A Christian, independent, college-preparatory school, grades K – 8.

Grade Level Distinctives

Kindergarten
Differentiated Reading and Math Centers
Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards with mobile iPad, document camera & student iPads and Bee Bots

 

Oral Presentations:

Poetry Recitations
Superkids Open House presentation of “The Glum Princess

Major Writing Projects:

Problem and Solution Story
Riddles describing favorite Superkid
Nonfiction write about mixing colors
Animal research project

Author Studies:

Nonfiction research for mixing colors and learning about animals

Interactive Science Laboratory:

Wood and paper unit with observation journals
Life-Science (fish/worms/bugs?)
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO

Biome Study:

N/A

Music:

Piano Keyboarding
Learning songs for Christmas play and graduation

Christmas Performance:

The Nativity Play

Field trips:

Dentist Office
Underwood Farms

 

Reading:

Systematic Explicit Phonics Curriculum Producing Early Readers
Decodable Leveled Readers
Accelerated Reader Library Program
Literature Read Alouds
Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Phonics, Vocabulary, Penmanship, Grammar & Writing Skills
Mastery of 90 Dolch Sight Words

 

Math:

Progress in Mathematics
Zero the Hero
Mountain Math Spiral Review
ST MIND Math and Math Fact Fluency on iPads & More

History/Social Studies/Geography:

Names & Locations of 50 States

 

Science:

Animals Two by Two
Properties of Wood & Paper

 

Bible:

Memory Verses, Daily Class Devotions, Heartwork

Enrichment Classes:

PE, Library, Spanish, Computers, Music, Mandarin Chinese (optional)

First Grade

Differentiated Reading and Math Centers

Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards with mobile iPad, document camera & student iPads

 

Oral Presentations:

All About Me Informative Speech
Ladder Book Report Presentation
Forest Animal Biome Report & Presentation

Major Writing Projects:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Cause & Effect
Personal Narrative
Forest Animal Research Report
Response to Literature
Author Studies: Laura Numeroff, H.A. Rey, & Margaret Wise Brown

 

Interactive Science Laboratory:

Design and observe insect habitat
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO
Biome Study: Temperate Forest

 

Music:

Piano Keyboarding, King Wenceslas Christmas Performance

 

Field trips:

Los Angelse Zoo

 

Language Arts:

Systematic Explicit Phonics Curriculum, Decodable Leveled Readers, Literature Circles, Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program, Literature Read Alouds, Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Phonics, Vocabulary, Penmanship, Grammar & Writing Skills

 

Math:

Progress in Mathematics, Problem of the Day, Mountain Math Spiral Review, ST MIND Math and Math Fact Fluency on iPads & More

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

America Past & Present
Pearson My World - Our Past, Our Present

 

Science:

States of Matter (solid, liquid, gas), Air & Weather, Lifecycle of Plants & Animals

 

Bible:

Memory Verses, Daily Devotions, Heartwork

 

Enrichment Classes:

PE, Library, Spanish, Computers, Music, Art, Mandarin Chinese (optional)
Second Grade

Differentiated Reading and Math Centers

Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards with mobile iPad, document camera & student iPads

 

Oral Presentations:

 

Poetry Composition Recitation
My Flat Stanley Presentation
Ocean Animal Speech

 

Major Writing Projects:

 

Poetry Unit
Ocean Animal Research Report
Friendly Letter
Response to Literature
Transition from print to cursive
Interactive Science Laboratory:
Designs and builds a roller coaster
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO

 

Biome Study:

 

Ocean

 

Music:

 

Piano keyboarding, The Reluctant Inn Keeper Christmas Performance

 

Field trips:

 

Long Beach Aquarium
Natural History Museum

 

Language Arts:

 

Systematic Explicit Phonics Curriculum, Decodable Leveled Readers, Literature Circles, Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program, Literature Read Alouds, Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Phonics, Cursive Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing Skills

 

Math:

 

Progress in Mathematics, Problem of the Day, Mountain Math Spiral Review, ST MIND Math and Math Fact Fluency on iPads & More

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

 

My Community, My Country, Celebrating our Traditions; Our Nation Past & Present

 

Science:

 

Balance and Motion, Soil Science, Reproduction of Plants & Animals

 

Bible:

 

Memory Verses, Daily Devotions, Heartwork

 

Enrichment Classes:

 

PE, Library, Spanish, Computers, Music, Art, Mandarin Chinese (optional)
Third Grade

Differentiated Reading and Math Centers

Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards with mobile iPad, document camera & personal computer Chromebooks for research

 

Oral Presentations:

Historical Figure Presentations
Rainforest Animal Speech
Imaginative Narrative Presentation

 

Major Writing Projects:

Rainforest Research Report
Historical Figure Research Report
Imaginative Narrative
Response to Literature

 

Interactive Science Laboratory:

Brine Shrimp Investigation,
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO
Biome Study: Rain Forest

 

Music:

Piano keyboarding & recorder, The Loaned Manger Christmas Performance

 

Field trips:

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Santa Clarita Historical Tour

 

Reading:

Novel Studies, Literature Inquiry Circles, Accelerated Reader Library Program, Literature Read-Alouds, Emphasis on Building Exceptional Vocabulary, Phonics, Comprehension Inquiry, Spelling, Writing, Grammar, and Cursive Penmanship Skills

 

Math:

Progress in Mathematics, Problem of the Day, Mountain Math Spiral Review, ST MIND Math on Computer Chromebooks & More

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

Our Communities, Our Environment, US Government, Oceans, Continents & US Regions

 

Science:

Matter & Energy, Solar System, Ecosystems & Food Chains

 

Bible:

Memory Verses, Daily Devotions, Heartwork

 

Enrichment Classes:

PE, Library, Spanish, Computers, Music, Art, Mandarin Chinese (optional)
Fourth Grade

Differentiated Reading Centers and Leveled Math Classes

Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards with mobile iPad, document camera & personal computer Chromebooks for research, word processing, Google Docs, & access to educational websites

 

Oral Presentations:

 

Impromptu Speech (Informational Summer Presentation)
Landmark Speech
Persuasive Speech
Monthly Poetry Presentations

 

Major Writing Projects:

 

California Landmark Research Report
Fantasy Narrative
Persuasive Letter

 

Interactive Science Laboratory:

 

Build a Telegraph
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO
Biome Study: Desert

 

Music:

 

Piano keyboarding
Christmas Hang-ups Christmas Performance

 

Field trips:

 

Santa Barbara Mission,
California Science Center, & Sacramento Overnight

 

Language Arts:

 

Reading - Foundational Comprehensive Skills (Making Meaning Curriculum) Shared Inquiry (Jr. Great Books)
Cursive Penmanship Skills
Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program
Literature Read Alouds
Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing Skills

 

Math:

 

Progress in Mathematics
Cursive Penmanship Skills
Mountain Math Spiral Review
ST MIND Math on Computer Chromebooks, Real-World Project & More

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

 

California History & Gold Rush Simulation

 

Science:

 

Magnetism, Circuits, Electromagnetism, Geology, Earth Materials, Environment

 

Bible:


Memory Verses, Daily Devotions, Heartwork

 

Enrichment Classes:

 

PE, Library, Spanish, Computers, Music, Art, Mandarin Chinese (optional)
Fifth Grade

Departmentalized and differentiated Math, English, Literature, and History classes

Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards with mobile iPad, document camera & personal computer Chromebooks for research, word processing, Google Docs, & access to educational websites

 

Oral Presentations:

State Presentations
Persuasive Speech
Declaration of Independence

 

Major Writing Projects:

State Research Reports
Travel Agent Persuasive Write
Tall Tale Narratives
Response to Literature

 

Interactive Science Laboratory:

Develop a Scientific Inquiry Project following the Scientific Method
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO

 

Music:

Piano keyboarding, Camel Lot Christmas Performance

 

Field trips:

Ronald Reagan Museum
Riley’s Farm Overnight

 

Literature & English:

Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program
Literature Inquiry Circles
Literature Read Alouds
Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing Skills

 

Math:

5th or 6th Grade Progress in Mathematics, Mountain Math Spiral Review, ST MIND Math on Chromebooks, Math Market Entrepreneur Project & More

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

United States History: America’s Past
Explorer’s Simulation, Colonial Fair

 

Science:

Mixtures & Solutions, Planetary Science & Weather, Living Systems

 

Bible:

Memory Verses, Daily Devotions, Heartwork

 

Enrichment Classes:

 

PE, Library, Spanish, Computers, Music, Art, Mandarin Chinese (optional)
Sixth Grade

Departmentalized and differentiated Math, English, Literature, and History classes

Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards with mobile iPad, document camera & personal computer Chromebooks for research, word processing, Google Slides & access to educational websites

 

Oral Presentations:

Greek Myth Presentations
Debates
Informative Speech

 

Major Writing Projects:

Research Reports
Summaries
Persuasive Essay
Greek Myth Narratives

 

Interactive Science Laboratory:

Required to participate in STEM EXPO

 

Field trips:

Shadow Day, LACMA, Getty Center, Skirball Museum
Ancient Antiquities Tour
AstroCamp [3 days/2 nights]
Christmas Ball
Dance Classes
Etiquette Classes

 

Literature & English:

Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program
Literature Read Alouds
Literature Circles
Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing Skills

 

Math:

6th Grade Progress in Mathematics or 7th Grade Fundamentals of Pre-Algebra, Lone Star Learning Problem of the Day, Mountain Math, ST Mind Math on Chromebooks and more

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

The Ancient World – project-based Interactive Curriculum

 

Science:

 

Earth’s Structure & Surface, Water & Atmosphere, Astronomy

 

Bible:

The Life of Christ, Memory Verses, Daily Devotions, Heartwork

 

Enrichment Class:

PE, Library, Spanish, Computers, Music/Dance, Mandarin Chinese (optional)

Seventh Grade

Advanced Placement with departmentalized and differentiated Math, English, Science, and History classes (positioning for AP Track in high School)

Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards, mobile iPad connection, document camera, & personal MacBook laptops for research, word processing, PowerPoint, & access to educational websites, drafting & design, digital media editing, video production, etc.

 

Oral Presentations:

 

Biographical Presentation, Persuasive Speech, Debates, Communications Course

 

Major Writing Projects:

 

Research Reports, Argument Essays, Responses to Literature, Travel Brochure
Interactive Science Laboratory:
Pond Water Microscope Investigation,
Mitosis Project, Frog & Eye Dissections,
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO

 

Field trips:

 

Winter Camp Overnight, Medieval Times, Community Outreach
Catalina Marine Institute Overnight

 

English:

 

Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program, Literature Read Alouds, Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing Skills

 

Math:

 

7th Grade Pre-Algebra or High School Algebra I

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

 

Medieval World History – project-based Interactive Curriculum, Current Events

 

Science:

 

Life Science & Hands-on Investigations, Creation Science

 

Bible:

 

Biblical Worldview, Daily Devotions, Small Group Discipleship

 

Information Media Technology [IMT]:

 

Computer Applications, Media Literacy, Drafting & Design

 

Spanish:

 

High School Spanish 1A

 

Life Skills:

 

Strategies for Life, Communications, Dave Ramsey’s Introduction to Personal Finance

 

Physical Education:

 

General PE or After-school Sports Team [basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, soccer]

 

Electives:

 

Musical Arts (guitar, percussion, voice), Media Arts (video production, digital photography), Creative Arts (architecture, fashion design, sculpture), Domestic Arts (fine arts, cooking, calligraphy, cake decorating)
Eight Grade

Advanced Placement with departmentalized and differentiated Math, English, Science, and History classes (positioning for AP Track in high School)

Technology-rich classroom with Interactive Whiteboards, mobile iPad connection, document camera, & personal MacBook laptops for research, word processing, PowerPoint, & access to educational websites, drafting & design, digital media editing, video production, etc.

 

Oral Presentations:

 

Biographical Presentation, Persuasive Speech, Debates, Communications Course
Major Writing Projects:
Research Reports
Propaganda Project
Argument Essay
Responses to Literature
Resume’

 

Interactive Science Laboratory:

 

Operation Egg Drop, Atomic Model Project, Satellite Mapping, Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO

 

Field trips:

 

Winter Camp Overnight
Medieval Times
Community Outreach
Disneyland Overnight

 

English:

 

Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program, Literature Read Alouds, Emphasis on Building Exceptional Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing Skills

 

Math:

 

High School Algebra I or Geometry

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

 

United States History – project-based Interactive Curriculum, Current Events

 

Science:

 

Physical Science & Hands-on Investigations, Creation Science

 

Bible:

 

Biblical Worldview, Daily Devotions, Small Group Discipleship

 

Information Media Technology [IMT]:

 

Technology Education: Learning by Design, Business Communications

 

Spanish:

 

High School Spanish 1B

 

Life Skills:

 

Strategies for Life, Communications, Dave Ramsey’s Introduction to Personal Finance

 

Physical Education:

 

General PE or After-school Sports Team [basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, soccer]

 

Electives:

 

Musical Arts (guitar, percussion, voice), Media Arts (video production, digital photography), Creative Arts (architecture, fashion design, sculpture), Domestic Arts (fine arts, cooking, calligraphy, cake decorating)