LOGAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OFFERS A QUALITY, CHRISTIAN EDUCATION TO THE STUDENTS OF LOGAN AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES. CLASSES OPEN AUGUST 17 FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR. CALL OR EMAIL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A TOUR OR TO FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION. WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOUR JOIN THE LCA FAMILY!
Director of Education, Robyn Crider
Prior to co-founding Logan Christian Academy, Robyn studied English, Education and Theatre at Berea College. She also homeschooled her three children and is certified as an adult trainer and facilitator. An avid reader, her varied interests include travel, languages and inspirational writing. She is extremely excited to get the opportunity to impart her love of learning to all the LCA students.
Director of Administration, Holly Bowman
Holly Bowman is incredibly excited to be a part of Logan Christian Academy, serving as the Director of Administration. Holly enjoys interacting with the students and being able to watch them each as they learn and grow. "It is wonderful to be a part of a child's life. I am so humbled by each family that has entrusted LCA with their children's education. I love the part of my job that allows me to help parents instill Christian values in their children, assist in their education, and show them God's love."
LCA Mission Statement
It is the desire of Logan Christian Academy to provide a quality, Christian education in a safe environment for the students of our area. We strive to nurture students to become spiritually minded, academically versed, socially balanced and equipped to make a positive impact in their community to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
School-Wide PBIS: How LCA Supports Positive Behavior
Logan Christian Academy operates on a school-wide behavior rewards system called PBIS which stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. What Is PBIS? A PBIS is a consistent way to recognize and reward students for making good choices throughout the day. PBIS rewards have a proven positive impact on the overall school culture and climate. A successful system is instrumental in setting our students up for success, both academically and socially.
The PBIS sets recognized, easily understood expectations and is used consistently school-wide. Setting expectations is the heart of this system, changing the focus on behaviors from the negative to the positive. For example, students will be rewarded for recognized acts of kindness and for working quietly during classroom reading times, etc.
Some rewards will be classroom-based and may include such things as picking items from a treasure box or acting as the teacher’s helper for the day. Other rewards will be school-based. For school-based rewards, the student will earn LCA bucks. LCA bucks can be either spent in the LCA store or placed on deposit with the LCA bank in a savings account which will earn interest for the student. Students may choose to save their LCA bucks to purchase larger ticket items from the store or use them for special school privileges.
LCA is committed to providing a school environment that reinforces the rewards of positive actions. Our PBIS will enable us to do this effectively and consistently.
A Christian View of Reality: Christian education is built upon a Christian view of what is real and true about the world in which we live. Why? Only Christianity provides a sufficient framework in which to view the predicament of human existence. Christian education places God as the central reality of life that gives meaning to everything else.
A Christian View of Knowledge and Truth: Education, in general, deals with the communication of knowledge and truth. Christian education differs greatly from secular philosophies in regard to the nature, source, and validity of knowledge. Christian education espouses a God-centered theory of knowledge. For Christians, knowledge is based upon what is true, and what is true is based upon God. God is the source of all truth.
A Christian Approach to Education: Christian education seeks to restore what was lost in the fall. The purpose of Christian education, then, is the restoration of the image of God in each learner and the reconciliation of the learner with God and with other people. In addition, Christian education also focuses on character development, the acquisition of knowledge, worldview development, job training, and the development of students who are spiritually, physically and socially healthy. It is important to note that Christian education is not limited to teaching the Bible. Christian education is an education system built upon and guided by the philosophical and theological truths found in the Bible.
A Christian Curriculum: The Bible is the foundation of the curriculum at LCA. This does not mean that students only study scripture, but establishes the Bible as the foundational and contextual document for all curricular choices. Much truth exists outside of the Bible, but it is most important to note that no truth exists outside the philosophical framework of the Bible. LCA’s curriculum will continually be shaped to represent the best available educational theory and practice that facilitates both the acquisition of important content and the development of thinking skills.
A Christian Learning Environment: The environment in which educators operate should be caring and non-competitive, with high expectations for achievement. Key features of the learning environment should include:
• Development of students’ understanding of the learning process and their personal learning styles
• Thematic, integrated units which develop students’ multiple intelligences and which incorporate authentic life situations
• Authentic use of educational technologies and the internet
• Various forms of assessment: report cards, portfolios, exhibitions, testing
• A faith-based, culturally engaged Christian perspective
LCA seeks to provide opportunities for every child to develop spiritually, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. It is our goal to partner with parents and to form a relationship with each family in order to better serve the child’s individual needs. We believe that young children learn best through age-appropriate hands-on activities and through exploring their environment. We believe that learning is more likely to occur when children become personally engaged with the material and perceive the material to be relevant to their own lives. We believe it is essential to balance hands-on activities with a Biblically-based curriculum, which focuses on the Bible, Phonics, Numbers, and other key developmental skills. It is the objective of LCA to offer a balanced curriculum that encourages the development of the whole child.
LCA Student Health Statement
In order for LCA to provide such a quality education, our faculty and staff will work diligently to ensure that each student is growing in the following five areas of health - spiritual, mental, social, physical and academic. Recognizing that our bodies are God's living temple, students are encouraged to practice an honorable and balanced lifestyle in which all aspects of human health are practiced daily.
1. Spiritual Health - Students model lives of purity in thought, word and deed while revealing Godly character when confronted with contemporary issues (such as drugs, alcohol, smoking, and sexuality).
2. Mental Health - Students understand that God calls us to a lifestyle of wonder, discovery, and creativity. They seek God's guidance and comfort and that of the Godly people around them when facing trials and decisions.
3. Social Health - Students apply Biblical principles of respect for all people including authority figures and peers. They also embrace and demonstrate the value of teamwork, discipline, and competition.
4. Physical Health - Students practice and value the benefits of regular exercise and are active participants in a wide range of physical activities. They are motivated to participate to their highest potential. Students also practice health, nutritional and personal hygiene habits.
5. Academic Health - Students engage in active learning through class participation, lesson completion, supplemental learning and extra-curricular studies in an effort to become passionate, life-long learners with wide-ranging interests.
LCA Dress Code Policy
LCA recognizes the relationship between personal dress and personal attitude and students are encouraged to dress in a manner that demonstrates modesty and cleanliness. You can view the dress code policy here.
LCA Non-Discrimination Policy
LCA admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. LCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its' educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Logan Christian Academy is a not-for-profit, private Christian school. LCA is funded by school fees and tuition, donations from individuals, churches, and businesses. LCA receives no taxpayer dollars. Any items donated to LCA such as desks, shelves, books, furniture, other supplies, etc. make it possible for LCA to allocate more funds toward scholarships!
If you would like to donate to LCA, see below a list of items needed and other ways to help.
- Holly Bowman
Director of Administration
Some of our students are able to attend LCA through scholarship grants. Therefore, they may be unable to provide a complete list of items needed in their backpacks such as pencils, crayons, markers, a ruler, notebook paper, 3-ring binder, folders, pencil box, glue stick, etc. If you would like to donate any of these items, please bring them to the school office.
LCA is in great need of shelving, lockers/cubbies, all purpose tables, classroom rugs, chairs, etc. If you would like to donate any gently used or new furniture items, please contact us!
Here are some simple things you can do to contribute to LCA:
Give a gift card to a store that sells school supplies. This is a great gift because it enables a teacher to stock up on a supply when they run low.
Donate one thing. Buy and donate one box or crayons, or one package of pens. If you don’t have money to spend, donate a supply in your house that you no longer use. Donations don’t have to be large or costly. Every item makes a difference!