 

 

 

An elementary class learns
how to fire pottery with the on-site kiln.

 

Kindergarten Five Year Olds
Language  Arts         
Phonics and Reading                 
 Recognition of name, sound and picture of long and short vowels
and consonants
                          Sounding of blends, one-and two-vowel words, and words with
special sounds
                          Beginning phonics rules and special sounds
                          Reading of sentences and stories with one- and two-vowel words
                              and special sounds, words from twelve books

Writing               
Letters, blends, words, and sentences
                           Name
Language           
Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods

Poetry              
Thirteen poems studied

Science               
Plants:  God's Plan for Seeds
Animals:  God's Plan for Animals & for the Seashore
Health and Human Biology:  God's Plan for Me
Earth and Space:  God's Plan for Weather & for Seasons

Arithmetic             
Number recognition, counting, and writing 1-100
Number Concepts 1-100
Numbers before and after 1-100
Numbers largest and smallest 1-100
Counting and writing by tens to 100
Value of coins and dollar bill
Telling time
Using the calendar
Days of the week

Social Studies                
Community Helpers
Children of the World
America:  Our Great Country (map studies, famous American and
places)

Bible                     
"God Loves Me"
Familiar Bible stories with an emphasis on God's care
Lessons about Creation, Adam and Eve, Daniel, David, Jonah, Joseph,
Esther, Christmas, Life of Christ, Parables, Easter, Paul, and Peter

First Grade
Language Arts
Phonics and Reading
Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends
Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading
Spelling rules:  doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i
Oral reading

Manuscript Writing
Review of letter formation
Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas

Spelling and Poetry
Weekly phonics-based word list
Weekly test with phonics
Reinforcement activities
Study of eight poems

Language
Capitalization of first word in a sentence, proper names, days of the week, and months of
    year
Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences
Recognition of complete sentences
Words using suffixes, prefixes, syllables, compound words, rhyming words,
    opposite words, and contractions
Alphabetizing of words
Writing complete sentences and short stories
Creative writing

History and Geography
This is My America

My America's Flag                    My America Grows
My America's Freedoms            My America Talks
Symbols of My America             My America Travels
Great People of America            My America Is Beautiful

This is My World
Mexico, Peru, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, England, The Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Egypt, India, China, Australia, Guam, American Samoa

Science
Health and Human Biology
Discovering Myself
Animals
Discovering Animals
Discovering Insects
Seasons
Discovering Seasons
Energy
Discovering My Toys
Plants
Discovering My Plants

Health, Safety, Manners
Health
Eating good foods
Exercising
Rest
Posture
Care of body, clothes, home
Safety
At home and away from home
On streets, playground, water
Manners
At home, school, church, public

Arithmetic
Number recognition, counting, and writing 1-1,000
Greatest and least
Counting and writing by tens, fives, twos, and threes
Number Sequences
Ordinal numbers
Addition facts through 13 and three-digit addition with carrying
Subtraction facts through 13 and two-digit subtractions
Story problems
Numbers before and after by ones, twos, tens
Between numbers
Counting and combining coins
Telling time to the nearest five minutes
Recognize odd and even numbers
English and some metric measure
Place value in ones, tens, and hundred
Unit fractions
Reading a thermometer
Using a ruler
Multiple combinations
Concept of multiplication
Calendars
Reading pictographs and bar graphs
Developing listening skills
Roman numerals

Bible
"God's Gifts to Me"
Familiar Bible stories which illustrate God's gifts of our world, families, leaders, helpers, His Son,
    His Word, His Church and our abilities.
Lessons about Creation, the first family, Noah, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Ruth, the Ten
    Commandments, the Life of Christ, God's Word, Stephen and Philip.
(Includes memory verses)

Second Grade
Language Arts
Phonics and Reading

Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends
Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading
Spelling rules:  doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i
Oral reading

Cursive Writing
Review of letter formation
Guided creative writing
Creative writing journal
Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas
Introduction to 3/4-space writing

