Lake Center Christian School (LCCS) is accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). LCCS, chartered by the State of Ohio, meets the Minimum Standards as outlined by the State Department of Education, and in many cases exceeds these standards in its instructional program. Individual achievement and mastery of fundamental skills have high priority. Students successfully completing their work at LCCS are readily admitted by other schools.
The curriculum guides the academic program. The term curriculum includes a planned course of study, textbooks, and teachers. Courses of study for each subject are revised by the faculty every five years to ensure that the academic program reflects current teaching practices and educational research.
From the school’s beginning, it has been the goal to teach all subject matter from a biblical point of view. This view is partially defined and explained in the philosophy of education and objectives of the school, with greater expansion in the written courses of study prepared for the whole range of subject areas. The universe is taught to be the result of God’s creative act and power, not an accidental or a random occurrence. The human history is viewed in the light of man’s selfishness and sinfulness, as well as spiritual redemption through Jesus Christ. The record of man’s stewardship of the earth and its resources is viewed in light of the original command to Adam and Eve to “rule and subdue” it. The human body and personality is believed to be a trust given by God and calls for careful use through proper diet, hygiene and observance of health principles given in the Bible.
LCCS uses textbooks from a variety of publishers, both Christian and secular. Periodically textbooks are updated after a thorough search for the best texts available that meet planned educational objectives. Each teacher is supplied with a course of study and curricular guides. Teachers have the responsibility guiding the curriculum from a Christian perspective.
The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible was adopted as the standard for Bible memory and the Bible curriculum at LCCS. This was implemented beginning with the 1988-89 school year. This adoption provides a uniformity for the extensive Bible memory.
LCCS employs qualified and dedicated Christian teachers who are called of God to the special ministry of Christian teaching. The teachers are licensed by the State of Ohio. Self-discipline, high moral standards and professional excellence are expected of the staff, on and off the campus. The teachers are responsible to integrate all educational material with Christian philosophy and to assist the children in learning to think critically from a Christian viewpoint.