School Profile

Community: Located in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains, Lawton Fort Sill is the center of commerce in southwest Oklahoma. We are a place where heritage, individuality and diversity are embraced and respected. We are an engaged, healthy & progressive community, a safe place to live, learn, work, play and prosper. LCS has a diverse student body with a population that is 46% white, 32% African American, 12% Hispanic, 10% Asian.

School: Lawton Christian School is a comprehensive private school enrolling around 250 students in grades k3-12. The school opened in the fall of 1976 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 1979. Lawton Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools and the Oklahoma State Department of Education as a member of OPSAC (Oklahoma Private School Accrediting Commission), as well as the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

Curriculum: The academic program is organized on a rotating block schedule on mornings, and a static schedule in the afternoon. Students attend 2 morning classes for 95 minutes and in the afternoon they have 3 classes for 55 minutes each. Block classes are year-long; each block class meets every other day. Block classes were established in 2009. Students receive 7 credits each of their high school years.

We offer the following classes in grades 9 – 12: 4 years of math to include Pre-Calculus, and Calculus, English Literature and Composition, American Literature, World literature, and Intro to Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Biology I and II, Chemistry, Oklahoma History, Cultural Geography, United States History, Government, Economics, Financial Literacy, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.

We offer classes in Biblical Studies, Apologetics, and Philosophy. We also offer an outstanding STEM program through our Marine Biology 3 week summer program to the coast, as well as other STEM programs throughout the regular school year.

The Great Plains Technology Center (GPTC) enables juniors and seniors to enroll in AP classes (Biology, Physics, Anatomy, Calculus) through the Biomedical and Pre-Engineering programs. Students may also enroll concurrently in Cameron University to earn college credits.

Grading and Ranking:

Lawton Christian Secondary School uses an unweighted 4.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) system and letter/percentage grade scale, as shown below:

A = 4.00 A+ = 100–98 A = 97-94 A- = 93-90

B = 3.00 B+ = 89-87 B = 86-83 B- = 80-82

C = 2.00 C+ = 77-79 C = 73-76 C- = 70-72

D = 1.00 D+ = 67-69 D = 63-66 D- = 60-62

F = 0.00 F = 60 and Below

Rank:

We do not rank our students since our graduating classes range from 11 to 25 students per year.

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation: GPA is computed beginning with grade 9, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation.

Class of 2016:

There were 11 graduates in the class of 2016

• 4 earned a 4.0

• 4 earned a 3.5-3.99

• 3 earned a 2.5-2.99

Standardized Test Results:

English 23.4

Mathematics 22.7

Reading 26.0

Science 25.0

Composite 24.4

Post High School Placement:

• 64% matriculated to 4-year colleges

• 36% matriculated to 2-year colleges

Awards and Distinctions: 1 National Merit Finalist

Colleges Attended by Lawton Christian School

Graduates from the last four years:

• Cameron University

• Bacone College

• Baylor University

• Coe College

• Dartmouth University

• Eastfield College

• Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

• Independence College

• Oklahoma Christian University

• Oklahoma State University

• Oklahoma State University (Okmulgee)

• University of Central Oklahoma

• University of Oklahoma

• University of Science and Arts

• Western Oklahoma State College