Spelling and Poetry
Weekly phonics-based word list
Vocabulary words and definitions second semester
Weekly test
Reinforcement activities
Spelling glossary
Study of seven poems

Language
Capitalization of first word in a sentence, proper names, days of the week, and months of the
    year, special holidays, people, and places
Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences
Complete sentences, questions, and exclamations
Words using suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words,
    same-meaning words, singular and plural words, singular possessive words, and contractions
Alphabetizing words and other dictionary skills
Word usage rules
Writing of complete sentences, questions, exclamations, and short stories
Writing letters and thank-you notes
Creative writing

History and Geography
America, Our Home
Our Flag
Our Patriotic Holidays
Our Songs
The People Who Built America
The Separatist
America's Pioneers
America's Indians
America's Cowboys
The Colonists
The New Americans

Science
Health and Human Biology
Enjoying Myself and Others
Matter
Enjoying the Air Around Us
Plants
Enjoying the Plant World
Earth and Space
Enjoying the Stars and Planets
Enjoying Planet Earth
Animals
Enjoying the Animal World
Energy
Enjoying the Air Around Us
Enjoying Things That Move
Conservation
Enjoying Things That Work Together

Health, Safety, Manners
Health
Nutrition
Exercising
Rest
Posture
Cleanliness
Diseases
Safety
At home and away from home
On streets, around water, during bad weather
Manners
Politeness
Kindness
Cheerfulness
Respect
Thoughtfulness
Thankfulness
Patience
Table and telephone manners

Arithmetic
Number recognition, counting, and writing 1-10,000 and beyond
Number greatest and least 1-1,000
Counting and writing to hundred thousands, threes to 36, fours to 48
Ordinal numbers
Addition facts through 18, column addition, four-digit subtraction with borrowing
Multiplication facts 0-5
Division facts 1-5
Story problems
Multiple Combinations
Estimation
Rounding
Numbers before and after by ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and tens
Counting and combining coins and bills
Telling time to the nearest minute
English and some metric measures
Drawing and measuring lines to one-half inch
Developing listening skills
Calendars
Place value to thousands
Unit fractions
Making change
Reading thermometer
Reading pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs
Roman numerals

Bible
"God's Way to Live"
Two and three week studies of Bible heroes with a focus on character traits illustrated
    and how they apply to students' lives.
Lessons about Moses, David, Joshua, Nehemia, Daniel, Miriam, Job, Abraham, Esther,
    Martha, Elijah, Peter, Ruth, Paul
(Includes memory verses)
 

Third Grade
Language Arts
Phonics and Reading

Review of all phonics rules
Oral reading
Reading Comprehension

Cursive Writing
Review of cursive writing formation 3/4-space high
Creative writing

Spelling and Poetry
Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary
Sentence dictation using spelling words
Reinforcement activities
Study of nine poems

Language
Writing Process
Complete sentences
Punctuation and capitalization rules
Creative writing, friendly letters
Grammar
Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives
Word usage
Forming plurals and common contractions
Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms
Dictionary skills

History and Geography
Continents and oceans of the world
Study of world geography
States of the United States
Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people
        Columbus                                Daniel Boone
        John Smith                              Noah Webster
        Pocahontas                             John Greenleaf Whittier
        Miles Standish                         Robert E. Lee
        Squanto                                  Abraham Lincoln
        William Penn                           Clara Barton
        Ben Franklin                            U. S. Grant
        George Washington                 Louisa May Alcott
        Thomas Jefferson                     Booker T. Washington
        George Washington Carver        Billy Sunday
        Laura Ingalls Wilder

Science
Health and Human Biology
Wonderfully Made
Plants
Exploring the Plant World
Earth and Space
Exploring the Ocean
Exploring the Weather
Animals
Exploring the World of Vertebrates
Exploring the World of Invertebrates
Conservation
Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, the Forest, the Farmer's Field

