ACADEMIC REPORT CARD FALL 2022
Dear LCA Families and Friends,
Dr Scott Wells, Head of School
Greetings from our Board of Directors and our Executive Leadership Team! What a joy it is to present to you our 2021-22 Academic Report Card! As you might expect, we offer a rigorous and Christ centered education to all our students, and we are thrilled to highlight our numerous successes from last year in this document.
I also want to thank and congratulate our teachers and classroom aides for their diligent work in providing a well-rounded education to all our students. On both our Rose and Immanuel Baptist Church Campuses, our educators are seasoned professionals who are undoubted curriculum and pedagogy experts
LETTER FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL
Dr. Scott Wells
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Blessings to you and your families.
I encourage you to celebrate with us our academic achievements from the past year. Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we work together to equip and nurture our students to fulfill God’s calling on their lives through Christ-centered education.
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Page 3 84% 96% 79% 91% 83% 91% 89% 99% 80% 85% 84% 90% % OF STUDENTS AT 80TH PERCENTILE OR HIGHER 42% 60% 37% 34% 30% 43% 56% 67% 14% 36% 10% 16% Thad Highbaugh Elementary Principal ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHT:
Recall Team placed 2nd, and the Future
Teachers use the MAP assessment to set goals with students, discuss relative areas of growth and strength, and plan lessons to meet the individual needs of our students. Individual opportunities to support students can include intervention support in the areas of reading or math, as well as enrichment opportunities for students who are scoring at or above the 80th percentile. We are proud of the high level of achievement of so many of our Elementary students and continue to target how we can help each student grow academically. MAP is one of the many tools we utilize as we seek to equip and nurture students to fulfill God's calling on their lives through Christ centered education.
Category READING MATH Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Reading Math Category READING MATH Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Reading Math ELEMENTARY CAMPUS
Team placed 1st. Several students also placed individually in math, composition, science, social studies, language arts, and arts and humanitites ELEMENTARY GOVERNOR'S CUP
Below you will find the percent of students at or above the national average on our Spring MAP assessment. These students are on track with their grade level peers in their performance on grade level specific standards. Additionally, you those students who are in the top 20% of the nation We continue develop new ways, both inside the classroom these students excel as they move through our school and into advanced courses "
OF STUDENTS AT OR ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE
LCA elementary students participated in the Governor's Cup Competition on February 8 & 12 at the Rose Campus. LCA was the 1st Place District Champs!
"For 2021 22, LCA administered the of Progress (MAP) for grades K 8. These assessments provided essential information about our students' learning and growth trajectory. Students take the assessment three different times through the year (fall, winter, and spring). MAP testing is not timed, and questions are adjusted to challenge students at each of their individual learning levels. MAP uses data from more than 10.2 million students, which allows us to compare our student to national norms.
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Kate Jacobs (8th grade) 1st Pace in Animal Sciences
The LCA Middle School Academic Team competed in the District Governor's Cup held at Jessie M. Clark Middle School. The team finished as Runners Up in Quick Recall. Team members also experienced success. Wellington Hadinata placed in math and science and Lillie Greer placed in composition and language arts.
Chloe Evans (8th grade) 2nd Place in Chemistry
Kennedy Moughamian (6th grade) 1st Place in Behavioral & Social Sciences
6TH GRADE ACADEMY & JUNIOR HIGH Category Language Usage Reading Math 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Category Language Usage Reading Math 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Coleman Marshall 6th Grade Academy & Junior High Principal "As we look at last year’s MAP data, our students continue to show us that they are meeting and many are rising above the national average. I am proud of the hard work that they showed through testing, and I am thankful for our teachers who push our students every day in the classroom. Standardized test scores are a singular data point and a single piece of the puzzle, but it is great to see our students continue to succeed in this area. We will continue to utilize this data when we are examining our curriculum, and utilize best practices within the classroom to provide a rigorous, Christ centered education to our students.” Page 4 % OF STUDENTS AT OR ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE % OF STUDENTS AT 80TH PERCENTILE OR HIGHER 85% 89% 80% 92% 86% 81% 91% 88% 82% 28% 32% 25% 38% 36% 27% 33% 24% 21%
Audrey Stumbo (6th grade) - 1st Place in Chemistry
These 6th 8th grade students competed and placed at the Kentucky American Water/Fayette County District Science Fair:
JUNIOR HIGH DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR
JUNIOR HIGH GOVERNOR'S CUP
Hannah Spicer (6th grade) - 2nd Place in Plant Sciences
Ben Schwartz (8th grade) 2nd Place in Physics and Astronomy
Lilly Meyer (7th grade) - 1st Place in Physics & Astronomy
2021 22 ACT AVERAGE SCORES National - 20 6 Kentucky 19.5 LCA - 23.3 Page 5
As students transition to high school, their academic programs and paths may vary considerably. Students have the ability to select different electives as well as courses at different levels of challenge (regular, college prep, Honors, or Advanced Placement.) Academic achievement at the high school is evaluated by means of various nationally standardized tests. This includes the American College Test (ACT) and the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
The ACT measures students’ skills in English, reading, mathematics, and science reasoning. Students are scored on each subtest; scores range from one (1) to thirty six (36.) An average is then taken to arrive at a composite score. Although sophomores can take the ACT, it is typically taken by juniors and seniors Our students continue to perform above both state and national averages
LCA currently offers 18 AP courses At the conclusion of each school year, students have the opportunity to sit for AP exams Scored on a scale of 1 to 5, students who achieve a qualifying score (3 or higher) are eligible for college credit or advanced placement at more than 90% of American colleges and universities.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
19 AP Scholars 6 AP Scholars with Honors 7 AP Scholars with Distinctions 59 6% of students scored a 3 or higher (136 out of 228) 24% of all students earned AP Scholar Honors 50% of seniors taking AP exams were designated as AP Scholars 228 AP Exams Taken 32 Total AP Scholars Biology: 73 1% Calculus BC 50% Chemistry: 14.3% English Language: 86.3% Psychology: 70.6% U.S. History: 40.9% World History Modern: 60.5% Individual Subject Pass Rates Biology Calculus BC Macro/Microeconomics Psychology U.S. Government & Politics U.S. History World History: Modern 8 3% of Test-Takers Earned a 5 (highest possible score) in the following subject areas: AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST (ACT)
The LCA High School Academic Team competed in District Governor's Cup at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School on January 22, 2022. They placed 2nd in Quick Recall and advanced to regionals at Scott County in February. Individual assessment winners included:
Milo Golding (senior) in Arts/Humanities
For three weeks every summer, Kentucky’s most talented and creative high school students are invited to grow and learn together at the Governor’s School for the Arts’ college summer residence program Rising juniors and seniors in high school are offered in depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture + design, creative writing, dance, drama, film + photography, instrumental music, musical theatre, visual art, and vocal music.
