Welcome to the Lansing Baptist School Website!
Welcome to Lansing Baptist School (LBS), a ministry of the Parker Memorial Baptist Church of Lansing, Michigan. We endeavor to serve families with their educational needs, whether it be as an attending student or a home school student. You will find that the staff of LBS is dedicated to the educational success of every student enrolled in this great ministry.
The curriculum we use is from the Accelerated Christian Education Ministry originally begun in 1970 in Madison, Texas, now based out of Nashville, TN. Their motto is “Reaching the world for Christ, one child at a time.”
Lansing Baptist School began first in the heart of our founder, Dr. Donald L. Green, Pastor of the Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Lansing, Michigan.
Through his inspiration, the seed of our school was then planted in the hearts of the people. Both Pastor and people prayed, and God led.
We opened our doors for the first time August 26, 1974 and God has continued to bless ever since.
In 1995, we opened our services to home school families. LBS supplies curriculum and record keeping services to those who wish to have help in making sure their child succeeds in finishing all required work for a school year.
Families using a different type of curriculum may also take part in our services.
Welcome to the attending students section of our web page. Lansing Baptist School has been serving families with our on campus school since 1974. LBS maintains a “Model” school status with Accelerated Christian Education Ministries of Madison, Tenn.
Lansing Baptist School operates as an important part of the Parker Memorial Baptist Church of Lansing, Michigan. Dr. James Green is the Administrator under the leadership of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. All staff and faculty are answerable to Dr. Green.
Purpose The purpose of Lansing Baptist School is to educate children academically and spiritually. Because God commands us to be different from the world, guidelines for personal habits, definite dress codes, and Biblical discipline are taught and practiced. The reason for our stand is not only to educate academically, but to instill in each student “CHRISTIAN CHARACTER” that separates them from the average. We strive to develop self-discipline and respect to others, as well as the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of textual learning. Lansing Baptist School desires to send out into the world young people who will truly be lights in the world of spiritual darkness.
Lansing Baptist School does not follow the State guidelines of Teacher Certification, but rather uses a Biblical approach in obtaining Godly, qualified supervisors and monitors.
Lansing Baptist School is a ministry of the Parker Memorial Baptist Church. All students who attend Lansing Baptist School are taught Baptist doctrine. Any student who brings in any other doctrinal material will be withdrawn from the school. Students are not allowed to debate with other students about denominations and doctrine issues..
Lansing Baptist School holds to the Statement of Faith of the Parker Memorial Baptist Church of Lansing, Michigan. The Covenant in full may be secured from the School Office. Or viewed on our Church web site here. A brief summary of the 18 articles follows:
The divine inspiration of the Scriptures, the triune God, the fallen nature of man and his just condemnation, salvation by grace through faith – the free gift of God, the necessity of repentance and faith wrought by the Holy Spirit, the glorious display of God’s purpose and grace, the progressive work of sanctification, the keeping power of God, the harmony of the law and the Gospel, the prominence of the local and visible church, baptism by immersion and the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, the devout observance of the first day of the week, the honoring of civil government, the resurrection of the righteous to life and the wicked to damnation, and the personal imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We will only admit students into our student body from homes of like faith. The Bible is our ultimate instruction manual and guide book. II Corinthians 6:14 says, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” For us to work together, we need to agree on doctrine and also on academic methods.
We are not a reform school; however, students with behavior problems are often “cured” with love and attention and Christ doing a work in their lives. Our school strives for high academics, but we also strive to build character.
Come in for an interview: We interview you, and you interview us. Once you enroll, the process is simple: we write to the previous school for records, and voila, you are in!
Lansing Baptist School is dependent upon the tuition and gifts of students and friends for operating expenses. All contributions through the church are tax deductible.
Lansing Baptist School reserves the right to use all money received in any way the administration deems necessary and appropriate.
Lansing Baptist School has a no refund policy. All fees up to and including the month of withdrawal must be paid. All students who withdraw or are expelled will forfeit any unused curriculum to the school. Transcripts may be held until all accounts with the school have been paid in full.
Property destroyed through accident or otherwise will be billed to the parents of students responsible for damages.
NOTE: No student will be allowed to return to school until the previous year is paid in full.
Tuition Schedule Yearly (monthly)
- Preschool – $1,000.00 ($100.00)
- Kindergarten – $1,500.00 ($150.00)
- 1st Child (1st-12th) – $1,950.00 ($195.00)
- 2nd Child (1st-12th) – $1,450.00 ($145.00)
- 3rd Child (1st-12th) – $950.00 ($95.00)
- 4 or more children – check with the school office
Tithing members of Parker Memorial Baptist Church, please stop in the school office for information about your tuition.
Tuition payments are based on a ten-month pay schedule with the first payment due September 1 and the final payment due June 1. Accounts will be considered delinquent on the 15th of the month payment was due. If your account is delinquent, the student will not be allowed to attend classes. A letter will be sent to the parents before said action is taken.
1. Can my child attend part time?
Yes. If you are using the ACE curriculum, a child could do work at home and at school. We have all the score keys. Your child is welcome to attend as little or as much as you want.
