Landmark Christian School

Beginning in middle school, students will have an opportunity to begin exploring a broadening range of electives that lead to the high school Academies. During high school, students can enter an academy sequence directly in 9th grade, or they can begin later in their high school career. This gives students the advantage of trying multiple paths or even discovering their passion later in their high school career. The academy sequence is intended to prepare students for greater depth of study upon embarking on a capstone study their senior year through the Landmark Scholars Program. While it is not required that students complete a full academy sequence prior to entry into the Scholars Program, doing so will add a significant degree of depth to their ultimate product.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is an academy?

    An academy is a specific sequence of high school courses in a focused area that culminates in the application of real-world critical skills in a mentored capstone environment.
  • Q. How does an academy differ from an elective or a club?

    An elective is a stand-alone, self-contained course, while an academy sequence is, by nature, a structured sequence of courses targeting the development of not only content domain knowledge, but relevant critical skill sets and the application thereof in a mentored capstone environment. A club is a looser, voluntary, extra-curricular activity.
  • Q. Why does Landmark offer academies?

    • High scores and service hours are no longer the only differentiators in a competitive collegiate environment.
    • Colleges are looking for students who have these things, but who also have significant depth through real-world experience and critical skill sets.
    • Real-world experience and critical skill sets are better preparation for long term success both in college and in future careers.
    • The various industries, professions, and markets into which our students will embark are highly innovative, prone to technological disruption, and full of opportunity on a global scale. An environment of this sort necessitates flexible thinkers rather than regurgitators. Hence, students could benefit from a different approach to education.
    • This approach brings not merely a "just in case" coverage of content, rather it teaches students how to become learners, giving them the tools, flexibility, and agency to solve problems in a rapidly changing landscape.
  • Q. What is the missional connection?

    These high school programs provide an opportunity to better equip students for college. Additionally, they allow students to better explore and hone areas of interest and talent, empowering them to steward these aspects of their lives towards kingdom impact.
  • Q. What is the institutional distinction?

    While many schools narrowly focus on one specialization, Landmark offers rich opportunities in a broad range, including aviation, engineering, and arts.
  • Q. What is the Landmark Scholars Program?

    The Landmark Scholars Program is a capstone program available in the high school that affords students the opportunity to engage in a long-term project of real-world applicability within their chosen field. It is designed to allow students to engage in an area of passion beyond the scope of the existing curriculum while providing the individual mentorship necessary to produce an academic product of the highest quality.

    During the course of the program, students work with a faculty coordinator and a team of faculty mentors who help provide direction to the student’s path of investigation.

    Successful completion of the capstone project will entail both written and visual elements as well as a successful formal defense of the project before a panel of faculty and administrative reviewers. Upon successful defense of the capstone project, students will be awarded the status of Landmark Scholar, which will be reflected in their academic records. Students who graduate with the distinction of Landmark Scholar will be afforded special recognition at graduation as well as other awards programs. Moreover, a financial scholarship will be awarded for exemplary work each year.

    This program is available to all juniors beginning in their second semester and entails a commitment that carries through the junior and senior years of high school study.
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