updated: March 30, 2016
The curriculum is designed to challenge each student, provide a dependable routine and cultivate the successful mastery of skills. Students are encouraged to explore questions, work together to solve problems and set goals that challenge each one to excellence in all phases of learning. Teachers prepare lessons from many different sources and involve students in learning. Bible, reading, language arts, writing, history, social studies, mathematics, science, physical education and computer literacy form the basic academic core. Fine arts, including instrumental and choral music, art, drama and other electives at the middle school level provide for quality education. A regular chapel program exists at all grade levels. Many activities and field trips support learning both in and out of the classroom. Parent involvement is a key ingredient in implementation of the curriculum.
We believe it is essential to the maturation of young people that they develop a factual and healthy understanding of who they are and how they are made – physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. This should facilitate an understanding of the many changes they will experience in these areas.
It is the desire of CSLA to include within its curriculum, instruction in all areas of human growth and maturation. These important subjects will be taught within the confines of Scripture and the CSLA Statement of Faith.
Instruction will take place within the various units of study and at “teachable moments.” These units may be included in, but not limited to: PE/Health, Science and Bible. Parents will be notified of the units and participation is strongly encouraged.
Homework, when assigned, is given to extend the lessons learned in school. It is not intended to unnecessarily infringe on the home and the time students need for activities and family life. The purpose of homework is to:
- establish independent study skills
- practice and apply classroom concepts and skills
- prepare each student for more advanced study in later grades
- acquaint parents with the student’s school work and materials
- develop self-discipline
Homework is given at a teacher’s discretion, with the lower grades assigning “Read at Home” packets, spelling, Bible memory and some projects. As students move into the upper elementary and middle school grades, homework becomes more a part of the school routine. Teachers will communicate homework expectations to parents at the start of each school year.