Find out more about what your child will be learning in each course for each grade level. The general overview for each grade or group of grades will be listed first, followed by specific course information for each grade.

K4–6th Grade

The lively academic program in K4 will grow your child’s desire to learn! This enjoyable educational foundation introduces phonics and develops early reading skills through teaching kindergartners to read one-and two-vowel word stories. He will be excited to show what he can do as he learns to trace and write letters and his name, as well as recognize and count numbers to 100. A dedicated skills time each day develops his visual perception, listening skills, and motor skills. A daily Bible class provides opportunity for your child to sing, learn verses, pray, and gain age-appropriate knowledge and application through lessons from the Old and New Testaments. Music, art, language development, and poetry continue to develop your child’s skills and get him ready for the five-year-old program.

K4 Course

Reading/Phonics—learn letters, sounds, blends, one-and two-vowel words in small books

Writing—cursive writing letters and words

Numbers—number concepts 1 to 20, count 1 to 100

Bible, language development activities, music, poetry, art

Interesting and engaging lessons expand your child’s natural curiosity and excitement for learning. Songs, verses, prayer, and a walk through Genesis and the life of Christ during Bible time instill biblical values daily. Building upon an early foundation in phonics, your child will learn to read one-and two-vowel word stories, as well as stories with more difficult phonics special sounds. Her reading comprehension develops as you hold her accountable for what she reads with comprehension questions. Eye-hand coordination develops through learning to write individual letters, then consonant-vowel blends, then sentences. Through a dedicated daily numbers time, your child learns to count, recognize, and understand number concepts to 100. Learning number combination families 1–10 will be exciting! Social studies and science pique her curiosity to learn new things. Vocabulary, language, and cognitive skills, as well as character and social development, complete this popular kindergarten program through language enrichment, music, art, and skills development time.

K5 Course

Reading/Phonics—learn how to read phonetically with a 450-word vocabulary in readers

Writing—cursive writing letters, words, and sentences

Numbers—concept and count 1 to 100, begin addition and subtraction

Bible, Science, Social Studies, music, poetry, art

Your child will gain a lifelong enthusiasm for reading as he learns to read using the Abeka phonics-first approach. You’ll see your child master phonics and watch his reading comprehension skills grow as he reads delightful stories with character-building themes. As his reading and spelling skills improve, creative writing becomes a natural outflow as he organizes thoughts into sentences and applies his grammar knowledge in order to communicate. Learning and practicing the proper formation of letters and the correct spacing between letters, words, and sentences helps perfect writing skills for a good overall appearance. Learning computation skills, problem-solving skills, and how to apply arithmetic concepts exercises his reasoning and thinking abilities. In science, health, and history and geography, he’ll learn about God’s world and begin to appreciate it more as he ventures into a biographical study of people who made an impact on America. Most importantly, studying lives of real people in the Bible will help him learn how to respond to situations in his own life. Finally, art rounds out the academic program.

1st Grade Course

Reading—phonics and word-analysis skills

Writing—spelling, cursive writing words and sentences

Arithmetic—emphasis on addition and subtraction, place value, time, money, story problems, simple fractions, and measures

Bible, Science, History, Health, poetry, art

2nd Grade Course

Reading—phonics and word-analysis skills

Writing—vocabulary building, spelling, and cursive writing

Arithmetic—addition; subtraction; introduction to multiplication, division, Roman numerals, and story problems

Bible, Science, History, Health, poetry, art

3rd Grade Course

Reading—including Pilgrim’s Progress

Language—grammar, punctuation, penmanship, spelling, vocabulary, and creative writing

Arithmetic—addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and story problems

U.S. History—studied through biographies of famous Americans, geography

Science—natural and physical science

Bible, Health, poetry, art

With an integrated approach to language arts, your child learns how spelling, vocabulary, penmanship, reading, grammar, and composition—including the writing process—work together. Her knowledge of grammar will deepen and practical skills increase with a thorough review of capitalization, punctuation, and the eight parts of speech. She’ll learn how to read quickly for information through challenging reading selections emphasizing comprehension skills and speed-reading activities. Creative writing and word studies encourage maintaining valuable penmanship skills. There’s a focus on correct spelling, vocabulary word usage, and poetry memorization. Arithmetic leads your child from the known to the unknown as she studies fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, and many other topics. A study in United States history as well as history of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres from a Christian perspective opens the world up for your child. General science and health education offer a fascinating look at the world and show how to take care of the body God created. Through daily Bible lessons your child will see how God can do mighty acts when a person has faith in Him. Appreciation of fine arts will also grow through an introduction to accomplished artists and art techniques, and she’ll have opportunities to create her own works of art.

