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CURRICULA:

Junior Kindergarten

A delightful program that introduces children to the fun of learning:

Bible: including illustrated lessons on Creation, Noah, the boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zaccheus, Good Samaritan; verse memorization and singing.

Introduction to phonics: leading to reading of short words and sentences by June.

Printing and introduction to cursive writing; writing of first name.

Poems to enjoy and memorize.

Numbers: recognition and counting to 100; number concepts to 20; adding 1.

Music: Bible and fun songs, participation, diction, ear training, rhythm, percussion

Art.  Activity-centre playtime.  Gym.  Outdoor recess.  Games.

Full-day program 8:45-3:15, including afternoon rest

 

Senior Kindergarten

Bible: including illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ; singing, and memory verses.

More phonics: leading to reading short sentences and stories from 12 little take-home books.

The introduction of “Reading Circle” ensuring that each student is reading at his optimal level.

Sentence recognition. Cursive writing.  Poetry.

Numbers: concepts to 100; counting and writing by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Number words. Addition facts through 10; introductory subtraction; telling time; calendar; coins.

Introductory Science and Health.

Community Helpers.   Children of the World.   Maps.

Music: Bible and fun songs, participation, diction, voice range, ear training, rhythm, percussion

Art.     Activity-centre playtime.    Outdoor Recess.    Games.     Gym.

Full-day program 8:45-3:15.  Includes afternoon rest in first term.

 

Grade One

Bible: illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul.  Singing.  Memory verses.

Language skills: Phonics; Oral reading from a series of books graduated in challenge;

Spelling: weekly phonics-based word list and rules.

Grammar: sentence punctuation; writing complete sentences and short stories.

Cursive writing: daily practice.

Arithmetic: 3 digit addition, 2 digit subtraction; story problems; telling time to nearest 5 minutes;

English and some Metric measures; thermometer; calendar; place value, Roman numerals;

using a ruler; reading graphs; concept of multiplication.

Geography: My Country, Canada.

Introductory ScienceHealth, safety, and manners.

Music: Bible songs with various styles, intonation, voice techniques, voice range, diction, expression, rounds, note value, time, rhythm, percussion, music appreciation

Art.

Introductory French: basic vocabulary, French Bible and fun songs.

Outdoor recess.   Gym.

 

 

Grade Two – Revised Last Year

Bible: illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah.  Singing.  Memory verses.

Language skills: more phonics; reading; more spelling lessons and practice; introductory grammar; poetry; dictionary skills, letter writing and creative writing.  Cursive writing.

Arithmetic: 4 digit addition and subtraction; story problems; telling time to nearest minute; English and Metric measures; thermometer; calendar;  multiplication and division to 5x; estimation; coins and bills; beginning fractions.

Introductory Canadian History – Explorers and Pioneers

Geography: mapping skills; world map; Canadian provinces and territories

Introductory ScienceHealth, Safety, and Manners.

Music:  Bible songs with various musical styles, voice techniques, voice range, expression, harmony, note value, solfège, time, basic sight reading skills, percussion, music appreciation.

French: basic vocabulary, sentence structure, French Bible and fun songs, oral composition.

Art.    Outdoor recess.     Gym

 

Grade Three – Revised and Updated This Year

Bible: illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Esther; Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah; doctrine; singing; memory verses.

Language Arts: Review of all phonics rules; oral reading; reading comprehension.  Spelling.  Poetry.  Grammar.  Creative writing.  Cursive writing.

Arithmetic: multiplication and division to 12;  introduction to fractions; graphs; story problems; conversion; introductory equations; averaging; rounding; money.

History, Geography: Map reading; American heroes of history

Science    Health, Safety and Manners.

Music: Bible songs with various musical styles, voice techniques, voice range, vocal expression, harmony; basic musical concepts, symbols; solfège; notation.  Recorder – simple songs, duets.

French: Basic grammar, translation, dictations, oral comprehension, être and avoir

Drama.    Art.     Outdoor recess.     Gym

 

Grade Four

Bible: illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul; Bible doctrine; singing; memory verses.

