Under our tutelage, Elementary and Middle School students transition through early academic endeavors developing character, confidence, academic skills, and a belief system necessary for continued success throughout their lives. Our students feel academically challenged, safe, respected, valued, and loved.
Our curriculum is one that is subject to continual scrutiny and evaluation. The curriculum is seamless and maintains consistency starting in Kindergarten through 10th grade. There is a set scope and sequence for every grade level. It is an in depth, sequential, organized curriculum that progresses from basic to advanced concepts. Our high test scores in the 80th – 90th percentile indicate that our curriculum in delivery is effective. Academic classes receive grades, as well as special classes such as Art, Computers, Physical Education, Library, and Spanish.
The curriculum is supplemented with our annual Speech Meets and Science Fairs. All Elementary students participate in the LACS Speech Meets which foster communication and leadership skills. The school wide LACS Science Fair allows the lower Elementary to focus on learning and applying successive steps of the Scientific Method, while the upper Elementary and Middle School students complete individual projects.
Since the inception of LACS, student success and a focus on meeting individual needs have served as conduits of curriculum delivery. In all grades, teachers provide differentiated instructional models for curriculum delivery which allows teachers to address the needs of mainstream and advanced students. The result is a program that meets and/or exceeds California standards in various academic areas. Students learn to think critically and problem solve so they are ready for the complexities of high school.