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Calvary Christian School was established to provide a Christian education to those families seeking a faith based education for their children. At Calvary Christian School you can trust that your child is not only receiving an exceptional education, but that they are also being taught Biblically based values that will equip them in flourishing as a disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Calvary Christian School uses the A.C.E. (Accelerated Christian Education®) program for K4 – level 12. Challenging and highly effective, the A.C.E. program is an extraordinary educational approach, Biblical in its core, it prepares students for tomorrow’s world while giving them traditional moral values that will last a lifetime. For over 40 years, it has been a trendsetter in Biblical educational reform. Its philosophy is built on basic principles of the Word of God. Students are taught to see life from God’s point of view, to take responsibility for their own learning, and to walk in Godly wisdom and character.
With A.C.E.’s concept of individualized learning, students don’t just get by—they get ahead! Individualization helps produce academic excellence. Each student entering the A.C.E. program is given diagnostic tests to determine skill and concept mastery. After the student completes the diagnostic testing, he is given curriculum that meets and challenges him at his performance level. Diagnostic placement testing ensures that students begin at the exact point of their academic needs. Additionally, diagnostic testing determines if there are any “learning gaps.” Students can simply fill in the “learning gaps” without the stigma of “failing” a grade or falling behind.
Accelerated Christian Education® has taken the conventionally styled textbook and divided it into bite-sized, achievable, worktexts called PACEs. Each PACE is similar to a unit in a textbook. Each level consists of 12 PACEs in each subject. PACEs integrate Godly character-building lessons into the academic content, and self-instructional activities are carefully designed to develop thinking skills and create mastery learning.
The K4, K5, and level 1 PACE’S focus heavily on phonics and reading skills. . Each Year the students proceed through the curriculum using PACE’S which cover core subjects promoting critical thinking skills. They must be thoroughly familiar with the material and cannot progress to the next level until they complete their PACE work properly and unless they score 80% or higher on the final PACE test.
The Accelerated Christian Education® (A.C.E) curriculum is designed for each student to complete their work during classroom time. If the goals set for the day cannot be met in the classroom, the supervisor will assign the remainder as homework. The student will bring home a homework slip, which must be signed by the parents. The homework and homework slip, with a parent signature, must be returned completed the next school day.
Progress reports are sent out regularly by the class supervisor and inform the parents of the progress of their child/ children. The parents are made aware of how many PACE's have been completed and the test scores.
At the high school level we offer three Courses of Study. The General Course of Study that requires a minimum of 23 credits, the College Preparatory Course that requires a minimum of 25 credits, and the Honors Course of Study that requires a minimum of 27 credits for graduation. All require completion of basic subjects like, New Testament, English I- IV, Algebra 1 and Geometry, World Geography, World History, Economics, Biology, Typing, Computer Literacy, Speech, Music, Physical Education, and a broad range of Electives. Electives include but are not limited to:
Bible, Business, Fine Arts, Government, Health, English,
Christian Education, Mathematics, Science, and Foreign Languages.
Our students are tested on the Stanford Achievement Test which measures their progress each year compared to the national average for their grade level. They are tested on core subjects such as: reading, reading comprehension, mathematics, language, spelling, listening comprehension, science and social science.