Admissions

Students are accepted into the Academy based upon an evaluation by a counselor, who will request student records from prior schools or homeschool programs. Landmark Christian Academy cannot accept any student above the ninth grade who does not have credits transferred from a bona fide school or diploma-granting homeschool organization. While we support every parent’s and student’s right to homeschool (and to do so without oversight by an outside entity), our ministry cannot be placed in a position of accepting or transferring credits earned in an unsupervised homeschool situation. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic testing will be performed only if the Academy counselor and parent are having difficulty finding proper placement for the student. If the situation requires, a simple battery of testing will be performed. The results will be used along with other factors to determine placement in the curriculum.

Prescription of Curriculum

A counselor from the Academy will work with you to help place your student in the curriculum. High school student records will be evaluated and a path toward graduation determined. This projection will remain in effect until graduation, but may be modified as needed.

Annual Achievement Testing

Annual achievement testing will be administered by the parent based on the School Calendar provided in this Handbook. Testing materials and instructions will be provided in advance of the testing dates.

Graduation

Upon completion of all prescribed curriculum, a student will be graduated from the Academy. Particulars concerning graduation will be described by a counselor when the time warrants. Students must complete at least one year (6 credits) with the Academy in order to be graduated.

Landmark Christian Academy students are invited to take part in our Homeschool graduation services here at Landmark Baptist Church. Arrangements and fees will be worked out with the Academy office. Please let us know at least 3 months in advance if you plan to participate.

Upon completion of all prescribed curriculum, a student will be graduated from the Academy. Particulars concerning graduation will be described by a counselor when the time warrants. Students must complete at least one year (6 credits) with the Academy in order to be graduated.

Landmark Christian Academy students are invited to participate in the commencement exercises of the Landmark Christian High School in Haines City, Florida, if they desire. Arrangements and fees will be worked out with the High School office.

Academy students are required to meet the State of Florida’s requirements plus any additional courses dictated by your state of residence. A minimum of 24 credits is required. One credit must be an approved online course. The required credits are:

 

Course Required Credits
Bible 1 credit for each year enrolled, up to 4 credits total
English 4 credits
History 3 credits including U.S. History, World History, and U.S. Government/Economics
Literature none required; may be taken for elective credit
Mathematics 4 credits
Science 3 credits required including Physical Science, Biology, and Scientific Creationism
Life Management Skills 1 credit required, satisfied by taking Health/Dynamic Biblical Living
Practical/Performing Fine Arts 1 credit required; Academy requires Principles of Music; however, a student may transfer into our program with another qualifying credit
Physical Education* 1 credit
Electives The balance up to 25 credits

 

*Physical Education requirement: In order to earn a Physical Education credit, your student will need to find physical activities such as bike riding, walking, running, swimming, playing in sports, etc. He/she needs to perform these activities 30-45 minutes per day, 3 days per week for one school year. Keep a log to document these activities. Send in this log when you send in test scores for each semester.