Curriculum

Effective education does not merely encompass academic knowledge. Instead, it transforms the lives of children into young adults who are equipped to meet the demanding challenges of today’s world. At The King’s Academy we believe The Bible is the source for absolute truth. Our students will be taught and challenged daily from an authentically Christian world-view perspective. We believe that God has a clear plan and purpose for every child. We will challenge students at the highest possible academic level, while also teaching them how to think critically. Our desire is to partner with families in developing Christian Scholars prepared to reach their full potential. A King’s Academy education not only prepares students academically, but spiritually and socially as well. Welcome to TKA!

Junior Kindergarten
The King’s Academy Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to create Christian Scholars that are prepared to make an impact on the world in a Godly way. Our curriculum is designed to make students think critically and to teach students how to work together to solve problems. Our core subject areas include Phonics in preparation for Reading, Math, Bible, Science, Social Studies, Skill Centers, and Special Subject Classes. Special Subject Classes are provided to enrich the core subjects; they are Music, Physical Education, Art, and Library. Florida Sunshine State Standards are currently being used to set minimal expectations for student achievement in all areas.

Phonics/Reading
The King’s Academy Elementary School uses Letter People curriculum as well as A BEKA reading curriculum in Junior Kindergarten. Letter people aligns to National and Pre-K standards. It is developmentally appropriate with a strong focus on skill development. The Letter People curriculum uses song, movements and puppets to help students learn the letters of the alphabet and their sounds.

Math
Math instruction begins in Junior Kindergarten by integrating activities that involve sorting, patterning and graphing as well as building number skills so they better understand the concepts of numbers. The King’s Academy Elementary School uses a variety of teaching techniques, including hands on instruction to ensure a strong understanding.

Bible
Our goal is to teach students through a Biblical worldview and to share the love of Jesus Christ. Students attend Bible class four days per week and chapel once a week. During this time teachers use Bible stories, verse memorization and positive character traits to develop a biblical worldview and heart for Christ. Teachers also lead students in understanding how to use what they have learned to make wise choices for their lives. The teachers use the Positive Action Exploring God’s Love Bible curriculum. A new character trait is introduced during chapel each month and discussed in detail during class.

Science and Social Studies
Science and Social Studies are taught through thematic units.

Skill Centers
Junior Kindergarten students have daily academic centers that are categorized as literacy, math, and fine motor. These centers reflect the skills being taught at the time and also skills taught earlier. This allows practice in all areas of learning. The activities are hands on activities that are developmentally appropriate and are monitored by the teachers. A large majority of a JK child’s learning is done during center time which is very productive at this age.

Special Subject Classes
The Special Subject Classes enhance the classroom instruction and provide enrichment.

Music
Junior kindergarten students sing and use movement to learn rhythm patterns, improve fine and gross motor movements and the memorization of words. Students use various rhythm instruments, such as drums and rhythm sticks. Solfege is used for the purpose of ear training and to sing on pitch. Students are introduced to music theory with the music staff and basic notation. The elementary music building also has an ActivInspire Promethean Board for use in the development of learning and understanding musical concepts.

Art
Junior Kindergarten students learn the elements of art and principles of design in Art. We focus on line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space, pattern, and contrast. Students enjoy hands-on activities, songs, books, and games to further develop their creativity. Art is also a great way to further strengthen our students’ fine motor skills by using pencils, scissors, glue, paint, and playdough.  At the end of the year, each student brings a book home with all of his artwork in it.

Physical Education
Junior Kindergarten students participate in developmental physical education to develop their gross motor skills, focusing on body awareness, motor planning, balance and coordination.

Kindergarten

The King’s Academy Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to create Christian Scholars that are prepared to make an impact on the world in a Godly way. Our curriculum is designed to make students think critically and to teach students how to work together to solve problems. Our core subject areas include Bible, Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Penmanship, Phonics, and Skill Centers. Special Subject Classes are provided to enrich the core subjects; they are Music, Physical Education, Art, S.T.E.M., Spanish, and Library. Florida Sunshine State Standards are currently being used to set minimal expectations for student achievement in all areas.

Bible
Bible is considered part of our core curriculum. Students attend Bible class for thirty minutes four days per week and chapel once a week. During this time teachers use Bible stories, verse memorization and positive character traits to develop a biblical worldview and heart for Christ. Teachers also lead students in understanding how to use what they have learned to make wise choices for their lives. The teachers use the A BEKA Bible curriculum. A new character trait is introduced during chapel each month and discussed in detail during class.

Math
Math instruction involves integrating activities that include sorting, patterning and graphing. The King’s Academy Elementary School uses a variety of teaching techniques, including hands on instruction to ensure a strong understanding of math facts is achieved. We use Purposeful Design and A BEKA for Math instruction.

Phonics and Reading
The King’s Academy Elementary students use A BEKA in the Kindergarten to build a strong foundation in Phonics. This develops skilled readers who have a love of reading at a young age.

