Grace Christian Academy

Lower School Curriculum

 

READING & LANGUAGE

Abeka Reading

Abeka Language Arts

Daily Oral Language

Accelerated Reader

Students in K5 through fifth grade are taught reading and phonics primarily through the Abeka program.  Daily Oral Language instills solid grammar skills for life.  Students are encouraged to practice reading skills through Accelerated Reader.  They also enjoy going to the computer lab for instruction and AR assessments.

 
MATH & SCIENCE
 
Abeka Math
 
Scott Foresman Math
 
Bob Jones Press
 
Purposeful Design Science

Math and science are essential elements in the academic achievement of our students.  Abeka math builds a solid foundation for math facts paired with Scott Foresman math that provides critical thinking and problem-solving experiences.  We use Bob Jones Press for our 5th grade math because it is more focused on synthesis, problem solving and critical thinking. Our science curriculum, Purposeful Design, is  cutting-edge.  It enables students to learn and practice critical thinking and provides them with top of the line rigorous science.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES & FINE ARTS

Abeka Social Studies

Art and Music

Abeka social studies enables students to study history with a solid, Christian perspective.  Art and music classes provide them with creative lessons and performance/show opportunities.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Our physical education program offers students fun, fitness activities and team sports.  Students in 4th and 5th grade participate in our Junior Pro basketball program.

BIBLE

Purposeful Design Bible (ACSI) is taught to help students develop and grow their Christian faith.