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First secondary week

August 08, 2020
By LPA staff

For the first week, the secondary program has different meeting schedules for each day. Please pay careful attention to each student's attendance requirements and needs.

Remember your student's signed Covid-19 Waiver.

Click on the date to view and print a PDF copy of the actual schedule.

Monday, Aug. 10, 2020
11th & 12th grade only

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
7th - 10th grade only

Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
All 7th-12th grade students
for the regular Friday four-core course schedule

 

 

Rising 7th and 8th Grade Campus Visit Day

February 22, 2019
By LPA staff

Who:   Rising 7th & New 8th grade prospective students and parents

** A parent MUST attend with the student through lunch **
**Due to limit space, younger siblings are not included as part of this day**
 

What:  A chance for students and parents to experience secondary

When:  Friday, March 8th    10:15 a.m-1:00 p.m.

Why:  Similar to a college visit day, this allows students and parents to learn more about the opportunities and differences in the secondary school culture.

•  During this special event, current junior high teachers, students, and administrators will address students and parents on life in the 7th and 8th grade years – including academics, student life, spiritual growth encouragement, and athletic opportunities.

•  Students and parents will have time to ask questions and to learn.

•  In addition to a joint parent-student session and a special Connection assembly to honor the rising 7th graders, students will attend a 7th grade class and stay for pizza lunch.  

 

Here is the day’s schedule:

10:15 a.m.     Welcome, get settled in multi-purpose room

 

10:35  a.m. Special Connection assembly in honor of rising 7th graders

   (and prospective 7th and 8th grade visitors)

 

10:45  a.m. General session (parents and students):

    What is LPA junior high like?    An overview of 7th (and 8th) grades

    Academics: goals, schedule, class make-up, expectations, rigor, how it looks  

 and work

    The experience: student life, spiritual growth encouragement, and athletics

 

11:45 a.m.    Split session:

    Students attend 7th or 8th grade classes

    Parents attend info session / Q&A: What parents need to know.

 

12:50  p.m. Lunch (Pizza)       

    We welcome parents and students to join us for lunch.

    We will order pizza after all arrive, based on preferences and numbers of those attending. Please share any special dietary needs.

 

1:15   p.m. Student Life Activity

    More info. on the activity to come.

 

3:00 p.m. Final Departure

Scholarship Gold Interview Skills Workshop

March 30, 2018
By LPA staff

Lake Pointe’s mission highlights three actions: educating, encouraging, and equipping. By hosting this valuable workshop by Elizabeth Hartley of Scholarship Gold, LPA seeks to exercise students in the “equipping” category. This workshop will aim at teaching students how to prepare for dynamic and fruitful scholarship and college admissions interviews.

For more information on what the session will look like, please visit www. ScholarshipGold.com

WHO: All secondary students. Parents are invited to attend to hear what is presented.

WHAT: A practical workshop on interviewing skills that can give students a powerful edge for opportunities.

On the line are college admissions and scholarships, part time jobs, etc. Underneath the specific, this equipping session will help students to understand people skills, how to develop conversational skills, and how to relate to adults in formal settings, etc.

WHEN: Friday, April 13 from 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.

WHERE: Campus multipurpose room and classrooms

WHY: People skills open doors to opportunities, and people and communication skills can be developed through training.

In the same way that the Apostle Paul used his various Greek,Roman, and Hebrew training to spread the Gospel in various situations, students who are equipped can potentially pass through more doors, have more options, and relate to people across a wider and higher platform.  

HOW: Expect a presentation by Scholarship Gold’s Elizabeth Hartley, followed by break out practice sessions.

Mrs. Hartley will lead the program, which includes an engaging presentation. She uses stories, examples, and humor to help students assess their interviewing/relational skills and to then learn how to improve them.

**Students will meet at 1 p.m., meaning they will  need to bring their lunch for the opening part of the session.

There is a modest fee for this special session, due to the presenter’s charge and accompanying handout booklet. Participation cost is $15 per student.

