It has been said that a school’s religious heartbeat is the implementation of its curriculum. Curriculum at LCHS engages teacher and student alike in a collaborative exploration of God’s world. A Christian curriculum seeks to explore all the dimensions of creation from a perspective that honours God the Father as Creator, God the Son as Redeemer, and God the Spirit as Sanctifier of our lives. The more we perceive our world through the glasses of Scripture, the more we can engage the spirits of our age and become agents of healing and reconciliation in a broken and hurting world. A concerted effort is therefore made to emphasize worthwhile content that inspires engaged learning.
In departmental subject areas, teachers collaborate to develop learning experiences that are significant to their lives and their callings. Teaching and learning strategies include whole class instruction/discussion, independent work and small group projects. Electronic technology is becoming increasingly useful for learning. Students are assessed both formatively (assessment for learning) and summatively (assessment of learning) by way of quizzes, tests, projects, presentations, portfolios, and other assignments. For information about departmental structures see LCHS Curriculum and Departmental Structure 2011 – 2012.
On average grade 9 and 10 students can expect to complete at least 1.5 hours of homework daily, while grade 11 and 12 students should expect a minimum of two hours daily. Grade 9 and 10 students are provided with day-planners, which grade 11 and 12 students may purchase at the front office. Homework is intended to be meaningful and to enrich students’ understanding of new ideas or skills. We request that parents work with their son/daughter to encourage the development of effective study skills. In order for students to get the most out of homework assignments, it is important that homework be completed on time. Students with incomplete assignments will be held accountable for unfinished work. Student work habits will be evaluated and reported in the Work Habits column of the Report Cards. For more details about student expectations and procedures, please see the LCHS Student Handbook.