FCA is proud to offer a wide variety of curriculum.
A Beka Book is comprehensive, quality curriculum and materials written from a Christian perspective. The professionally illustrated textbooks and teaching aids, hands-on activities, challenging exercises, purposeful repetition, and the reinforcement of concepts from subject to subject give our teacher's a tool to help make learning interesting and memorable.
Purposeful Design Science - The title of this series comes from the idea that Gods design of creation was on purpose; that theme is reflected throughout the lessons as each chapter brings together the wonders of Gods world and a Biblical worldview. This series was developed to guide students through investigating, observing and thinking about the world around them. Children are naturally curious, and this course uses activities that will capitalize on that curiosity to help them learn.
Saxon Math - Anglo-Saxon math, developed by John Saxon, is a teaching method for incremental learning of mathematics. It involves teaching a new mathematical concept every day and constantly reviewing old concepts
Bob Jones History/ Reading - Student materials contain descriptive text and questions that promote thinking. Photos, illustrations, maps, charts, and other media are employed to promote deeper understanding of subject matter. Students should be thinking and be actively engaged with the material—not passive. Lessons are interesting yet challenging students to think at their level, but with just enough challenge to push them out of their comfort zone. Group projects, hands-on learning activities, and creative problem-solving are all great ways to promote this deeper thinking and learning.
Shurley English -English language arts program that covers grammar and composition. The combination of visual, verbal, and written activity helps children with different learning styles. Children become proficient in identifying parts of speech and their syntax, and they also learn proper usage (e.g., verb tenses), capitalization, and punctuation. From there they go on to paragraph construction and longer compositions.This program is highly structured. Lessons are taught with continual teacher-student interaction. Students then complete worksheets or writing assignments from their workbooks.
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