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FAQ

Partnership and Admissions

Q: Does the Partners in Transformation Agreement apply to LCSH Families? Partners Agreement?

A: Yes! For more information on the Partners Agreement, click here.

Q: Are LCSH families able to participate in Grade Group activities?

A: Yes! Your Administrator will communicate Grade Group activities regularly.

Q: Is there a COTM/LCS Staff discount?

A: Yes! There is a Staff Discount of 10% per student.

Q: Is there a multiple child discount?

A: Yes! When more than one child from a family is enrolled, a family discount is given. The first child is full tuition, with a 10% discount for the first sibling and a 20% discount for second and greater siblings. These discounts are only available to family accounts that are in good standing.

Q: Is there a New Family Referral incentive?

A: Yes! The New Family Referral Incentive program awards a referring Lincoln Christian School family with a $200 tuition credit for each new family that is referred to, actually enrolls in and attends Lincoln Christian School.

Q: Why re-enrollment fees?

A: Enrollment and re-enrollment fees cover the Admissions Process conducted in the Admissions Office. This primarily pertains to the record-keeping process for each student and the resources involved in that process.

Q: Once applications are received how will students be selected for the hybrid option? First to apply? Lottery system?

A: Admission will be offered on a first come first served basis for the grades. Applications are dated, interviews scheduled and an offer of full admission, conditional admission, or reasons for no admission offer will typically follow within 48 hours or less.

Q: Is there a Scholarship Fund available?

A: No. At this time, the Opportunity Scholarship Fund is not applicable to LCSH.

Q: LCSH is K-6, what are my options after 6th grade?

A: Great question! Lincoln provides two premier continuing educational options.

For families interested in a traditional school opportunity that provides a full experience of in-person offerings including sanctioned athletics, activities, and academics, Lincoln Christian School is the premier option for students in grades 7 through 12!

For families looking for more flexibility and 100% virtual Christ-Centered educational model, Lincoln Christian School Online is the best, most complete digital option for grades 7 through 12!

Q: Can LCS traditional students take LCSH courses for an extra fee?

A: No. Blended education between LCS and LCSH is not available at this time.

Curriculum and Teaching

Q: Who is the primary teacher and what role does LCSH play?

A: Parents are the primary educators of their children and may supplement the fully provided, bible-based curriculum by devising and executing an unlimited amount of manipulative and auxiliary materials as they deem appropriate. LCSH staff will facilitate what parents, as the primary educators, are teaching at home through a variety methods and hope to ensure parents are following pacing guidelines within the curriculum.

Additionally, all parents will undergo a training seminar yearly in late July as well as the Partners in Transformation meeting.

Q: Is all the work done on-line with the Ignitia and LifePac?

A: Yes. K-2 is a traditional model "paper-based" curriculum through LifePac while grades 3-6 are digitally based using Ignitia.

Q: What are the technology requirements?

A: Families and students, 3rd-6th grades, must have their own digital learning device and reliable, high speed internet connection. A laptop is optimal but a desktop may be used. Additionally, in order for students to be able to use Ignitia, our chosen online curriculum platform, the following current software applications must be installed and usable. The most recent versions of Windows or Macintosh operating systems can be used with Chrome or Firefox browsers. Lastly, the most recent versions of Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and JavaScript must be utilized.

Students in grade K-2 will need traditional school materials.

*LCSH does not offer connectivity troubleshooting or technology support services.

Q: Will students be separated and in their own classroom during on-campus days with just other LCHS kids, or somehow blended with the other students? How much interaction with the full time students would they have?

A: The classroom environment will be dedicated to Hybrid students. Breaks, recess, lunch, school activities will be a blended atmosphere.

Q: What would the maximum class size be on T/Th and would it be combined grades i.e. 5/6?

A: Kindergarten is separated due to the developmental needs of that age. Grades 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6 will be separately combined in that structure a cap of 20 per class. Our goal after year one is to have dedicated classes for each grade beginning year 2 but clearly this depends on enrollment.

Q: If it's an online curriculum would they be on computers doing schoolwork while on-campus or would that day be teacher driven with old fashioned paper and pencil?

A: Both with the caveat that on-campus facilitation and learning will work to make minimal use of screens. Teachers on T/Th will facilitate what parents, as the primary educator, are teaching at home through a variety of methods and hope to ensure parents are following pacing guidelines within the curriculum.

Q: During days at home, the brochure says the parents teach. How exactly does this work? In my previous experience with hybrid learning, it was difficult as the parent to know how to help the student when I had no idea what they were learning in the classroom. Also, if the content or concept is not something the parent is familiar with, how can they teach it? Will there be videos by the teachers or live online access to the classroom?

A: The Hybrid Learning model is a great concept for parents who desire a more integral role in the education of their children. The LCSH plan offers parents the opportunity to be the primary educators of their children. Parents will be provided with curriculum resources to aid in the teaching and student evaluation of the concepts and materials, but lessons are delivered and taught by parents. During on-campus school days, LCSH staff will facilitate and reinforce what parents are teaching through the curriculum as well as monitor curriculum pacing while serving as a resource to the parents.

