Frequently Asked Questions
What does Logan Christian Academy offer?
Logan Christian Academy offers quality education to all students in our area. LCA began the 2018-2019 School Year offering 2, 3 & 4-year-old Preschool through 8th Grade classes. LCA has expanded with each school year and now offers classes for Preschool-aged children through 12th Grade. LCA employs Kentucky certified educators and performs background checks on all staff, faculty, and volunteers.
Where are you located?
LCA's campus is located at 206 Sam Walton Drive in Russellville, Kentucky, in the previous Daymar College center, with over 10,000 sq. ft. of space. LCA is excited to be centrally located within Russellville, KY at a convenient location for our parents!
What curriculum does Logan Christian Academy use?
LCA does not teach Common Core. LCA's Director of Education works with each teacher to develop the materials used in each classroom and oversees the curriculum, such as Abeka and LifePAC, used for each course. Each teacher adds manipulatives and activities to include in their classroom. The use of manipulatives provides a way for children to learn concepts through developmentally appropriate hands-on experience. We want our classrooms to be fun & engaging at LCA!
Will there be testing?
LCA's Director of Education and each teacher will develop tests based on the material actually covered in each classroom. We will not be participating in Standardized Testing. We believe Standardized Testing forces teachers to teach to the test instead of being able to cover what the students actually need to learn. We prefer the "test to the teach" method. We do not want our students to fear tests and cram information that they will soon forget. We want each student to enjoy learning and commit what they learn to memory.
Does LCA require school uniforms?
LCA does not have school uniforms. There is a modest dress code and each rule is followed very strictly. You can read about our dress code policy here.
What does your school calendar look like?
LCA operates under its own school calendar but follows closely to the Logan County Schools' calendar. You may pick up a school calendar at our school office.
What are your school day hours?
LCA begins the day at 7:30 AM with student drop-offs. Parents should have students at the school by 7:50 AM. Students are typically in their classrooms no later than 8:10 AM and dismissal and pickup begins at 2:30 PM. LCA offers an After Care program to LCA and other Logan County school students. Any students not picked up by 2:45 PM are automatically enrolled in the After School Care program for that day.
Does Logan Christian Academy offer extra-curricular activities and electives?
LCA offers Foreign Language (Spanish), Sign Language, Band and Choral Music, BETA Club, Theatre Club, and coming in the 2020/2021 school year, Archery! For information on LCA's electives and extra-curricular activities, contact Robyn Crider.
What are the tuition prices?
It is important to remember that LCA works with every family to assist in enrolling their child(ren) regardless of their financial situation. The Preschool through Kindergarten tuition is $350 per month, 1st Grade through 4th Grade tuition is $440 per month, and 5th Grade through 12th Grade tuition is $490 per month. LCA offers Annual, Semi-Annual, Monthly and Bi-Weekly payment schedules. Paying Annually or Semi-Annually will save parents near $200-$300 versus the Monthly payment option. LCA has worked hard to provide a quality education for our students at the lowest price possible. LCA accepts checks and parents can enroll in the Electronic Withdrawal option and have their tuition payment debited directly from their checking account on the due date. All checks should be made payable to Logan Christian Academy, or LCA. You can read more about tuition in our Enrollment Application.
Are there any other fees besides tuition?
There are two annual fees in addition to monthly tuition. The Enrollment Application fee is $150 per application, with discounts for families with multiple children. This will cover application processing, paperwork, and the family interviews with LCA directors and the child's teacher. The School Fee is $250 and covers the student's ID badge, the Family LCA card, curriculum and technology in the classroom, and classroom supplies. Each student will receive a small personal supplies list for items such as pencils, notebooks, and folders for your child. Most everything your child will need in the classroom will be supplied by the school, by way of the annual School Fee.
Will there be After School Care?
LCA offers an After School Care program for LCA students and non-enrolled students from other local schools. Parents can enroll their children in this program as needed, on a weekly basis. Any student not picked up by 2:45 PM will be automatically placed in the After School Care program and parents will be charged by the hour, with a minimum charge of one hour. The hourly charge for the After School Care program is $3.50/hour for enrolled students and $4.50/hour for non-enrolled students from other schools. Each child will be given a drink and a snack, as well as engaged in some type of activity. Students may also use this time to work on any homework they may have. After School Care program hours are from 2:30-5:30 PM. If a child has not been picked up by 5:30, the parent will be charged $5.00 every 15 minutes that the child remains at the school. LCA will also offer a Care Program during school breaks and the summer months.
Who runs LCA?
LCA is managed by Robyn Crider, who serves as the Director of Education and Holly Bowman, who serves as the Director of Administration. LCA also has an Advisory Board with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 sitting members. Each year one parent shall serve on the Advisory Board. LCA employs Kentucky certified teachers and skilled support staff. LCA is neither funded nor founded by any group, church, or religious organization. LCA receives no outside funding or taxpayer dollars. LCA is operated solely through the payments of annual fees and tuition, donations, and fundraising events. LCA is a not-for-profit, Christian school.
Is LCA Accredited?
LCA is nationally recognized by the NAICS and the U.S. Department of Education. LCA is actively working toward applying for accreditation. A school must be able to show a history of academics before it may apply. Once LCA has completed a satisfactory period of time, the Directors will begin the process for accreditation however, this process could take up to two years. State and Federal laws do not require that a private school have accreditation, but it is the desire of LCA's Directors and Board Members that this school is accredited. LCA is required to and does maintain attendance and performance records for each student. LCA is required and does report the attendance of each student to the local public school system. LCA does and is also required to maintain student records at all times, for possible audit by the state. LCA accreditation is not required in order for your child to enroll in higher education. If your child receives a diploma of graduation from LCA prior to our school's accreditation, the institution to which your child applied may request a proficiency test upon enrollment. Most institutions will admit a graduate from a non-accredited school without issue or testing.
Is tuition tax-deductible?
Tuition and school fees are NOT tax-deductible, as they are not donations. You should consult with a tax professional to see if your After Care and Preschool tuition is an eligible expense under the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Any donations made to the school are tax-deductible and you will receive a donation receipt from LCA.
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