Health, Safety, Manners
(covered in a PE unit)
Posture, Exercise
Nutrition, Diet

Arithmetic
Recognition of the place value of numbers
Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying
Subtraction facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing
Multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying
How to show a multiplication fact six ways
Division tables 1-12 and working and checking a division problem
Terminology for four processes
English and metric measures
Telling time
Roman numbers 1-1,000
Using a ruler
Solving story problems with up to four steps
Recognizing and solving number sentences
Converting measures and solving measurement equations
Recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<)
Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly
Solving problems containing parentheses
Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions
Averaging numbers
Reading a thermometer
Recognizing geometric shapes
Finding the unknown number in an equation

Bible
"Christ and His Church"
A study of the life of Christ (His actions, teachings and miracles), the early Church in Acts
    and missions from Paul until now.
(Includes memory verses)

Fourth Grade
Language Arts
Reading

Oral and Silent Reading
Reading Comprehension
Book Reports
Classroom novel

Spelling and Poetry
Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary
Sentence dictation using spelling words
Reinforcement activities
Study of six poems

Language
Writing Process
Writing good sentences using the Writing Process
Writing letters, notes and addressing envelopes
Writing a report
Creative writing
Using the encyclopedia and dictionary
Grammar
Punctuation and capitalization
Eight parts of speech
Diagram sentences
Word usage

History and Geography
Study of American history starting with the early explorations of the New World to the present
Study of the 50 states and capitals
Study of the Presidents
Six Weeks study of Texas State History

Science
Science: Let's Find Out
Scientific observations on insect life, plants, birds and flowers
Insects: Miniature marvels of Creation
The study of the insect life cycles, dwellings, defense, body parts, and communication
Plants: Provision for Man and Beast
Study of germination, travel of seeds, flowers, trees, poisonous plants, and
    George Washington Carver
Birds: Winged Wonders
Study of birds in your backyard and the forest, recognizing birds, feeding birds, and the
    design of the bird and flight
Matter: Water, Air, and Weather
Study of water, wind, condensation, precipitation, clouds, and weather forecasting
Energy: Sound and Hearing
Study of making and receiving sound, pitch, and Alexander Graham Bell
Geology: Plant Earth
Study of the earth, its layers, rocks, oceans, continents, and motion
Oceanography: Wonders of the Sea
Study of the seas, ocean floor and open sea, waves, and animal life
Astronomy: Consider the Heavens
Study of the stars, sun, moon, seasons, days, years, and the origin of the universe

Health, Safety, Manners
(covered in a PE unit)
Posture, Exercise
Nutrition, Diet

Arithmetic
Place value to millions
Two-and three-digit multiplication
Two-digit division, dividing whole numbers and money
English linear, liquid, and weight measures
Converting measures and measurement equations
Metric units of length, weight, and capacity
Measuring to the nearest quarter inch
Averaging
Estimation
Roman numerals
Fractions, adding, subtracting, multiplying, reducing and changing improper fractions
Pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs
Decimals, adding and subtracting
Measuring temperature
Solving equations
Introduction to geometry
Geometric shapes
Concept of perimeter of squares and rectangles
Concept of area of squares and rectangles

Bible
"Christ and His Word"
Students learn the tools for Bible study and traditional doctrinal subjects
Some of the topics include God, His Word, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Church, Salvation, and Heaven.  They are encouraged to ask, "What effect does that have on me and my behavior?"
(Includes memory verses)

Fifth Grade
English
Sentences
Compare/Contrast Essay
Nouns
Persuasive Business Letter
Verbs
Diamante and Sense poems
Study and Reference Skills
Personal Narrative
Pronouns
Book Review
Research Report
Adjectives and Adverbs
Imaginative Instructions
Writing a Play

History and Geography
Eight documents reviewed
Geography facts: terms, rivers, capitals, mountains, climate, deserts
Introduction to History and Geography
Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Middle East
Middle East Today
Countries of Central and Southern Asia
Countries of the Far East
Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
Africa Long Ago
Africa in Modern Times
Ancient Greece:  Home of Beauty
Rome: Ruler of the Ancient World
Christianity: The Greatest Force in History
England and the British Isles
Other Countries of Western Europe
Countries of Eastern Europe
"Land Down Under" and Beyond

