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ELEMENTARY PROGRAM

We offer a Christ-centered rigorous academic program with a healthy balance of teacher-directed and child-centered instruction. Through differentiation, collaborative learning and hands-on activities, teachers train our students to practice the Blooms Taxonomy model of higher-order thinking.  Our goal is to create life-long learners and encourage students to utilize their gifts and talents to make this world a better place.

SCA utilizes a variety of curriculum and resources to ensure students have a deep understanding of State and National Standards. The following subject areas and domains are the basis of our elementary content in correlation with Florida and National Standards:

Language Arts 

• Reading
• Reading Standards from Informational Text
• Reading Standards for Literature
• Reading Standards: Foundations Skills
• Standards for Speaking and Listening
• Writing Standards
 

Mathematics

• Counting and Cardinality
• Operations and Algebraic Thinking
• Number and Operations in Base Ten
• Measurement and Data
• Geometry
 

Science

• Earth and Space Science
• Life Science
• Nature of Science
• Physical Science
 

Social Studies

• American History
• Civics and Government
• Economics
• Geography
 

Bible

• Christian Worldview Grounded in Scripture

 

Handwriting

• Motor Skills
• Speed, Output, Fluency, Automaticity
 
 

Specials

• Spanish
• Art
• Physical Education
• Music
• STEM/Lego Engineering
• Cultural Enrichment

 

Christian Character Development

• Self-Concept, Self-Control, Relationships with Adults/Peers, Social Problem-Solving, Spirituality
 
For a complete list of all the Florida Standards by grade level and subject click here: Link to Florida Standards
 
 
 

SCA Curriculum

Kindergarten-2nd Grade

2022-2023

 

Reading

Fountis & Pinnell Classroom
(FPC) is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities, including: interactive read-aloud; reading mini-lessons; shared reading; guided reading and book clubs. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom  is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, minilessons and professional learning tools for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction.
 
Iready
i-Ready is an online program for reading that is aligned to the BEST Standards. Teachers use this resource to enrich the reading curriculum and to personalize instruction for the students in their class. Iready allows teachers to determine their student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year.

 

Phonics

Wilson Fundations
Fundations is a multisensory and systematic phonics and spelling curriculum.It thoroughly teaches the foundational skills, and significantly supports the reading, writing, and language standards.

 

Writing

Writing with the Primary Pond: Writers Workshop (grades k-1 only)
Students engage in the writing process by selecting topics that interest them. . Primary Pond has 8 units that teach writing workshop routines and procedures,and a variety of writing skills to prepare younger students for story writing in the upper grades. 
 
Simplify Writing  (2nd grade)
Simplify Writing teaches expository, narratives, text based opinions and informational writing and more.Lessons for each writing type scaffold students in developing procedural strategies to draft a complete text that fulfills the outlined purpose and prompt. Each writing lesson sequence models critical aspects of the writing process to teach effective writing strategies where students create 5 paragraph essays.
 
Handwriting without Tears
Handwriting Without Tears helps students build essential skills for emergent writing and handwriting success.The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory strategies for early writing.
 

Math

Engage NY: Eureka Math
Eureka Math sets a new standard for rigor, coherence, and focus in the classroom. Students gain a deeper understanding of the why behind the numbers.Students gain a complete body of math knowledge, not just a discrete set of skills. They use the same models and problem-solving methods from grade to grade, so math concepts stay with them, year after year.  

 

Science & Social Studies

Studies Weekly
Studies weekly is a student-friendly consumable periodical that is organized through themes.  It is aligned to state standards and frameworks. Teachers incorporate additional resources to enrich this program.
 

Bible

Deep Roots 
Deep Roots is an Apologetics and Worldview Bible Curriculum.It equips students with the tools and training to stand firm in the face of today’s cultural challenges.

 

SEL (Social Emotional Learning)

Friendyz
Friendyz’ is a comprehensive biblically based SEL program that teaches  five-core competencies of social-emotional learning to students in K-8th grade. These competencies include self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, social awareness and relationship skills. 

 

SCA Curriculum

3rd-5th Grade

2022-2023

 

Reading

Fountis & Pinnell Classroom
(FPC) is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud; reading mini lessons; shared reading; guided reading and book clubs. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom  is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, minilessons and professional learning tools for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction.

Iready
I-Ready is an online program for reading that is aligned to the BEST Standards. Teachers use this resource to enrich the reading curriculum and to personalize instruction for the students in their class. Iready allows teachers to determine their student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year.
 

