Curriculum

Grace Christian School uses a variety of curriculum, but we teach with an emphasis on individual development. All class work and homework must be completed, scored, and corrected before an exam is given. This is very different from most schools that use a lock-step classroom situation. We emphasize learning as the constant and time as the variable. We spend only as much time on each subject each day as needed. This means a student can get behind grade level if he fails to finish each day’s goals. It is vital that parents ask about and look at homework each night. We have a standard green homework slip that should be attached to curriculum. This should be signed by a parent upon completion of the assignments. Basically, each student must show academic responsibility by passing all subjects and being current with schoolwork. If an exam is failed, that student will repeat the work to gain a better understanding of the material.

While the curriculum does allow a student to “get ahead” of his grade level, we do not encourage graduating early. College requires maturity as well as education, and most students just are not ready before they are 18 years old. If a student is on track to complete the core courses before his graduation, there are many advanced courses and online college courses to ease him into the next level.

ACE, Abeka, Saxon, Alpha Omega, U.S. Institute of Languages, and Rosetta Stone are some of our basic curriculum.

Physical Education

P.E. and recess will be conducted for all students periodically as time and weather permits. Each student must have the necessary clothes and shoes. We currently try to have P.E. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Special Events

We require participation in all our special events such as fund-raisers, dinner theaters, speech meets, graduation programs, and convention for older students. These special events are beneficial to the students and are a vital part of the total educational process.

Accreditation

Accreditation by state government agency is an administrative mechanism designed to ascertain uniform education for all children in government schools. It was established as a governmental means of causing public school districts to provide what the state educational agencies determine as a minimum academic and facility standards for all public schools. Accreditation of a private Christian school is not necessary for a graduate who wishes to enroll in a college or university. Registrars of such institutions are more interested in the academic merits of individual students. Thus, they evaluate each applicant’s academic aptitude through nationally designed and standardized tests (SAT or ACT). The instructional program of Grace Christian School is designed and implemented to train students who wish to continue their education beyond high school.