Livingston Classical Academy's Newsletter
Livingston Classical Academy continues to discover the good, the true, and the beautiful. We have an immeasurable number of reasons to practice gratitude. Our school family expresses kindness and good will toward one another. Our students are kind, caring, and embrace our core virtues of Courage, Perseverance, Friendship, Courtesy, Honesty, Service, and Self-Government. Livingston Classical Academy is positively a busy place of learning and growing, the good type of busy where dedication to our vision and mission surrounds everything from the heart of our curriculum to the heart of our staff pouring into the lives of our students. Our students are our number one treasure! We are grateful for the school-home educational partnership that we are blessed to journey on together.
In school, our day begins with morning drop-off and welcome greetings! Did you know that LCA faculty and staff greet students at the entrance doors, hallways, and classrooms as part of the morning routine? To begin the school day properly, we corporately recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. Our K-12 students enthusiastically bring morning announcements including the school mission, core virtues, calendar, weather, and upcoming school activities such as future concerts, assemblies, and popcorn Friday’s. Following the morning announcements, students begin lessons for the day. Currently, in Upper School our tenth graders are studying the kinetic nature of matter in Chemistry, fifth graders are studying biographies, and the music and art department is preparing for upcoming concerts. Our students continue to grow with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
VISION AND MISSION
Livingston Classical Academy in Whitmore Lake exists as a tuition-free public school to educate youth on our nation’s founding principles and empowers them, as free citizens, to pursue a virtuous life of happiness and excellence.
Livingston Classical Academy trains the minds and nurtures the hearts of young people through a rigorous, classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
Student Performance on State Tests
Wonder how LCA compares to schools around us for student performance on state tests? The graph below shows the percent of students meeting state academic standards (scoring “proficient” or “advanced”) on state tests (M-STEP and SAT Suite). This is a comparative view from 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023 and includes LCA (green), similar schools (pink), and state averages (orange). LCA students continue to demonstrate excellence in education, including well-rounded aspects of instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue, demonstrating LCA core virtues.
You can view the graph below and more data on the Michigan school data website. Click HERE.
Don’t forget that the deadline to request potential schedule changes for our spring semester courses is January 19, 2024. CHANGES WILL NOT BE MADE AFTER THAT DATE.
Registration for dual enrollment (DE) for the Winter (Spring) semester is now open. If your student has previously completed DE courses, he/she can register for next semester and they MUST email Mrs. Robinson the course details. Those who are interested in DE and are currently not a DE student can contact Mrs. Robinson for more information.
"The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only
by its people feeling that they are worthwhile." - Fred Rogers
This is the season to remind your students that they have the power to make a difference in the lives of others, to make them feel worthwhile. A kind word or action can go a long way in changing someone’s mindset. Challenge your students to offer these words or actions everyday and to watch for the transformation it can cause not only in others but in themselves, as well.
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