Lake Country Academy is a non-instrumentality public charter school within the Sheboygan Area School District where all decisions are made on-site and specific to the design of the school. Our Founders chose a design that supported high academics and a virtuous environment.
We use Direct Instruction as a teaching method and group students in math, reading and spelling by ability, not by grade. These groups are usually smaller than a regular class size and a great deal of monitoring is done to ensure that each student is placed at the level where he or she is most successful. If a student needs to change groups, it can be done swiftly and with no class time wasted.
Students are with their peers for all other classes and are engaged in Core Knowledge, a curriculum that is rich with facts. Each grade is in sync with the next so students build from one year to the next on knowledge gained from each subject area.
We also integrate a core virtue program in classwork, behavior management and the overall culture of the school. Students learn and apply values that are commonly believed to be important such as responsibility, respect, perseverance, kindness, generosity and honesty. A different virtue is highlighted each month and is the focus at weekly all-school assemblies.
Uniforms are required for all students and staff.