Language Arts: Reading for speed and comprehension; spelling and vocabulary building; grammar; four kinds of letters; book reports; encyclopedia reports; creative writing; research and dictionary skills.  Poetry.  Penmanship

Arithmetic: mastery of fundamental operations; solving equations; graphs; scale drawing; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions; factoring; divisibility rules; decimals; story problems; estimating; converting English and Metric measures.

Canadian History

Science: plants, animals, birds, matter, energy, earth and space

Health: physical fitness, personal hygiene and grooming, interpersonal relationships

Music: Choral: two-part singing.  Theory: simple notation (focus on treble clef and in simple time signature). Recorder: notes up to two sharps

Art: primary, secondary and intermediate colours; drawing with basic shapes and perspective; technique colouring; wax-resist painting; paper sculpturing and weaving, etc.

French: Reading, writing, oral communication, vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Gr. 4

Outdoor Recess.   Gym.

 

Grade Five

Bible: illustrated lessons from the lives of Bible characters; memory verses, hymns, choruses, doctrine.

Language Arts: Reading for speed, comprehension and vocabulary building; Spelling. Poetry. Dictionary and thesaurus skills. Grammar. Creative Writing. Library research; book reports.

Arithmetic: Mastery of fundamental operations; Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of Fractions and Decimals; Equation solving; Graphs and scale drawings; English and Metric Measures; Converting measures: Story problems.

History and Geography: Ancient and modern Middle East; Europe; Africa; Asia; Australia

Science: Mammals; Force and Motion; Electricity and Magnetism; Engines; Light; Matter; Geology; Oceanography; Astronomy; Conservation.

Music: Choral: two part harmony. Theory: add bass clef notation and compound time signature.  Recorder: flat keys, major and minor scale.

Art: Hues and values; shading; sketching; murals; symmetry; silhouette; blending; smudging; perspective; complementary colours; etc.

French: Reading, writing, oral communication, vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Gr. 5, with emphasis on fluency.  Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.

Health: Circulatory system; Nutrition; Fitness; Digestive system; Interpersonal relationships.

Computer: Keyboarding, file management, word processing, spreadsheets. Students to supply their own laptop.

Outdoor Phys. Ed. and/or Gym

 

Grade Six

Bible: Illustrated lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Christ, Parables; Elijah; Elisha; Daniel; Ezra; Esther; memory verses, hymns, choruses, Bible doctrine.

Language Arts: Reading for speed, comprehension and vocabulary building; Spelling. Poetry and memorization. More Grammar. Writing: comparisons, contrasts, poetry, outlines, library research, narration, journal

Arithmetic: prime factoring, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportion, graphs and scale drawing, percent, perimeter, area, circumference, bisecting angles, converting Celsius to Fahrenheit, latitude and longitude, banking, interest, installment buying.

History and Geography: New World (North, Central and South America; Canada and the U.S.)

Science: plants; invertebrates; materials and matter; earth forces; space; space travel

Music: First year of instrument study (choice of flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium). Choral music. Preliminary rudiment.

Art: observation; sketching; shading; mixed-media sculpture; blending; collage; water-colour; paper sculpture; origami; calligraphy; mobiles; animation; grid drawing; facial proportions; etc.

French: Reading, writing, oral communication, vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Gr. 6, with emphasis on fluency.  Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.

Health: Safety and First Aid, Growth and Fitness, Disease and your defences, Anatomy of endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, lymphatic and nervous systems.

Computer: Keyboarding, file management, word processing, spreadsheets. Students to supply their own laptop.

Outdoor Phys. Ed. and/or Gym.

 

Grade Seven

Bible: Paul’s Missionary Journeys; Joshua; Judges; Life of Christ; Scripture memorization, hymns, choruses, Bible doctrine.

Language Arts: Reading for enjoyment Frost, Dickinson, Kipling, Bunyan, Alcott, Dickens, Defoe etc. Composition including the writing process, research paper, book reports, letter writing and writing style. Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling and Poetry.

Mathematics – Revised and Updated: Fractions and Decimals; Factoring; Ratio and Proportion; Application of Percent; Personal Finances; Formulas; Graphs;  Intro. to Algebra; Negative Numbers; Powers and Roots; Time Zones, Latitude and Longitude;  Intro. to Plane and Solid Geometry.  Includes an additional section on problem solving “The Supplementary Booklet” designed to enhance the students’ skills in solving strategies.

