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CURRICULUM

Teacher Helping a Student


A Christian worldview permeates our daily lessons, our programs, and the course of study for science and history, in particular. We prepare students to live and engage in God's world with a faith-based perspective.

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History/Social Studies

 

Grades K-5

Heritage Studies-"...guides students in analyzing and evaluating historical events, world cultures, and primary sources from a biblical worldview" (BJU Press, 2021).

Grade 6 takes a robust look Ancient Civilizations through the eyes of Christian historians. 

Grades 7/8 uses American Republic, a text that surveys the major events that shaped American history from the discovery of the New World to present day.

Math & Science

 

Purposeful Design Math-. "Students will grow in confidence as they master problem-solving skills and real-life application through manipulative use and modeling. Project-based learning provides STEM and biblical worldview connections throughout" (ACSI, 2020).

Purposeful Design Science-"an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to science instruction that will give your students numerous opportunities to discover principles and truths of God's creation" (ACSI, 2020). 

Grades 7/8 use BJU Physical Science and Life Science editions. 

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Language Arts

 

Students receive regular phonics, writing, and grammar instruction. K-2 use Reading Street and Wilson's Fundations and grades 3 and up use Shurley English. 

Cursive writing instruction is part of daily instruction for grades K-4. Spelling practice and testing continues through middle school. 

Reading instruction at the lower levels utilize a basal reader and leveled readers. Grades 3 and up begin incorporating novels into the program. By grade 8, nearly all reading curriculum is novel-based. 

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Music

General music instruction, twice weekly, provides music theory/appreciation, song, and dance. 

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Band Instruction

Students in Grades 5-8 are encouraged to choose a band instrument. We currently have a highly qualified parent volunteer who comes in twice weekly for group instruction. An additional sectional practice is available once per week, after school. 

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Scripture

Our daily Bible studies use Purposeful Design Bible textbooks. Students engage in weekly scripture memorization, learning about Jesus, and how to apply Biblical truths to their own lives. 

Grades 7/8 dig more deeply into the Old Testament and the life of Christ as He fulfills God's plan of redemption laid out in the Old Testament. 

A weekly chapel is held each Wednesday. Leaders from the supporting area church bodies rotate as speakers at the chapel. 

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