4th Grade Course

Reading—character-building patriotic stories, vocabulary, speed reading

Spelling and Vocabulary—30 words/definitions per week

Penmanship—daily work on correct letter formation and writing

English—grammar, usage, composition, and book reports

U.S. History—includes six-week unit of state history (parent collects teacher materials), geography

Science—survey of earth science, matter, energy, plants, and animals

Arithmetic—drill in speed and accuracy in the four arithmetic processes, using fractions, and measures

Bible, Health, poetry, art

5th Grade Course

Reading—character-building patriotic stories, vocabulary, speed reading

Spelling and Vocabulary—35 words/definitions per week

Penmanship—daily work on correct letter formation and writing

English—grammar, usage, creative writing, library research project, and book reports

History and Geography—Eastern Hemisphere

Science—survey of matter, energy, animals, earth, and space

Arithmetic—decimals, geometric figures, and word problems

Bible, Health, poetry, art

6th Grade Course

Reading—character-building patriotic stories, vocabulary, and speed reading

Spelling and Vocabulary—35 words/definitions per week

Penmanship—correct letter formation and writing

English—grammar and usage, creative writing, library research project, and book reports

History and Geography—Western Hemisphere

Science—plants, animals, chemistry, earth, and space

Arithmetic—fractions, decimals, percent, graphs, metric system, and consumer math

Bible, Health, poetry, art

7th–12th Grade

Courses filled with clear, vibrant lessons in grades 7–8 build on the foundation laid during your child’s elementary years and effectively prepare her for high school. Skills-based math and English classes help develop reasoning skills, while textbook exercises ensure long-term mastery of each concept. Your child’s interest will be captivated as she discovers the overall picture of God’s purpose and plan in history. Stimulating lessons go through a logical progression of events and ideas in world history, followed by a more detailed look at American history. Classroom demonstrations and invigorating discussions about life science and earth/space science bring the world to life. In Bible class, she’ll learn how to practically apply God’s Word to her life through studying select books from the Old and New Testament and memorize Scripture reinforcing these concepts. After completing grades 7–8, your child will be ready to successfully transition into the high school years.

7th Grade Course

English—grammar and usage, composition (book reports, research paper, writing processes), vocabulary, spelling, poetry, and literature

World History— from Creation to the present in Christian perspective, including geography and current events

Life Science (includes health)—introduction to scientific method, creation, classification, microscopy, ecology, plants, forestry, insects, vertebrates, the human body, and science research paper

Basic Mathematics—maintaining skills in fundamental operations plus finances, graphs, statistics, introduction to algebra, plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry

Bible—study of Exodus (one semester) and the Life of Christ (one semester) with memory verses

Physical Education—daily workout in one of many exercises including walking, running/stationary running, cycling/stationary cycling, swimming, basketball, soccer, aerobics, or jump roping

8th Grade Course

English—grammar and usage, composition (book reports, research paper, writing processes), vocabulary, spelling, poetry, and literature

U.S. History—narrative study of exploration, settlement, and growth of America to present; includes geography study, state history, and current events

Earth and Space Science—studies in geology, fossil records, oceanography, the atmosphere, weather, space, environmental science; science project

Pre-Algebra—maintaining basic math operational skills, pre-algebra, business math, geometry, and problem-solving strategies

Algebra 1—linear equations; algebraic numbers; graphs, formulas, fundamental operations; special products and factoring; fractions; ratio, proportion, and variation; linear systems of equations; powers and roots; exponents and radicals; quadratic equations (course only available to students with a documented A average in grade 7 math)

Bible—study of the Book of Acts (one semester) and Joshua and Judges (one semester) with memory verses

Physical Education—daily workout in one of many exercises including walking, running/stationary running, cycling/stationary cycling, swimming, basketball, soccer, aerobics, or jump roping

Stimulating academic courses challenge and grow your child throughout his high school years as part of the well-rounded college-preparatory course of study. Core academic courses in English, mathematics, science, and history meet standard graduation requirements and provide him with outstanding preparation for further studies. His study of grammar, great literature, writing, and vocabulary usage in English develops critical thinking ability and leads to mastering effective communication skills. He’ll apply previously mastered basic math skills to higher levels of study in algebra, geometry, and precalculus with trigonometry. Additional practical course options in consumer and business mathematics teach about taxes, balancing a budget, and other useful information. History courses give an in-depth look at people, cultures, and nations in a geographical context for an overall picture of the world. Your high school student will also learn creation-based biology, chemistry, and physics, with included labs that enhance his understanding of scientific concepts and provide thrilling virtual hands-on experience. Bible courses covering Genesis, Revelation, life management, and more, teach God’s truth, continuing to give him a strong foundation that will carry him through life. Elective selections provide an avenue for him to further develop skills in particular areas of interest. He may elect academic opportunities in additional honors-level mathematics, science, and foreign language courses, or choose to focus on developing performance skills in speech and music or aptitude in practical arts. Electing a variety of these courses will benefit him as he prepares for college and his life’s work

