ABOUT

A teacher-led, classical education experience.

 
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OUR MISSION
& VISION

Our mission is to educate the minds and inspire the hearts of young people through a content-rich, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.

Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) addresses the real need for tuition-free, high quality, teacher-led education,

K-12. There is a desire among many families in Lake Country for a teacher-led, classical education experience. We believe that all students should have access to this option, regardless of their zip code, socioeconomic status, primary language or race. Classical Education upholds a standard of excellence and has proven itself over the course of time.

 

LCCA, a public (tuition-free) charter school, will initially serve kindergarten through 9th grade students beginning in Sept. 2021. LCCA will expand by one grade each year until fully serving grades K-12 by 2024.

LCCA will be a licensed user of the Hillsdale K-12 curriculum, providing a classical education that is content-rich across four disciplines: Math, Science, English Language Arts (including phonics, grammar and writing), and History, with significant attention to music, art, and foreign language. Each of these disciplines will be taught with an emphasis on the history and traditions of American citizens as the inheritors of Western civilization.  


We believe LCCA’s high standards and research-based curriculum will provide students with a content-rich education that will challenge them to excel not only in learning, but also in character development. At LCCA, high academic achievement, personal discipline, ethics, and responsibility will be consistently reinforced through the study of subjects in the classical tradition. Students will graduate from LCCA as highly literate and ethical citizens who are well-prepared to advance into any life endeavor.

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AFFILIATION WITH HILLSDALE COLLEGE

LCCA is an affiliate school of the Barney Charter School Initiative, an outreach of Hillsdale College. The BCSI team will be assisting LCCA in creating and implementing challenging, engaging academic programs, as well as providing teacher training that will serve as the foundation for a liberal and civic education. The BCSI learning model has already seen substantial success throughout the United States, with more than 20 affiliate schools currently serving more than 12,000 students across the country. LCCA is honored to be the first BCSI affiliate school in Wisconsin.

 
 

OUR CURRICULUM

The BCSI will provide the architecture for LCCA’s academic program. The BCSI classical curriculum emphasizes the core disciplines of math, science, history, and language arts, including phonics and writing, with significant attention to music, art, and foreign language. Each of these disciplines is taught with an emphasis on the history and traditions of American citizens as the inheritors of Western civilization.

In K-8, the basis of this curriculum is the Core Knowledge Sequence, prepared by the Core Knowledge Foundation and used widely across the United States for well-over twenty years. Following BCSI recommendations, LCCA will supplement the Core Knowledge Sequence with an intensive phonics program that uses the Orton-Gillingham research on language and cognition that has been developed by Access Literacy, LLC. LCCA will supplement the Core Knowledge Sequence in mathematics by using the Singapore Math curriculum from grades K-7. LCCA will also include instruction in Latin, beginning on a formal basis in 6th grade, preceded by the teaching of Latin and Greek roots in grades 4 and 5. The Well-Ordered Language curriculum will be the basis for formal grammar instruction in the upper elementary grades. In high school, LCCA will follow the BCSI course sequence. This includes four years of history, literature, math, and science; three years of foreign language; one year of both literature and government; and a semester each of economics and moral philosophy.

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OUR CAMPUS

We recently learned of a zoning issue with the Village of Summit that may preclude LCCA from utilizing the Abundant Life Apostolic Church this coming Fall for the 2021-2022 school year. We’re working with the church and the Village to resolve this issue, but in the meantime, we’re considering other options for a school location. We will keep families updated as things develop, including making a final announcement about our school location within the next eight weeks. In the meantime, we will continue to accept applications, build our enrollment list, and hire faculty. We appreciate the strong interest and support we’ve received from the community and look forward to serving local students in the fall.

 
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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Through our partnership with St. John's Northwestern Academies, we're excited to be able to offer a variety of after-school athletic options for our middle and high school students. The following sports will be available to 7th & 8th grade students in the 2021-2022 school year (dependent on number of interested students):

  • Boys & Girls soccer (fall)

  • Boys & Girls cross country (fall)

  • Boys basketball (winter)

  • Boys & Girls track & field (spring)

The following Junior Varsity sports will be available to 9th grade students in the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Boys & Girls Soccer (fall)

  • Boys & Girls Cross Country (fall)

  • Boys Football (fall)

  • Boys & Girls Volleyball (fall)

  • Boys Basketball (winter)

  • Boys Swimming (winter)

  • Boys Wrestling (winter)

  • Boys Hockey (winter)

  • Boys & Girls track & field (spring)

  • Boys & Girls Trap Shooting (spring)

 

In addition, depending on volunteer support and student interest, we intend to offer other after-school clubs at our school location including, but not limited to, volleyball (partnership with Revolution Volleyball Academy), drama, martial arts, chess and robotics.

 
 

EVENTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

“A classical education develops the whole person, growing the habits and skills that lead to a happy, responsible, productive, and courageous life.”

– Bill S., parent

 
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MEET & GREET
Sat., Feb. 27, 1 - 3 p.m.

On Saturday, February 27, from 1 - 3 p.m., we will host a Meet & Greet with our school principal, Bart Williams, at the Abundant Life Apostolic Church (995 S. Sawyer Rd., Oconomowoc) with formal presentations at 

1 and 2 p.m. Time for Q&A will be allowed after each presentation. Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Update on school location

  • School hours (start/end times)

  • Homework expectations

  • Special needs/IEPs

  • Plans for lunch and recess

  • Approximate schedules for elementary/middle/HS students

  • LCCA's curriculum

  • Sneak peak at student uniforms & spirit wear!

 

If you're planning on attending, please fill out this form so we can anticipate how many people will be in attendance. Thank you!

Location: 
995 S. Sawyer Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066

 

Press Release Nov. 25, 2019

LCCA RECEIVES NONPROFIT STATUS & MOVES FORWARD WITH PLANS FOR 2021 OPENING

Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) – recently received approval to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization...

Press Release July 13, 2020

LCCA ANNOUNCE CHARTER SCHOOL AGREEMENT

Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) –recently signed a charter school agreement with the Lac Courte Oreilles....

Press Release Oct. 8, 2020

LCCA REVEALS SCHOOL LOCATION FOR 2021 OPENING

Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) – recently signed a two-year lease with the Abundant Life Apostolic Church...

Press Release Jan. 8, 2021

LCCA NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS
BART WILLIAMS SELECTED AS LCCA'S PRINCIPAL

Lake Country Classical Academy (LCCA) – is now accepting applications for K - 9th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year... 

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995 S. Sawyer Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262.269.0279
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LCCA will be a licensed user of the Hillsdale College K-12 Curriculum
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