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Looking to Attend a Private Catholic High School? Three Benefits of a Values-Based Education

January 12, 2022
By Lake Catholic High School

When it comes to high school education, learning should be about more than just academic achievement. High school is a time of growth, in spirit and in knowledge. That’s why at Lake Catholic High School we offer a values-based approach to education.

The values-based educational model is holistic, equipping students with the skills needed to excel academically while meeting their mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. Through this type of education, students are encouraged to grow as individuals, while preparing for future success in college and beyond. 

If you’re preparing to attend a Catholic high school, read on to learn how a values-based education will equip you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and support necessary to succeed.

A Values-Based Education Evokes a Love for Knowledge

An important part of the approach at our private Catholic high school is ensuring that our students develop a love for learning. That’s why our students are challenged at the right level, based on their academic goals. For instance, students focused on the path to college may be encouraged to pursue one of Lake Catholic’s many high-level academic programs, including Honors programs and courses, Advanced Placement courses, and a College Credit program. Here, they can take college-level courses and transfer credit to Ohio institutions. 

For students with specific passions and interests, such as art or science, Lake Catholic provides the opportunity to explore and expand on their interests through tracks in Science, Fine Arts, and Technical/Pre-Engineering courses.

A values-based education encourages students to nurture their love of knowledge

Become Part of a Supportive Community

From Day 1, Lake Catholic students join a supportive community. We believe that having the support of a strong community is a pivotal part of a student’s learning experience and development.

A values-based education helps students to cultivate compassion, empathy, and love for those around them. At Lake Catholic, students participate in many community-building initiatives, including off-campus retreats, enabling them to form strong relationships with one another. 

In addition, the variety of extracurricular activities we have on offer provides students with the opportunity to get to know each other outside of the classroom. Students may participate in school clubs, sports, the arts, student government, and the Campus Ministry. Through the deeply-rooted community foundation at Lake Catholic, students benefit from developing their love of persons – a key component of individual growth.

Students benefit from a strong community foundation at Lake Catholic

Embark on Your Journey to Spiritual Growth

A values-based education wouldn’t be complete without a focus on guiding students in their journey toward attaining spiritual growth. At our Catholic High School in Cleveland, a number of different Ministry and Service programs are designed to help students cultivate their spirituality. 

For example, students participate in school prayer, where they can enhance their knowledge of scripture and use it as a tool for inspiration and direction. Students can also engage in a number of different social justice activism opportunities, giving them a chance to become more civically engaged and put their faith into action. 

The spiritual growth that accompanies a values-based education helps students to expand their worldview, preparing them for success in high school and beyond.

Are you interested in attending a Catholic high school Ohio?

Contact Lake Catholic High School to learn more.

How Your Child Benefits from Small Class Sizes at Our Catholic Prep School

January 10, 2022
By Lake Catholic High School

At Lake Catholic High School, we know that a student’s love of learning starts in the classroom. While in school, students are inspired by their instructors and their peers, engaging with the material and growing academically and as individuals.

Lake Catholic provides students with an academic environment that will help them thrive. Our small class sizes make all the difference, allowing for the implementation of a student-centered approach to learning. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 and an average class size of 19 students, we ensure that the needs of each and every student are met by instructors. Small class sizes also allow students to have the guidance and support needed to explore their individual interests, allowing them to build skills in the subjects they're passionate about. 

Read on to discover the value of small class sizes at our private high school.

Small Class Sizes Make Student-Centered Learning Possible

When it comes to academic success at our Catholic prep school, a student-centered approach to education means that teachers act as facilitators of learning. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, teachers at Lake Catholic ensure that each individual student has access to the resources, attention, and support they need to pursue their own interests. They take the time to understand their students’ individual learning styles, cultivating a learning strategy that works best for them.

Through small class sizes, teachers are able to devote more of their time to each student, providing more personalized attention and the ability to assess the strengths and opportunities of each student, tailoring their coursework and instruction accordingly. With smaller class sizes, Teachers can also exercise a student-centered approach within their classroom, challenging your child at a level that’s right for them while accommodating their unique learning needs and goals.

Smaller class sizes enable teachers to support students in exploring their individual interests

Less Disruption and More Instruction

At Lake Catholic, your child will be able to spend more time learning and building new skills. Students can receive the maximum amount of instruction and attention from their teachers, enhancing their academic growth and preparing them for college-level courses. 

Teachers have more time to focus on instruction in smaller classes, enabling students to focus on their academic growth

Meaningful Connections with Instructors and Peers

At our private high school, an average class size of 19 students ensures that everyone benefits from a welcoming and inclusive learning environment. 

At Lake Catholic, each member of our diverse student body is part of our community, and smaller class sizes help to cultivate this supportive setting. Our students have the opportunities to form relationships and connections with their classmates. These relationships go a long way in contributing to their personal growth, confidence and mental and emotional well-being. What’s more, connecting with their peers ensures that students will have someone to collaborate with on assignments, helping them to keep their course load manageable.

Are you looking for a Catholic high school in Cleveland for your child?

Contact Lake Catholic High School to learn more.

