Thursday, July 20, 2017

Getting ready for the new year

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The 2017-2018 school year will soon be a reality. As we prepare for the upcoming school year, mark your calendar for the following dates:
  • Thursday, August 24th Pre-School & Kindergarten Open House, 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st day of school – August 28th school begins at 8:00 a.m. Student arrival time is from 7:40 – 8:00, Class begins at 8:00.
  • Thursday, August 31st – Open House for 1st through 8th Grade, 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Home-School Information

Lighthouse Christian School is proud to partner with families who home school their children by offering them the opportunity to participate in specific academics, athletics, and electives during the year.
Families will need to go through the following process when registering for core classes, athletics, and electives:
  1. Schedule a meeting with the school
  2. Fill out registration paperwork
  3. Pay fees
The following information describes requirements and cost for core classes/athletics/electives:

Core Classes
  • Enrollment fee - $100 new students/$50 for returning students
  • Curriculum fee - Based on the classes taken
  • Tuition fee - $600. Year per class
  • 1st-5th - Math, Language Arts, Reading, Science, History, Bible
  • 6th-8th – Math, Language Arts, History , Bible , & Science 

*Open to 5th thru 8th grades
  • Soccer, Basketball (boys/girls), Baseball, Softball, Flag Football, & Track.
  • The cost per sport is $50.00
  • In order to participate in Track the student would have to attend more than 60% of their classes in the Christian school and pay tuition of at least 60% of the amount payable for a regular student in the school. This is a requirement through the Association of Christian School International.
  • Verification of eligibility will be verified at the beginning of the sport season by submitting a copy of their current grades.
  • The grades will also be monitored several times during season to make sure all academic requirements are being met.

  • 1-5th grade - Computer, Chess, Art, Music, Gym, Spanish 
  • 6-8th grade – Gym, Spanish, Art, Computer, Wednesday’s elective changes each quarter – praise and worship, cooking, Ping-Pong, flag football, field hockey, Gardening, Yearbook, Baseball, Atlantic Shores etc. This is a sampling from this year each year is a little different.
  • Cost per elective is $100.00 for the year/or $50.00 for a 9 week elective.

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Menoche at the school or schedule an appointment to visit and learn more about our program.  Call (302) 732-3309 or email

Friday, May 31, 2013

2nd-5th Grade Math

Goals & Objectives

The arithmetic program at Lighthouse Christian School provides students with strong math computation skills. They learn arithmetic in a sequence that starts very concrete and forces students to be able use abstract thinking to problem solve and master new skills. Each grade follows an important sequence that makes their learning easier to use in their every day lives. Elementary level arithmetic students will review the basic operations of math each year, such as:
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • multiplication
  • division
  • place value
  • measures
  • roman numerals
  • graph reading
  • logical thinking and problem solving 

In addition to these skills each elementary grade primarily focuses on the following:
  • 2nd grade:
    • Addition/Subtraction: carrying and borrowing up through the thousands place
    • Multiplication/ Division: understanding the concept of these and learning the facts through the fives tables.
    • Fractions and fractional portions of geometric shapes
  • 3rd grade:
    • Multiplication/Division: being able to prove how to solve a problem six different ways.
    • Fractions: different types of fractions and how to solve and reduce them
  • 4th grade:
    • Fractions and mixed numbers: all types of fractions and learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide them.
  • 5th grade:
    • Fractions: all types of fractions and mixed numbers, as well as learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide them.
    • Decimals: turning fractions to decimals, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals, and the place value of decimals and mixed decimals

6th-8th Grade History

Goals & Objectives
  • 6th grade explores ancient civilizations and cultures. Studies begin in early Mesopotamia and concludes in the Middle Ages.
  • 7th grade explores Creation through mid-twentieth century.
  • 8th grade explores American History. Studies begin in 1490's and cover through present day.
  • Each middle school history course includes off site field trips to enhance subject areas.
  • Multiple projects relating to various time periods of history are incorporated throughout the year.

