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Academics/Curriculum

Academics: Academics

Our Academics

Providence Christian School’s goal is to meet both the academic and spiritual needs of each child. Our focus is on academic excellence, while also disciplining and fostering a love for Jesus in the hearts and minds of our students. All core subjects will be taught from a Biblical worldview and meeting state standards. A formal pre-assessment and post-assessment will take place to provide both the teacher and families with concrete data regarding their child’s abilities and progress. Throughout the year, students will have multiple informal assessments done in order to gauge their understanding and make changes to their education plan, if necessary.

 

Providence Christian School will use BJU Press as its main source of curriculum, meanwhile using other resources to help supplement depending on the particular needs of each child. BJU is PCS’s primary curriculum due to the academic rigor and Biblical worldview that the curriculum provides. The upper grades (starting at 3rd grade) will use Excellence in Writing for their writing curriculum. All grade levels will use A Beka readers as a supplement reading curriculum. Our students will use BJU Press supplemented with Christian Kids Explore for their science curriculum. The students will also use The Gospel Project curriculum for Bible.

Each student is evaluated in each academic subject and works at their own pace. We teach with an individualized plan that meets each student where they are in each subject.

 

Academic Areas:

  • Bible

  • Math

  • English (Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Writing, Vocabulary, Spelling)

  • Reading

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Specials (Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Technology)

4th Grade
3rd Grade
2nd Grade
1st Grade
Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Curriculum

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Abeka

  • Excellence in Writing

  • Christian Kids Explore

  • The Gospel Project

  • Specials:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Spanish

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First Grade

Curriculum

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Abeka

  • Excellence in Writing

  • Christian Kids Explore

  • The Gospel Project

  • Specials:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Spanish

Bible ~ (Gospel Project)

  • Bible Truths

Math ~ Math 1 (BJU Press)

  • Numbers to 20

  • Addition & Subtraction Facts to 18

  • Place Value (2- and 3-Digit Numbers)

  • Data

  • Money

  • Time and Calendars

  • Fractions

  • Geometry: Plane & Solid Figures

  • Addition & Subtraction of 2-Digit Numbers

  • Measurement: Length, Height, Temperature, Weight, and Capacity

  • Addition & Subtraction with Remaining

Reading ~ Reading 1 (BJU Press)

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Literature ~ variety of genres

  • Study Skills

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading

  • Composition

Spelling ~ Spelling 1 (A Beka)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns

  • Word Study

  • Proofreading

  • Dictionary Skills

  • Writing Application

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English ~ Phonics & English 1 (BJU Press)

  • Language Skills – listen, speak, read, write

  • Phonemic Awareness Training

  • Decoding Abilities

  • Build Word Families

  • High-Frequency Words

  • Grammar and Sentence Structure

  • Parts of Speech

  • Singular and Plural Words

  • Capitalization Rules

  • Punctuation & Types of Sentences

  • Structural Analysis

  • Study Skills

Science ~ Science 1 (BJU Press)

  • Let’s Learn About Science

  • Let’s Learn About Living Things

  • Let’s Learn About Our Bodies

  • Let’s Learn About Earth and Space

  • Let’s Learn About Energy

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 1 (BJU Press)

  • God’s World

  • Your Family

  • Your Community

  • Your State

  • Your Country

  • Your Country’s Capital

  • Native Americans

  • Christopher Columbus

  • Jamestown

  • Plymouth

  • Today and Long Ago

Second Grade

Curriculum

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Abeka

  • Excellence in Writing

  • Christian Kids Explore

  • The Gospel Project

  • Specials:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Spanish

Bible ~ (Gospel Project)

  • Bible Truths

Math ~ Math 2 (BJU Press)

  • Addition & Subtraction Facts

  • 2-, 3-, and 4-digit Addition & Subtraction

  • Place Value (up to thousands place)

  • Time & Calendars

  • Data

  • Customary & Metric Measurement

  • Money

  • Introduction to Multiplication

  • Multiplication Facts (0-4)

  • Metric Measurements

  • Fractions

  • Geometry

  • Introduction to Division

  • Division Facts (0-5)

Reading ~ Reading 2 (BJU Press)

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Literature ~ variety of genres

  • Study Skills

  • Information Text Skills

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading

  • Composition

Spelling ~ Spelling 2 (A Beka)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns

  • Word Study

  • Proofreading

  • Dictionary Skills

  • Writing Application

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Christian Kids Explore.jpg
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English ~ English 2 (BJU Press)

  • Parts of Speech

  • Sentence Structure

  • Conventions

  • Usage

  • Writing Skills

  • Study & Reference Skills

  • Writing Projects

  • Listening & Speaking Skills

Science ~ Science 2 (BJU Press)