Science
Minerals and Rocks
Fossils and Dinosaurs
Matter
Energy and Heat
Weather
Biomes
Ecosystem Interaction
Ecosystem Changes
Sound
Light
Respiratory System
Circulatory System

Health, Safety, Manners
Circulatory System
Life in the Blood
Your Hardy Heart
Pathways through Your Body
Nutrition and Physical Fitness
A Balanced Diet
Daily Food Guide
Maintaining Your Proper Weight
Raising Your Rate of Metabolism
Aerobic Endurance
Muscular Strength and Flexibility
Digestive System
Digestion Begins in the Mouth
Through the Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Liver, Pancreas
Absorbing Digested Foods
Interpersonal Relationships
Social Acceptance
Mental Awareness
Spiritual Warfare

Arithmetic
Place value of whole numbers and decimals
Mastery of fundamental operations
Story problems
Problem-solving strategies
Roman numerals
Measuring to the quarter inch
Calculating time
Making change
Rounding off whole number, money, decimals, and mixed numbers
English and metric measures
Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving fractions
Finding parts of a whole
Factoring
Divisibility rules
Probability
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving decimals
Introduction to percents
Reading a thermometer
Negative temperature
Converting from a Celsius scale to a Fahrenheit scale and from a Fahrenheit scale to a Celsius scale
Solving algebraic equations
Graphs and scale drawings
Graphing ordered pairs
Reading schedules and charts
Basic geometric shapes
Perimeter and area
Squares and square roots
Estimation

Bible
"Christ and My Choices"
An Old Testament overview through the lives of Old Testament characters.  The choices made by these individuals, whether right or wrong, is the focus of the study.  People to be studied include Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Deborah, Samson, Ruth, Samuel, David, Solomon, Daniel, Jeremiah, and others.
(Includes memory verses)

Sixth Grade
English
Sentences, Phrases & Clauses
Writing a Personal Narrative
Nouns
Writing a Newspaper Editorial
Verbs
Writing Instructions
Study & Reference Skills
Pronouns
Writing Historical Fiction
Writing a Compare-Contrast Essay
Adjectives, Adverbs & Prepositions
Writing a Cover Letter
 

History and Geography
In the Beginning
Mesopotamia
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Israel
Ancient India
Ancient China
Ancient Persia
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
The Byzantine Empire
Mesoamerica
Ancient Africa
Ancient Japan
The Middle ages in Europe 

Science
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Weathering and Erosion
Natural Resources
Cells and Classification
Animal Classification
Plant Classification
Atoms and Molecules
Electricity and Magnetism
Motion and Machines
Stars
Solar System
Plant and Animal Reproduction
Heredity and Genetics
Nervous System
Immune System
 

Arithmetic
Number Patterns and Functions
Statistics and Graphs
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Fractions and Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Ratio, Proportion and Functions
Percent and Probability
Systems of Measurement
Geometry:  Angles and Polygons
Measurement: Perimeter, Area and Volume
Multiplying and Decimals and Fractions
Algebra:  Integers and Equations
 

Bible
The Greatest Book Ever Written
Josiah Ė The King with Character
God Speaks
Godís Design for Me
Godís Purpose for Me
Being Filled With the Spirit
Finding True Joy
When a Christian Sins
Being in Godís Will
Honoring your Parents
Reputation and Character
God Wants your Heart
Learning to Stand Alone
Dare to Stand
Acting Like a Fool
Greed and Covetousness
Your Enemy, The Devil
How Satan Tempts Us
Overcoming Temptation
Conformity to Christ
Separation from Worldliness
The Lamb of God
The Miracles of Christ
Christ shows Us How to Live
Christ-Like Attitudes
The Crucifixion
The Resurrection
Power for Christian Living
What will Happen in the Future?
Christ Returns for His Own
The Tribulation
The Antichrist
Christ Returns and Reigns
The Final Judgment
Revelation
(Includes memory verses)

 


LCA is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and
The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI);
Member of Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association
 

 

 

Tours by appointment.  Please call
(972) 219-3939
to schedule.

 


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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