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