Academics in Action Week 2016 Welcomes New Opportunities for LCA Students

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Lexington Christian Academy students, faculty and staff took a break from routine and embarked on the annual tradition of Academics in Action, formerly known as Interim. Rather than attending their normal classes, students chose from a variety of focused and explorative week-long courses.

Lexington Christian Academy audio engineering class
The opportunity for the varied out of classroom experience from Boston to Europe provided a great mix of hands-on, practical and out-of-the-box learning experiences.

Over this year’s Holy Week, Lexington Christian Academy students, faculty and staff took a break from routine and embarked on the annual tradition of Academics in Action, formerly known as Interim. Rather than attending their normal classes, students chose from a variety of focused and explorative week-long courses. These offerings included audio engineering, fencing, programming in Python, studying abroad in Europe, and board game strategy.

Mary Bulger, LCA’s Director of Vocal Activities, also serves as Director of Academics in Action, and was instrumental in its success this year. “It allows students to explore and engage in a variety of new ways and perhaps enable them to make career and college choices”, she said. “By developing new interests and passions, they discover the gifts God has given them, and they can begin to turn their attention toward the various possibilities and life choices waiting for them.”

Head of School Tim Russell was thrilled by the program’s continued achievements. “This year’s Academics in Action week was a splendid success! The opportunity for the varied out of classroom experience from Boston to Europe provided a great mix of hands-on, practical and out-of-the-box learning experiences.”

LCA Junior Miranda Pomphrett thoroughly enjoyed her own experience, explaining “it gave us the opportunity to come to school at a normal time, but get to do things that we had never done before. I learned how board games can reveal strategies for our own lives, and wrote a paper about how it relates. It was an amazing opportunity.”

Academics in Action is an integral part of the LCA learning experience for all of those involved in the school, heightening the opportunities available for students and educators alike.

Lexington Christian Academy is an independent college preparatory school that exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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