As noted, this is a great fit for parents who desire more control and who feel comfortable in driving the education of their K-6 grade students. That said, parents who may not be familiar with a given concept will indeed need to plan and study adequately in advance to be the primary communicator of the concept.

Grades K-2 use a traditional model "paper-based" curriculum while grades 3-6 are digitally based. The curriculum contains learning activities, but parents, as the primary educators of their children, may supplement, devise and execute an unlimited amount of manipulative and auxiliary materials as they deem appropriate in the advancement of the material.

Q: With the homeschool learning days (MWF), is there the ability to work ahead allowing Fridays to be taken off if the work is done by Thursday? Will the lessons be released in advance allowing families to do that? Or will lessons be released on a daily basis?

A: First and foremost, this is a parent-led homeschool. Parents are the primary educators of their children and will carry the teaching load. LCSH will provide the curricular resources of teacher’s manuals, pacing assistance, overall educational record keeping of standardized test scores and the grades you provide as well as facilitate your teaching during on-campus days. To effectively facilitate curricular goals, there should be a structured pacing plan which means, relatively speaking, students in a common grade are progressing on a consistent level. Again, this is relatively speaking and there is flexibility. For instance, many families choose a M-T-W-Th educational week and take Fridays "off" from school. Other families, depending on parent work-schedules will have homeschool during the weekend times yet maintain their educational approach on a weekly basis so on-campus days are maximized in benefit. These and other schedules work well with the pacing as long as a consistent approach is taken. Some families, on the other hand, prefer the traditional homeschool model where a semester can be accomplished in weeks and kids move through the educational process rather quickly. Both can be effective if correctly emphasized by the educational leader at home. Too often, parents love the flexibility of a traditional homeschool model but lose interest in the actual teaching of their children and kids become self-navigators simply working through material with little teaching and oversight. Thus, combining a standardized approach with support and facilitation from the on-campus school = Hybrid School. Our pledge is to walk through the education of children with parents not opposed to or instead of. That pledge remains consistent at every educational opportunity LCS has... LCS traditional school, LCS Hybrid school or LCS Online school.

Pacing is a primary concern. Pacing within a week's context, there are no foreseen issues. Families who would work weeks in advance could experience pacing issues in the Hybrid model and pure homeschooling may be a better fit.Working ahead within a given week is easily doable. Working ahead in greater increments could present learning challenges in the Hybrid model for the family.

Q: Are the days on-campus (T/Th) used for getting assistance on concepts not understood at home, or will they be used for learning new concepts?

A: On-campus days will be primarily targeted for reinforcement of concepts in the core courses. New instruction will occur in the Specials classes of Art and Music which are primarily activity courses as opposed to academic in nature.

Q: Will parents be responsible for turning in assignments to an online platform or how will grades be determined?

A: K-2 is a worktext based curriculum with 3-6 being a digitally based offering. Parents will keep records and submit grade data to us for recording keeping where we will also catalog standardized test scores.

Q: How will staff be selected? Will they be current LCS employees?

A: Based on enrollment, it is possible that some staff may be familiar although it is likely to be new staff in some or all the grades. Staff members will be vetted in an identical manner and carry the same educational standard throughout all Lincoln education entities. One thing to keep in mind, parents are the primary teachers in LCSH.

Q: Is the curriculum Christian based?

A: LIFEPAC is a Christian homeschool curriculum for grades K-2. Designed by a team of accomplished educators with years of classroom experience, LIFEPAC is based on the principle of mastery learning. Students master content in each unit worktext before progressing to the next. Ten LIFEPAC worktexts provide one full year of learning content per grade level; individual worktexts can also be used as supplemental material. In addition, you can mix and match subjects or grade level worktexts to personalize your student's curriculum content. Individual worktexts take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to complete.

Ignitia Online Curriculum used for Grades 3–6. Bible-based courses include the five main subject areas of Bible, history and geography, language arts, math, and science. Available 24/7, Ignitia courses are accessible from any computer with a high-speed Internet connection. Ignitia offers mastery-based lessons, assignments, quizzes, and tests. The lessons include more than 50,000 multimedia elements like interactive games, audio and video clips, external web links, and off-computer assignments. In addition, time-saving tools for teachers include automatic grading and lesson planning, individualized lesson planning, real-time curriculum updates, a convenient internal messaging system, and streamlined data management for easy reporting.

Q: Does the curriculum used in Hybrid School match Lincoln Christian School?

A: No. Although both curriculums are standardized, the home/hybrid school curriculum used is different from what is used in the traditional school model.

Athletics and Activities

Q: Regarding sports - do LCSH students play with Lincoln kids on their teams but through a separate homeschool sport organization?

A: Hybrid school students will participate with LCS teams just like traditional elementary school students. They will be fully integrated into our teams and system not a separate homeschool organization.

Q: Can LCSH students attend field trips, sporting events, and on campus activities?

A: Yes! Some opportunities may be different days than on-campus school days and some may have associated costs and fees.