SCHOOL PROFILE 1500 W. Kennedy Rd. | Lake Forest, IL 60045 847.615.3210 | lfanet.org
School Code 142525 Lake Forest Academy is an independent, co-ed, 9th to 12th grade college-preparatory school for boarding and day students located in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest.
COLLEGE COUNSELING STAFF
CLASS OF 2020 JUNIOR GRADE DISTRIBUTION
JosĂŠ De JesĂşs | Head of School firstname.lastname@example.org | 847-615-3236 Andrew Poska | Dean of College Counseling email@example.com | 847-615-3279 Teneice Stegall | Assoc. Dean of College Counseling firstname.lastname@example.org | 847- 615-4798 Ben Wetherbee | Assoc. Dean of College Counseling email@example.com | 847-615-4884 Carolyn Gorowski | Dean of Admission, College Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org | 847-615-3288 Shannon Bradac | College Counseling Office Manager email@example.com | 847-625-3241
ACCREDITATION LFA complies with the NACAC Code of Ethics and Professional Practices, including disciplinary reporting. LFA is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and recognized by the State of lllinois.
DEMOGRAPHICS Enrollment 435 States Represented 13 Countries Represented 35 Domestic Students of Color 33% International Students 26% Financial Aid $5.5 million Students to four-year colleges 100%
English English 11: Global Literacies AP English Language Math Conceptual Precalculus Precalculus Calculus AP Calculus AB AP Statistics AP Calculus BC AP Computer Science A AP Computer Science Principles Science Biology Advanced Biology Advanced Chemistry Advanced Physics Biochemistry Research AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics AP Environmental Science Social Science U.S. History World History II Global Concentration: Cohort AP U.S. History AP U.S. Comparative Government AP Art History Foreign Language French III Advanced French IV Advanced French Culture (Le Monde Francophone) Mandarin Chinese III Mandarin Chinese III Advanced Spanish III Spanish III Advanced Spanish IV Advanced Conversation and Culture of the Hispanic World AP French Language AP Spanish Language
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22 ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
Class of 2020 Students 101 Median ACT Score 30 Median SAT 660
English Language (3.93) Biology (4.40) English Literature (N/A) Chemistry (3.27) Calculus AB (4.16) Environmental Science (3.88) Calculus BC (4.14) Physics C (4.60) Statistics (4.28) Psychology (N/A) Computer Science A (4.20) Economics (N/A) Computer Science Principles (5.00) U.S. History (4.33) Chinese Language (5.00) World History (4.64) French Language (4.00) United States Government Spanish Language (5.00) and Comparative Politics (N/A) Spanish Literature (N/A) Art History (4.00) Music Theory (N/A)
Median SAT Math 750 *Test averages do not take into account the testing seniors will take this fall.
*( ) Indicates AP score average for the Class of 2020
COLLEGE MATRICULATION 2016 - 2019
* Multiple students are currently attending institutions that are bolded.
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LFA’S GRADING SYSTEM + CURRICULUM
n Due to the small class size of each graduating class, Lake Forest Academy does not rank its students. n LFA uses letter grades from A - F on an unweighted 4.0 scale. Grades A - D may have pluses and minuses. n Admission to advanced level and AP courses is decided by the appropriate department based on a student’s ability and success in previous coursework. n After exhausting current course offerings, upperclassmen may elect to pursue independent studies ranging from Software and Hardware Integration to Kinesiology. One semester of Independent Study equals a 1/4 credit. n Psychology is considered a science elective. n Students in the French and Spanish Language Culture courses culminate in service trips to become immersed in the native language.
n LFA welcomed José De Jesús as the 30th Head of School on July 1, 2019. n In the last 10 years, LFA has produced three Fullbright Scholars. n For the first time in its history, LFA’s Science Olympiad team won first place in the Division A Illinois Science Olympiad State Tournament at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. n Five students from the Class of 2019 are National Merit Semifinalists. n This year’s Head of School Symposium theme is “Inequality and Global Poverty” and will culminate in a service trip to Kenya.