2. What sports do you have?
We have a terrific volleyball coach and a basketball coach. Homeschoolers are welcome to play with us, also. We have a beautiful, full size gym. The more students, the better we are!
3. I am not sure that I can afford the tuition. What can I do?
We have work scholarships available to offset some of the tuition. You could volunteer to help at the school for a discount, also. One of our famous sayings is, “Christian education doesn’t cost, it pays!” Money is easier to get than you think when you are not worried about your child’s schooling everyday. We also have many fund raisers to help you raise money for your tuition.
4. Do the students wear uniforms?
Yes. We have found that when students dress casual, they act casual. The new uniforms are khaki or black pants or skirts with forest green or black polo shirts. We also have polos with our LBS logo on them. The kids look sharp and act sharp.
Home School Students:
Lansing Baptist Home school is a ministry that originated out of Lansing Baptist School. Our commitment is to provide home school families a forum to make home schooling both affordable and hassle free.
Our program provides four main services that will benefit your family:
1. We provide a records keeping service (you pick the curriculum and we will keep your records). You simply provide us with the grades for each subject, and we will send you a quarterly report from our school.
2. We provide both a curriculum and a records-keeping service. Our curriculum is a complete K-12 curriculum. We use A.C.E. curriculum.
3. We provide a diploma from a Christian School still in existence. We have found that many home school graduates are being forced by colleges to take a G.E.D. before being accepted. Our graduates have been accepted into colleges all over the the United States with no problem.
4. We provide a high school transcript. Allow us to make your home schooling hassle-free by providing your child with a high school transcript.
How Do I Enroll?
– Call (517) 882-2280 to receive a complete information and enrollment packet.
– Fill out the required forms.
– Send the forms to Lansing Baptist School with the $35.00 registration fee.
– Inform us if you will be using our curriculum or if you will use us for records keeping only.
– If you are using our curriculum, complete the diagnostic testing and return the tests.
– Once your curriculum has been prescribed, we will notify you of your curriculum fees.
– Send in the payment and wait for your curriculum to arrive.
– Send in your quarterly reports along with your $30.00 record keeping fee and wait for your report card to arrive.
- New Student $35.00
- Record Keeping $30.00
(per student, per quarter)
- Graduation Fee $50.00
(diploma and cover)
- Diagnostic Testing NO CHARGE
- Records Keeping Packet $6.00
- Pace Fees
30 or more PACEs and Keys $3.00
Less than 30 PACEs and Keys $3.25
(Shipping is included in the PACE fees)
Dr. James and Mrs. Terri Green
Administrator: Dr. James Green
After graduating from Lansing Baptist School in 1976, Bro. Jim Green proceeded to study for the ministry at Massillon Baptist College in Massillon, Ohio. He graduated in May of 1980, married Terri Koonts in August of 1980, and they moved to Lansing. Bro. Green was the youth director from 1980-1987 when God called him to pastor the Bible Baptist Church in Charlevoix, Michigan. While there, he became the missions director of Grace Baptist College in Gaylord. He also received his masters degree and his doctorate degree from two colleges.
In January of 2014, the Greens moved back to Lansing to assist here at Parker Memorial Baptist Church. Pastor Green is the administrator of Lansing Baptist School and Lansing Baptist Bible Institute and pastor of the church.
Principal Terri Green
Mrs. Jim Green (formerly Terri Koonts) became principal of Lansing Baptist School in September of 2015. She was born and raised in North Carolina. Mrs. Green graduated valedictorian of her high school class and magna cum laude from Tennessee Temple University in 1979 with a major in secondary education and a minor in music. The Greens were married in 1980, and she taught in this school as the ACE supervisor for three years. They moved to Charlevoix, Michigan, where her husband pastored for 26 years at the Bible Baptist Church. Mrs. Green homeschooled all five of their children kindergarten through grade 12 and had a wonderful homeschool support group at the church. God has blessed the Greens with a singing family, and they have traveled in more than 25 countries.
Knowing homeschooling as she does, Mrs. Green can assist a homeschool family by tutoring or by encouragement over the phone or by email. The ministry and serving the Lord is preeminent in her life which is why she wants to help in the school and assist parents as they try to raise their children for the Lord.
The purpose of Lansing Baptist School is to educate children academically and spiritually.
Because God commands us to be different from the world, guidelines for personal habits, definite dress codes, and Biblical discipline are taught and practiced.
The reason for our stand is not only to educate academically, but to instill in each student “CHRISTIAN CHARACTER” that separates them from the average.
We strive for our students to develop self-discipline and respect for others. We also desire them to gain the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of textual learning.
Lansing Baptist School desires to send out into the world young people who will truly be lights in the world of spiritual darkness.
Accelerated Christian Education
Individualized: Your child is infinitely more than a member of a group; they are an individual with unique past experiences, capabilities, interests, needs and goals. In a group teaching situation, the student may be comparatively slow, average or fast.
The Accelerated Christian Education program is planned and directed toward learning and the individual to the extent that the student can work on their own, at their own speed, according to their own experience and capabilities, so that they can accelerate toward their highest potential.
