At Lakeside Charter Academy we emphasize a rigorous curriculum that aligns with our 3 pillars: scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.
Lakeside uses the Core Knowledge Language Arts Curriculum, developed by the independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan Core Knowledge Foundation founded by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. in 1986. This comprehensive language arts curriculum for elementary and middle school students develops reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while building knowledge and vocabulary in literature, history, geography, and science.
Lakeside also uses Shurley Grammar in 1st through 8th grade Language Arts classrooms. Research shows schools using Shurley English’s unique tool designed to help students master the parts of speech and sentence structure demonstrate significant gains in Language Arts.
Science and Social Studies
Lakeside uses the digital curriculum, Discovery Education Science and Social Studies Techbooks in grades 3 – 8 which pair compelling core content with thought-provoking essential questions, primary source analysis, and project-based tasks.
LCA uses Go Math (K-6) and Into Math (7-8) mathematical problem-solving programs that develop the processes of reasoning, communication, and application while also allowing the student to develop self-regulation of learning.
Leadership and Citizenship
The leadership skills curriculum is designed to create confident and capable students while learning everything is possible, we are connected, passion first, accountability, and gratitude.
Our Character Education classes teach trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. We help our students address their personal relationships and interactions through our SEL curriculum.
THE THREE PILLARS OF EDUCATION AT LAKESIDE:
Challenging, comprehensive academic programs that are differentiated for a large range of competencies and develop the young mind beyond the limits of traditional, testing-based education.
Unique leadership curriculum designed to develop confident, capable students that understand responsibility is a part of leadership.
Community service, civics instruction, focus on student responsibility; produces students who are future leaders and productive members of our community.
Starting in Kindergarten, all Lakeside Charter Academy students receive a balanced approach to their education. To ensure this, our students attend weekly classes with each of our Specialty teachers. Their subjects include Art, Music, Physical Education, Technology, and Character Education.