CHCA Curriculum List + Enrichment
We are proud to offer enrichment classes for all of our students each day. Throughout the week, students have the opportunity to grow deeper and explore areas of Spanish, STEAM Lab, Music, Missions and Service, Art, and PE.
CHCA Curriculum List
Preschool (PK3) and Pre-K (PK4)
Our Pre-K Program is designed by teachers through research and experience. We have hand selected each activity, book, curriculum, or manipulative that students will explore and learn through, as well as the implementation of Heggerty for Phonemic Awareness instruction.
Pre-K 4 classes use the Heggerty Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Program. Pre-K Heggerty uses nursery rhymes to “introduce preschool students to language play, the lessons include eight phonological and phonemic awareness skills, taught in a systematic progression. The advanced skill of initial phoneme substitution is taught after students have learned to isolate, blend, and segment with phonemes. Through two early literacy skills, students also develop alphabet knowledge through daily practice with an alphabet song and letter name and sound practice. Nursery rhymes are taught each week so that by the end of preschool your students will begin to build a repertoire of classic nursery rhymes as they learn to enjoy language play!”
Pre-K also incorporates portions of My Father's World! My Father's World's goal is to raise up a generation of children who see the world through God's eyes and live accordingly to that knowledge. Our year-long DISCOVER learning adventures take a thematic approach as your child explores God’s world through faith-building read-alouds, hands-on manipulatives, science projects, math, art, music, and Christian messages woven throughout the curriculum. Click here to read more about what makes "My Father's World" a unique curriculum for your child!
Reading, Language, Handwriting, and Spelling
CHCA has chosen BJU as our curriculum for Reading and Language Arts. You can read more about their philosophy and program approach by clicking here. Kindergarten through 1st grade teachers also use Heggerty Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Program.
Cursive! Yes, we teach cursive and apply it in the classroom! "A Reason for Writing" is used to support students in learning Manuscript and cursive penmanship instruction that is built around a weekly Scripture verse, with daily perfecting practice to teach this important life skill.
Bible (Kindergarten-7th Grade):
Positive Action for Christ"Positive Action believe that the Bible is God’s self-revelation, the Word He gave to reveal His glory, grace, and love. Therefore, we write our studies to magnify His majesty, His works, and His nature. In each passage of the Bible, we look for how God reveals Himself, then how His message can shine through context, culture, language, and application. We challenge students first to stand in awe of God, to know and love Him, for that is the first step of any true change of character." To learn more about this curriculum and the focus for each grade level, visit Bible at CHCA.
BJU Math "Elementary Math ensures success by systematically reviewing previously learned concepts as well as building new skills. Manipulatives are used in all grades by both teacher and student. Using manipulatives promotes interactive learning that engages all students in the learning process." BJU Math ensures success by systematically building upon previously taught concepts as well as developing new skills. The curriculum strives to promote computational fluency through strategic review, build important foundational skills, and develop probelm solving skills through meaningful applications. The practice of collaborative STEM experiences and problem solving opportunities provide a higher level of understanding for students. Above all, the application of biblical principles within each lessons provide students with an understanding the connection of math and their relationship with God.
Early Elementary students are also taught how to develop number sense by progressing from manipulatives to abstract representations, which:
Promotes computational fluency and automaticity through consistent, strategic practice and spiral review
Develops a foundation in number systems, fraction theory, algebra, geometry, and statistics
Build grit and problem-solving skills through meaningful, authentic applications, including word problems and collaborative STEM experiences
Makes sense of mathematical concepts and applications in light of biblical principles
BJU Heritage Studies "Heritage Studies use a chronological narrative approach to acquaint elementary-level students with historical people, places, and events. Activities—discussion questions, timelines, maps, and online searches—that build on the previous grade are also employed to aid your students' comprehension and retention of the materials. Our elementary heritage studies program develops students’ critical- thinking skills by encouraging them to evaluate sources, cultures, and events from a biblical worldview. Students need to develop a knowledge of our society’s past and understand the values that have shaped our nation’s story in order to make wise decisions about the values they will hold in the future. "
BJU Science (1st - 7th Grade) "Our elementary science curriculum encourages interactive learning. Enriching lessons incorporate demonstrations, activities, and group discussions and introduce science process or inquiry skills through hands-on activities and projects. Each science textbook points to the wisdom of God and His designing hand". Along with this curriculum, students are also engaged in add in demonstrations, labs, STEM activities.
General Sciences (Life, Earth-Space,+ Physical) : Kindergarten through 6th grade
Earth Science: 7th Grade
Life Science : 8th Grade
Physical Science: 9th Grade
Biology: 10th Grade
Chemistry: 11th Grade
Physics : 12th Grade