Frequently asked questions
to make What are the school hours?
School Hours: Pre-K and Elementary 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Middle School 7:45 am - 2:50 pm
What curriculum is used?
We use Bob Jones University Press Christian Curricula in all classes to ensure students are meeting the grade-level goals set forth by our Florida Department of Education State Standards . Bob Jones is a proven curricula that builds a strong foundation of knowledge upon which teachers add other enrichment and remediation opportunities. We also incorporate other educational resources - such as MobyMax and Accelerated Reader - to supplement and enrich our curriculum. All of our Bible curriculum and studies are non-denominational.
Is there a testing program?
Lakeview students in grades K - 8 participate in MAP® Growth™Testing three times per year. MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and what they're ready to learn next. MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience for each student that accurately measures performance and gives feedback to teachers that allows them to identify areas of strength, as well as areas in need of improvement. Classroom instruction can then be adjusted as necessary. It is our belief that over-testing students can negatively affect the school environment but this assessment gives teachers informative growth information for each student and we feel that is a valuable tool.
Who are on the staff?
All of the classroom teachers are four-year college graduates. They are Christians who attend a variety of local churches. Individual staff information can be found on our staff tab.
What about the school calendar?
LVCS primarily follows the Highlands County Public Schools' calendar. There will be a few days that might vary and LVCS does not take all of the same early release days.
How much is tuition?
Please see our fee schedule for our current tuition and fees. Tuition may be paid on a ten month period pay plan. There are discounts for multiple children in the same family and for paying by the year or semester.
Do you offer financial aid?
Lakeview Christian School is an approved VPK provider and accepts Step Up for Students, McKay, and Gardiner scholarships. You may also apply for the Florida Income-Based Scholarship through the AAA Scholarship Foundation. As of 2016, Lakeview is also a Florida School Readiness Program provider.
Are students required to wear uniforms?
Yes, we do have a uniform policy. Every Friday students are allowed to wear Christian t-shirt with their choice of bottoms (as long as they are appropriate for the school setting.)
Do you provide lunches?
Children bring their own lunches, however, there are meal options from area restaurants available twice a week. A menu is sent home each week and lunches must be ordered in advance. Friday is pizza day, which is paid for by the semester or year.
What are your ages for enrollment?
Children who are three by September 1 may enter the three-year-old kindergarten class. VPK students must be four and kindergarten students must be five by September 1.
Is Lakeview licensed?
Lakeview is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families. (License #C10HI0514) It meets the requirements for a private school with the Florida Department of Education.