All students at Lighthouse Christian Academy use the Alberta Program of Studies. The grade range is Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12.
We offer split-grade classes to accommodate our current school population. The class splits are grade PK, K, 1, 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, and 10/11/12.
Most high school courses are teacher-directed but with limited student numbers, staff numbers and resources there are some courses that are offered as self-directed.
Progress Reports/Report Cards
Progress reports are given to students to present to their parents in November and March. An informal report is shared verbally with parents at the end of September at Picnic in the Parking Lot evening. The report is to be signed by the parents and returned to the school. Loss of a progress report will result in a replacement charge. Parent teacher interviews are scheduled during November and March. A parent is welcome and encouraged to call or drop into the school at any time to discuss his/her child’s progress. A final report card is provided to parents on the evening of the grade-appropriate Award’s Night in June.
Each student has a cumulative record folder maintained in the school office. The cumulative records are property of Lighthouse Christian Academy. Access is limited to teachers for the purpose of enhancing the student’s education only. If parents or students over 15 wish to view their child’s records, they may do so in the presence of the Principal. Access by others to the file or to the information in the file requires the written approval of the student or parent, if 16 years of age or older, or the parent if the student is less than 16 years of age. A record of those viewing the file will be added to the file.
It is the schools desire for the students to complete most, if not all, of the academic work at school in the time provided. This serves a two-fold purpose, 1) providing motivation and greater efficiency during school hours, and 2) providing evenings free for family growth and activities, which are vital to the total and proper functioning of the home. Teachers do not assign homework to ensure students have homework, but it is inevitable that there will be homework for students due to:
- extra practice needed to master a concept
- interruptions in the daily schedule
- lack of motivation on the student’s part
- time missed due to sickness, vacation . . .
The goal is to keep the homework load reasonable to the grade level so as not to take up any significant part of the child’s evening. A reasonable guide would be about 10 minutes per grade per day. For example, a child in grade one would be doing about 10 minutes per day, and a child in grade 6 would be doing about an hour per day.
It is the parent’s responsibility to provide a quiet place for the homework to be completed and to encourage their child as they do their homework. This is another opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their child, and to stay engaged in what their child is doing at school.
If homework becomes a concern for the parent, then please set up a meeting with parent and teacher to discuss why the student is receiving the homework. It is hoped that between the parent and teacher a reasonable amount of work or time can be determined to help keep a balance with academics and extra-curricular activities.