History and Geography: Ancient history from biblical beginnings to Sumer, Canaan, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, the early church; Islam vs. Christendom, Feudalism, the Reformation, the rise of modern nations, WW1, communism, WW2, the cold war era.  Eastern hemisphere geography.  Parliamentary procedure.  Current events

Science: Plants; the human body; introduction to physical science; the atmosphere; weather; classification; microscope; science and creation; insects and other arthropods

Music: Gr. 7 and 8 Band. (choice of flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, alto sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, violin, percussion).  Theory.  History

Computer: keyboarding, word processing, formatting, tables, spreadsheet, presentation

French: reading, writing, and oral communication with emphasis on fluency.  Extended vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Grade 7. Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.

Phys. Ed: Outdoor or Gym

 

Grade Eight

Bible: Paul’s Missionary Journeys; Joshua; Judges; Life of Christ; Scripture memorization, hymns, choruses, Bible doctrine.

Language Arts: Reading for enjoyment Stuart, Whittier, Longfellow, Frost, Browning, Hawthorne, Sandburg, ten Boom.  Grammar.  Composition including outlining, summaries, book reports, research paper, writing style.  Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry.

Mathematics: Basic algebraic concepts; Signed numbers; Powers and roots; Multiplying and dividing monomials; Problem-solving strategies using algebra; Statistics and probability; Business math; Stocks and bonds; Insurance; Banking; Earning income.  Plane and solid geometry; Introductory trigonometry.  Includes an extensive separate course on problem solving “The Supplementary Sheets” designed to prepare the students for high school math.

History and Geography: Canada: the Story of a Developing Nation

Science – Revised and Updated: The heavens; man and the universe; solid matter, fluids, and heat molecules in motion; magnets and magnetism; electrons and electricity; birds: efficiency in motion; science vs. evolution.

Music: Choral. Band up to 2.5 level (choice of flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, alto sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, percussion). Theory.  History.  Composing.

Computer: Computer history, circuits and switches, digital information, microprocessors, the Internet, technology and society, advanced office application skills, html, and webpage design.

French: reading, writing, and oral communication with emphasis on fluency.  Extended vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Grade 8. Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.

Phys. Ed: Outdoor or Gym

 

Grade Nine

Bible: Kings of Israel: United Kingdom; Divided Kingdom; Scripture memorization, and hymns

Language Arts: Grammar, Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry, and Literature

Mathematics: Algebra – Linear equations; algebraic numbers; graphs; formulas; positive and negative numbers; fundamental operations; special products and factoring; fractions; ratio, proportion, and variation; Powers and roots; exponents and radicals; quadratic equations; numerical trigonometry.

History and Geography: World geography – Asia; Africa; Europe; Australia; North, Middle, and South America; Current events

Science: Introduction to Physical Science; Matter and Energy; Chemistry; Motion and Waves; and Electricity and Magnetism

Health: Nutrition and exercise; personal hygiene; body systems; mental health; personal safety; First Aid; disease prevention; drug abuse; right relationships; spiritual growth

French: reading, writing, and oral communication with emphasis on fluency.  Extended vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Grade 9.  Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.

Music: Musical literacy skills in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities.  Development of understanding of conventions and elements of music.

Physical Education:  Outdoor or Gym

 

Grade Ten

Bible: Bible doctrines; Scripture memorization, and hymns

Language Arts: Grammar, Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry, and World Literature

Algebra II: Basic algebra, equations and inequalities, polynomial equations and inequalities, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, exponential and logarithmic functions, triangles and basic trigonometry, trigonometry and the Cartesian plane, sequences, series, and counting, probability, and statistics

World History and Cultures: Asia and Africa: the beginnings of civilization; Europe: Beginnings of Western Civilization; Middles Ages: From ancient to the modern; the Reformation era; the Age of Ideas; the Twentieth Century.

Biology: Botany, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Life Sciences, Zoology, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Civics: Canadian Civics: An introduction to the Canadian political system and the rights and duties of Canadian citizens.

ELECTIVES:

Music: Musical literacy skills in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities.  Development of understanding of conventions and elements of music.

Introduction to Business:  Development of understanding and functions of business, accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, production, and ethics and social responsibility.  Focusing on personal finance, business fundamentals, entrepreneurship, functions of business, and international business.

