Academics


An Unsurpassed Academic Emphasis

The Academy is an accredited, agency-approved member of the West Virginia Association of Christian Schools (WVACS), as well as a member of the American Association of Christian School (AACS).

The traditional classroom is the basis of preschool through 12th grade instruction.  Thorough mastery of fundamental principles is emphasized, with curriculum materials from ABeka Book.  A full music program including choirs and private instruction is available to Academy students.  Students may also participate in Bible, academic, and fine arts competition.

Grading Scale

The school grading scale is as follows:

94 – 100 = A plus(+) and minus (-) grades
85 – 93 = B are often assigned by teachers
75 – 84 = C to reflect the two upper and
70 – 74 = D two lower percentages of each
BELOW 69 = F letter grade.

 

Bible and Reading

BIBLE – Each school day begins with Bible class, a fun time of singing, working on scripture memory and hearing a dynamic Bible lesson.  Weekly chapel services provide students with the privilege of working on special missions projects and exploring a Bible lesson together.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with their student.

READING – Building on the solid foundation of lower elementary, LBA’s outstanding reading program establishes an emphasis on reading comprehension.  It builds independent, confident reading.  The experienced faculty uses the ABeka reading texts,workbooks, and additional novels to teach important reading strategies for a variety of reading genres.

 

Arithmetic and Language Arts

Arithmetic – Arithmetic concepts are taught using distinguished ABeka Curriculum.  Students will continue to maintain skills in fundamental operations while expanding their understanding in the areas of fractions, measurements, algebraic equations, and geometry.  Accuracy and speed are important components of arithmetic.

Language Arts – Studies in language arts include spelling, grammar, punctuation, and writing skills.  A solid incremental study of the parts of grammar is taught alongside a variety of writing projects.

 

Science and Social Studies

These subjects are an exciting part of the school day.  Students explore the world through the lens of scripture giving specific attention to animals, plant life, astronomy, biology and a wide range of topics.  Students are given opportunities to have hands-on experience through field trips and through on campus enrichment activities.

 

Enrichment classes         

Music – Weekly music classes expose students to fun songs, orchestra instruments, and are an integral part of preparation for school productions.

Health and Physical Education – The Health and PE class provides instruction in seasonal sports as well as group activities.  Weekly health lessons provide additional instruction in maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle.

 

Library and Computer Lab

The LBA Elementary Library and Computer Lab provide opportunities for students to enhance their classroom reading and learn several fundamental computer skills.

 

Spanish

Students enjoy expanding their vocabulary in Spanish through songs and games.

 

Sign Language

Each week our students enjoy a class given to learning sign language.  American Sign Language is often counted as a qualification of being bi-lingual so these skills may play a part in your child’s life for many years to come!