Looking to Attend a Private Catholic High School? Three Benefits of a Values-Based Education

January 13, 2022
By Lake Catholic High School

When it comes to high school education, learning should be about more than just academic achievement. High school is a time of growth, in spirit and in knowledge. That’s why at Lake Catholic High School we offer a values-based approach to education.

The values-based educational model is holistic, equipping students with the skills needed to excel academically while meeting their mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. Through this type of education, students are encouraged to grow as individuals, while preparing for future success in college and beyond. 

If you’re preparing to attend a Catholic high school, read on to learn how a values-based education will equip you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and support necessary to succeed.

A Values-Based Education Evokes a Love for Knowledge

An important part of the approach at our private Catholic high school is ensuring that our students develop a love for learning. That’s why our students are challenged at the right level, based on their academic goals. For instance, students focused on the path to college may be encouraged to pursue one of Lake Catholic’s many high-level academic programs, including Honors programs and courses, Advanced Placement courses, and a College Credit program. Here, they can take college-level courses and transfer credit to Ohio institutions. 

For students with specific passions and interests, such as art or science, Lake Catholic provides the opportunity to explore and expand on their interests through tracks in Science, Fine Arts, and Technical/Pre-Engineering courses.

A values-based education encourages students to nurture their love of knowledge

Become Part of a Supportive Community

From Day 1, Lake Catholic students join a supportive community. We believe that having the support of a strong community is a pivotal part of a student’s learning experience and development.

A values-based education helps students to cultivate compassion, empathy, and love for those around them. At Lake Catholic, students participate in many community-building initiatives, including off-campus retreats, enabling them to form strong relationships with one another. 

In addition, the variety of extracurricular activities we have on offer provides students with the opportunity to get to know each other outside of the classroom. Students may participate in school clubs, sports, the arts, student government, and the Campus Ministry. Through the deeply-rooted community foundation at Lake Catholic, students benefit from developing their love of persons – a key component of individual growth.

Students benefit from a strong community foundation at Lake Catholic

Embark on Your Journey to Spiritual Growth

A values-based education wouldn’t be complete without a focus on guiding students in their journey toward attaining spiritual growth. At our Catholic High School in Cleveland, a number of different Ministry and Service programs are designed to help students cultivate their spirituality. 

For example, students participate in school prayer, where they can enhance their knowledge of scripture and use it as a tool for inspiration and direction. Students can also engage in a number of different social justice activism opportunities, giving them a chance to become more civically engaged and put their faith into action. 

The spiritual growth that accompanies a values-based education helps students to expand their worldview, preparing them for success in high school and beyond.

Are you interested in attending a Catholic high school Ohio?

Contact Lake Catholic High School to learn more.

Embracing Innovation and Hands-On Learning at Lake Catholic High School

January 10, 2022
By Lake Catholic High School

When it comes to building a strong academic foundation, the environment within which a student learns can play a major role in their success.  At Lake Catholic High School, we believe that providing students with 21st-century learning skills will have a significant, positive impact on the life-changing transformation that takes place in their high school career.

These 21st-century skills are the foundation of what the Ohio Department of Education is looking for in a school that achieves its STEAM Designation:

  • Creating collaborative, cross-discipline experiences
  • Creating fun and innovating Project-Based Learning
  • Investing in community partnerships that benefit students
  • Increasing student awareness of career possibilities
  • Creating experiential opportunities for future career possibilities

The result of this type of all-encompassing approach is the critical thinking skills that students develop, their ability to strategize and inquire, and their inspiration to innovate and achieve great things.

That’s why innovation and hands-on learning – two central components of academic and individual growth – are emphasized within our educational model.

Lake Catholic students thrive within a supportive community, benefiting from many opportunities to build the knowledge and capabilities needed to succeed in college and beyond. Read on to learn how students benefit from an environment that embraces innovation and hands-on learning.

Lake Catholic’s STEAM Educational Approach Enhances Critical Thinking

Through the STEAM approach at our private high school, students are exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This approach enables them to maximize their innovative potential by discovering their personal creative process, gaining an understanding of the ways in which they learn best, and engaging in problem-solving. 

A key feature of STEAM is the ability for students to participate in project-based learning, where they apply what they’ve learned through hands-on practice. This allows students to explore new investigative measures and think critically, enhancing their career readiness in any field their future selves decide to pursue.

Lake Catholic’s STEAM approach to education improves students’ thinking skills

Students Have the Opportunity to Explore at the Innovation Center

At Lake Catholic, student innovation is encouraged in more ways than one. For instance, the Cougar Innovation Center provides students with access to a variety of tools for exploring their interests, as well as resources that further enhance their learning. 

Featured within the Innovation Center is an Engineering Hub, a Studio Hub, and a Global Learning Hub. A new Design and Digital Hub will be also added to this list in the near future. 

Within the Engineering Center, students interested in computer drawing can participate in project-based learning by accessing technology such as 3D printing and AutoCAD. Through the use of this software, students are able to create their own designs and learn more about career paths related to technical design fields. While at the Global Learning Hub, equipment such as mics, a broadcast and conference camera, and a computer system for broadcasting enables students to take part in virtual lectures and classes. 

