Tuesday
Mar292011

Academics exist to train the mind

To some people, academics have become a process to endure on the way to landing a good job. This is a low aim. A student who is thoroughly trained academically will be prepared for thinking, and career-oriented goals then easily follow for these stand-out young people.

Academically, Lake Pointe Academy exists to help students to rise to their highest potential. This includes subject mastery, but more importantly, helping students develop tools for lifelong learning and application. We teach students how to learn, and we train them intentionally and systematically so that this skill becomes second nature.

Because of these aims, LPA's curriculum is challenging.We do not apologize for this. For lifelong learning success, students need to stretch forward at every level, working toward starting the next level on a firm foundation. 

Students constantly amaze us by rising to appropriate challenges. With caring and encouraging believers as teachers, and with loving and engaged parents as helpers, our students are enabled to do their best.