Our Academics: Things To Know
The Bible is the written revelation of God for people. It provides the foundation of our faith in Jesus Christ, the standard of truth by which all other truth is measured, and the practical guide for life today. In kindergarten through 12th grade Bible is taught as a separate subject. Just as important, however, the truths of the Scriptures are integrated in the content of all classes, recess, extra-curricular activities, and in the handling of all school affairs.
Field Trips are an invaluable part of our elementary program as they allow students to extend their learning outside the walls of their classroom. Each class has between four to seven field trips over the course of the year. Several of these trips provide opportunites to not only learn but also serve our local community.
Service Projects completed by our elementary classes are a way we aim to instill in each child not only a love for Jesus but also a love in action for others. Some of the projects they will do include:
We have two on-staff Resource Teachers to help any child who may benefit from some additional focused instruction. They offer an individualized Orton-Gillingham phonetic approach, daily drills to cement phonics patterns needed for spelling, and reading appropriate leveled reading materials for each student. Working with the classroom teachers to ensure successful learning, these educators help your child succeed and feel successful in their learning.
In order to have successful learning, classroom management is important. At CVCS, each teacher explains the biblical roles and responsibilities for a respectful classroom community. Expectations are clearly stated and positive and negative consequences are handled by the classroom teacher. We believe communication with the parent is paramount. When a behavior needs another solution, parents are called in to meet with the teacher and lead teacher or principal to set up a course of action.