What does the Grammar level at Evangel Christian Academy look like, you might ask? Simply put, children in elementary grades are factual learners. Like sponges, they can soak up and put to memory a plethora of data, basic skills, and information. By utilizing chants, jingles, and recitations to aid in memorization, children develop a strong foundational knowledge base. As these foundational bricks are laid year after year, children are better prepared to defend and engage in guided discussions and argumentation at the Logic level (sixth through eighth grades). It’s amazing to see how much wisdom each tiny image-bearer of Christ can soak in year after year!
MRS. NATALIE JAGERS
Elementary School Principal
From the Elementary School Principal
Dear Prospective Parent,
Thank you for your interest in our school! Evangel Christian Academy is a fabulous place in which children can learn the Truths of God’s Word in a loving, nurturing environment. It has been a beautiful place in which my own kids have thrived and continue to flourish under the guidance of a Christ-following faculty and staff.
Classical Christian education teaches the givenness of the cosmos and humanity’s task of conforming therein. It is truly a holistic formation of human beings because we teach Biblical Truth through all genres of learning while also keeping the soul of the child wholly pointed to Christ. What a gift to be able to impart such foundational wisdom to the youngest of minds!
As you seek the Lord’s guidance for your child’s next educational steps, please contact us to schedule a tour and hear more of how we can partner together with you and your church to educate, equip, and empower students to pursue their purpose in Christ.
Blessed to be on this Journey,
Christian Schools International: K-5 The curriculum was written and is taught so that God’s people might know Him as He is revealed in His inspired and infallible Word.
|Grades K-3||Walking with God and His People|
|Grade 4||Walking with God and His People|
|Grade 5||Witnesses to the Gospel|
|Open Court (plus teacher supplements): Grades K-3||Accelerated Reader (novel based reading): Grades 3-5|
Reading develops a student’s thinking, reading, and writing abilities using a core of authentic literature. These studies increase the student’s ability to read with comprehension. Comprehension skills and reading fluency are developed for fiction and nonfiction material as children use workbooks, study questions, and participate in class discussions. Comprehension skills are tested in 4th – 5th grades by means of computerized tests.
|Open Court: Grades K-2||Houghton Mifflin: Grades 3-5|
Language educates students in traditional grammar, standard usage and mechanics. It also trains students to be comfortable with correct grammar, pronunciation and usage in conversations and other forms of speech. Language teaches essential research skills, and refines and teaches listening and study skills. Grammar, punctuation, and usage skills are developed as students edit their own writing. Language is supplemented with a phonics curriculum, creative writing, and handwriting exercises. Research skills are taught for report writing and formal oral reports.
|Zaner Bloser: Grade K||ACSI: Grades 1-5|
Spelling includes individually prepared teaching units at the appropriate grade levels. The focus is on the most commonly used words in written work.
|Veritas Bede’s History of the U.S: Kindergarten||BJU Heritage Studies: Grades 1-5|
|*Supplement – Studies Weekly: Grades K-5|
Social Studies teaches how man has carried out God’s command to rule over creation and how man has developed cultures. It reveals the Christian’s responsibility to his neighbor, his community, his country and the world. It emphasizes God’s plan throughout history.
Saxon: Grades K-5 Math is taught in a way that reinforces the understanding of God’s order in creation and develops an ability to function effectively, mathematically, in the world. Concepts are introduced incrementally, continuously reviewed, and provide a strong foundation for conceptualizing and solving problems.
|McMillan Interactive Big Books: Grade K||Bob Jones University: Grades 1-5|
Science is taught to give students a solid foundation, anchored firmly in Biblical truth. Special attention is given to interesting scientific facts that reveal God as the Master Designer of the universe and confirm the accuracy of the Bible. The curriculum promotes an excitement for the acquisition of critical learning skills.
Grades PreK-5th: Specially designed units of instruction presented twice weekly, emphasize motor fitness skills, appreciation for the wonder of our God-created bodies and Christian conduct in sports.
McMillan Music and You (Grades PreK-5th): A comprehensive unit approach to music appreciation and skill development is presented twice weekly. Students learn a hymn of the month that is sung in chapel each week. In addition, students work on two all-school programs during the year. Fifth grade students may choose either band or general music.
Standard of Excellence, sheet music The elementary band program, offered to 5th grade students, teaches basic music reading fundamentals and techniques for individual instruments, through full band and smaller ensemble rehearsals. Performance opportunities include concerts, chapel presentations, and solo and ensemble festivals.
|Grades K-3||Integrated throughout the curriculum|
|Grades 4-5: Primers A and B||Classical Academic Press: Latin For Children|
|Trains student in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively interactive way, utilizing workbooks, quizzes, songs and chants.|
LIBRARY: Grades K-3
The library provides materials which support and enrich our curriculum. Through storytelling, group discussion, book reviews, and oral reading, our students are encouraged to read and to think critically about what they are reading. Library skills are introduced and reinforced at each grade level in order to prepare students for greater research challenges as they advance from grade to grade.
COMPUTERS: Grades 3-5
In computer lab, our 3rd-5th graders will learn the basics of typing, how to safely search the internet, and how to use various Google and Microsoft programs to complete projects/reports that compliment what they learn in English, Science, Bible or History.
|Grades 1-5||Boys’ Wrestling (after school: spring)|
|Grades 1-5||Boys’ and Girls’ Track (one day meet on weekend: spring)|
|Grades 1-5||Boys’ and Girls’ Running Club (after school: fall)|
|Grade 5||Boys’ Basketball (after school: winter)|
|Grade 5||Girls’ Volleyball and Basketball (after school: fall & winter)|
|Grades 4-5||Choir and Handbells (during school hours)|