PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
Lakeview Christian School (LCS) is based on a philosophy of education that recognizes that the child is a soul as well as a body and mind, and that education should meet the needs of all three. As a result, LCS not only holds a high standard on required state and accreditation proficiencies, but also purposefully provides instructional hours and programmatic energy to teaching about Christian doctrines and dispositions. Furthermore, LCS seeks to integrate Christian principles in the study of all disciplines.
LCS promotes active involvement of parents in their child’s spiritual and educational development. In addition, LCS strongly encourages LCS families to be active participants in a local church body. For the child who comes from a Christian home, LCS seeks to come along side of the Christian parent(s) and the family’s home church in the teaching of Christian doctrines and dispositions. For the child who is not from a Christian home, LCS seeks to introduce that child to the Christian faith. LCS and its sponsoring church are committed to reaching out to parents who are not Christians and to those families who are without a local church.
Lakeview Christian School aspires to transform Grant County and beyond by developing students to reach God's purposeful potential for their lives through Christ-centered education by biblically cultivating souls, inspiring hearts, stretching minds, and equipping hands.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Lakeview Christian School is an interdenominational and students attend many churches in Grant County and the surrounding counties. LCS holds these truths to be foundational to its education.
The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15, 2 Peter 1:21).
There is one eternal God of infinite holiness, wisdom, and power, who created and preserves all things and is self-existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
In the deity of Christ (John 10:33) His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35) His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26) His miracles (John 2:11) His vicarious and atoning death provided a complete sacrifice for the sins of men.(1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9) His resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4) His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19) His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11 and Revelation 19:11).
In the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God's grace and through faith, alone we are saved. (John 3:16 19 5:24, Romans 3:23, 5:8 9, Ephesians 2:9 10, Titus 3:5).
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, and they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation. (John 5:28 29)
In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12 13, Galatians 3:26 28). Page 7 of 35 Lakeview Christian School Student Handbook 2020-2021 8/4/2020
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian, is enabled to live a godly life. (Romans 8:13 14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19 20, Ephesians 4:18).
In the creation account of the Bible; that God created the heavens, and the earth, (Gen. 1:1-25) which includes the direct act of God to create man; male and female. (Gen. 1:26-28; Gen. 5:1-2) “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3). Fundamental to the Christian understanding of God is that He is not a part of nature, but that He stands over and above it as its all-powerful Creator. This world in which we live is His handiwork.
That God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God · Genesis 1:26–27
That the term marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18–25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2–5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God's command is that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman.
Lakeview Christian School 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. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
LCS Schoolwide Expected Student Outcome Statements
Each student will commit to a personal relationship with Christ.
Each student will operate from a biblical perspective world view.
Each student will allow lordship of the Holy Spirit to lead to ongoing spiritual development.
Each student will understand and commit to God’s purpose for their life.
Each student will learn and demonstrate biblical integrity.
Each student will learn and practice righteous living.
Each student will learn and illustrate the value of independent learning.
Each student will learn and illustrate the value of working with peers and faculty members to achieve a common goal.
Each student will proactively pursue ongoing learning as it relates to God’s purposeful potential for their lives.
Each student will understand and appreciate people of different cultures.
Each student will understand the importance of God’s creation in relation to all living things.
Each student will learn it is better to give than to receive, not to act out of selfish ambition.