Phonics

Words their Way
Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centred approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development where students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. Words Their Way enables teachers to assess, clearly identify and document each student's spelling stage, group students with common needs and tailor activities to improve students’ spelling knowledge.
 

Writing

Simplify  Writing
Simplify Writing  teaches expository,narratives, text-based opinions and informational writing and more.Lessons for each writing type scaffold students in developing procedural strategies to draft a complete text that fulfills the outlined purpose and prompt. Each writing lesson sequence models critical aspects of the writing process to teach effective writing strategies where students create 5 paragraph essays.
 

Math

Engage NY: Eureka Math
Eureka Math sets a new standard for rigor, coherence, and focus in the classroom. Students gain a deeper understanding of the why behind the numbers.Students gain a complete body of math knowledge, not just a discrete set of skills. They use the same models and problem-solving methods from grade to grade, so math concepts stay with them, year after year. 

 

Science

Discovery Education
In the Discovery Education Science Techbook, Model Lessons utilize the 5E Instructional Model, which facilitates a student-centered approach to learning. The lesson is based on the idea that students continuously build their own understanding from their experiences and from new phenomena to which they are exposed.
 

Social Studies

Studies Weekly
Studies weekly is a student-friendly consumable periodical that is organized through themes.  It is aligned to state standards and frameworks. Teachers incorporate additional resources to enrich this program. 
 

Bible

Deep Roots 
Deep Roots is an Apologetics and Worldview Bible Curriculum.It equips students with the tools and training to stand firm in the face of today’s cultural challenges.
 

SEL (Social Emotional Learning)

Friendyz
Friendyz’ is a comprehensive biblically based SEL program that teaches  five-core competencies of social-emotional learning to students in K-8th grade. These competencies include self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, social awareness and relationship skills. 

 

SCA Curriculum

6th-7th Grade

2022-2023

 

Reading

BJU Press: Exploring Literature
BJU Press’s secondary literature helps students go beyond learning about literature to learning how to interact with literature. Students develop a deeper understanding of their fellow man as they examine texts from different cultures, diverse authors and genres, and a range of time periods. Students use text-focused close reading techniques through a before, during, and after reading approach which emphasizes comprehension and critical thinking. Students evaluate each selection, sharpening their discernment and shaping their worldview. Teachers integrate novels throughout each trimester to sharpen reading skills. 
 
6th Grade Novel Studies
-The Watsons Go to Birmingham
-Soul Surfer
-Counting by 7’s
 
7th Grade Novel Studies: TBD
 

Writing

EB Academics
EB Academics is a cohesive writing curriculum specifically developed for middle school students. Teachers will focus on literary analysis, expository, persuasive and argumentative writing and will prepare them for research-based writing.
 

Math

Engage NY: Eureka Math
Eureka Math sets a new standard for rigor, coherence, and focus in the classroom. Students gain a deeper understanding of the why behind the numbers.Students gain a complete body of math knowledge, not just a discrete set of skills. They use the same models and problem-solving methods from grade to grade, so math concepts stay with them, year after year. 
 
*Advanced placement Algebra  is offered to 7th grade students who score in the top 10th percentile of the class. Students will earn a high school math credit for this class. 

 

Science

Discovery Education
In the Discovery Education Science Techbook, Model Lessons utilize the 5E Instructional Model, which facilitates a student-centered approach to learning. The lesson is based on the idea that students continuously build their own understanding from their experiences and from new phenomena to which they are exposed.
 

Social Studies

6th Grade BJU Press: Ancient Civilizations
Students will engage in their culture by providing opportunities for students to read and analyze texts and sources, participate in group discussions, and conduct historical research. Photos and artwork bring chapters to life while feature boxes, maps, charts, and diagrams help students develop context and connect ideas. Probing questions about ethical citizenship and real-world problems are designed to produce biblically informed citizens and leaders.
 
7th Grade: TBD
 

Bible

6th Grade: Deep Roots
Deep Roots is an Apologetics and Worldview Bible Curriculum.It equips students with the tools and training to stand firm in the face of today’s cultural challenges.
 
7th Grade: TBD
 

SEL (social Emotional Learning)

Friendyz
Friendyz’ is a comprehensive biblically based SEL program that teaches  five-core competencies of social-emotional learning to students in K-8th grade. These competencies include self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, social awareness and relationship skills.