Spirit Christian Academy
In order for SCA to accomplish its goals, we look to partner with our parents in the education of our students. The blending of both the traditional classroom education and home-education environments does this. SCA teachers establish all course descriptions, objectives, lesson plans, and assessments. Teachers instruct students for two/three days on-campus of the school week, and parents are then given specific lesson plans and goals to accomplish at home on the other two/three days of the school week.
Our unique structure is designed for those families in which parents take an active role in the oversight and implementation of their children’s education. The level of parental involvement progresses from being a co-teacher in the elementary years, to a guide for dependent study in junior high, to more of a guide for independent study in the senior high courses. By partnering with our parents, SCA is then able to integrate the home and school instruction effectively toward the common goal of Christian character development and solid academic preparation.
Our kindergarten, first, second, and third grade classes meet twice weekly on campus in a traditional classroom setting that integrates all subjects taught by one teacher at each level.
The fourth through sixth grade programs, also meet on campus twice a week, and are offered a full course of study (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, and History). Each course is approximately one hour in length and is taught by a qualified teacher. Our fourth through sixth grade teachers specialize in a specific subject and therefore only teach that subject. This structure has been found effective at ensuring that students receive quality education in all subjects. Students are required to register for the entire program.
This schedule differentiates our elementary program from a “traditional elementary school program” All of our elementary students are taught subjects in a classroom setting by the primary teacher on Wednesday/Thursday and by the parent/coach, following the teacher provided lesson plans, on Monday/Tuesday/Friday at home.
The secondary program also offers a full course of study which includes 60 minutes per on campus-day of teaching for the following subjects: Literature, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, Computer Science, Biblical Studies, Math and a host of electives. Students register for individual classes and may take as few or as many as they desire. However, students that are planning on graduating through SCA need to take four core academic classes each year to meet the residency requirements for a diploma, ranking, cording, and transcript purposes.
Each student who registers for courses at SCA will have a transcript on file with the school, with a copy of this transcript made available to the student’s parents upon request.
SCA is accountable only for the courses taught at SCA. Any course instruction received at other non-accredited schools or instruction provided through home-education will be the responsibility of the parent. Transfer of credits for outside courses may be granted in accordance to SCA’s transfer credit policies. This will require a Parent and Student meeting with the Academic Advisor and the Department Head of said subject to begin the Transfer Credit process.
SCA will include approved parent courses of study (Transfer Credit) on a student’s transcript if the student meets residency requirements, transfer credit fees are paid in full and graduates from SCA.
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