For familes of multiples, all students after the first one registered will be $10 each.  
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Questions? Please email Mailbox@LPA - SC.com

Admissions and scholarships can be won and lost in the interview. Preparation is key!

Course Surveys

December 14, 2017
By LPA staff

Thanks, parents, for all the effort and time you have invested into your children’s academic and biblical education this semester. No matter which grade level, every student is blessed to have loving parents actively involved in his or her training. It is not easy, but the benefits are incredible, as evidenced by the lives of students who have risen through the ranks and have gone on to college and life.

 

  • At the end of last spring, we began a process of sending simple surveys for each course. Now, this week and next week, we will be emailing links to course surveys for the fall semester.
     
  • The surveys are designed to be very simple and very quick to complete. Please engage them right away, as waiting will probably mean forgetting them, during the busy holiday season.
     
  • Below are details that better explain the purpose, methods, anonymity, and resulting uses of the surveys.
     

 

What’s the point?

  • The goal of the individual course survey is to measure (over time) parent perceptions of key areas for each course.
  • Results from this semester will be helpful for next year, since planning for August is already underway. 
  • “I filled surveys out last time.” Yes, this is an ongoing, continuous improvement process. To measure needs and improvements over time, we need information each semester.
  • “I don’t have any problems in XYZ course, so I have nothing to say.” The survey is an opportunity to communicate perceived value, not to complain. A survey is more valuable with high response.

How does it work?

  • The survey is intentionally very short, with only six questions, having multiple choice boxes to check off. There is space for parents to add comments, which are very welcome, but not required.
  • The questions are designed to gather perceptions of value and benefit for the major areas associated with UMS course learning. This includes curriculum, communication, instructor leadership, approaches, etc.
  • Surveys will be sent out in an alternating pattern of grade levels to try to avoid a parent of multiples from getting dozens on any one day.
  • The survey is a duplicate of the previous one. Consistency of questions is important for comparison over time.
  • Dr. Gail Stowe, our accreditation consultant, will again assemble and organize the survey results. As an outside professional, she will be looking at the information with helpful objectivity. Having no direct involvement in the day to day program allows her to freely identify and comment on needs in various courses. Dr. Stowe’s report will be delivered to LPA’s board.

Anonymity of responses

  • The surveys are set up to record anonymous results, meaning no one can tell who submitted each response.
  • Please realize that this anonymity can be compromised by the person submitting the responses. This happens if a parent mentions his or her child’s name or specific circumstances that make it obvious through process of elimination who is making the comment.
  • To keep survey contributors private, DO use general language and DO NOT include names, specific circumstances, etc. (Sally learns best when… when we went out of town to Dallas… my son has poor eyesight, red hair, and a scar on his nose…)

What will surveys be used for?

  • The information allows grade level supervisors to better focus on improvements for each course AND its place in the alignment of the subject courses from one grade level to the next.
  • The survey results will be used in the academy’s accreditation evaluation in October 2018, but the main focus is upon improvement of the actual and perceived benefits of LPA’s academic program.
Tags: academics, family

EL Last Day Celebration 

December 01, 2017
By LPA staff

Thursday, December 14, 2017

It’s the end of a semester of work and reward – sowing and reaping – and it is time to celebrate what parents, students, and teachers have done! Below is information for the last semester on-campus day, which will have a different schedule. Please share any questions. Write to mailbox@LPA-SC.com.

Please note:

  • This final day will NOT have any electives (5th and 6th period classes).
  • The core course classes are condensed so that they all fit before lunch.
  • All core classes will be 55 minutes in length.
  • Parents and siblings are invited and urged to attend a pre-ordered Chick-fil-A lunch at 12:30. Details forthcoming.
  • The “Lost ‘n Found” will be on display for families to identify missing items.

