A New School Option for Lakeland Families
Lakes Church Academy: Providing a superior education in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment where every student has the opportunity to succeed.
Lakes Church Academy is an educational institution where students are encouraged to explore the world around them with a biblical worldview. We believe that God created each student uniquely, and we want to help them become more than conquerors for His Kingdom. Our goal is to equip students with the tools they need to be successful in life and serve as ambassadors of Christ throughout their community.
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You can rest easy knowing that your child’s education at Lakes Church Academy will not only prepare them academically, but also spiritually and socially. Your children will learn how to live out their faith through service projects, chapel services, mission trips, and other opportunities available at our school. They’ll be equipped with the knowledge needed to make good choices when faced with difficult decisions later on in life – all while having fun! Come see what makes us different from other schools today!
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LCA has openings for 2023-2024 school year! – come take a tour and see if you are ready for a change!
Rather than utilizing a single curriculum, we will be taking the very best from a variety of sources so your child will receive the highest level of instruction through, peer reviewed, well researched curriculums. For math, we will be using Eureka Math which is a holistic, progressive approach to teaching mathematics through fluency practice, concept development, application and assessment. Through this instruction students gain a deeper understanding of the ‘why’ behind the numbers, all while making learning fun! Our reading curriculum is Reader’s Workshop created by Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. This well-rounded model of instruction consists of three parts: a mini-lesson, a workshop, and a debrief or student conference. The goal of this instructional practice is to support learners in reading and writing independently.
Lakes Church Academy will be a Christ-centered environment. Teachers will educate from a biblical worldview and be sensitive to the spiritual needs of students. We will utilize the ACSI Curriculum for teaching the Bible. This curriculum focuses on teaching students about individual Bible characters and biblical truths that are essential to our Christian faith. Our desire is for students to discover the Good News of the Gospel, that salvation from sin is found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition to a daily Bible lesson students will attend a weekly chapel led by our Lakes Church pastors.
Extracurricular activities include: art, indoor/outdoor P.E., music, recess (daily), media, and STEM classes on a weekly basis.
PK2 and PK3 $7400 (5 days)
$5900 (M/W/F) and $4900 (T/Th)
Child must be 100% potty trained
PK 4 - Fulltime only $7000
We accept the following scholarships through the Step up for Students program: FES-EO, FTC, Hope Scholarship, as well as FES-UA under certain circumstances.
If you are interested in applying for the scholarships you can learn more here: http://www.
Grades offered for the 2023-2024 school year, PreK-2 through 5th grade.
All teachers are mature Christians and are State certified with bachelor's degrees in education.
School hours: 7:30a – 2:30p
First day of school for Lakes Church Academy will be Thursday, August 10, 2023. We are following Polk County School Board calendar.
We will not be offering After School programming this next year.
For the 2023-2024 school year we are asking students to bring lunch with them to school each day.
Students will wear a Lakes Church Academy shirt (order info coming) and khaki bottoms that are purchased separately.
We have dedicated school security personnel, cameras and a secure facility.
We’ll be utilizing the Student Information System (SIS / formerly Renweb) by FACTS to keep families informed of student performance, school activities and other events.
Each child will complete an academic assessment during an application interview to assist teachers in lesson planning. To start this process you can apply here.
We are a member of ACSI (the Association of Christian Schools International), and FLOCS (Florida League of Christian Schools).