THE FOUTS FAMILY
God lead us to the school. I actually enrolled my oldest child in the public school system. The school left me sitting in the school for about two hours. Since reading was and still is my daughter’s favorite activity, I was very interested in the working and atmosphere of the library. I was disappointed and the left registration feeling apprehensive. I walked around for days trying to wrap my head around the situation. Then, I bumped into a woman in the hallway of church and she commented on how tall my daughter had gotten. I respond I know. I just registered her for Kindergarten. I did not leave it at that. I went on to say I am not a peace. She immediately said go look at LCA, which was North Georgia Christian at the time. I am not from Gainesville so I went to Google and found their website. I called the school that Monday and they told me to come in for a tour. When I was shown the library, I instantly found peace and knew this was the right choice for my children. The library was not super large or impressive. It did however have a family feel with a librarian who reads out loud to each class every week, who knows the students names and recommends books she thinks they would like.
–What do you love most about LCA?
Definitely, the teachers. It is more than a job to them. It is their calling. Of course, they care about academics, but they also invest in the children’s physical and mental health, their character as a person, and their faith.
–What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.
–In what ways have you seen your child grow and develop as a result of their experience at LCA?
My children have grown in worship and praise. They walk around the house singing songs they learned or sang during chapel. I even have one daughter who has taken to writing her own praise songs.
–How is LCA preparing your child for college and beyond?
Once again the teachers. They are building into the children’s character just as much as academics. They are teaching how to make good life choices, worship and love the Lord, and be part of a community. They are being taught the word of the Lord, how to be generous, and how to be a true friend to each other. They teachers are teaching them a lifestyle choice that will go beyond their school years.
–What would you tell another parent to encourage them to consider enrolling their child at LCA?
Don’t be afraid of going against the culture’s normal. Don’t be afraid of at least letting the financial team looking into your options. Don’t think that is not worth the money just because it is just elementary school.