Academics

High School AT LCS

Grades 9-12

Four years of growth. Four years of learning. Four years that make a difference. As a parent, you know these four years are crucial to your teen’s development. It’s a season when they’ll seek their deepest passions, build meaningful relationships, and crave more independence. You want to find a high school that will prepare them for the challenges of college and life.

A school that brings a rich educational experience.

An environment where opportunities abound.

A community that will build your teen’s faith.

At Lakeland Christian School, we strive to provide these things and more. Our high school program is intentionally designed to equip teens academically, socially, and physically in the light of God’s Word. Below, you’ll get a glimpse of our programs, including:

DISTINCTIVES
COLLEGE & CAREER PREP
SCHOOL CULTURE
CAMPUS SAFETY

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Distinctives

Education that transforms THROUGH THE light of God’s Word

At LCS, we deeply emphasize a learning experience based on a biblical worldview. Your teen will experience a culture that values academic achievement, unity, and caring for others.

Strong Academic Track

High schoolers at LCS are equipped with a rigorous college-prep track, resulting in test scores that rank above the local, state, and national average.

Guidance for the Future

As teens strive for independence, they still need a guiding hand as they plan for their future. LCS provides support through guidance counseling to navigate school and personal matters. A college and career counselor is on staff to provide mentorship related to the student’s college in school choice, career tracks, and application processes.

Research & Innovation

The RISE Institute at LCS gives high schoolers an opportunity to develop 21st-century STEAM and life skills, including robotics, mock trial, scientific research, product innovation, entrepreneurship, and more. Your teen will gain knowledge and expertise in real-life industries, such as technology, business, and science.

Enriching Learning Environment

High school is about learning through new experiences, finding passions, and igniting creativity. At LCS, students enjoy a wide range of enrichments through athletics, fine arts, clubs, and activities. Our athletic teams have won 26 state championships and offer 39 teams in 14 different sports. We offer a diverse fine arts program, including Art, Drama, Band, Choir, Piano, and more. Clubs and activities such as Student Leadership University, Spanish club, Robotics, and Praise & Worship team provide high schoolers with opportunities to enjoy their interests while bonding with like-minded peers.

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College & Career Prep

At LCS, we prioritize strategic academic planning for high schoolers, allowing them to think through college and career decisions.

9th Grade

Students prepare by getting oriented with college planning and resume instructions as well as the PSAT-9 testing. Families also have the opportunity to participate in the Freshmen Parent Meeting, while college-prep conferences for 9th graders are available upon request.

11th Grade

Juniors engage in Individual Junior College Planning Conferences, while parents receive guidance in the Junior Year Parent Meeting. Further training for college essay instruction, PSAT, and ASVAB is provided, with additional opportunities to explore future paths through Class Career Interest Inventory and Career Exploration.

10th Grade

Sophomores are equipped with tools that familiarize them with the PSAT-10 testing, including the Pre-ACT (career inventory) and Khan Academy Student Presentation. Students refine their portfolios through college resume instruction and planning conferences they can schedule throughout the school year.

12th Grade

Seniors further prepare by taking the ASVAB test and receiving guidance on the Florida Financial Aid Application for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. They also receive assistance with college applications, such as submitting transcripts and letters of recommendation.

In addition to the specific year-by-year preparations, all high school students are welcome to take part in the College Admissions Night, SAT/ACT registration, and Mobile Serve (service hours documentation).

A glimpse of where our graduates have attended

  • Alabama
  • Alcorn State
  • Anderson
  • Arizona State
  • Auburn
  • Belmont
  • Bowling Green
  • Campbell
  • Cedarville
  • Charleston Southern
  • Chattanooga
  • Clarke
  • Clemson
  • Charleston
  • College of the Canyons
  • Columbus
  • Cornell
  • Covenant
  • Davidson
  • Eckerd
  • Elon
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
  • Erskine
  • Evangel
  • Florida Atlantic
  • Florida
  • Florida Gulf Coast
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida Polytechnic
  • Florida Southern
  • Florida State
  • Furman
  • Geneva
  • Georgia Southern
  • Grove City
  • Hillsborough
  • Howard
  • Jacksonville
  • Lee University
  • Liberty
  • Loomis Chaffee
  • Louisiana
  • Lynn
  • Montreat
  • Palm Beach Atlantic
  • Pensacola
  • Polk State College
  • Presbyterian
  • Purdue
  • Robert Morris
  • Rollins
  • Rutgers
  • Saint Leo
  • Samford
  • Santa Fe
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Seattle Pacific
  • Shorter
  • South Florida State College
  • Southeastern
  • Southern Utah
  • Spring Arbor
  • St. John’s
  • Stetson
  • Stony Brook
  • Texas Christian
  • The College of the Florida Keys
  • Tampa
  • Tennessee
  • West Florida
  • Troy
  • Tulane
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • California – Santa Cruz
  • Central Arkansas
  • Central Florida
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • North Carolina
  • North Florida
  • Oklahoma
  • South Florida
  • Southern Mississippi
  • Valencia
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Warner
  • Webber International
  • Williams
  • Wittenberg
  • Word of Life Bible Institute

STORIES

LCS Parent

“Lakeland Christian most certainly provides a strong education that is definitely preparing our children for college. More importantly, LCS provides that strong education in the Light of God’s Word. The teachers, administration, and staff don’t just say they have a love for God and His Word; they live it! They truly love and care for our children in all their needs: spiritual, emotional, physical, and of course, educational. As Christian parents, what more could we ask for? We are so thankful to Lakeland Christian School for providing an outstanding education for our children.”

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School Culture

A connected community where teens can grow

At Lakeland Christian School, we believe that a positive, godly environment matters in this critical stage of your teen’s development. We encourage high schoolers through:

  • Christ-Centered Community. We promote a community that embraces humility, Christ-centered confidence, and holds each other accountable in love.
  • Wisdom Through Learning. LCS creates opportunities for students to build character and develop resilience.
  • Spiritual Cultivation. Peer relationships, intentional discussions with teachers, and mentorship opportunities all provide high schoolers with fulfilling relationships in and out of the classroom.

Campus Safety

A safe place to discover one’s potential

Our secure 27-acre campus is located in a peaceful suburban community in Lakeland, Florida. Families typically commute for 15-30 minutes, with accessible roads conveniently located in nearby neighborhoods.

Emphasis on physical and emotional safety

We prioritize the physical and emotional safety of our students. LCS keeps the campus secure through locked doors, visitor check-ins, safety drills, and staff background checks. Emotional safety is also at the forefront of focus — we encourage students to show unity, love, and respect for others.

Learn more about high school at LCS.

As you research options for an independent private high school in Lakeland, FL, we’re delighted you’re considering Lakeland Christian School. Schedule a campus tour to explore our engaging, rigorous programs and distinctly Christ-centered culture where your teen can thrive.

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Questions? Please reach out to Julie Rice, our Director of Enrollment, at (863) 688-2771 or jrice@dwhosting.net.
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