Lighthouse Christian Academy
Bloomington, IN 47403
About This School
In 2010, Lighthouse Christian Academy had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Indiana average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Lighthouse Christian Academy Reviews
I like LCA
LCA has amazing spirit. It is small, and so the students know each other across wide gaps in grade level. Math is currently being taught by someone with a Math PhD (though he'll surely leave for a college professorship one of these years). Another teacher, who's been there for perhaps the entire school's history, has turned down inquiries about being principal at a public school because she sees her mission as being to teach at a Christian school. I am no great fan of athletics, but my kids have learned tremendous life skills from them at LCA.
Not a really good school
I attended this school my entire 4 years of high school. This school is horrible. To make this short, the teachers pick favorites. The rest sink or swim. I was forced to take 2 summer school classes at a public school for this reason. I sank, they did not care. They even offended my summer school teacher asking to send his information in to see if he was a legitimate teacher. Some teachers are not fully qualified, or are still in school themselves. Also, my diploma I received had to be questioned by a school when I moved out of the Mainlands to a territory. The big reason, is homophobia! I echo one student that reviewed about this. I had the same issues. I was not openly gay, but I did support gay marriage, and wrote a paper on it. The entire school went in turmoil. I talked to multiple people about sinning. They shot bible quotes at me. Then they called my home, which caused major problems between my family and I, which I was not out to. Shortly after graduating (which I had to wait for because I needed to attend summer school) I left the U.S. Mainlands. This school went into my personal life, messed up my family, which is just starting to recover. They like to overstep. Do not let you kid go here. For current students that might be going through this, just keep you head held high, the real world is nothing like they teach at this school.
As a junior girl attending Lighthouse, I feel the need to say that I have never ever ever had an issue with any of the teachers flirting with myself or my peers, nor have I ever so much as felt uncomfortable in their presence. I have attended this school since kindergarten, and I have to say that love the school. Granted, there are and have been a few things that I feel were ridiculous or unnecessary, but that will happen in any school anywhere. Just because it's a Christian school does not make it a perfect school. I feel safe, loved, and supported here and always have. I would not be who I am today if it weren't for Lighthouse. My faith would be entirely different and almost certainly not as strong. The teachers and staff at Lighthouse have shaped me in a way that no one else ever could. Thanks to them I have learned what it is to have a relationship with the Lord. They have helped me to grow spiritually, personally, and academically, and most importantly have set me on fire for Christ.
I would also like to say that I was diagnosed with ADHD at the end of Kindergarten, thanks to my perceptive teacher, who mentioned she suspected that I might have ADHD to my mom. Every teacher I have ever had at Lighthouse has always been very understanding, supportive, helpful, and encouraging (save two who are no longer teachers there), allowing me helpful options and resources to help me cope with my ADHD such as, in middle school and high school, allowing me to have extra time for my exams (which is also allowed for students without ADHD if they need it), and, in elementary, a quiet place to study as well as the option to run laps in the gym to blow off extra energy. The teachers and staff have always extended grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, kindness, encouragement, support, and security to me as well as to the other students I have spoken to.
In regards to the students at LCA, they tend to be very kind, loving, and friendly to one another. Of course, there is the occasionally bullying, just as there is in any other school. The difference is, the teachers at Lighthouse will actually deal with it. The students feel comfortable going to a teacher or to the school counselor about bullying as well as friend problems and the like and telling them what's going on. The teachers and counselor will give Godly advice to the student and allow them to try and handle it themselves if they feel the situation is one which the student can handle. When a teacher is told about these things, not only do they keep it confidential, but they also keep an eye on the situation and don't hesitate to intervene if the situation gets out of hand.
I could go on and on about Lighthouse, but I'll stop here. Needless to say, Lighthouse is an amazing school and, although it is not perfect (I doubt any school is), it is a good school, and has hugely impacted my life in a way only Lighthouse could.
Terrible school. I went there for two years of my life ages 13-14. I was openly gay and persecuted by teachers more then I was by students who were actually loving and accepting. I had multiple teachers tell me being gay was wrong, that gays went to "heck", that the lifestyle was dangerous and a sin. Every time I pointed out that A.)they were entitled to their own opinion, and B.)The Bible says all sins are equal, they completely ignored me and sent me to the principles office for "rebelling" when I was defending myself from personal attacks. Their education is a joke, teachers were more concerned about flirting with the girls in high school then they were about answering your questions. All the students there hate it and want to go to Bloomington North or South. Don't send your child here, they're just another tuition paying a teachers salary. They don't care if your child acts up or has problems and they won't punish students as they're too afraid of the parent taking them out of the school and then they lose money. Take it from me, a former student now graduated and in the real world.
I heard about that situation. It's too bad, but when a child hits and kicks other students, there is a point at which the other students need to be protected. It's a pity, because I think going to kindergarten half-day instead of all-day might have helped a lot.
I am a disappointed Christian mother, in how LCA handled the situation with my son, who is six. Let me ask you, what kind of school gives up on a six year old boy? My husband and I chose LCA because of its Christ-centered educational approach, and I believe that when you elect to use the name of our Lord and Savior in your organization's advertising and literature, you are held to a higher standard than an organization that makes no such claim. My son was diagnosed with ADHD, he had good days and he had some rough days, but he never failed to repent. We felt blessed to have LCA as a partner in this journey with the Lord. It is with the greatest respect that I state it is my experience that LCA does not have the skill, resources, or patience s to work with children with ADHD. I do not want another child or parent to have this same experience that we have had with LCA.