ELEMENTARY ACADEMICS


Heritage Christian Academy is committed to providing a high standard of academic excellence for its students, while developing Christ-like character in them. To achieve this, we utilize a superior curriculum and maintain a community of outstanding teachers with a strong commitment to Jesus Christ, His word, and His church.


CURRICULUM

BIBLE


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As followers of Christ, we believe that it is only through God’s word that we understand our true identity as God’s people and how God relates to His people over the centuries. Our Bible curriculum—Walking With God and His People by Christian Schools International—immerses students in the Story of Scripture, helping students know the Story (head), believe His promise (heart), and live in faith and obedience (hands). Sound theology from a Reformed evangelical perspective, taught with educational best practices including Scripture memorization, provide a structured foundation of biblical knowledge. Beginning in first grade, we also utilize Young Peacemakers to teach biblical principles of conflict resolution, forgiveness, and other Christian character qualities.


LANGUAGE ARTS


God has given humankind His word in written form that we may read it and come to know Him. He also gave us the ability to formulate, convey, receive and comprehend ideas. In whatever mode language is used, it is a primary means of communication and thus foundational for all areas of learning.

  • To teach Reading, a receptive form of language, we utilize a phonics-based curriculum, providing students a logical way of learning to read. Scholars begin with reading anthologies and add novels to expand their study of literature.
  • Grammar and Writing are both expressive modes of language. Grammar is the set of principles by which language functions; by analyzing language, the student is better equipped to understand what he reads and writes. Writing is the art by which ideas are conveyed in written language and emphasizes accuracy and clarity of meaning.
  • A component of Writing is Spelling, the way we combine letters to write new words.
  • Handwriting is a skill that also must be developed for clear written communication.

MATHEMATICS


Mathematics practically integrates God’s orderliness and beauty with everyday life. Just as the Bible says, “precept upon precept, line upon line,” (Isaiah 28:10), students must build concept upon concept in math. The sequential mastery of mathematical concepts is the primary objective of our math curriculum. 

Saxon Math emphasizes manipulatives and mental math with a multi-sensory approach that enables students to develop a solid foundation in math language and concepts. Incremental development and continual review are essential to this program, which builds knowledge from unit to unit, and from year to year.


SCIENCE


In Science, teachers have numerous opportunities to highlight the order and design of God’s world. Our focus is familiarizing students with the language and basic facts of science. Each grade level offers a life science, a physical science and an earth science. We use Delta Science Modules because its hands-on approach engages students and lays the foundation for an interest in the sciences.


SOCIAL STUDIES


The nature of God is apparent in the rules and systems by which He orders and governs His creation. The study of the divinely-ordered “social systems,” which we call Social Studies, reveal a God of order and justice. Social Studies education focuses initially on social relationships and family and expands to community, then national and international relationships. As students mature, the aspects of geographic features, cultural distinctives, citizenship, law, political functions and economic principles are added.


Current Events are examined in World Kids, a monthly, age-appropriate student magazine produced by the publishers of World Magazine, which presents news from a Christian perspective.



Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Download our current scope and sequence here.

AFTERCARE PROGRAM

Heritage Christian Elementary offers an Aftercare program in order to provide a safe place for Heritage students who need care between 3:35 and 5:30 p.m. each day, the After Care program will include designated times for recreation, snacks, homework and silent reading. Occasional enrichment may be provided. If you are interested in having your child attend the Heritage Aftercare program, please contact the office via e-mail (elementary@hcakc.org) by August 1.


FEE SCHEDULE

The Heritage Aftercare program is available until 5:30 PM each full school day.

• Students enrolled for the full week (3 to 5 days) will be charged $10/day per student.

• Students enrolled for a partial week (1 to 2 days) will be charged $15/ day per student.

• Students who are not pre-enrolled may still stay but will be charged $25/day per student. Parents are expected to call or email the office by 3:00 PM.


PICKUP

Parents should walk in to pick up their children from Aftercare by 5:30 PM. Late pick-ups will be charged $25/hour, with a minimum charge of $10.

Students who are not picked up by 3:25 PM will be sent to the Aftercare program. Late pick-ups must walk in to check-out their child(ren) and will be charged accordingly. At 3:35 PM, charges begin at $25/hour.

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