Taylor Hitchcock (freshman) in Composition
HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC TEAM
Tia Alchureiqi and Milo Golding from the Class of 2022 were named among the 150 winners of the 2022 Coca Cola Scholars Program. Each received a $20,000 college scholarship and joined a family of 6,600+ alumni who are leading positive change around the world.
Chloe King (freshman) in Language Arts
2023 GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS Page 6 ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS:
At the start of the 2021 2022 school year, Milo Golding '22 was named the National Doodle for Google Winner. Milo was featured on NBC's "The Today Show" and honored by Governor Andy Beshear and Mayor Linda Gorton in a special ceremony held at Lexington's City Hall. Milo's artwork appeared on google.com on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. In addition to the special recognition for his entry, Milo received a $30,000 college scholarship!
LCA consistently sends students to both the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program and Governor's School for the Arts. We are proud of Sam, Julianne, Reagan and Natalie for dedicating part of their summer vacation to these programs.
Jake Bechtold (junior) in Social Studies
Samuel Epling Julianne Graham Reagan Wombles
DOODLE FOR GOOGLE WINNER
Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program
The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home The Program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders
Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts
Less than 1% of 68,000+ applicants were chosen to receive this extremely competitive award. Recipients, in addition to displaying strong leadership, academics, and service, represent change agents who positively affect others in their communities
“LCA has a long and storied tradition of offering an academic curriculum that is wide ranging, challenging, and at the end of the students’ journey with us, incredibly rewarding Our school thoughtfully considers the wants and needs of its families and prepares students at an unparalleled level for achievement on standardized testing such as ACT, PSAT, SAT, as well as taking AP and college based dual credit courses LCA students regularly score at or near the top of all Kentucky pupils, those in both private and public academic settings, taking these exams and courses.
The class of 2022 graduated 104 students In LCA’s 33-year history, 2,428 students have graduated from the school. The members of the Class of 2022 were accepted in 72 different colleges and universities. 31% of the class will be attending college outside of Kentucky. 95% will be attending a college or university and an additional 2% will be attending a trade school. 100 of the students received 180 academic merit scholarship offers totaling $3,454,970.
Dr. Cassondra Koett High School Principal
Several LCA graduates enter college having earned enough AP credits to classify them as sophomores before they even begin their postsecondary education years. Finally, LCA students are well rounded, combining a robust academic course load with top tier extracurricular activities in fine arts, leadership clubs, and athletics. Our students leave LCA prepared for the complexities of the next chapter in their lives and with the potential to achieve excellence in their pursuits while leaving an indelible impact on our world.”
Our comprehensive cycle of curriculum review is guided by the belief that the process will be faculty led, evidence informed, focused on improving student learning, encompass a program level perspective, and be an on going effort to continuously improve the academic programs of LCA This process is an essential component of the advancement of student learning
Lisa Bacon Assistant Head of School and Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Lexington Christian Academy is accredited through Cognia and as of January, 2021 we are also accredited through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). Accreditation with ACSI engages our school in a vigorous process of organizational appraisal and improvement that engages the every school constituent. ACSI is a highly regarded Christian program that holds partnerships with all U.S. regional accreditation agencies and offers joint accreditation with Cognia. Every step of the accreditation process is designed to be useful for driving improvement in our school so that we can truly flourish
Each curriculum review allows LCA teachers and administrators to assess current content, academic standards, and resources and then identify how we can strengthen the program(s) under review Students, parents, and teachers can expect:
An articulation of the strengths of the program, · Specific actions to be identified to address gaps within the academic program, An improvement in teaching and learning practices, Critical reflection on the program’s curriculum, and Evidence to drive decision making within the program.
To learn more about LCA's curriculum, consult the school's Curriculum Guide, which can be found in the Academics section of the website. This is a valuable resource for our students and families. It provides an overview of each content area and highlights each specific course description. It also demonstrates the sequence of courses and the academic progression that is instrumental in student success.
We have a 5 year rotation cycle for each area of academic concentration. This year, we review Mathematics for implementation in the 2024 2025 school year. Through the process of the curriculum review, LCA strives to provide an academic program that supports the vision of preparing all students to be successful, continuous learners who view all content through the truth of scripture.
Average Years of Experience15 TOTAL FACULTY 103 Overall as well as at LCA Average Tenure at LCA YEARS 9 YEARS 4 PhD 37 Bachelor's 62 Master's Our Educators 9 34 103 39 6 15
NUMBERS LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY TOTAL FACULTY PRESCHOOL ELEMENTARY 6TH GRADE ACADEMY JUNIOR HIGH HIGH SCHOOL Page 8