Exposure to learning opportunities beyond the traditional high school classroom helps students dive deeper into the subjects they’re interested in, empowering them to develop their own inquisitive processes. With resources like the ones offered through the Innovation Center, students are empowered to take their learning experience into their own hands.

Lake Catholic’s Innovation Center provides access to resources that enhance project-based learning

Use of Technology Equips Students for Future Success

As technology’s importance grows, our Catholic college prep school is embracing the many ways in which it can be used to create a more supportive and engaging learning experience for students. With the Cougar Chrome Initiative, Lake Catholic equips each student for success in the tech-oriented future by providing them with a Google Chromebook. Students use Chromebooks to enhance their workflows, record notes and develop their inquiry processes with the strategic use of search engines. Chromebooks also give students access to a variety of computer applications and software, supporting their project-based learning experience.

At the Media Learning Center, students can access assistance for effectively using their Chromebooks. Here, they’ll learn how to navigate technology-related educational resources, including TurnItIn reports, scholarly databases, internet search engines, and more. 

At Lake Catholic, we know that a hands-on approach to learning can empower students on the path to becoming innovators and critical thinkers. By equipping students with the resources to develop skills they’ll use throughout college and beyond, they will be prepared for both personal and academic growth.

Are you seeking a private high school Ohio that enhances your child’s learning opportunities?

Contact Lake Catholic High School to learn more!

How Lake Catholic High School Prepares Your Child for College Success

January 05, 2022
By Lake Catholic High School

All parents want to ensure that the high school they send their child to will prepare them for life after graduation. A smooth transition from high school to college depends on the quality of the education and the level of academic support a student receives prior to taking the leap. 

At Lake Catholic High School, helping students achieve college success is a fundamental goal. Lake Catholic provides a welcoming community-centered environment within which students can grow to think critically, collaborate and develop their own unique creative processes. 

What’s more, high-level academics ensure that students receive the best possible preparation for college, with college credit plus courses, AP courses, honors courses and personalized guidance for each student along the way. 

Read on to learn how our preparatory school enables your child to successfully transition to life after high school.

Lake Catholic High School Offers A Variety of Courses for College Credit

College Credit Plus (CCP)  is a dual enrollment program created by the state of Ohio, in which colleges and high schools partner together to offer college-level courses to high school students. The credits for these courses are guaranteed to be transferable to any publicly funded institution of higher education in Ohio. 

Not only is participation in the program free, but by earning college credit, families and students can also save on college tuition. 

Lake Catholic students can take courses to obtain college credit

 

At Lake Catholic, we partner with both Lakeland Community College and Lake Erie College offering five classes on campus and many more on the LCC and LECs campuses. CCP courses provide high school students with a preview of the types of responsibilities they can expect in college. Additionally, students are prepared for college by gaining a head start in building the important skills they’ll need for future success. 

AP and Honors Courses Provide Additional Preparation

In addition to offering college credit courses, our private high school also offers a number of Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses, both of which are beneficial in preparing students for the academic rigor they can expect to experience at a college level. 

Taking any of the 10 AP courses on offer gives students an opportunity to test their skills with an examination at the end of the year. A score of 3 or higher on the AP exam can lead to opportunities to earn college credit in equivalent subjects. 

While Honors courses don’t directly translate into college credit, they are still a great way for your child to be challenged throughout their high school career, helping them to build critical thinking, collaboration and other skills that will enhance their performance at a college level. To help in that transformation process, we offer a total of 24 Honors Classes across all grade levels. 

At our Catholic prep school, Honors and AP courses can prepare your child for success at the college level

Our College Guidance Department Supports Your Child in Their Journey

While high-level academics are an important component of your child’s path to successfully transitioning into a college environment, the support they receive along the way is essential to their individual growth. 

The College Guidance department at our catholic prep school as well as our partnership with LEAF are committed to helping your child prepare for their future. You and your child will have the opportunity to meet with faculty from the Guidance department and LEAF throughout the year, receiving information about college application processes, career opportunities, and test preparation. With the high level of personalized support offered by the College Guidance department, your child is sure to find a college that will ensure they excel, both academically and socially.

Are you looking for the right college credit high school for your child?

Contact Lake Catholic High School to learn more.

Thank You - We Give Catholic

December 01, 2021
By Lake Catholic High School

On behalf of the entire Lake Catholic community, thank you to everyone that donated to support our #weGiveCatholic Day of Giving. We are humbled by the amazing generosity of our Cougar supporters. Our grand total of $36,547 surpasses our 2020 total by over $10,000.  We thank Dr. Richard Smith and the Digital Media Class and Cougar Broadcast Network for their innovative ways to showcase how wonderful Lake Catholic is!  Our thanks also go to John Dedinsky and his family for their generous donation of $10,000 as a matching gift.  Over 200 donors comprised of students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, grandparents, and friends made this year’s Day of Giving a huge success.  We thank God for the Cougar Community members who continue to share our passion for Lake Catholic High School.

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