Superintendent's Message

Lakeland School Corporation embraces and is devoted to our mission: to educate and prepare ALL students for career and life success. 

Beginning with a nurturing, growth-focused elementary school experience, Lakeland School Corporation guides our students on the path to success at an early age. As students progress in their education and enter Lakeland Middle School, they work to understand the world through authentic and applicable learning experiences, which build upon their strong foundation constructed in their elementary years.  In sum, students at Lakeland Middle School begin to bridge their solid knowledge base and start to explore content at deeper levels in an energetic and encouraging environment.  

At the last stage of their Lakeland educational experience, Lakeland High School students gain extensive experience in collaboration, problem-solving, and written and oral communication through our Lakeland Leading EDGE curriculum. Included in this educational approach is a strong focus on Project and Problem Based Learning.  Opportunities for specialized engineering and biomedical programs via Project Lead The Way (PLTW), specialized career training at IMPACT Institute, Advanced Placement courses with college level dual credit opportunities. Exciting internship and community service learning placements are also available, along with a variety of elective courses in business, agriculture, communications, and human services that allow students to explore countless learning opportunities.  In doing so, students at Lakeland High School develop a durable work ethic that will stay with them beyond graduation.

From the moment your son or daughter enters kindergarten, to the day he or she receives a diploma, Lakeland School Corporation is here as your partners to help them grow.  The support of the LaGrange County community is evident at every grade level.  And, with one-to-one access to technology and instruction, the world is at your child’s fingertips.

I am honored to be a part of a team whose focus each and every day is to help each and every child learn, grow, and find success.

Dr. Eva G. Merkel

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