River Oak Christian Academy views the Bible as an integral part of each of the curriculum’s components. The Word of God is integrated throughout the instruction as well as when interacting with students in and out of the classroom. River Oak Christian Academy has chosen Bible curriculum that provides opportunities for students to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. Throughout the lessons, there are specific examples for students to apply Bible truths to their daily lives. Class discussions include ministering to others and serving others as Christ would do.
Textbook Source: BJU Press, Pioneer Valley, i-Ready Write, IEW
River Oak Christian Academy develops communication arts skills with a phonics-based reading approach. The curriculum is rich in reading and writing skills to develop lifelong learners to be effective communicators. Our vision is to equip our students to be able to read and understand the Word of God and to communicate the gospel through speaking and writing.
The English curriculum for each grade level includes components of Writing Projects, Study & Reference Skills, and Listening & Speaking Skills.
For Spelling, the students complete assignments relating to word patterns and generalizations. Teachers then give a weekly assignment that summarizes the skills for the week in the form of a writing assignment rather than traditional spelling tests.
The Reading program incorporates a variety of genres for all grade levels. Students are involved with reading activities that develop literal, interpretive, critical, and appreciative levels of reading comprehension. Each reading selection also includes an emphasis on biblical truths. Students are given opportunities to develop fluency through silent and oral reading. Students are challenged to higher critical thinking skills to determine the author’s message, reading for understanding, and connect to personal experiences.
Textbook Source: i-Ready and Purposeful Design
At River Oak Christian Academy, mathematics is taught from the ideals that the absolute nature of mathematics reflects the dependable attributes of God, including orderliness, precision, and consistency.
BENCHMARKS FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL:
Read, write, and identify numbers to 100
Addition and subtraction of whole numbers
Attributes of plane shapes and solid figures
Measurement of length, weight, and temperature
Read, write, and identify numbers to 999
Place value and expanded form
Addition (two and three digit) and subtraction (two digit)
Graphs and data
Read, identify, and write numbers to 9,999
Place value to the thousands place
Multiplication 0-5,10 and division
Decimals using money
Graphs and data
Read, identify and write numbers to 1,000,000
Place value to hundred thousands place
Basic facts with division with remainders
Mastering multiplication facts from 0-12
Algebra readiness including negative numbers
Adding and subtracting fractions
Plane and solid figures
Properties of addition, subtraction, and multiplication
Multiplication: two digit times three digit numbers
Division: three digit by two digit with two digit remainders
Decimals and fractions
Algebra readiness including variables and function tables
Statistics: mean, median, mode, range, and frequency
Geometry: circles, perimeter, area, and patterns
Addition and subtraction: six digit numbers
Multiplication: three digit times four digit
Division: four digit by two digit
Prime and composite numbers; GCF and LCM
Fractions using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Through the study of science, students build a foundation of scientific thinking and begin to understand a Creationist perspective of the world. Science encompasses the physical world that God created, and throughout the science curriculum the instruction revolves aroung the character and integrity of God. The Science curriculum for each grade level includes components in General Science, Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Students learn that God controls every physical action and reaction and all concepts will be studied in the light of the Word of God.
The Bible is the Source of truth and reveals to us the nature of man and reveals the nature of truth. Through the Social Studies curriculum, the students will develop a Christian worldview of the family, community, America, and the world. Students at each grade level will gain knowledge of political figures that influenced history and how his/her relationship with God affected events in time.
The Social Studies curriculum for each grade level includes components in Geography, American History, Government, Economics, and Culture.
BENCHMARKS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-5
Grade 3: Identify from memory the location of the 50 states
Grade 4: Memorize the names of the states and capitals