9th Grade Course

Hebrew History: Kings of Israel— Bible study series with memory verses

English 9—grammar, composition, vocabulary, spelling, poetry, and literature

Algebra 1—linear equations; algebraic numbers; graphs; formulas; fundamental operations; special products and factoring; fractions; ratio, proportion, and variation; linear systems of equations; powers and roots; exponents and radicals; quadratic equations

Physical Science—meteorology, oceanography, chemistry, geology, physics, lab demonstrations, science project

Health (one semester)—nutrition, personal hygiene, body systems, mental health, first aid, disease prevention, drug abuse, right relationships, spiritual growth

World Geography—study of seven continents with physical and political maps, current events

Physical Education 1—daily workout in either walking, running/stationary running, cycling/stationary cycling, swimming, basketball, soccer, aerobics, or jump roping

10th Grade Course

Bible Doctrines—study series on Bible doctrines with memory verses

English 10—grammar; composition; vocabulary; spelling; poetry; world literature, literary terms, complete novel: Silas Marner; complete play: Julius Caesar

World History—Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle Ages, the Reformation Era, the Age of Ideas, the twentieth century, current events

Algebra 2 (honors)—factoring; fractions; linear equations in one variable; coordinate geometry; variations and dependence; systems of equations; powers and roots; exponents, radicals, and imaginary numbers; quadratic and higher equations; logarithmic and exponential functions; numerical trigonometry; statistics and probability

Biology—botany; human anatomy and physiology; zoology; cellular and molecular biology; laboratory work: dissections, microscopy; field studies; nutrition; cellular biology; and science research project

11th Grade Course

Life Management (one semester)—how to live successfully in a contemporary world: learning to deal with relationships, safety, sex, drugs, job success, responsibilities, preparation for marriage; with Bible memory verses

New Testament: Jesus and His Followers (one semester)—Bible study of the Gospels with memory verses

English 11—grammar; composition; vocabulary; spelling; poetry; American literature, complete novel: The Scarlet Letter

U.S. History—includes discovery of America, birth of nation, growing as a nation, American character, expansion and conflict, age of industry, world wars, depression, and present day, current events

Plane Geometry (honors)—rectilinear figures, circle, proportions, similar polygons, surface polygons, regular polygons and circles, solutions of right triangles by means of ratios

Chemistry—basic concepts; stoichiometry; elements, compounds, chemical reactions; gases; chemical thermodynamics; light, electrons, and atomic structure; periodic table; chemical bonds and intermolecular forces; selected nonmetals; selected metals and semimetals; solutions and colloids; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium; acids, bases, and salts; ionic equilibrium in solution; oxidation-reduction reactions; electrochemistry; nuclear and organic chemistry; weekly laboratory studies; science research project

12th Grade Course

Old Testament: Genesis (one semester)—Bible study series with memory verses

Revelation (one semester)—Bible study series with memory verses

English 12—grammar; composition; vocabulary; spelling; poetry; English literature, complete play: Macbeth; complete novel: Pilgrim’s Progress

American Government (one semester)—foundations of American government, our constitutional republic, our federal republic, state and local study, current events

Economics (one semester)—free enterprise capitalism, personal responsibility, Protestant work ethic, economics and political freedoms, hope for the future, research paper, current events

Precalculus (honors)—traditional handling of trigonometry and analytic geometry, along with an introduction to calculus

Physics (honors)—basic concepts, three states of matter, mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, light, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, labs

Spanish 1—pronunciation, word formation, verse memorization as a witnessing tool, grammar, vocabulary, application

Spanish 2 (honors)—grammar, conversations, cultural readings, stories from the life of Christ (witnessing tool), vocabulary, composition, interviews

Consumer Math—buying a car, travel, income, budgeting, housing, food, clothing, leisure activities, federal taxes and records, banking, investments, the small business

Business Math—personal finances, bookkeeping and accounting, business formulas, investments, taxes, banking

Speech (one semester)—basic speaking principles taught from everyday conversation through monologues, poems, and stories

Orchestra 1 (Track A, Year 1) (DVD)—basic techniques to play violin, viola, cello, or bass; proper holding and bowing techniques

Orchestra 2 (Track A, Year 2) (DVD)—continued development of technical skills and introduction to principal of interpretation of classical music and tone production

Keyboarding—basic keyboarding skills, introduction to business documents, formatting, letter styles, reports, and professional tables; designed for standard computer word processing programs

Document Processing (one semester)—provides daily practice, routine timed writings, skill evaluation exercises, and thorough instruction in document processing; designed for standard word processing programs

Family/Consumer Sciences (one semester)—kitchen and food safety, care of kitchen and equipment, recipes, nutrition, consumer education, meal management, table and meal service, etiquette and entertaining; 15 food labs

Home Economics—Sewing (female students only; one semester)—consumer education, clothing care, sewing machine operation, beginning techniques, complete skirt, blouse, craft

Physical Education 2—daily workout in either walking, running/stationary running, cycling/stationary cycling, swimming, basketball, soccer, aerobics, or jump roping

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