Academic Programs

 

1. Academic Programs

a. K4-K5

i. Highlight – Our K4-K5 programs focus on early learning opportunities in mathematics, reading through phonics, readiness and developmental skills.

ii. Curriculum – Children in K4-K5 are introduced to early learning skills through instruction in the following subjects: Bible, letters and sounds, reading, mathematics, writing, readiness, physical education, and developmental skills.   A Beka, ACSI, and teacher-developed curriculum resources are used in K4-K5.

iii. Project based learning is employed to provide a strong framework for early learning skills.  These age-appropriate projects explore topics in the areas of social studies and science, alternating yearly.

iv. Christian character is developed in the K4-K5 classroom through age-appropriate instruction in biblical stories and principles, and using positive reinforcement with a Fruit of the Spirit (“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23) reward system.

b. Elementary

i. Highlight – Our elementary program offers a strong foundation for all future educational endeavors.  Focusing on high-level proficiency in mathematics and reading, our elementary students explore the world through numerous subjects of study.

ii. Curriculum – Students in our elementary classes are guided in academic skills through instruction in the following subjects: Bible, reading, mathematics, writing, spelling, penmanship, language and grammar, physical education, health and manners, science, social studies.   A Beka, ACSI, S&S Learning Materials, and teacher-developed curriculum resources are used in our elementary classes

iii. Class structure – Students in our elementary school benefit from multi-level classes.  Grade levels are grouped as follows:  grades 1 & 2, grades 3 & 4, grades 5 & 6.  This provides opportunities for students to learn from peers their own age, slightly older and slightly younger.  This helps to develop character qualities such as responsibility, consideration, self-discipline, and teamwork.

iv. Homework – Students in grades 1-6 have nightly homework.  This practice provides the level of practice necessary to allow and strengthen memory and skill development.  Homework is also a great way for parents to become involved in the lives and education of their children.

c.   Junior High/High School

i. Highlight – Our junior high and high school programs build on the strong foundation developed in the elementary grades, while allowing new students to join us each year.  The curriculum and teacher-student interactions are a great preparation for all future educational endeavors.  Focusing on high-level proficiency in mathematics, writing, and reading, our junior high and high school students explore the world through numerous subjects of study.

ii. Curriculum – Students in our junior high classes are guided in academic skills through instruction in the following subjects: Bible, reading, mathematics, writing, spelling, language and grammar, physical education, health and manners, science, and social studies.   Students in our high school classes are guided in academic skills through instruction in the following subjects: Bible, reading, mathematics, writing, grammar, keyboarding, world history, world geography, Atlantic studies, professional communications, Canadian history, law, physical education, health, and career & life managment.  Other courses offered for our high school students include economics, drama, physical science, physics, biology, and chemistry.  A Beka, LifeWay, Breakwater/Prentice Hall Ginn, BJU Press, Thomas Nelson, Nelson Canada, Kendall/Hunt, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Answers Academy and Creation Ministries International, ACSI, and teacher-developed curriculum resources are used in our junior high and high school classes.

iii. Class structure – Students in our junior high and high school benefit from multi-level classes.  Grade levels are grouped as follows:  grades 7 & 8, grades 9 & 10, grades 11 & 12.  This provides opportunities for students to learn from peers their own age, slightly older and slightly younger.  This helps to develop character qualities such as responsibility, consideration, self-discipline, and teamwork.

iv. Homework – Students in grades 7-12 have nightly homework.  This practice provides the level of practice necessary to allow and strengthen memory and skill development.  Homework is also a great way to prepare for the rigors of post-secondary educational opportunities.