Each student works in their own private desk complete with ample study area, bulletin board, and student progress chart. Dividers between students eliminate at least 90% of auditory-visual classroom distractions. This allows the student to increase the level of their learning and to develop the ability to set goals and attain them.
Audio-Visual Conventional teaching utilizes at least 60% of the class time for group lecture purposes. ACE eliminates lecture-teaching and accelerates learning through a combination of hearing, seeing and doing experiences which close out the environment and focus the student’s mind and interests on learning. Advanced enhanced curriculum is added for supplementary learning.
All students, regardless of age or ability, participate in a reading program designed to develop perceptual motor coordination in reading. The Readmaster (computerized reading program), developed by ACE, is used by the individual student who previews a story, views it as projected on the screen, and then takes a comprehension test. Each student reads at least twice weekly on the machine at their own speed, advancing as their comprehension score permits. By the end of the year, the average students (8 through 16 years old) read at 300 words per minute and 1/3 of the Junior High read at 600 words per minute with 80% or better comprehension.
Multi-Graded: The conventional practice of grading and grouping students according to their chronological age is replaced by multi-grading. A thorough program of testing evaluates the child’s level of vocabulary and skills in each subject and makes it possible to prescribe curriculum at their actual level of performance. A multi-graded student may be working on seventh grade English, eighth grade Math and ninth grade Science, etc. Students of relative social and mental maturity are grouped in Elementary and High School departments.
Self-Taught People love to learn, but they dislike being taught. A person does not learn until he becomes personally involved actively in a learning experience. ACE is not a teaching, but a learning program. It is not teacher-centered, but learner-centered. The curriculum is the source of learning, as ACE eliminates lecturing to accelerate learning.
Accelerated learning for students of individual ability is determined through diagnostic testing. This shows where the student is academically and prescribes curriculum according to their individual performance. The student then, provides answers for daily and weekly curricular work on his own. This allows the student to work as fast as they want or as slow as they need in order to master the subject being studied.
The curriculum package is a unique combination of work exercises contained in PACEs (Packets of Accelerated Christian Education materials), videos, and text books. Each PACE contains approximately three weeks work in a subject for the average student. Since the teacher’s time is not consumed with lecturing and preparation, they are available for individual tutoring and counseling as the student encounters a need.
Christ-Centered Promotion, admission policies, discipline, classroom decor, environment, staff philosophy, etc., are the first and foremost Christ-honoring and Bible-oriented. The Bible is the resource of absolute principles of life and conduct. Each day opens with the Pledge of Allegiance, Scripture reading, and comments from the Bible relative to successful living. The Scripture reading is designed to enable the child to see life from God’s point of view.
Devotional group sessions permit students to communicate Scriptural principles relative to their level of interests and needs. The self-image, self-acceptance, self-confidence, problem-solving friends, achievement, and success are viewed from a Biblical perspective.
Situation ethics and the new morality is refused and replaced by the absolute standards of right and wrong. The student’s search for a meaningful experience is offered satisfaction as he is led to a personal experience with Jesus Christ. Christ is taught as the answer to all student soul-searching through regular chapel services, and other special meetings during the year. Individual effort is made to bring each student to Christ and develop an attitude and spirit of subordination. The key to successful Christian maturity and learning is to see life from God’s point of view and finding His will for their lives.
Thoroughly Biblical: The ACE curriculum materials are written by qualified Christian educators with a genuinely Biblical underlying philosophy. Biblical character traits are written into the text of each PACE. Bible principles radiate throughout the curriculum, rather that being added to it as an appendix. All this is done through an academic “scope and sequence” designed to place ACE students well ahead of national norms on standardized achievement tests.
Communicative Academics is not the child’s only area of talent which must be trained. A truly educated person is creative, productive, and evaluative. He must become skilled in forecasting and planning, and proficient in the arts of communication. ACE emphasizes learning above teaching. The student is taught how to learn, where to find resources, how to use the tools of learning, and experience in communicating these findings.
Motivated Achievement: People thrive on achievement. There is a certain thrill involved in accomplishing something tangible with obvious results. Students are no exception. ACE takes the tools of academic learning out of the hands of a teacher and places them in the hands of the student. Since the tools are tailored to their ability, a degree of success is certain. The program provides built-in incentives and the child who succeeds tends to become more and more successful. Nothing succeeds like success and success is the greatest incentive for achievement.
Reduces Frustration, Repetition, Discipline Problems. Children do not come to school as failures; they go home that way. If a child is placed in an academic situation beyond their capability, they are headed for failure, and when a child begins to think of himself as a failure, they begin to choose to act irresponsibly.
Most delinquents are school failures. Discipline problems in the classroom and a high rate of absenteeism are the direct result of frustrations which accompany the failure of superior students who face boredom because their abilities are not challenged.
ACE reduces failure and boredom by eliminating unfair competition and lock-step learning restraints. Prescribed curriculum, which eliminates failure, provides a breakthrough for the under-achiever and an open door of challenge for more academically inclined students.