LCA has a broad array of opportunities for student and family involvement that contributes to the culture of our school and the welfare of the community. Students may be involved in drama, music, debate, athletics, and other clubs centered around specific interests — there’s literally something for everyone. As a small, close-knit school, we rely on the active participation of our parents as volunteers and liasions in the community at large.
Students take part in daily devotions in our sanctuary each morning. Each month focuses on a different Christian virtue, from Self-Control to Love to Patience, the students are led through a variety of interactions with how that virtue plays out in the daily life of a Christian.
Students are recognized monthly as "Caught Being Like Christ" awards are given to students nominated by staff members who "catch" the students applying the virtue in their school day.
Students enjoy "Sword Drills" each week as well as taking time to learn a monthly hymn of the faith.
We find that this time spent together each morning centers our hearts and minds, and it is a meaningful time of meditation on God's word.
All students at Lighthouse interact with one another on a daily basis. Our Kindergarten through Eighth grade begin each day in daily devotions in the sanctuary, they have lunch and recess together daily, their overlapping history studies bring classes together, and school-wide events bring them into regular interactions. We believe it's an opportunity for the older students to be role models and to give the younger students a look at "what's to come."
There are many opportunities for students to work together to serve one another and the community at large during the school year. The students truly do feel a part of a family, and they encourage one another in a very Christ-like way.
Lighthouse Christian Academy relies on the involvement of its families to be the hands and feet of many of the activities and programs that the school offers. From hot lunch to classroom helpers to chaperones, our families are an integral part in the life of our school.
One of the ways that our parents get connected is through our Parent-Teacher Organization. The LCA PTO is the lifeblood of our special events, Teacher Appreciation, fundraisers, and more.
Lighthouse Christian Academy makes its own decisions for weather-related closings and delays; we do NOT follow Queen Anne's County for weather-related closings and delays. A closure or delay will be announced by 6:00 AM and will be posted on our Facebook page and distributed via e-mail.
We also do NOT follow the county's fog delays but trust that our parents will use their best judgment to bring their students to school safely. Please also check our Facebook page for updates regarding weather-related closings.
Families have the opportunity to reserve hot lunch for their children on a monthly basis by submitting the Lunch Form to the office. Hot lunch is available most days. Lunch is served and eaten in our gymnasium, and students have the opportunity to sit together and fellowship during this time. Students are responsible for packing snacks and drinks to accompany the entree.
The Hot Lunch weekly schedule offer options such as the following:
Monday --various selections from Cracker Barrel, Subway or Ledo Pizza
Tuesday -- Domino's pizza
Wednesday -- various selections from Cracker Barrel, Subway or Ledo Pizza
Thursday -- Chick-Fil-A sandwich or nuggets
Friday -- various selections from Cracker Barrel, Subway or Ledo Pizza
Classical education is centered on language and history, and students learn history chronologically. The Classical education approach to history takes the twelve years of education and repeats a three-year pattern four times: Ancients, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, and Modern Times. At each stage of the Trivium, the students build on the knowledge they've acquired at the previous stage. Classical education presents history, and its intersection with all other subjects, systematically.
In celebration of the history that our students are studying, each May, our students prepare presentations depicting the time period their classes have studied throughout the year. The festival includes recitations, songs, food, games, and more! All are welcome to come.
Kent Island Days 2014 featured some of our student presentations on stage in Stevensville.
Lighthouse offers competitive sports opportunities to assist with teaching students how to perform under pressure, skills of following and skills of leadership, reliability, how to lose well and working together in a group.
We offer Girls Volleyball and Basketball. All girls in grades 5-8 are eligible to join the team.