Lighthouse Christian Academy (Bloomington, Indiana)

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Lighthouse Christian Academy
Location
1201 West That Road

, ,
47403

Coordinates39°06′50″N 86°32′44″W / 39.113915°N 86.545417°W / 39.113915; -86.545417Coordinates: 39°06′50″N 86°32′44″W / 39.113915°N 86.545417°W / 39.113915; -86.545417
Information
Other nameLCA
TypePrivate Christian
Established1991
PrincipalJoyce Huck
Faculty30
GradesPreK-12
Enrollment300 (2017-2018)
Color(s)        
Team nameLions
Website

Lighthouse Christian Academy is a private Christian school located in Bloomington, Indiana.

Controversy[edit]

National[edit]

Lighthouse Christian Academy has recently come under fire regarding their admissions policy.[1][2]

Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Massachusetts, cited Lighthouse Christian Academy's enrollment brochure, which states that the private school can refuse admission or discontinue enrollment of a student living in a home environment that includes 'homosexual or bisexual activity' or 'practicing alternate gender identity'.[3]

Parents are free to choose which school best comports with their religious convictions ... For a real choice and thus real liberty to exist, the government may not impose its own orthodoxy and homogenize all schools to conform to politically correct attitudes and ideologies.

— a statement issued by spokesman Brian Bailey on behalf of the academy.[4]

Local[edit]

The principal at Bloomington's Lighthouse Christian Academy was charged with a misdemeanor after an investigation alleging she failed to report an incident of sexual battery against a student by a fellow student during an overnight event at the school in February.[5] The charges were later dismissed.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  2. ^ "The following are the criteria for admission:— LCA". mylca.info. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  3. ^ lbavis@heraldt.com, Lauren Bavis 812-331-4376 |. "DeVos asked to address Lighthouse Christian Academy, federal funding in congressional hearing". HeraldTimesOnline. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  4. ^ bhowell@heraldt.com, Brittani Howell 812-331-4243 |. "Lighthouse Christian Academy responds to concerns over its admissions policy". HeraldTimesOnline. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  5. ^ Kenney, Kara (2017-04-04). "CALL 6: Principal charged for failing to report abuse allegations". RTV6. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  6. ^ Kenney, Kara (2017-10-10). "Charges to be dropped against principal accused of failing to report abuse allegations". RTV6. Retrieved 2018-10-11.

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