In Language Arts and Math, students work in small groups to receive individualized instruction and to ensure that concepts are mastered completely before advancing. This mastery of information builds self confidence and allows children to develop their knowledge base in an orderly manner. Independent seat work is also an important component of each child’s educational program. This helps children learn to focus and to build stamina for larger and more complex projects as they progress.
In a combination class younger students are provided with a preview of the upcoming year and older students are provided with a review of the previous year. The Carden method is a highly individualized approach to teaching. This allows all children of all learning levels to thrive to their fullest potential.
Teaching To The Whole Child
Age appropriate lessons focus on fundamentals of the faith and Bible principles providing a strong docternal foundation.
Abeka Bible program presents the Bible in narrative style as it was written.
Study of the lives of godly people presenting lessons drawn from their lives.
Old and New Testament stories presented in systematic order.
Basic Bible doctrines are studied and guidance to life management from a christian perspective.
Excellence of diction and enunciation.
Clarity and fluency of expression.
Vocabulary development to assure an accurate, vivid mental image of words in context.
A phonic basis to provide essential tools for decoding words.
Rapidity of reading with rhythm and understanding.
Rhythmic grouping of words within sentences.
Emphasis upon key word of sentence to indicate understanding
Classification of key words to express the main idea of the sentence
Summarization of sentence, paragraph, and chapter
Questions to ascertain literal understanding and to cultivate critical thinking ability
Recall of materials read
Organization of material read
The phonic basis used in reading utilized in encoding, or spelling
Application of rules of grammar
Dictation of paragraphs fo beneficial exercise of spelling skills
Avoidance of confusion through clarity and sequence of presentation of printing skills.
Construction, not copying, of letters for development of mastery and self-confidence
Cursive writing, penmanship
Functional grammar that serves as a tool of comprehension
Communication of ideas – verbal and written
The United States
The World- studies of every continent
Outlines for study of countries
Background of western civilization
Biographies of outstanding persons
Study of elements within the branches of science, earth science, life science, physical science, chemistry and more.
Practical experiments to enhance understanding and clarify concepts
Observations of natural phenomena
Guided – to achieve mastery in logical presentation of ideas
Free – to foster creativity in an artistic sense
Classical literature to be read by the students
Classical literature to be read to the students by the teacher
Enrichment program to enable child to develop in proportion to capability and potential
Saxon Math builds on prior concepts from every math strand woven together throughout each year.
Concepts are reinforced throughout each year.
Every lesson builds on previous lessons and are continuously reviewed.
Continuous word problems allows for application in real life situations.
Develop foundational understanding
Ensure retention of mathematical concepts
Demonstrate measurable, sustained improvement
Development of the individual
An individual as a member of a team
Music and Drama
Fundamentals of sightseeing
Variety of songs
Major and minor keys
Rhythm and phrasing
Appreciation of beauty of music
Games to enrich understanding and awareness of subjects studied
Plays according to grade and maturity level
Participation by all pupils
Experience with different media
Periods of instruction
Periods of self-expression
Appreciation of beauty of art