CURRICULUM


MISSION, VISION, VALUE


The following will be taught in Junior Kindergarten:

Beginning to Read, Write and Listen, Saxon Math manipulatives, Handwriting Without Tears, science, social studies and computer skills in a computer lab.

The following will be taught in Kindergarten:

Bible, reading readiness (letters, sounds, moving into beginning reading for those who are ready), math, social studies, science/health, physical education, motor skills, fine arts (art/music), printing, and computer skills in a computer lab.

Texts used in Kindergarten:

Bible: Biblical Choices (Standard Publishing)
Language Arts: CA Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt), Word Study, and Handwriting Without Tears
Math: Saxon
Social Studies: Scholastic News
Science: Discovery Education, Scholastic News, FOSS (Delta Education)
Art: Meet the Masters
Physical Education: Physical Education Framework (CA)

The following will be taught in 1st thru 8th Grade:

Bible, reading, math, social studies, geography, science/health, physical education, fine arts, handwriting, language arts (phonics, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, writing, and grammar) music, PE, and computer skills, which may include – keyboarding, Word, Power Point, Excel, and Desk Top Publishing. For grades 6-8 there are computer science elective options for multi-media web design, video production and robotics.

Texts used in 1st thru 5th Grade:

Bible: Biblical Choices (Standard Publishing), Dean-O Replay (Grades 3-4)
Language Arts: CA Journeys (Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt), Word Study/Words Their Way, Accelerated Reader (Renaissance Learning) and Novel Studies.
Handwriting: Manuscript, Cursive, Handwriting Without Tears (Grades JK-3)
Math: Saxon
Social Studies: Map Skills (Grades 1-2), Scholastic News (1-2), Studies Weekly (Grades 3-4), TCI Social Studies Alive (5)
Science: Scholastic News (1-2), Discovery Education, Harcourt Science (CA), Amplify Science
Art: Meet the Masters
Physical Education: Physical Education Framework (CA)
Music: Music Standards Framework (CA), Composer Class Act Partnership with Pacific Symphony (K-5)

Texts used in Middle School (6th thru 8th Grade):

Bible: Winning the Race (Positive Action) (6), Daring Deliverers (Purposeful Design) (7), Wise Up (Positive Action) (8)
Language Arts: CA Collections (Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt), Accelerated Reader (Renaissance Learning), Novel Studies
Math: Course 1 (Prentice Hall), Pre-Algebra and Algebra (Prentice Hall), Geometry (Glencoe/McGraw Hill), Algebra 2 (McDougal Littell)
Social Studies: TCI History Alive, The DBQ Project
Science: Amplify Science (6)*, Pearson Interactive Science (7-8)
*AVCS Middle School is adopting the Integrated Model of N.G.S.S. (Next Generation Science Standards). This will be a three-year roll out, beginning with 6th grade in the 2017-2018 school year, 7th grade in 2018-19 and 8th grade in 2019-2020.
Foreign Language: TPRS Spanish Curriculum
Physical Education: Physical Education Framework
Music: Music Standards Framework

ABOUT US

Aliso Viejo Christian School is a ministry of Lutheran Church of the Cross Teaching the Christian faith is integrated in all we do, because we believe in one God who is eternally revealed through the Creator, our Heavenly Father and source of knowledge; through Jesus Christ, His only Son and our source of salvation; and through the Holy Spirit, the Sustainer and Giver of Faith. Qualified Christian teachers provide an excellent learning environment of safety, security, respect, and Christ's love. More Info >>

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