The Upper School of Lee-Scott Academy is focused on preparing our students for a productive and fulfilled life after graduation by providing students with a challenging academic foundation for success in both college and career. Our challenging curriculum is based on current research based standards that create a foundation of knowledge in each of our core classes of English, foreign language, math, science, and social studies. Students are encouraged to extend their learning beyond the walls of our classrooms by taking dual enrollment classes in addition to honors and AP classes.
Students in grades 7 – 8 utilize school owned iPads and students in grades 9 – 12 are issued school owned MacBooks. As an Apple Distinguished School, we encourage using technology to support student learning allowing LSA to move away from the traditional structured learning and toward a more flexible, self-directed approach, where teachers encourage students to be more creative in their learning and can collaborate with peers in group settings.
In honoring our mission at LSA, our faculty and staff strive to create a learning environment that nurtures and develops Christian values in our students. Teaching, leading and encouraging our students to understand the values of Christ and treating fellow students as we would like to be treated is a value that is central to our mission. As a school, we believe encouraging a strong faith in our students is also vital for us to foster.
The Upper School recognizes academic excellence of our students through numerous academic and performance honor societies. Students are provided many opportunities to participate in varied athletic teams or to participate in drama, chorus or art. With numerous opportunities, all students can find a place to contribute. Excellence is recognized in all areas of the arts, athletics and academics.
We value the trust placed in us when students choose to attend Lee-Scott Academy. Our students are why we do what we do. Each day our faculty strives to make a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for your interest in our upper school program!
Ms. Donna Lloyd
Interim Upper School Principal
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Curriculum and Handbook
Students enrolled in 7th and 8th grade at Lee-Scott Academy participate in courses that are both rigorous and relevant, while adhering to State and National standards, preparing them for the expectations of high school. Once in 9th grade, students continue their coursework in order to earn unit credits required for graduation and prepare for post-secondary options. In the column to the right, you will find the minimum credit requirements for the four core academic disciplines, along with the elective and enrichment courses required for graduation. In addition to the stated academic requirements, a minimum of 75 hours of community service is required prior to graduation.
In keeping with the college preparatory aspect of the school’s mission, Lee-Scott Academy offers its students the opportunity to take Advancement Placement (AP) classes. These courses are sponsored by the College Board, and are rigorous courses that demand additional investments of time, energy, and motivation on the part of the students.
Currently the following AP courses are available for Upper School students with grade requirements and instructor approval:
10th grade students:
AP European History
11th grade students:
AP US History
AP English Language and Composition
12th grade students:
AP English Literature
All students that take an AP class are required to sit for the exam at the end of the year.
Information about College Board’s Advanced Placement program can be found here:
If you are interested in taking Advanced Placement classes but are unsure about whether or not the university you plan to attend will accept the credit, click the link below and search for the university in which you are interested to see their credit policies regarding AP classes:
Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college coursework and earn college credits. These courses are completed on the college calendar by semester. Classes may be taken online or physically on the college campus, if scheduling permits. Lee-Scott Academy offers three Dual Enrollment courses on our campus: PreCalculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II.
Dual enrollment is available to students in grades 10 – 12. Requirements vary depending on the college.
Lee-Scott Academy is continuing looking to expand its elective options for Upper School students. Currently, in the Upper School, electives are offered in the following areas:
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Languages
- Career Interests
- Bible/Character Development
- Personal Interests
- Academic Enrichment
Some elective offerings are restricted to certain grade levels due to particular enrichment course requirements for graduation. Spanish I and II, health, and one fine arts credit are required for graduation.
Personal honor and integrity are essential to a quality education and a healthy academic environment. The pursuit of excellence in education at Lee-Scott Academy necessitates academic honesty. In our goal to help develop the student’s character and intellect, we strive to teach by example and policy the importance of truth and trust in all life. Thus, every member of the Lee-Scott Academy family should respect and support the philosophy and guidelines of the honor code, in order to maintain the sense of personal honor and integrity in the LSA community.