Academics – Christian Academy



Academics Overview

We offer an academically challenging K-8 program.  At Christian Academy, we set high expectations for all students, and provide an Honors curriculum for advanced learners.  CAP test scores significantly out-perform the national average on the TerraNova Achievement Tests, a nationally-standardized test.  For the past five years, school-wide average scores have ranked in the top 25 to 30 percent of students tested nationwide.  We view teaching as a ministry- not just a job- and are dedicated to helping all students reach their full potential.

In addition, all students take art, music, PE, Spanish, and computer classes, which are important components of a comprehensive education.  Worship team, student government, and yearbook electives are also offered for students in grades 7 and 8.

Our Upper Elementary and Mid-High students are also provided many opportunities to participate in learning and serving outside of school.  This includes science trips to Catalina Island, Spiritual Emphasis retreats, mission trips, community service trips, and other academic field trips.

CAP is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI).  Accreditation, a national benchmark of quality, is a voluntary process involving validation by peer review and a systematic self-evaluation against nationally accepted standards.

Elementary Academics (Grades K-4)

picture of grade a and handsWe offer an academically challenging program, while also providing a well-rounded education, including art, music, PE and computer classes. Our elementary students study Bible as a core class and have chapel once a week.  Character development is part of our everyday emphasis, as we continue to grow kids in Christ.

Our curriculum includes:

  • ACSI Bible
  • ABEKA language arts
  • Reading Street
  • Spalding Phonics
  • ABEKA Social Studies
  • ACSI Science
  • Scott Foresman Math

 

Upper Elementary/Mid-High Academics (Grades 5-8)

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Our 5th-8th grade program provides an academically challenging program, while also providing a supportive environment for students as they transition between elementary school and high school. Students are encouraged to grow in their walk with Christ and the knowledge of His grace.  Our curriculum, dedicated teachers, weekly chapel, and community service projects provide a place of spiritual shelter as well as a place of intellectual challenge.

Students attend homeroom, Bible class and specials/elective classes with their own grade level.  Students rotate to different classrooms and teachers for each academic subject – Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science.  This allows each teacher to focus on their particular area of expertise, and also allows students the opportunity to take classes a year ahead of their social grade level.

By the end of 8th grade, all of our students have completed an advanced academic program which significantly exceeds Arizona standards, including completion of Algebra, advanced Language Arts studies and Science.  80% of our graduates attend Tri-City College Preparatory High School.

Upper Elementary

Upper Elementary includes our 5th and 6th grade classes.  Each class has its own homeroom, where they begin and end each day.   All 5th graders take art, music, PE and computers, while 6th graders are given their choice of electives, which also includes foreign language, drama, worship team and yearbook, in addition to the standard offerings of music, art, PE and computers.  As mentioned above, both 5th and 6th graders rotate to different teachers for their academic subjects.

Mid-High

Mid-High is a combined class of 7th and 8th graders.  Mid-High has its own homeroom teacher, and recess and lunch periods separate from the lower grades. Mid-High students are given their choice of electives, which includes music, art, PE, computers, foreign language, drama, worship team and yearbook. As for Upper Elementary, our Mid-High students rotate to different teachers for their academic subjects.

Our curriculum includes:

  • ACSI Bible
  • ABEKA language art
  • Progeny Press Literature studies
  • ABEKA Social Studies
  • ACSI Science
  • Scott Foresman Math
  • Prentice Hall Algebra and Pre-Algebra

 

Electives and Co-Curricular Activities

Upper Elementary/Mid-High Electives

P.E.

Physical education encourages physical growth for all students.  Sportsmanship and a healthy life style are promoted through exercise and sports.

Computers

Technology is key to success in today’s society.  Students learn valuable typing skills, how to navigate various computer programs, and how to judge the validity and character of information found on the internet.

Music

Learning how to write, read, and compose music is only part of the music program.  Students will be introduced to music from around the world and be exposed to several instruments.  They have the opportunity to learn piano, guitar, and percussion.

Yearbook

Yearbook team meets in the Spring. The team is responsible for assembling the yearbook for the school year.

Spanish

Spanish class is offered for grades K – 8 once a week.  Students are able to explore a foreign language through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Art

Art classes teach the basics of drawing, color, perspective, and understanding art. This course allows students to explore their creativity.

 

Upper Elementary/Mid-High Co-curricular

Worship Team

Worship is an important part of our chapel times together. The Worship Team leads us in chapel worship on Friday mornings.

Student Government

Our Student Government is responsible for service projects and spirit days.  Serving on the Student Government is a privilege and an honor based on scholarship, service, citizenship, character and leadership.

Service Hours

Service Hours are the responsibility of each student. Students in grades 6-8 are required to have a minimum of 50 hours of service for the year. Students will have the opportunity to earn some of these hours through school service projects.

Homeschool Enrichment Program

Christian Academy of Prescott has recognized the need to partner with families that educate their children full-time at home. For the 2014-15 school year we are offering Homeschool Enrichment Program appropriate for ages 7-11. The program will be every Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a great opportunity for parents to receive the gift of time to prep for school at home, while providing quality instruction for their children. Each day that students come in, they will be rotated through four classes:

  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Spanish

We have chosen these four classes since they are sometimes challenging at home. Our faculty that instructs these classes for the student body at Christian Academy will also be instructing the Homeschool Enrichment Program.

Enrollment Fees

Homeschool Enrichment Tuition Rate ($20 per week for 34 weeks) $680.00

Scholarships and Discounts

Families enrolled in Homeschool Enrichment may also take advantage of student tuition organization scholarships to pay for tuition.  However, your child is not eligible for scholarships if he or she is enrolled in public school.  Discounts are given after all scholarship funds have been applied.  10% discount is given for second child in family, 15% off or the third child, and each child thereafter.  For more information or to enroll your child please call the school office at (928) 445-2565.

Athletics

Christian Academy of Prescott participates in the Independent School Sports Association (ISSA league), playing schools in Prescott and the regional area.

For the 2014-2015 school year, we are offering Cross-Country, Girls Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball, and soccer for mid-high students.

Test Scores

CAP students continuously and significantly outperform the national and state averages on nationally standardized tests.  School-wide average test scores consistently rank in the top 25 to 30 percent nationwide.

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