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Academic Scholarships for Students

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Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Bright Futures Update: Bright Futures award notifications are being posted to students’ online SSFAD accounts. Click here for more information.
Note: While students will receive guidance counseling about Bright Futures requirements, it is the student’s responsbility to make sure that he or she meets the necessary requirements.

 

Some students may not want to take the upper level courses required for qualification for Bright Futures scholarships. Those students should fill out the Bright Futures Course waiver and turn it in to the school office. Download Here: Bright Futures Course Waiver

Florida Academic Scholars

  • 100 Hours of Community Service
  • 3.5 weighted GPA
  • Composite score of 1290 on SAT (based on Reading and Math sections only) OR 29 on ACT (excluding the writing section)
  • Courses must include 16 credits of college preparatory academic courses.
    • 4 English (3 with substantial writing)
    • 4 Mathematics (Algebra I and above)
    • 3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)
    • 3 Social Science
    • 2 Foreign Language (in the same language)

Florida Medallion Scholars

  • 3.0 weighted GPA and
  • Composite score of 1170 on SAT (based on Reading and Math sections only) OR 26 on ACT (excluding the writing section)
  • 75 hours of community service
  • Courses must include 16 credits of college preparatory academic courses.
    • 4 English (3 with substantial writing)
    • 4 Mathematics (Algebra I and above)
    • 3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)
    • 3 Social Science
    • 2 Foreign Language (in the same language)

Note: The State of Florida has its own weighting system and accepts only certain courses.

National Honor Society

National Honor Society is a national organization for 10th, 11th and 12th graders that has been around since 1921.  Members of NHS are chosen based on 4 specific categories: character, scholarship, leadership, and service.  In order to be chosen for NHS, students must meet certain national standards as outlined below.

  • Character: Students will be chosen based on their positive attitudes and high standards in regards to honesty and reliability. Students of good character will be individuals with good integrity.
  • Scholarship: In order to be considered for NHS, students must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA during the entirety of their membership. If at any time a member falls below this standard, there will be a meeting with the faculty advisor and a plan put in place.  For more details see page 7 of the NHS Handbook.
  • Leadership: Students will also have to be leaders in the classroom, their community and their school. Students with leadership abilities will also have a positive influence on others around them.
  • Service: In order for students to be eligible for membership, they must be actively involved in their school and community.  Students must either be in one sport in their high school career or they must be actively involved in school activities, events, and fundraisers AND they must have 10 or more service hours logged and submitted to the guidance counselor by April 15 of the year prior to membership.  In order to maintain membership, NHS members must also submit at least 10 hours of service to the guidance counselor, some of which can be part of the NHS Group service project.

 

For more information about our LCS NHS chapter, please see the NHS Handbook and Bylaws.

 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a national organization for 8th and 9th graders.  The requirements for membership are the same as outlined above.

National Honor Society Student Handbook

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Graduation Requirements

Ensuring your child's success into College

Lakeside Christian School requires a minimum of 26 credits for graduation from high school, which includes one credit in Bible for each year a student attends this school in grades 9 through 12. Our goal is to have students exceed this level for more thorough preparation for college.

 

Lakeside Christian School offers a College Preparatory Program designed to prepare students to meet requirements for most 2 or 4 year Colleges and Universities. We require students to complete their credits over 4 years with the Senior year requirement to include a minimum of 5 credits to graduate. LCS will consider deviations from graduation requirements only when there is a qualifying health issue approved by Administration that causes the credit level to drop to the minimum of 24 required by the State of Florida.

 

Parents and students are responsible for tracking their educational progress in meeting the school’s requirements for graduation.

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Credits for Graduation

Class
Credits
Bible
1 credit for each year at LCS
English
4
Science
4
Social Studies
4
Mathematics
4
HOPE
1
Computer
1
General Elective
4-6
TOTAL
26 minimum