  • What Scientists Do

  • What Living Things Do

  • How Plants Grow

  • Where Things LiveWhat Fossils Show Us

  • What Makes Up the Earth

  • What Natural Resources Are

  • How the Earth Moves

  • How Light Works

  • How Matter Changes

  • How Things Move

  • How The Body Works

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 2 (BJU Press)

  • God So Loved the World

  • Community Life

  • Liberty and Justice For All

  • Land that I Love

  • Exploring our Past

  • The New England Colonies

  • The Middle Colonies

  • The Southern Colonies

  • The Revolutionary War

  • A Nation is Born

Third Grade

Curriculum

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Abeka

  • Excellence in Writing

  • Christian Kids Explore

  • The Gospel Project

  • Specials:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Spanish

Bible ~ (Gospel Project)

  • Bible Truths

Math ~ Math 3 (BJU Press)

  • Addition and Subtraction Facts

  • Place Value (up to millions place)

  • 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-digit Addition & Subtraction

  • Data

  • Multiplication Facts (up to 10)

  • Division Facts (up to 10)

  • Time & Calendars

  • Customary & Metric Measurement

  • Fractions

  • Geometry

  • Money

  • Decimals

  • Multiply & Divide by 1-digit

Reading ~ Reading 3 (BJU Press)

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Literature ~ variety of genres

  • Study Skills

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading

  • Composition

Spelling ~ Spelling 3 (Abeka)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns

  • Word Study

  • Proofreading

  • Dictionary Skills

  • Writing Application

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abeka.webp
Excellence in Writing.png
Christian Kids Explore.jpg
Gospel Project.png

English ~ English 3 (BJU Press)

  • Parts of Speech

  • Sentence Structure

  • Usage

  • Writing Skills

  • Study & Reference Skills

  • Writing Projects

  • Listening & Speaking Skills

Science ~ Science 3 (BJU Press)

  • Cold-Blooded Animals

  • Warm-Blooded Animals

  • Plants

  • Ecosystems

  • Matter

  • Sound

  • Energy in Motion

  • Soil, Rocks, and Minerals

  • Weather

  • The Solar System

  • Cells, Tissues, and Organs

  • Skin

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 3 (BJU Press)

  • Beginnings

  • Constitution

  • Presidents and Precedents

  • Jefferson and Moving West

  • The War of 1812 and National Growth

  • Andrew Jackson and the American Democracy

  • Growth in the East

  • The United States Spreads West

  • A Nation Dividing

  • The Civil War

Fourth Grade

Curriculum

  • Bob Jones (BJU Press)

  • Abeka

  • Excellence in Writing

  • Christian Kids Explore

  • The Gospel Project

  • Specials:

    • Music​

    • Art

    • Physical Education

    • Technology

    • Spanish

Bible ~ (Gospel Project)

  • Bible Truths

Math ~ Math 4 (BJU Press)

  • Place Value & Money

  • Addition & Subtraction of Whole Numbers

  • Fractions

  • Multiplication & Division Facts

  • Decimals

  • Multiplication; 1 Digit Multipliers

  • Geometry; Plane Figures

  • Division; 1 Digit Divisors

  • Data & Graphs

  • Customary Measurement & Time

  • Multiplication; 2 Digit Multipliers

  • Fractions; Addition & Subtraction

  • Metric Measurements

  • Division; 2 Digit Divisors

  • Geometry; 3d figures

  • Pre-Algebra

Reading ~ Reading 4 (BJU Press)

  • Phonics and Word Recognition

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Literature ~ variety of genres

  • Study Skills

  • Fluency ~ silent and oral reading

  • Composition

Spelling ~ Spelling 4 (Abeka)

  • Week Word Lists based on spelling patterns

  • Generalizations ~ vowel and consonant patterns

  • Word Study

  • Proofreading

  • Dictionary Skills

  • Writing Application

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abeka.webp
Excellence in Writing.png
Christian Kids Explore.jpg
Gospel Project.png

English ~ English 4 (BJU Press)

  • Parts of Speech

  • Sentence Structure

  • Usage

  • Writing Skills

  • Study & Reference Skills

  • Writing Projects

  • Listening & Speaking Skills

Science ~ Science 4 (BJU Press)

  • Living Things

  • Insects & Spiders

  • Plants

  • Forces & Machines

  • Electricity & Magnetism

  • Light

  • The Moon

  • Water & Oceans

  • Weathering & Erosion

  • The Earth's Resources

  • Digestion

  • Bones & Muscles

Social Studies ~ Heritage Studies 4 (BJU Press)

  • Justice & the Fear of God

  • Rebuilding the Nation

  • The Wild West

  • Busy Cities

  • All the Glitters

  • America Expands

  • Progress & Problems

  • The Great War

  • Enjoying the Peace

  • Living through Hard Times

  • At War Again

  • The Northeast

  • The Southeast

  • The Midwest

  • The Southwest

  • The Rockeymountain States

  • The Pacific States

  • Territories

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