Academics

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Mission
Our mission is to provide a Christian education, assist students in discovering their God-given potential, and offer service opportunities to put their faith into action.

Academic Handbook:

Our Faculty and Staff:
Pre-Kindergarten (3 and 4 year olds):
Fostering a love of learning that will stimulate your Pre-Kindergarten child intellectually while challenging and motivating your
child spiritually is our goal at Adams County Christian Academy!  Our Footsteps for Fours (BJU Press) and Bible (Purposeful Design) curricula guide your child toward becoming an independent learner, while fostering your child's faith. 

Footsteps for Fours
focuses on the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual needs of Pre-K students.  It uses a center-based, hands-on approach to learning in order to give each child the opportunity to learn at his or her own developmental level and ability.  Each lesson incorporates acquisition of language, phonological awareness, handwriting, scientific investigation, number concepts and cultural knowledge.

Music, poetry, action rhymes and finger plays, games, dramatization, and activities for fine and gross motor development are also included in day to day activities to enhance your pre-kindergartener's learning experience.

With a complete Bible curriculum, your Pre-K child learns basic Bible truths through prayer, singing songs (Bible action songs, hymns, etc.), memorizing scripture verses and listening to Bible stories each day.  Storybooks, cd's and occasional videos, worksheets, coloring pages and games that bring Bible stories to life are also incorporated. Throughout the day, the purposeful academic instruction, play and activities will prepare your child for Kindergarten.

Pre-Kindergarten at ACCA is open to students who are three or four years old by September 1 of the year of entrance. Three-year-olds attend our program for two years and four-year-olds attend for one year.  All children who enroll must be completely "potty-trained" and self-sufficient in the bathroom. 

In order to be best prepared for Kindergarten, we recommend that your four-year-old attend Pre-Kindergarten five days per week, but our schedule is very flexible and may be tailored to meet your needs.  You may choose half-day or full-day attendance for three, four or five days per week.

Elementary (K through 5th Grade):
Students in elementary grades enjoy small class sizes and individualized attention. Along with their core subjects, students receive instruction in Bible, Spanish, music, physical education, art, and computer (grades K - 5).  Students in grades 1- 5 are also encouraged to participate in ACSI events such as Spelling Bee, Speech Meet, and Math Olympics. Weekly chapel, concerts, and field trips round out our elementary students' school experience.

Daily Schedule (K-5): School begins at 8:13 a.m. with prayer and a time of devotions in God’s Word. Each classroom maintains their schedule to complete all aspects of the curriculum. Students bring their own lunches for the mid-day meal. School concludes at 2:51 p.m.


Middle School (6th -  8th Grade):
As students progress to Middle School, more opportunities are realized. Spanish, Health, Home Economics, Performing Arts, Art and music are added academic possibilities.

Daily Schedule (7-12): School begins at 8:13 a.m. Daily instructional time is 44 minutes per class period. All programs of study meet and exceed state requirements for middle school students. Students are also given the opportunity to select elective courses as part of their weekly schedules. School concludes at 2:51 p.m.

Curriculum: Junior High (PDF)

Senior High (9th through 12th Grade):
Entering 9th grade begins a new journey toward graduation. With a requirement of 25 credits, students are challenged with a variety of courses, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Algebra 1 and 2, Calculus, History, Business Math, Spanish, and more. 

Daily Schedule (7-12): School begins at 8:13 a.m. Daily instructional time is 44 minutes per class period. All programs of study meet and exceed state requirements for high school students. Students are also given the opportunity to select elective courses as part of their weekly schedules. School concludes at 2:51 p.m.

Curriculum: Senior High (PDF)

Chapel:
Chapel meets weekly for a time of Praise and Worship. Area pastors and youth pastors and other guests speak God's truth into our students' lives.  Chapel dress is required.

Specials for Elementary:
Art, Computer, Library, Music, and Gym

Electives for Middle School and Senior High School:
Art, Computer, Drama, Chorus, Music, Home Economics

Resources:
College and career planning and learning support

Extracurricular:
Clubs: Worship, Student Council, Yearbook

Services for home- and cyber-schooled (non-enrolled) students: