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

Academic Distinctives

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

 

Oral Presentations:

 
Poetry Recitations
 

Major Writing Projects:

 
Five Point Sentences

Planetary Narrative

Science Research Report
 

Author Studies:

 
Jan Bret Interactive Science Laboratory:
Lifecycle of a Chick with Scientific Observation Journals, Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO
 

Biome Study:

 
Arctic Tundra
 

Music:

 
Piano Keyboarding, The Nativity Play Christmas Performance
 

Field trips:

 
Dentist Office,
Underwood Farms
 

Language Arts:

 
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
 

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:

 
Our Country, Community Helpers, Children of the World, Names & Locations of 50 States
 

Science:

 
States of Matter (solid, liquid, gas), Properties of Wood & Paper, Lifecycle of Animals
 

Bible:

 
ACSI Bible Curriculum, Memory Verses, Daily 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:

 

Informative Speech
Book Report Presentation
Forest Animal Speech

 

Major Writing Projects:

 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 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:

 

Santa Barbara Zoo,
Kidspace Children’s 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, 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, Names & Locations of 50 States

 

Science:

 

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

 

Bible:

 

ACSI Bible Curriculum, 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
Whale Watching

 

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:

 

America Past & Present, Names & Locations of 50 States

 

Science:

 

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

 

Bible:

 

ACSI Bible Curriculum, 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 netbooks for research

 

Oral Presentations:

 

Historical Figure Presentations
Rainforest Animal Speech
Book Report Presentation

 

Major Writing Projects:

 

Rainforest Research Report
Historical Figure Research Report
Fairy Tale Narrative
Response to Literature

 

Interactive Science Laboratory:

 

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

 

Music:

 

Piano keyboarding & recorder, Follow the Star Christmas Performance

 

Field trips:

 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Santa Clarita Historical Tour

 

Language Arts:

 

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 on Computer Netbooks & More

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

 

American Heritage & Map Skills

 

Science:

 

Matter & Energy, Solar System, Ecosystems & Food Chains

 

Bible:

 

Life and Ministry of Jesus, ACSI Bible Curriculum, 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 netbooks for research, word processing, PowerPoint, & access to educational websites

 

Oral Presentations:

 

Mission Presentation
Fantasy Narrative Presentation
Persuasive Speech

 

Major Writing Projects:

 

Mission research report
Fantasy Narrative
Persuasive Letter
Response to Literature

 

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:

 

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

 

Math:

 

Progress in Mathematics, Mountain Math Spiral Review, ST MIND Math on Computer Netbooks, Real-World Project & More

 

History/Social Studies/Geography:

 

California History & Gold Rush Simulation

 

Science:

 

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

 

Bible:

 

Theology, ACSI Bible Curriculum, 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 netbooks for research, word processing, PowerPoint, & access to educational websites

 

Oral Presentations:

 

State Presentations
Persuasive Speech
Literature Circles

 

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
Olvera Street
Riley’s Farm Overnight

 

Language Arts:

 

Novel Studies & Accelerated Reader Library Program, 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: Making a New Nation

 

Science:

 

Mixtures & Solutions, Planetary Science & Weather, Living Systems

 

Bible:

 

Studies in the Old Testament, ACSI Bible Curriculum, 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 netbooks for research, word processing, PowerPoint, & access to educational websites

 

Oral Presentations:

 

Greek Myth Presentations
Debates
Informative Speech

 

Major Writing Projects:

 

Research Reports
Compare and Contrast Essays
Persuasive Essay
Greek Myth Narratives

 

Interactive Science Laboratory:

 

Volcano Project
Opportunity to participate in STEM EXPO

 

Field trips:

 

Ancient Antiquities Tour
AstroCamp [3 days/2 nights]
Christmas Ball
Dance Classes
Etiquette Classes

 

Language Arts:

 

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

 

Math:

 

6th Grade Progress in Mathematics or 7th Grade Fundamentals of Pre-Algebra, IXL Math on Chromebooks & 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