Since its inception, Grace Christian Academy has developed a curriculum specifically for our school that leads to continuing academic and spiritual growth. GCA has drawn from several teaching methods to create our school’s program of study:
A Beka Book: Developed more than 40 years ago, A Beka is designed to teach children skills in all academic areas as well as Bible study. A Beka focuses on the development of abilities that create a foundation for lifelong learning. Depending upon the grade level, A Beka educational tracks include Bible, language arts, science, math, social studies, history and geography and health, safety and manners.
Bob Jones: Bob Jones is a competitive curriculum resource that combines critical thinking, common core standards and Biblical World views. Bob Jones educational tracks include grades K-12 with an emphasis on secondary Math, History, Science and Foreign Language. This curriculum combines traditional methods with current methods for an effective comprehension program for academic success and measures performance through scheduled testing and reinforcement checkups.
Shurley English: An interactive approach of teaching English, this 20-year-old program uses repetition and a “see it, hear it, say it, do it” style that lets students utilize their visual, auditory and kinesthetic skills. During each lesson, students practice familiar skills while being introduced to new ones. Shurley English teaches how each word in a sentence fits together so students have a clear understanding of how to write complete sentences.
ACSI Purposeful Design: A comprehensive detailed curriculum with up to date findings and current competitive resources designed for the academically advanced student with workbooks and tests. This curriculum is biblically integrated for Science and Spelling and offers a challenging Bible curriculum at every grade level.
Other resources may be used to ensure academic and spiritual growth. KINDERGARTEN COURSE
Kindergarten classes use the phonetically based Advanced A Beka curriculum. Kindergarten instruction includes Bible, phonics, reading, penmanship, math, science, history, music, art, library, spanish and physical education.
ELEMENTARY COURSE OFFERINGS – GRADES K THROUGH 5
Elementary classes are designed to provide the solid foundation necessary for success in secondary classes. The following classes are offered for elementary grades, but may vary depending on the grade level.
Bible, Geography, History, Language, Mathematics, Penmanship, Phonics, Reading, Science/Health, and Spelling.
Electives include the following, with minor variations based upon grade: Art, Spanish, Compute, Library, Music, and Physical Education.
IPADS ARE USED IN SELECTED ELEMENTARY CLASSES FOR ENRICHMENT, REINFORCEMENT, AND GROUP WORK.