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Academics

Academics

We use “A Beka Book” curriculum for 2-1/2 through 9th grade. This curriculum contains a day-to-day lesson plan that is written for Christian schools and is based on a Christian education.  It includes all main subjects for every grade level.

Curriculum
2 1/2 thru K-3
Bible, Phonics, Numbers, Writing and Art

K-4
Bible, Phonics, Numbers, Writing, beginner Reading.

Kindergarten through 2nd grade
Reading, Phonics, Math, Writing, Language, Spelling, Science, Health, Social Studies, Art, Poetry, Praise & Worship, Bible, Physical Education, Spanish, Technology and Drama and Leadership

3rd through 9th Grade
Reading, Writing, Language, Mathematics, Science and Health, History and Geography, Bible, Praise & Worship, Spanish, Physical Education, Art, Technology, Drama and Leadership.

School Supplies
A list of the school supplies needed for your child will be posted on each classroom page. Click on the grade they are entering to see the list of required supplies.

Report Cards
Report Cards are given at the end of each marking period, which lasts approximately ten weeks. They are given to communicate to parents the progress of their child. Attendance and tardiness are also recorded. Report Cards will be included as part of your child’s permanent files. Report Card distribution dates:

  • 1st marking period – Nov. 22nd, 2017
  • 2nd marking period – Feb. 7th, 2018
  • 3rd marking period – April 18th, 2018
  • 4th and final marking period – June 20th, 2018

Progress Reports
Progress Reports will be administered during the 5th week of each marking period.  Every student from K5 – 12th grade will receive one.  If the teacher feels a conference with the parent is needed they will be marked accordingly. Progress Reports are used to keep the parents informed of their child’s progress and level of understanding.

Standardized Testing
Stanford Achievement Tests (SAT) are given to all students in grades K5 and above, during the last week of April. The tests cover all major subjects and test students to check their progress. A copy of the results can be picked up in the office approximately 4-6 weeks after the tests are administered if not it will be placed in the envelope with their final report card.  There is a $40 fee to cover these expenses.

Homework
Each student is required to complete his/her homework assignments. Between 3:00pm-4:00pm is homework time in the classroom. During this time the students have the teacher’s assistance. All assignments must be signed by a parent and returned the next day. This will ensure that the parent is informed of what their child is learning. For each day that the homework is not returned completed and signed, one late point will be taken off the child grade for that assignment.

Homework is 33% of the student’s grade in each subject. It is very important that all homework is completed, signed and turned in the very next school day.