At Lydian, we strive to foster a sense of community and build school spirit. We know how important a sense of belonging is for our students and families, so it is an integral component of life here at Lydian. A strong school community benefits everyone!
School Events & Clubs
Students build connections with students, families, teachers, and staff throughout the year at our annual events like the Fall Academic Showcase, Meet-Your-Teacher potluck, and Halloween picnic. Lydian also hosts school clubs, which are primarily driven by student interest. This year, one of our esteemed faculty members started Culinary Club, providing students and teachers an opportunity to make recipes together in the virtual world. Dungeons & Dragons and Music Club have also been very popular in recent years.
Students have the opportunity to get involved in our community through Lydian’s Site Council, which is made up of parents, staff, teachers, and students who work together on projects throughout the school year. They plan spirit weeks, publish the student newsletter, organize community service projects, sponsor a parent education speaker series, and hold events like College Survival 101.
What Is EFS? Virtual Open House
At Lydian Academy, we offer Essentials for Success (EFS) periods to our full-time students, where they are provided with academic support, learning, and reinforcing study skills along the way. They build connections and friendships in a small group setting. This is also an excellent opportunity for students to interact with their peers in a fun, facilitator-led activities.
In EFS, students not only receive homework support from facilitators who are members of the Lydian Faculty, but they also receive Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons once a week where they learn study skills, life skills, relationship skills, and more. EFS facilitators help students develop executive functioning skills that enable them to organize and prioritize their assigned work, initiate a task, and balance their time.
EFS facilitators also provide extended support to a student’s teacher by communicating HW completion or sharing observations regarding a student’s progress or challenges within an assignment. Teachers can then address and resolve any concerns in their sessions with the student and help their students complete their independent work in EFS.