What is the school's closing policy for weather?
Living Word Christian Academy will close for inclement weather. You may tune in to WSB Channel 2 for school closings. If Henry County is closed for inclement weather then LWCA will be closed as well. We will also make this information available on our Facebook or Instagram page.
Occasionally, severe weather may develop after students have arrived at school. If it is necessary to close school early, we will notify families via email, text, post the information on our Facebook page, and also have students make contact with a parent regarding important details.
Living Word Christian Academy is a non-accredited school. Accreditation of a private Christian school is not necessary for a graduate who wishes to enroll in a college or university. Registrars of such institutions are interested in the academics of individual students, not in the names of their schools of graduation. Thus, they evaluate each applicant’s standardized tests. The Hope Scholarship is now available to graduate students from non-accredited schools whose score is in the top 85 percentile of the SAT.
For most parents the journey with accreditation begins and ends with "Is your school accredited?" A "Yes" response makes you feel good, a "No" response may signal the end of the conversation. The "Yes" response is rarely if ever followed up with more inquiry such as "Who are you accredited by?" and "What are their standards?”. The reason for this is because often parents have an inaccurate understanding of accreditation. In a nutshell, accreditation is the mark of meeting a set of externally developed standards for determining the success of a school. The choice of whether to accredit will be up to each school community.
Students will often study for and take the SAT or ACT. They will present transcripts and often powerful portfolios of their work that tell the university admissions office a lot more about them than their transcripts. This process remains the same whether the school is accredited or not. In the case of a non-accredited school, the portfolio becomes vital.
We have often seen that children who are free to learn according to their passions and interests begin taking college courses online from local community colleges much earlier than their peers. Once they have college credit, high school diplomas and transcripts cease to carry weight in university admissions. Because of the possibilities afforded by online learning, we have heard of many cases of children beginning college at 16 instead of 18. Some of them never even go to high school and do not get high school diplomas. In short, there are many ways to access higher education. We believe the most important factor is a person's desire to do so.
More information on college requirements for students coming from non-accredited schools can be found in the LWCA Handbook.
Facts Family Online ParentsWeb is a private and secure parents’ portal that will allow parents to see academic information specific to their children, while protecting their children’s information from others. All you need is an Internet-capable computer to view information such as:
Teacher Email Addresses
Student Account Balances
In order to create a ParentsWeb account you must have an email on file wth LWCA.
Parents are requested to contact their child’s teacher either by writing a note and having the child bring it to school, by contacting the school office, or by direct email to the teacher. If the teacher is not available at the time of calling, the secretary will leave a message for that teacher to call back. Parents should stop by the office before going to a classroom.
Parents should not go to the child’s classroom in the morning. Talking to a teacher in the morning prevents her from preparation for the day for the whole class. If a conference with the teacher is needed, call the office or send a note with your child and the teacher will be glad to schedule a meeting.
Kindergarten - 5th grades will operate from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM and 6th - 12th grades will operate from 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM.