Grade Levels, Class Sizes, and School Hours
What grade levels are offered at Lincoln Christian School? Lincoln Christian School offers a Pre-K through 12th grade program. Pre-K is our preschool program, and classes are located in the lower elementary school building. Kindergarten through 4th grade classes are part of our elementary school. 5th & 6th grade classes are part of the upper elementary located in the Oneighty building. Our middle school (7th–8th grade) and high school (9th–12th grade) are both located in our secondary classroom building.
What is your student-to-teacher ratio? Smaller class sizes allow teachers to more effectively communicate with and instruct their students. For this reason, we endeavor to maintain the following student-to-teacher ratios:
- Pre-K (16 :1)
- Kindergarten (16:1)
- 1st-4th grade (18:1)
- 5th–6th grade (19:1)
- 7th-8th grade (18:1)
- 9th–12th grade (18.1)
What is the length of the school day, and how are the classes structured? Classes are held five days a week for two 18-week semesters. Middle School and High School days are composed of eight 45-minute periods. LCS employs traditional scheduling, not block scheduling. Our kindergarten program is a full-day program. Our Pre-K students may come to class from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., but actual instruction will only take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. so that parents who wish for their child to have a shortened day may do so.
- Pre-K: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Kindergarten-4th grade: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
- 5th-6th grade: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
- Middle & High School: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Who will be my child’s teacher? Families of enrolled students are notified about placement at the annual “Meet Your Teacher / Schedule Pick-Up” day prior to the first day of school.
How old does a student need to be to enter kindergarten or 1st grade?
- Pre-K: 4 years old on or before September 1st
- Kindergarten: 5 years old on or before September 1st
- 1st Grade: 6 years old on or before September 1st
What are the requirements for entrance to LCS?
- Completed application and recommendation forms
- Placement testing for 1st–12th grade (for those applicants without recent standardized testing scores)
- Completion of an approved kindergarten program or be found to be developmentally ready for 1st grade
- Entrance testing/screening for Pre-K through 1st grade students
- Successfully potty trained for Pre-K students
- Consistent family attendance and participation at primarily COTM or a similar Bible-believing church
- Family interview with the LCS School Board
- Payment of the enrollment fee upon acceptance
Do you have admissions testing? Testing scores are just one of the items we evaluate as part of our application process to assist us in determining grade placement. We will test students that do not have recent standardized testing scores available. We also do a screening for Pre-K, kindergarten, and 1st grade applicants to verify that they are developmentally ready to begin a full-day program.
When is your open enrollment period? Open enrollment for the 2017-18 school year will begin on February 1, 2017.
- 2016 Graduates Attending Post-Secondary Schools: 94% (64% to a 4-year college and 30% to a 2-year college)
- Scholarship funds offered to the LCS Class of 2016: $4,400,000
- Average GPA: 3.68
- Average Classroom Size: 15.8
- Average ACT Composite: LCS Class of 2016 = 23.7, State Average = 20.4, National Average = 21
- AP Classes Offered: US History, Chemistry, Calculus, English, and Biology
- Other Classes Offered: Bible, English I-IV, Accounting, Algebra I, II & III, Geometry, Calculus, Pre AP Calculus/Trigonometry, Economics, Oklahoma History, US History, Government, World History, Physical Science, Biology, Pre AP Biology, Chemistry, Pre AP Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Anatomy, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film Edit/Production, Drama, Photography, Public Speaking, Yearbook, Drivers Education, Physical Education, Athletics, Health, Art, Spanish I – II, Vocal Music, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Guitar, Piano.
- College: LCS students have been accepted at Princeton, Yale, Pepperdine, The US Naval Academy, US Military Academy, TU, OU, OSU, ORU, University of Arkansas, Central Arkansas, SMU, Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, VMI, OBU, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Evangel College, RSU, NSU, UCO, SNU, NEO, and TCC
- Graduation Requirements (26 Total Credits): 4 Language Arts, 4 Bible, 3 History/Social Studies, 2 Physical Education, 3 Math, 1 Art, 3 Science, and 6 Additional
- Accreditation: Lincoln Christian School is fully accredited with both the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) and AdvancEd. We are also a member in good standing with Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship. ICAA is currently recognized by the State of Oklahoma and is also approved for full membership in the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), a national consortium for the recognition of qualifying private school accrediting associations in the United States. We are also a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Athletic Association.
Are you a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA)? LCS became an OSSAA member school effective at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year.
Will my child be eligible for athletic competition if he/she transfers to LCS? According to OSSAA rules, transfer students are ineligible for varsity competition for a period of 365 days after transferring to a new school. During that time, students are eligible to compete at or below the junior varsity level. Only students that live in our school district would be immediately eligible for varsity level competition.
What are the boundaries of your school district?Lincoln Christian School has a small geographic district with the following boundaries: from Pine Street, south on 129th E. Avenue to 51st Street, east to 193rd E Avenue, north to 41st Street, west to 145th E Avenue, north to Pine Street, west to 129th E Avenue.
What team sports do you have available? As in all other areas, Lincoln Christian School endeavors to compete at the highest levels. Secondary sports offered are football, basketball, baseball, cross country, track, fast-pitch softball, volleyball, and cheerleading. Golf is also available at the high school level. Elementary sports include football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and cheerleading.
What non-athletic activities do you offer? Each student is encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities, and we offer a variety of options in order to appeal to different interests. Activities include National Honor Society, Presidential Physical Fitness, Quiz Bowl, Safety Patrol, Spirit Week, High School Dances, Junior/Senior Prom, Homecoming, pep rallies, student government, spelling bees, educational field trips, Elementary Honor Choir, art shows, music competitions, and musical and theater productions.
Do you have a Fine Arts program? The exciting Fine Arts program at Lincoln Christian School includes everything from theater productions and dramatic plays to Jazz Band and choir competition. High school and middle school students have access to the 1,400-seat Oneighty auditorium and its performing arts stage. Every year students participate in music productions. Our Vocal Choir continues to receive superior ratings from district, state, and invitational events. LCS also offers its students exceptional art classes with exhibit opportunities and field trips.
What are the beliefs of Church on the Move and Lincoln Christian School?Church on the Move is a non-denominational, charismatic church. Our Statement of Faith details our beliefs and the basis for what we teach in our Bible classes and chapel services.
How often do you have Bible classes and chapel services? All elementary and secondary students have daily Bible classes. We also incorporate Biblical truths into every subject. All students participate in chapel services as deemed necessary by the administration.
Will my child fit in if we don’t attend your church and youth group? Although a large majority of our students are from COTM families, we do have a number of families from outside our church that have blended very well with our school culture. We always plan for new students at our school on an annual basis, and they historically have acclimated to the new environment and quickly made new friends.
Do your students wear uniforms? Lincoln Christian School employs school uniforms in their dress code guide lines. The primary purpose of uniforms is to give parents and students general guidelines for appropriate school clothing and appearance. More uniform information will be made available to the parents of students that are accepted for admission to LCS.
Before & After School Care (BASC)
Do you provide before-school and after-school care? Yes, before-school and after-school care is available to LCS families for an additional cost. Breakfast is not served during before-school care; children should be fed before arriving at school. A light snack will be served during the after-school care program.
What are the hours for before-school and after-school care?
- Before-School Care: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- After-School Care: Monday – Friday, 3:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Do you provide a hot lunch program? Lunches are catered in Monday through Friday for both elementary and secondary students. (Hot lunches will not be served for Pre-K students. They will need to bring their lunch daily.)
How much do hot lunches cost? Lunches are available for $4.50 per day for secondary students and $4.00 per day for elementary students. We reserve the right to increase the lunch prices as needed, but ample notice will be given.
How can a parent keep up with their child’s assignments and grades on a regular basis? LCS partners with RenWeb, an online-based software provider that gives you access to your child’s lesson plans, assignments, and grades.
What other information can I view on RenWeb? In addition to classroom information, you can also view student accounts, attendance, discipline, and family demographic information.
LCS Service Center
Where is the LCS Service Center located? The LCS Service Center is located in the Willie George Ministries Building, which is on the west side of our campus at 1003 N 129th E Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
What are the hours of operation for the LCS Service Center? Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of holidays. The LCS Service Center handles admissions inquiries, tuition, and fee payments, and all questions regarding school accounts should be forwarded to this office.
Is anyone in the office(s) during the summer? The LCS Service Center is staffed year-round, except for a break at Christmas and certain holidays.
School Colors and Mascot
The colors of Lincoln Christian School are crimson, gold, and black, each holding a special significance.
CRIMSON is the color of sacrifice and Christ’s redemptive blood, and it denotes the school’s basis in the Christian faith.
GOLD represents character, and at LCS we place godly character at the top of our priorities.
BLACK is the color of moral absolutes, and it reminds us to not compromise our faith or standards.
As the school’s mascot, the BULLDOG symbolizes character traits that we value – perseverance and tenacity.
Visiting Lincoln Christian School
Can I take a tour of your school? Tours can be scheduled by calling the LCS Service Center at (918) 234-8150. Please call to schedule tours at least 2 days in advance.
Do you offer shadowing of students? Shadowing is offered on select dates and can be scheduled by turning in a request form at least two weeks in advance of the requested date. Dates for the upcoming year are to be announced. Please contact the LCS Service Center at (918) 234-8150 for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Information contained in the Admission FAQs is current for the 2016-2017 school year and is subject to change for the 2017-2018 school year. Adequate notice will be provided to families that have students enrolled in LCS for any changes that do occur. All applicable policy and procedure standards will be given to LCS families prior to the start of the school year through the Parent & Student Handbook.