Lexington Christian Academy (Kentucky)
|Lexington Christian Academy|
|450 W. Reynolds Road
Lexington, Kentucky, Fayette County, 40503
|Headmaster||Ollie Gibbs, Ed.D.|
|Grades||Preschool - 12|
|Campus size||80 acres (32 ha)|
|Color(s)||Royal blue, metallic silver, and white|
|Accreditation(s)||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Kentucky Non-Public School Commission|
|Tuition||$1,420 (preschool) to $7,788 (high school)/year|
Lexington Christian Academy is a nondenominational evangelical Christian school in Lexington, Kentucky, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school serves preschool through 12th grade. Total enrollment is around 1,600, with about 200 junior high school, and 460 high school students. As a requirement for teaching at LCA, all teachers must profess Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
Lexington Christian Academy was founded in 1989 with the merger of The Lexington Christian School, founded as an elementary school in 1975 by Gardenside Christian Church, and The Academy, founded in 1983 offering preschool and kindergarten. At the time of the merger, the newly combined school, known then as The Lexington Christian Academy, had 565 students, ranging from kindergarten to twelfth grade and spread across three campuses at churches. As enrollment grew, the school expanded to seven campuses, and in the mid-1990s the school purchased 80 acres (32 ha) of land on Reynolds Road to begin consolidating. In 1998 the school formally took its current name, and in January 1999 the high school opened at the Reynolds Road facility, termed the "Rose Campus" after James L. Rose and his wife Judy. In 2003, the junior high school and an elementary and preschool moved to the Rose Campus.
As a Kentucky High School Athletic Association member, Lexington Christian Academy competes in cross-county, football, golf, soccer, and volleyball in the fall; basketball and swimming in the winter; and baseball, softball, tennis, and track in the spring.
LCA won the State Championship in 2005. Garrie Krueger was named the tournament MVP. http://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/riherds/kyba5
- Robbie Ross a 2008 graduate and second round pick by the Texas Rangers is currently pitching out of the bullpen for the Texas Rangers.
LCA won the 2010 and 2011 State Championship.
The LCA girls team won the 2010 All A state tournament. They are frequent All A tournament runners up.
The fine arts department at LCA includes a chorus, a band, an orchestra, multiple art classes focusing on different areas, and a yearly musical.
Each year, the LCA chorus goes to a competition in state and out of state.
- "Lexington Christian Academy Cross Country". Retrieved 2010-03-27. "LCA is a private Christian School located in Lexington, Kentucky, with approximately 400 high school students and 200 junior high students."
- "Lexington Christian Academy High School Student/Parent Handbook" (PDF). Lexington Christian Academy. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-03-27.[dead link]
- "Faculty and Staff". Lexington Christian Academy. Retrieved 2010-03-26. "Every faculty member professes Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior."
- "Lexington Christian Academy History". Lexington Christian Academy. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- "Athletics Overview". Lexington Christian Academy. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- Mike Fields (Oct 10, 2010). "LCA's title win fulfills destiny". Lexington Herald-Leader.
- "Talley’s conduct at state top sports story for 2009". The Times Leader Online. 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2010-03-26. "Mayfield, which finished the season 13-2, went on to reach the state championship game before falling to Lexington Christian."
- "Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16 Basketball Past State Championship Game Results" (PDF). 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- "Barnette named 2010 Miss Basketball". Louisville Courier-Journal. 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2010-03-27. "She also helped Lexington Christian win three straight All “A” Classic state titles from 2007 to '09."[dead link]