6th-8th Grade Math

Goals & Objectives

All Middle School math courses follow the Christian-based A Beka curriculum.

6th grade math scope and sequence:
  • Whole Numbers
  • Measurements (English and Metric)
  • Factoring
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percents
  • Graphs
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Practical Arithmetic

7th grade math scope and sequence:
  • Whole Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percent
  • Measurements
  • Finances
  • Mathematics and daily life
  • Graphs and Statistics
  • Algebra
  • Mathematical Geography
  • Plane Geometry
  • Solid Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Advancing in Algebra

8th math scope and sequence:
  • Basic Skills
  • Measurements
  • Metric System
  • Algebra
  • Scientific Notation
  • Graphs, Statistics and Probability
  • Business Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Going further in Algebra

6th-8th Grade English/Language Arts

Goals & Objectives:

At the middle school level, we focus on:
  • Reading Skills
  • Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Creative Writing - This incorporates the basic strategies of writing; ie: planning, drafting, revision.
    • Mechanics of writing and grammar will be taught in conjunction with reading and writing.

2nd-5th Grade Reading & Writing

Goals & Objectives

Lighthouse Christian School is committed to providing students an effective literacy program through a combination of strong phonetics, vocabulary, fluency, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills. In the elementary grades, emphasis is placed on the following:
  • Daily practice with phonetic rules and word patterns
  • Strong sentence structure that promotes a foundation for paragraph development and formal writing
  • High standard of neatness is expected in both print and cursive writing
  • A combination of oral reading and silent reading
  • Guided reading in small groups that target specific needs
  • Comprehension activities that develop critical thinking skills focused on important story elements such as main characters, setting, problem/solution, main ideas, cause/effect, visualization, inferring, etc.
  • Teacher read-aloud sessions that model fluency (voice/expression, rate) and encourage vocabulary
  • Opportunities to combine reading and writing creatively through hands-on projects, student-published books, creative representations, and oral presentations linked to science and social studies lessons
  • Teachers use a wide variety of children’s literature including picture books and chapter books/novels as a springboard for learning effective writing skills such as alliteration, personification, hyperbole, similes, and onomatopoeia
  • Students are exposed to multiple genres including fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, poetry, and folktales/fables
  • An appreciation of books, reading, and writing

1st-8th Grade Computer Technology

Goals & Objectives

The goal of our computer technology class is to help students become familiar with the basic functions and operations of desktop, laptop, and tablet computing. Starting with an introduction of computer & information technology throughout history, students will learn about the basic hardware of a computer and progress to learning about the various software applications that are available to them as well. This class is very much hands-on. While the basics concepts and skills will be taught, students in both elementary and middle school age levels will demonstrate skills they have learned through various projects they will be required to complete.

While Computer Technology will be offered to 1st-8th grades, the concepts taught and the projects given will vary between elementary and middle school levels. The information covered in grades 1-5 will apply to more of a beginner & intermediate user while the information covered in grades 6-8 will apply to a intermediate & advanced user.

The following areas will be covered:
  • Basics of a Computer: Hardware (monitor, keyboard, mouse, CPU, speakers, USB drives, printer, etc.) (1st-8th)
  • The Internet & PC Setup (Mozilla Firefox browser, Google search, etc.) (1st-8th)
  • Keyboarding (basic concepts, technique, expectations, WPM “words per minute”) (1st-8th)
  • Network Basics (introduce the “student” drive, flash drives, folder locations, etc.) (6th-8th)
  • E-mail (compose & send, email etiquette, attaching items, forwarding, etc.) (6th-8th)
  • Word Processing: Using Microsoft Word 2013 (1st-8th)
  • Spreadsheets: Using Microsoft Excel 2013 (6th-8th)
  • Effective Presentations: Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (1st-8th) 
Throughout the year, other areas of computer technology will be introduced and discussed as time allows.