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Anything worth having or achieving requires work.

That is the way life goes on this planet. Oh, some people who are naturally gifted, can sail along for a while, and some people benefit from being "lucky" to be in the right place at the right time, perhaps. But when the get into the league of other naturally talented competitors, its the ones who work hard who usually make things happen. The book of Proverbs addresses this clearly.

Do you want to have a deep, liberal arts-oriented K5-12 education? This desire and attitude cannot be discounted.

People often assume that challenging schools are only for the academically talented. That is not Lake Pointe's goal or heart. The plain and simple truth is that Lake Pointe is a place of learning for those who want to learn and who are willing to work.

The average student can certainly succeed at Lake Pointe, if he or she has a desire to learn and with appropriate parent encouragement, tutoring, and support.

Even the below-average student can succeed if both the desire and parent support are increased.

Surprising to many people, the above-average student will flounder if he or she doesn't want to learn or to work.

We celebrate this desire, attitude, and perseverence, despite obstacles in athletics all the time, cheering for the "Cinderella" underdog team or player, because they want to compete and the desire to win. It's why we resonate with sports movies, such as "Hoosiers," "Rudy," "The Rookie," "Facing the Giants," "Glory Road," and "The Mighty Macs."

In sports, it's almost a cliche after "the big game" to hear a player or coach give a speech about how the team "overcame adversity." And we applaud their effort. All students are gifted by the Creator God with certain forms of intelligence and with challenges in others.

It is humbling to consider over-comes in education and ministry...

Helen Keller, blind and deaf from a young age, was classically trained, because in the late 1800's that's how education was taught. She was an expert in literature, history, and geography, and other subjects. She graduated with honors from Radfcliffe College, traveled the world, and wrote books.

Evangelist David Ring, author of "Just as I Am," was born with Cerebral Palsy and orphaned at age 14. He is famous for issuing the challenge to audiences, "I have Cerebal Palsy... what's your excuse?"

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge is famous for recognizing that desire and effort were the predictors of success:

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan "Press On!" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
 

Value is the worth at the insection of benefit and price.

The value of a solid education cannot be overestimated. By this standard, a cheaper out-of-pocket education choice is not as good of a value in the long run.

The value of a college scholarship can dwarf the expense of LPA's K-12 education.

Families commit to working five to six days per week adn to meeting deadlines.

For one thing, there is no such thing as a "home school standard." Each home school's philosophy, approach, and curriculum is different, so the University Model cannot compare to "the" home school, even the "average" one.

That said, there are significant differences between Lake Pointe's classical Christian UMS program and many home schools. For more details, click here.

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