Information and Communication Technology in Business:  Introduction to information and communication technology in business environment and develops basic application skills in the area of word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software and website design skills.  Focusing on information technology, application software, electronic communication, gathering electronic information, and information technology and the future.

 

Grade Eleven

Bible: The Gospels – Jesus and His followers and Life Management under God; Scripture memorization, and hymns

Language Arts: Grammar, Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry, and American Literature

Plan Geometry: Formal arrangement of proof, rectilinear figures, circle, proportions, similar polygons, surface polygons, regular polygons, and circles, and solutions of right triangles by means of ratios

Business Mathematics: Personal finances, bookkeeping and accounting, business formulas, Metric-English conversions, investments, taxes, banking, and the small business.

Canadian History: Local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present. Investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period.

Chemistry: Matter; stoichiometry: elements and compounds and chemical reactions; gases; chemical thermodynamics; light, electrons and atomic structure; the periodic table; the chemical bond and intermolecular forces; selected non-metals and their compounds; selected metals and semimetals; solutions and colloids; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium; acids, bases, and salts; oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; organic chemistry; laboratory studies.

Entrance Exam Preparations: Preparing students for PSAT and SAT with mock exams as well as examination techniques and study habits.

ELECTIVES:

Financial Accounting Fundamentals:  Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting.

Keyboarding: Basic key introduction; special symbols and numbers; introduction to business documents; business letters with special features; letter styles and unbound reports; professional tables; document formatting.

Introduction to Computer Science:  Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.

Music: Musical literacy skills in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities.  Development of understanding of conventions and elements of music.

US History: Discovery and exploration; the thirteen original colonies; life in colonial America; preparation for independence; conflict with England; the War for Independence; the critical period and the constitution; the federalist era; the age of Jefferson; the nationalist era; the Age of Jackson; revival and missions; education and technology; expansion to the Pacific; slavery and the secession; the Civil War; reconstruction; a nation on the move the triumph of free enterprise; life in the Gilded Age; politics in the Age of Industry; expanding world influence; the Progressive Era; World War I; the Twenties; depression and the New Deal; World War II; years of strength and stability; troubled times; the Reagan Era and the 1990s; America enters the New Millennium; 2000-present; current events.

 

Grade Twelve

Bible: Genesis – First Things and Revelation and Church History; Scripture memorization, and hymns

Language Arts: Grammar, Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry, and English Literature

Precalculus with Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry: Trigonometry applied to right triangles; angles on the cartesian plane; trigonometric functions of any angle; graphing the trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities and formulas; trigonometric equations and inverse trigonometric functions; solving oblique triangles; complex numbers and De Moivre’s Theorem; intercepts, symmetry, and domain; point of intersection of graphs; parametric equations; distance, slope, and the straight line; the conic sections; planes and surfaces in three dimensions; polar coordinates; equations representing empirical data; the first derivative; acceleration and the second derivative; and integral (anti-derivative).

Economics: Everybody’s economics; economists and economic laws; factors of production; laws of sup-ply and demand; productive market economy; good that competition does; efficiency of production; why everybody needs to save; what money is good for; government and the economy; successes and difficulties in the market economy; promise and performance in the market economy; a look at the global economy; a cheerful view of our economic future.

Canadian Geography – History, Identity, and Culture: Challenges associated with formation of Canadian national identity. Examination of social, political, and economic forces that shaped Canada from pre-contact period to the present.  Examination of historical roots of contemporary issues employing critical-thinking, communication skills, events and ideas within historical context, issues of culture and identity, and formulation of personal views.

Physics: Introduction to physics; material substances; mechanics; thermodynamics; wave phenomena; electricity and magnetism; and modern physics along with laboratory studies.

Speech: Everyday speech; Interpretation

ELECTIVES:

US Government: Foundations of the American Republic; US Constitutional Republic; US Federal Republic

Family/Consumer Sciences: Introduction; healthy habits; breakfast; serving; lunch; dinner; laboratory work.

Spanish: Grammar; conversations; cultural readings; stories from the life of Christ (a witnessing tool); vocabulary; composition; interviews.

Music: Musical literacy skills in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities.  Development of understanding of conventions and elements of music.

Document Processing: Employment documents; MLA style reports; the itinerary and agenda; letter with tables; business document production

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