Academic Curriculum

Academic Curriculum

Academic Curriculum Overview

Below is an overview of our academic curriculums.

Early Childhood (Pre-K3 – Kindergarten)

The early childhood program at CAC is built on the belief that each child is a wonderfully unique creation of God. Our goal is to partner with each child’s family to fulfill their responsibility to lay the foundation for a purpose-driven life of service to God and others.

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Program Key Points:

  • Expressive and receptive language skills emphasis
  • Saxon math program
  • Orton-Gillingham teaching methodology
  • Handwriting Without Tears program and D’Nealian Handwriting program
  • Saxon phonics program from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Art and music instruction
  • Physical education

Before and after school care is available for students in grades pre-K 3 through 5.

Elementary (Grades 1 – 5)

CAC elementary teachers and staff understand our students are in a very important stage of social and emotional development. Building self-confidence while maintaining an enthusiasm for learning is key, and our teachers and staff have the tools, experience and passion to help students navigate and thrive during these critical developmental stages.

Program Key Points:

  • Reading and language arts emphasis
  • Saxon math program
  • Orton-Gillingham teaching methodology, grades K-2
  • Effective Literacy program, grades 1-3
  • Smart Step Literacy program, grades 4-8
  • Journeys reading program from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, grades K-6
  • Saxon phonics program from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, grades Pre-K 4 through 3
  • Biblical Choices for a New Generation program, grades Pre-K 3 through 4
  • Purposeful Design Bible program, grade 5
  • Computer labs and portable Windows-based and iPad computer labs
  • Chrome books provided, grades 4-5
  • Art, music and physical education instruction
  • “Wild About Authors” annual literacy seminars

Before and after school care is available for students in grades Pre-K 3 through 5.

Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)

2019-2020 Middle School Academic Programs

Our middle school is rooted in a Christ-centered view of life, allowing students the opportunity to understand themselves and the world around them from a biblical perspective. Our curriculum is meant to be both academically challenging and spiritually encouraging, where students can grow, fellowship and be strengthened.

Program Key Points:

  • Challenging academics
  • Focus on developing a deeper relationship with God
  • Bible courses, which set the framework for every other subject
  • English classes focusing on grammar, mechanics and usage ­­(the critical elements of writing), along with a continued use of literature to promote comprehension and critical thinking
  • Additional Language Arts period
  • Transition from Saxon math to pre-algebra and algebra
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Integrated Science textbooks
  • Regular Spanish instruction and physical education classes
  • Vocal or instrumental music programs
  • Keyboarding and computer application classes
  • Visual and dramatic arts

High School (Grades 9 – 12)

2019-2020 High School Academic Programs

We offer an educational experience that is both challenging and inspiring to better prepare students for the responsibilities and independence of college. We also encourage them to be loving, self-confident individuals who use their knowledge and talents to give glory to God and to serve others.

Program Key Points:

  • Emphasis on core subjects of math, English, science and history
  • Bible courses covering Old and New Testament surveys and the Life of Christ
  • Standard college preparatory course of study with available Pre-Advanced Placement & A.P. classes
  • ACT/SAT preparatory classes
  • Spanish
  • Electives including choir, band, art, drama, physical education, science, mathematics and others
  • Electives including choir, band, art, drama, physical education, science, mathematics, computer programming, web design and others
  • Dual-credit courses in College Physical Science, College Algebra, College Music Appreciation and College Speech (Combined with A.P. credits, many of our students enter college with a full semester of college credit)
  • Additional online learning opportunities