Schedule

8:15 – 9:10     1st period     (shortened)

9:15 – 10:10    2nd period

10:10 – 10:30  Recess

10:30 – 11:25  3rd period    (shortened)

11:30 --12:25  4th period    (moved to before lunch)

12:30   LUNCH: Hot Lunch pre-ordered from Chick-fil-A for elementary students and parents in main building

1:30    All students dismissed to parents.  Have a memorable Christmas!

**Watch for Chick-Fil-A Hot Lunch flyer in your child’s binder. Please complete the hot lunch form for your family and return it by Tuesday, December 12. Thank YOU!

SEC Exam Schedule

November 29, 2017
By LPA staff

In an effort to prevent students from having to take two heavy writing exams (English and History) back to back on the same day and to protect the integrity of our final exams with a split class (9th grade), Lake Pointe is changing  the fall semester exam schedule to be as follows:

Wednesday, December 13th

1st Exam:  All English classes 7th-12th (8:30-10:00)

     Break (10:00-10:25)

2nd Exam:  All Sciences 7th -12th  (10:30-12:00)

    Campus Closes at 12:30

Friday, December 15th

1st Exam:  All History classes 7th-12th  (8:30-10:00)

     Break:  10:00-10:25

2nd Exam:  All Math Exams 7th-12th  (10:30-12:00)

     Christmas Social

     Campus Closes at 2:00

To view classroom assignments for exams, click here.

Dual Citizenship- Heavenly & U.S.

September 12, 2017
By LPA staff

Guest speaker Chad Connelly, National Director of Faith Engagement for the Republic National Committee and recent South Carolina Congress candidate, will be speaking to LPA secondary students, teachers, and parents on the topic of what does Washington D.C. have to do with Jerusalem. It will be a discussion on balancing our dual citizenship (Heaven and American)--How should a Christian interact as an American?

Following Mr. Connelly's presentation, there will then be a a small time for Q and A with a panel of veterans. This discussion will be preluded by a brief video, “National Anthem-A Platform for Patriotism or Protest?," which the panel will draw out and discuss. Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to bring questions to ask the panel.

Jan. Parent meeting

December 30, 2016
By LPA staff

Tue., Jan. 10, 2017    Parent - Teacher: training & encouragement

On each year’s academic calendar, LPA schedules one or two days for parent training and encouragement activities to start each semester. These days look different from semester to semester, depending upon felt needs. For this year, the academic committee has decided to focus upon very practical and strategic matters, based upon what the parents will face in the new term.

Elementary parents

  • This semester’s activities for elementary parents focus on parent-teacher interaction in strategic subjects.
  • The sessions are scheduled only for the morning on Tuesday, so that parents can get what they need and be done by noon.
  • Elementary middle grade parents (5th and 6th) have a special session with grade level supervisor Shay Wilkerson.

Secondary parents

  • Secondary parents do not need to attend on Monday or Tuesday. There is nothing planned for secondary parents on these January days.
  • Instead, there will be one-hour morning assembly for parents, students, and teachers on the first on-campus day, Wed. Jan. 11.
  • Additionally, for 7th and 8th grade parents, there will be a special session with grade level supervisor Shay Wilkerson to follow the assembly.
     

The following is the elementary parent-teacher meeting schedule for Tue., Jan. 10

  • The sessions are designed to minimize overlap for parents of multiple students, but since families have differing age combinations, there is no way to eliminate this inconvenience of a parent being asked to be in two places at one time. In cases of schedule conflict, the best general advice is for the parent to go where he or she feels will offer the greatest benefit.
  • The day is for adults, - for parents and teachers to connect, to benefit, and to enjoy. Students will get their chance to come to campus on Thursday’s first day!

