This is quite common, and is often one of the reasons that parents wish to enroll their child in the LCA. Still, the child and the parents may worry that the child will fall behind in our strong academic program. We assure you that a child with basic talent, undeveloped though it may be, can progress well in our environment. Our students are placed individually at appropriate levels in each subject. As an example of progress, a student came into 4th grade reading at 3rd-grade level; with a program of reading interesting books, he advanced to 5th-grade level within a semester.