Lakeland Girls Academy (Florida)
Lakeland Girls Academy helps girls with behavioral or rebellion issues, low self-esteem, or depression. We provide a unique atmosphere with personal attention to help each girl get back on track and develop positive life strategies. Our students learn the necessary skills to prepare them for the future while they become confident and secure.
The progress of students is based on a collaborative and collective effort of the child’s counselor, staff, and parents. Counseling is provided through a faith-based holistic approach and is unique to each student’s needs.
Lakeland Girls Academy also provides focused and individualized academic attention for the girls in its care. LGA is an accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida and a member of the Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies (FACCCA).
The 10,000 square foot home-like facility is on acreage nestled in a middle-class community. There are ample areas for physical activities on the property, an inter-campus athletic department, and a screened-in pool. Lakeland employs fifteen female team members and counselors, each with the appropriate education and experience suited for their roles.
The Academic Program
Lakeland Girls Academy is accredited with N.A.C.E. (National Association of Christian Education). Our students have transferred to other high schools, colleges, and universities around the nation. Our Certificate of Accreditation will be faxed upon request.
In the classroom, we utilize the award-winning Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) Christian education curriculum on individual computers for each student. SOS is a computer-based learning system that is also supported and tutored in our classroom by our own certified teachers. SOS offers five core subjects and a variety of electives that complement learning tools such as 3-D animation, video clips, and other exciting multimedia which enhances the teacher’s ability to customize lessons to meet each student’s individual learning needs.
Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) offers a vibrant mix of entertaining lessons, assignments quizzes, and fun-filled lessons designed to captivate the student’s attention and engage them in learning. With features that enhance content and functionality, this award-winning curriculum offers ease, accuracy, and quality academics.
At LGA, we emphasize individual learning. Once a student has individually mastered one concept she may move ahead to the next concept without having to wait on a classroom of students, so many students are able to either catch up or get far ahead in their studies. Professional transcripts and progress reports are maintained by school officials for record-keeping. Teachers at LGA are accessible to parents on family weekends as well as by phone or email for updates on their daughter’s academic progress.
For residents who graduate, our graduation ceremonies are a beautiful celebration of the transformation that has taken place in their life. The evening begins with an elegantly decorated dinner that is designed for the graduating students, their families, and invited guests. The graduation service directly follows dinner. Students are presented to the audience in appropriate fanfare, dressed in graduation attire – a cap, tassel, and gown. In honor of graduation our student choir and drama team, each perform special selections. There are presentations of completion certificates (including the high school diploma when completed), a special time sharing for the student and family, and benediction given by a special guest speaker.
Balancing All Areas of Life
To improve her weaknesses and work to her full potential, students are challenged to thrive in a supportive environment that emphasizes a student’s strengths. We create the necessary setting and provide our students with the skills they need to experience the highest level of academic success. A positive academic atmosphere is achieved through small, conventional classes. To promote a well-balanced student we focus on the Mind, Body, and Soul. Each area has an intentional focus to maximize their potential and to increase their confidence by placing students in State and National competitions in all three areas.
- “Since coming to Lakeland, my life has completely changed. I owe all my thanks to the power of God. I came hopeless, cut off from my family and unaware of a savior. I had no respect for anyone but now through God, I can love and respect others and myself. I also have established a great relationship with my family.”
- “After years of being hurt and used, I lost myself. I became numb to life and pushed everyone that loved me away. I did not care about myself, my family or my future. I felt like no one would ever love me. But then at Lakeland, I came to know Christ and now I see myself from a whole new perspective. Life has a new meaning and my family means the world to me. I am so thankful for God’s forgiving grace and for a new life that I have found here.”
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