Lafayette Collaborative School/Lafayette Collegiate Academy

A New Approach

Lafayette Christian School partners with parents who take an active role in educating and inspiring their children to impact the culture for Christ. The curriculum of Lafayette Collaborative School (Elementary Level) and Lafayette Collegiate Academy (Secondary Level) is implemented by degreed, certified teachers on campus and through individual parent mentoring and teaching at home. Together, school and home provide academic, fine arts, and athletic opportunities for cultural, physical, and social development.  Mentoring and discipleship is provided by parents and staff, chapel services, Bible classes and the family’s home and church. These programs are accredited by SACS/CASI AdvancED and the Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI)

Guiding Principles

  • To love and glorify God in all that we do. (1 Corinthians 10:31, 1 Peter 4:11)
  • To do everything, including academic teaching, in a way that helps fulfill the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • To affirm and encourage parents in their God-given roles and responsibilities. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Proverbs 22:6)
  • To educate with excellence in a Christ-centered environment. (Luke 2:52, Proverbs 1:2-7, 3:13-20, 9:9, and 10:14)
  • To integrate home and school in age-appropriate ways through the curriculum design and student activities.


Elementary Program - Lafayette Christian School

Collaborative Model

Lafayette Christian School developed the collaborative model to offer students the academic challenge of a rigorous curriculum and the opportunity to grow culturally, physically, and socially through fine arts, athletic, and social events. Concurrently, we desire to preserve and strengthen family relationships which God has ordained as the most effective in developing disciples of the Gospel.

The key to success is integrating the parent’s biblically-based, Christian faith with a sound, teacher-facilitated, academic program. Biblically, parents have the authority and responsibility to raise their children to become disciples of Christ.

Therefore, parents will be involved in out-of-class instructional responsibilities. The collaborative program at Lafayette Christian School is designed for those families who have the desire, commitment, and time to have a mentoring role in the education of their children.

While the student is enrolled at Lafayette Collaborative School (elementary grades), the parent serves as a co-teacher. The parent will be responsible for instructional time at home under the guidance of the school teachers two or three days per week. The student will attend classes on campus two or three days per week. The school operates under the umbrella of parental authority and offers a challenging academic track, fine arts experiences, and opportunities to participate in social and athletic activities. Lafayette Collaborative School teaches in a manner consistent with the school’s Statement of Faith and Christian Education Philosophy. Our desire is for each student to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship.

 

As the student moves into Lafayette Collegiate Academy (Middle School and High School), the parent serves as more of a guide and monitor. Academically challenging, college-preparatory courses integrate an appropriate level of parental involvement into each student’s out-of-class study. Parents oversee their child’s educational program and determine what aspects of the school they will utilize to achieve their goals. Parents may select from one to seven classes for their child. The school expects and encourages the student to learn the material assigned and will provide feedback to the student and parents about the student’s progress.  The school will integrate the Christian faith and a biblical world view into all areas of school involvement. Collegiate students who meet LCS and GICAA guidelines are eligible to participate in academic, literary and athletic activities, performances, and competitions.

​Through partnership with committed parents, we integrate home and school and achieve the common goal of Christian character development and preparation for life.

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