New or incoming students will be pre-assessed using the following assessments prior to starting school (if enrolled before school begins), or within the first week of attendance (if enrolled during the school year).
K2 & K3: PHCA created readiness test
K4: Fox Letters and Sounds
PHCA uses a variety of publishers to fit our standards-based educational framework. Of these publishers include the A Beka curriculum for K2 to Kindergarten, Purposeful Design, Handwriting Without Tears, and online programs such as ABC Mouse and Keyboarding Without Tears. The Bible, and Math curriculum is currently provided through Purposeful Design, Phonics and Reading, Health, Science, and Social Studies are through Abeka. Handwriting and Readiness is through a combination of Purposeful Design and Handwriting without tears. Every attempt will be made to provide a consistent program within grade levels that will prepare and flow to the next.
Grades K2, K3, K4 and K5:
The curriculum includes Bible, phonics, reading, guided handwriting, numbers, poetry, art, computer, music, PE, and classroom procedures. Reading is taught using the phonetic approach.
A RED COMMUNICATION FOLDER WILL BE SENT HOME EVERDAY. IT WILL CONTAIN GRADED WORK FROM THE WEEK BEFORE, AS WELL AS, A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AND OTHER COMMUNICATION.
The responsibility for scholastic achievement is placed on the student. It is expected that all students bring work home, the amount of that work increasing with each grade level. Homework serves the following purposes: to reinforce what has been taught; to let the teacher know that he/she has successfully communicated the material to the students; to enable the student to ascertain that he/she has a good understanding of what was covered in class by doing homework independently; and to help the student become responsible by doing the work assigned and doing it on time.
Homework should be viewed as an extension of instruction, designed to reinforce and permit practice of learning begun in the classroom.
Homework assignments must be completed, turned in on time, and written properly. The only acceptable excuse for not completing homework is the student’s illness OR a written note from the parent stating why the homework was not completed. Failure to do homework can adversely affect a student’s grade.
Homework should be kept to a minimum on Wednesdays. It is preferred that no homework be given on Wednesdays, if at all possible, to encourage students to participate in activities within their church. Tests may be given on Thursdays as long as they are announced earlier in the week.