Academics & Curriculum

Academics

Our goal at Lawton Christian School is to provide students with a nurturing environment and a Christ-centered education.  Our teachers use their expertise to engage students with age-appropriate content and help them to develop the ability to analyze, critically evaluate, and create new ideas, and new products.  We use biblical themes of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration as lenses through which to view academic disciplines. Our goal is to produce students who reach their God-given intellectual potential as critical thinkers with the ability to discern truth from error. 

Curriculum

Lawton Christian School uses a variety of Christian publishers and resources to provide an excellent academic program for our students. Our up to date curriculum assures the students will have a strong foundation of learning and critical thinking skills to instill a Christian worldview.  Student materials contain descriptive text and questions that promote thinking. Photos, illustrations, maps, charts, and other media are employed to promote deeper understanding of subject matter.  Our teachers promote deeper thinking and learning through group projects, hands-on learning activities, and creative problem-solving. 

Pre-K – Kindergarten

I John 4:16 states, “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” There is no better way to begin a child’s education than in a safe and loving Christian atmosphere. The Abeka Curriculum reinforces both a love for Jesus and a love for reading by integrating the Bible in all subject areas. Our caring teachers provide preschoolers with enjoyable age-appropriate activities that encourage participation in every major area of learning – personal and social development, letter and number recognition, and motor skills development. Through the use of PHONICS, children will learn the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. Then, they will progress to blend letters to learn to read. NOTHING is more exciting for a child and you the parent than hearing your child read!

1st – 5th Grades

Mark 12:30 states “Love the LORD with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  Our outstanding and experienced teachers, through the use of our academically excellent Christian curriculum, motivate and encourage our students to love learning and to learn about a loving Savior.  We use BJU Press for history, science, 5th grade language arts, and 4th and 5th grade literature.  We use Abeka curriculum for mathematics, 1st-4th grade language arts, and 1st-3rd grade reading/phonics.  Rounding out our curriculum, we use a variety of other publishers including A Reason For, Purposeful Design and Positive Action.  Students will also have classes in computer, art, physical education, and music. Students will enjoy a variety of field trips.

6th – 8th Grades

In I Timothy 2, the Apostle Paul states: “What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.” Middle school years can be a challenging time for both students and parents. Students are struggling with who they as well as the changes taking place in their bodies. Our world is in chaos and offers our children many confusing messages. This is a pivotal time for students to begin thinking critically so as to make smart decisions as they navigate through life. Through the use of BJU Press curriculum (reading, creative writing, science and history) our teachers guide our students to delve deeper into the subject at hand. Thinking critically is thinking in order to evaluate information. It means making reasoned judgments. It is using criteria to judge the quality of something. Our ultimate goal is to further improve the student’s thinking skills.

9th – 12th Grades

1 Timothy 1:4:12 states: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” Academically, our students have amazing and well-qualified teachers whose goal it is to prepare the students to not only how to make a living, but also how to live as they enter adulthood. Many of our students, who go on to college or career tech institutions, major in the areas of science, math, or engineering.

LCS has a state-of-the-art science lab, two computer labs, English, math, and history classes, as well as classes in Biblical Studies, Apologetics, and Philosophy where students learn to think critically about their world and their choices. Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science classes envelop the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program through the use of hands-on projects.

Our band and choir, as well as our award-winning FrontLine ensemble, have won outstanding awards while competing with public schools in Oklahoma and Texas. Students may choose between the required two years of Rosetta Stone Language classes or Computer Classes in Microsoft Office/Managing and Troubleshooting Computer, and Computer Networking.

College and Career Planning Class

We also offer junior and seniors a first semester course called College and Career Planning.  This course offers students the opportunity to explore career options and to research the careers that best fit their “bent.” Students will put together a portfolio to include the cost of a college education or tech school program as well as a college or work resume, will complete college/career applications, and apply for FAFSA funds and scholarships.

6th – 8th  Bible Curriculum

6th Grade: In this course, students will study the flow of history, prophecy, and poetry books of the Old Testament from Creation through Malachi.

7th and 8th Grades:  The students will study the life of Christ, the early church, the epistles, and the book of Revelation. This curriculum is called “Route 66” and is an interactive text published by Positive Action for Christ. www.positiveaction.org.

9th – 12th Bible Curricululm

Summit Ministries: www.summit.org

9th and 10th Grades:  Lightbearers  is a curriculum designed to help students clearly understand the tenets of the Christian worldview, and how they compare to the tenets of the leading humanistic worldviews of our day.  Students will learn how to apply their Christian faith to every area of life: theology, philosophy, biology, sociology, psychology, law, politics, economics, and history. 

11th Grade: Understanding God and Revelation: A Prequel to Understanding the Times will introduce students to the distinctively Christian worldview.  It focuses on apologetic issues and questions like what the Bible says about God, evidence of the supernatural, is Christianity anti-science?  Why don’t people believe.

12th Grade: Understanding the Times is an introduction to the collision of ideas that is happening all around us.  This thoughtful introduction will focus on the six prominent worldviews and how they compare to Christianity.