FOCUS Program



                               Ginger Ward has taught at LLCA for 3 years as a classroom teacher and 4 years as the director of                                   the Focus program.  Ginger and her husband, Kevin, have 4 children at the academy.  LLCA is                                         pleased to offer a program to meet the needs of higher ability learners through the use of                                               Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education as well as unit studies that expand                                   on the curriculum taught in the regular classroom.  The FOCUS program provides enrichment in                                     grades 1-4 as a pull out for qualifying students meeting once a week and daily meetings in grades                                 5-8.  The cost for this pull out is $150 per month.

The FOCUS program is challenging and meaningful to our students.  The program supports a learning environment that encourages students to reach their highest potential.  The goal of the program is to allow students to engage their creativity, strengths, and abilities to the greatest extent possible.  We focus on promoting high-level thinking and developing students who are well-rounded, 21st century learners.


Qualifying students may be admitted to the program at the beginning of each nine weeks.  Please contact Ginger Ward at if you have any questions.


Criteria for FOCUS:

At LLCA we use a triad (teacher recommendation, Terra Nova scores, and classroom grades) to determine eligibility for FOCUS.  Parents will receive an email or letter by mail inviting students to join the FOCUS program.

Any student who scores below an 80 on their progress report or report card will be placed on probation.  The students will be dismissed from the program if the grade does not increase by the next progress report/report card.

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