 

 

 

K5

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

1

8:30
to 10:00

Parents meet with
Mrs. Knight

 

 

Parents meet with
Mrs. Haese

 

Parents meet with
Mrs. DeSa

 

 

Parents meet with
Mrs. Goodwin

Parents meet with
Mrs. Lunsford

2

10:15

to 11:45

 

 

 

Parents meet with
Mrs. Jackson

Parents meet with
Mrs. Lunsford

Early Middle School Meeting
(Grades 5-6)
with Shay Wilkerson

 

 

11:45

End of parent involvement

 

SEC exams Fall 2016

December 06, 2016
By LPA staff

Final Week & Exam Schedule  

Grades 7-12           Fall 2016

 

For a PDF copy of the schedule, click here.

MONDAY                            Dec. 12, 2016

* All classes meet at regularly scheduled times

* Elective exams (5th and 6th period) if not already held

Elective exams can be the previous week, with other culminating activity on Monday

Elective exams can be multiple part – spread across two days

TUESDAY                                Dec. 13                 @home / review

WEDNESDAY                    Dec. 14

8:15    a.m.                              Campus opens

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.                      1st period class exams

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.           Break (no Connection Assembly)

10:55 – 12:30 p.m.           2nd period class exams

 12:30 --  1:00 p.m.                   Lunch

 1:15 p.m.                                Final student departure

THURSDAY                                       Dec. 15                 @home / review

FRIDAY                               Dec. 16

 8:15    a.m.                             Campus opens

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.                      3rd period class exams

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.                   Break (no Connection Assembly)

10:55 – 12:30 p.m.                   4th period class exams

 12:30 --   2:30 p.m.                   Lunch & Semester End Social

                2:30 p.m.                 Final student departure

 

Exam Notes

Plan to respect exam-taking sessions with seriousness to honor other students and the percentage of the final grade attached to the exams.

Exams cover “Big picture,” key concept, mastery-level content to celebrate and attest to student knowledge gained over the semester.

  • Students are to remain silently in classrooms for the entire exam period, even after all students have finished.
  • Exams will be in the regular classroom unless otherwise noted.
  • No assemblies are planned on Wednesday or Friday, allowing students to enjoy more social and snack time between the silent tests.
  • The additional time provided for each exam is intended to allow students to finish in a relaxed manner.
  • The school day is SHORTER than normal. Students and families, especially those with partial schedules, need to note times and make appropriate arrangements.
  • No electronic devices will be accessible to students during testing. No i-pods, cell phones, mp3’s, i-pads, ear buds, etc. Students must turn OFF all devices and place in book bags. Handling of e-devices during testing will be assumed to be cheating.
  • Students need to bring a book, magazine, crossword or other non-electronic diversion in case they complete an exam before end time.
  • Normal classroom and campus policies and practices are in effect, including dress standards, unless otherwise stated.
  • No food or drinks in classrooms.
    Bottled water is allowed.

Final Elementary Day

December 05, 2016
By LPA staff

Elementary final day celebration    

Thurs., Dec. 15, 2016

Click here for a PDF copy of the schedule and lunch order form.

It’s the end of a semester of work and reward – sowing and reaping – and it is time to celebrate what parents, students, and teachers have done! Below is information for the last semester on-campus day, which will have a different schedule. Please share any questions. Write to mailbox@LPA-SC.com.

Please note:

  • This final day will NOT have any electives (5th and 6th period classes).
  • The core course classes are condensed so that they all fit before lunch.
  • All core classes will be 55 minutes in length.
  • Parents and siblings are invited and urged to attend a pre-ordered Chick-fil-A lunch at 12:30.
  • The “Lost ‘n Found” will be on display for families to identify missing items.

Schedule

8:15 – 9:10         1st period     (shortened)

9:15 – 10:10       2nd period

10:10 – 10:30     Recess

10:30 – 11:25     3rd period    (shortened)

11:30 --12:25     4th period    (moved to before lunch)

12:30                 LUNCH: Hot Lunch pre-ordered from Chick-fil-A for elementary students and parents in main building

1:30   All students dismissed to parents.  Have a memorable Christmas!

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