At Lester Coon Adventist School (LCA) we grow wholistically by studying God’s Word and His works in a multi-age environment where we prioritize outdoor learning experiences.
At LCA, it is our purpose to develop students wholistically—spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically. In this endeavor we partner with the Creator through nature and His written Word to lead each student into a personal walk with Him and to reach the highest possible degree of excellence in every area for His glory and the uplifting of humanity. (See True Education, p. 9 and Patriarchs and Prophets p.595)
We believe that nature is God’s best schoolroom, and research supports an academic program which includes meaningful outdoor experiences. In an outdoor program–through inquiry and exploration, engaging projects, and group process–children have opportunity within a multi-age class to develop independence, personal responsibility, creativity, problem-solving, social skills and resilience.
At LCA, we believe an education is much more than learning a set of facts. We strive to develop the whole student in preparation for success throughout this life and through eternity.
LCA operates with guidance and direction from the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Any policy contained herein which is found to be not in harmony with the Georgia Cumberland Conference Education Code automatically defers to that code. The handbook is subject to change without notice at any time by the School Board. However, any major changes will be communicated to parents in a timely manner. The current copy of the handbook will be posted on LCA’s website at www.apisonsdaschool.com.
The Importance of Christian Education
LCA is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually-oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of SDA schools. We respect God’s divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. Each LCA student is encouraged to:
- develop a personal relationship with God as well as with fellow men (and women) as stated in Matthew 25:34-40
- master the basic academic skills
- value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended
- cultivate physical fitness, mental ability and moral purity
LCA operates in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Partnering For Eternity – Matthew 25:40
Lester Coon Adventist School, in partnership with Southern Adventist University’s PFE grant, has the opportunity to offer unique tuition assistance to our students. Through this service-oriented scholarship grant, our participating students are paired with mentors in our community in a mutually beneficial way.
Students in the PFE grant, along with their parents, bring joy to the lives of mentors through fun activities such as visiting, reading, and playing games. When appropriate, they may also provide light housework. As the young people build generational bridges and learn the value of service, they also benefit from the wisdom and mentorship of the older adults. In the process, their time together helps finance the student’s Christian education.
If you would like more information, please contact: Lisa Jennings, PFE Team Leader, at 423-236-4926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.