New Student FAQs
Starting at a new school is a big event and we recognize there are thousands of questions. We want to help in this process. Don’t hesitate to stop in the high school or elementary office with a question or ask your teacher or even a fellow parent. Below is a list of some questions that new families have. This website is filled with additional information about the school and as a parent in LCS you will have access to our school information system called RenWeb.
Do you offer busing?
Yes. We offer flexible options for student transportation, from daily pick-up and drop-off to as-needed bus passes. To learn more about our transportation options for your family, complete our Transportation Request form.
What safety precautions have you taken to protect students during school hours?
Doors are locked during the day and there are card readers at all entrances and video surveillance throughout the property. All Visitors must be buzzed in and must check in to office and wear visitor badge while in the building. All parents must complete forms authorizing who can pick up their child after school.
How can I meet and socialize with other students to make new friends?
Getting involved in several school activities or sports will rapidly increase your ability to make friends. Every year LCS has special activities through which you will meet new friends. We also offer new student orientations at the beginning of each year for students and parents to meet one another and “Connector” parents in their class.
Who can I contact to learn more about the school before I apply?
Contact our Admissions Department by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 517-438-8820. We would be happy to provide you a personal tour of our campus where we can address your questions about LCS.
Will I need to buy all new clothes for school because of the dress code?
Our dress code is principle based – Student attire should be (1) God honoring (2) Modest (3) Safe (4) Non-distracting. We partner with parents to guide children to make good choices in the area of appropriate clothing. In most cases, new students do not need to make significant purchases to comply with the LCS student dress code.
Can I get more information about LCS Policies and Procedures?
Absolutely. We encourage families to read through and understand our student handbook. This document explains, in detail, the policies and procedures that are in place this school year. Handbooks are available below:
- Elementary Student Handbook
- Secondary Student Handbook
What co-curricular opportunities does LCS offer?
A full range of interscholastic offerings are available to student in grades seventh through twelfth. They include, but are not limited to, football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, track, baseball, softball and golf. Other opportunities include: mission trips, service projects, theatrical productions, dance team, power plus discipleship groups, student government, retreats, prayer groups, bible studies and other co-curricular clubs.
Do you offer on-line courses?
Yes! We offer a full battery of online classes for students who are gifted and ahead of the traditional class schedule and also classes that serve as course recovery. These courses compliment the traditional course offerings quite nicely.
Is the school accredited?
LCS is accredited through two accrediting associations: Advanced (formerly North Central Association) and the Association of Christian Schools International. We are members of the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools and the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
Do you serve hot lunch?
Yes. Lunches are available from Pre-K through twelfth grade. Please stop buy the high school or elementary offices or the lunch room to learn more and to set up your account. You can find the lunch menu on our Parent Resources page and check your account balance in ParentsWeb.
What options are available if my child is struggling academically?
There are a number of levels of intervention available to help students excel. We encourage you to talk with your teacher and principal to make sure we take the appropriate steps to give your student every chance to excel. Contact our admissions department to learn more about our academic assistance programs.
Do you have an anti-bullying policy?
Yes. We take bullying very seriously and are very proactive in combating this within our school. Communication is key. We ask that all students, parents, and faculty work together to help children learn to deal with their differences in a biblical manner. For a copy of our Anti-Bullying Policy, contact our admissions department.
Take a Closer Look
Are you ready to look closer at LCS? Call our admissions team at 517-438-8820 to schedule a tour or complete an inquiry form. We’d love to talk with you about how we might partner with you to help your child reach their full potential!