Love to Learn

Partners in Transformation

Requirements & Expectations

God has ordained only two institutions for the training of children: the home (Ephesians 6:1-4) and the church (Matthew 19:14; 28:20; John 21:15). The church and home must cooperate in order to effectively train your child. The greatest damage we can do to children is to submit them to divided authority. As the Bible says in Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together except they be agreed?”; and I Corinthians 1:10, “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

At Lincoln Christian School (LCS), our mission is to introduce families to the real Jesus and help them identify their next step, and our goal is to provide young people with an excellent education while assisting their parents in the important work of raising up children who love Jesus. We recognize that while we may take the lead in educating your child academically, you the parent are primarily responsible for your child’s spiritual education and growth as well as the development of your child’s fundamental character. LCS assists parents; LCS does not replace the role of the parent.

As we work together toward molding children who are both academically and spiritually strong, we ask that you remember and commit to the following requirements and expectations of LCS:

THREE EXPECTATIONS FOR PARENTAL CONDUCT

Partnership Expectation #1: Support

Doctrinal Matters

  1. Expect us to teach sound Christian doctrine and advance a Christian worldview throughout all activities.
  2. We expect you to uphold and advance our Statement of Faith, Biblical concepts of discipline, and moral integrity and to faithfully attend Church on the Move or another Bible believing church with your child.
  3. Disagreements with minor doctrinal issues should not be vocalized publicly.

Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

  1. Through the mission of Lincoln Christian School, our goal is to help students and families understand authentic connections between Jesus Christ and everything that is taught.
  2. We provide spiritual formation instruction, a Biblically-centered and rigorous academic curriculum, and numerous extracurricular opportunities to help students identify and take their next steps in their pursuit of becoming the next generation of godly leaders.

Standards of Behavior

  1. We will monitor behavior and actions of students and enforce appropriate standards of behavior.
  2. We are not an outreach to troubled youth and will not permit students to violate standards with impunity.
  3. We ask and expect you to monitor your child’s behavior and assist in enforcing these standards while respecting decisions to administer appropriate actions.

Partnership Expectation #2: Cooperation

Civility

  1. We will conduct dealings with all in a civil and Christ-like manner and we expect the same in return.

Confidentiality

  1. We will discuss concerns regarding your child with you—not other parents.
  2. In turn, we expect you to refrain from gossip and strife, which erodes trust and harms relationships. If concerns or criticisms arise, discuss them directly and only with the student’s teacher or coach or other appropriate LCS authorities.

Financial Integrity

  1. We will operate with fiscal integrity. We expect you to stay current on tuition payments and communicate honestly with the business office regarding the status of payments.
  2. You will not be required to participate in fundraising activities or to assume any financial burden relating to the school other than tuition and appropriate activity fees.

Partnership Expectation #3: Engagement

Academic

  1. We will provide academically rigorous and challenging classes and educational programs to students.
  2. We expect and need you to monitor your child’s academic performance, assist them with homework and special activities when appropriate, and require them to study as appropriate, complete assignments in a timely manner, and prioritize academic excellence.

Extracurricular

  1. We will provide competitive and challenging athletic and extracurricular programs which advance students’ fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, and work ethic.
  2. We expect you to require students to attend required practices and games, and to comply with rules of the game and the principles of sportsmanship and fair play.

    Handling Conflict

    While School administration will not seek permission from parents in the development and implementation of school policies, parents are encouraged to make constructive suggestions and offer creative ideas to improve the school.

    LCS recognizes that sometimes parents will disagree with a decision or policy of LCS. The disagreements can lead to anger and resentment if not addressed or if addressed improperly but can often lead to increased understanding and mutual trust when handled properly. LCS asks that parents follow these guidelines when dealing with potential disagreements or conflicts with LCS, its staff, and administrators:

    1. Please reserve judgment until allowing LCS to explain its side of the issue.
    2. Do not allow your concerns or frustrations to simmer. Schedule an after-school meeting with your child’s teacher or coach as soon as an issue arises.
    3. Conduct meetings with teachers, coaches, and administrators in a civil manner, without unkind words or raised voices. Also refrain from making critical remarks to other parents or to your child.
    4. If the conflict is not resolved by meeting with the teacher or coach, contact the principal. If the principal cannot resolve the issue satisfactorily,the principal will notify the school administrator of the issue. If resolution does not occur with the school administrator, parents may construct a written explanation of the issue and deliver it to the school administrator. The school administrator will then notify the school board of the issue. The board will reach a decision on the issue and render its decision through the administrator to the parent.