Science and Social Studies
Science and Social studies standards are taught using thematic units which are interwoven into all aspects of the class.

Penmanship
Kindergarteners are taught penmanship with A BEKA curriculum.

Skill Centers
Kindergarten has daily academic centers that are categorized as literacy, math, and fine motor. These learning centers reflect and enrich skills previously taught for mastery, as well as current skills students are learning. This allows practice in all areas of learning. The activities are hands on activities that are developmentally appropriate and are monitored by the teachers.

Special Subject Classes
The Special Subject Classes enhance the classroom instruction and provide enrichment.

Music
Kindergarten students sing and use movement to learn rhythm patterns, improve fine and gross motor movements and the memorization of words. Students use various rhythm instruments, such as drums and rhythm sticks. Solfege is used for the purpose of ear training and to sing on pitch. Students are introduced to music theory with the music staff and basic notation. The elementary music building also has an ActivInspire Promethean Board for use in the development of learning and understanding musical concepts.

Art
In our elementary art classes, we try to help each child discover their inner creativity. We do this by exploring the master artists in a program called “Meet the Masters”. The students learn about the lives, artwork, and methods of 36 artists over the course of 5 years. They practice art techniques in their own sketchbooks, and then complete masterpieces of their own, based on the works of each artist. Students love seeing their work displayed on the elementary bulletin boards throughout the year. We have a big art show in the middle of the year to celebrate each child’s creativity. Every child has one of their pieces framed and displayed.

Foreign Language
Students learn to speak Spanish through vocabulary building activities, songs, children’s books written in Spanish as well as interactive, hand on activities that require students to apply vocabulary and conversation skills.

Physical Education
Kindergarten students participate in a developmental physical education class that is both fun and challenging. The activities focus on introduction and practice of gross motor skills, balance, coordination, teamwork, and actions that cross the midline of the body to develop better
connections in the brain.

S.T.E.M.
The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum, called Project Lead the Way, starts with a fictional story that contains a real world problem. Throughout the lessons and projects, students are gaining knowledge about the topic and exploring with hands on activities. The unit culminates with a design challenge that goes back to the real world problem. The students must use the engineering design process to work together to design a solution. Kindergarten students learn about structure and function. We discuss the structure and function of the houses in the story The Three Little Pigs. The students then build houses and test the house’s strength in front of a fan.

First Grade

The King’s Academy Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to create Christian Scholars that are prepared to make an impact on the world in a Godly way. Our curriculum is designed to make students think critically and to teach students how to work together to solve problems. Our core subject areas include Bible, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts which include Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship. Special Subject Classes are provided to enrich the core subjects; they are Music, Music Theory, Physical Education, Art, S.T.E.M., Spanish, and Library. Florida Sunshine State Standards are currently being used to set minimal expectations for student achievement in all areas.

Bible
Bible is considered part of our core curriculum. Students attend Bible class for thirty minutes four days per week and chapel once a week. During this time teachers use Bible stories, verse memorization and positive character traits to develop a biblical worldview and heart for Christ. Teachers also lead students in understanding how to use what they have learned to make wise choices for their lives. The teachers use the ACSI Bible curriculum. A new character trait is introduced during chapel each month and discussed in detail during class.

Math
The King’s Academy Elementary school uses a variety of teaching techniques, including hands on instruction, to ensure a strong understanding of math concepts. The use of Go Math in 1st grade helps us achieve that goal. Students also have access to iXL math, an interactive website that helps students sharpen their math skills. Ensuring a strong understanding of math facts prepares our students for the demands of our upper elementary math program.

Science
The King’s Academy uses ACSI Purposeful Design for our science curriculum. This curriculum has many hands-on exploratory activities including experiments which can be done in the classroom.

Social Studies
Our Social Studies standards are accomplished utilizing the Harcourt/MacGraw-Hill curriculum and along with other resources. The curriculum, along with state standards, provide the students opportunities to learn how our country was founded, its history throughout the years and our geography.

Language Arts

  • Reading – The King’s Academy Elementary school uses a combination of Journeys and A BEKA in First Grade. A BEKA, through the use of phonics charts, integrates phonemic awareness and phonics instruction, while Journeys curriculum helps student build their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. We also use Accelerated reader to help build students’ reading comprehension and develop a love of reading.
  • Composition consists of writing and grammar. Students develop their writing skills and grammar through Journeys curriculum and additional supplemental material.
  • Spelling is taught with the Journey’s curriculum. Student are taught spelling rules they can apply to a variety of situation.
  • Penmanship is taught with Zaner-Bloser curriculum. First grade students continue to work on their print writing.

Special Subjects
The Special Subject Classes enhance the classroom instruction and provide enrichment.

Music
First grade students sing and use movement to rhythm patterns, improve fine and gross motor movements, memorization of words and knowledge of various styles of music. Students use rhythm instruments, such as drums, rhythm sticks and Orff instruments to develop music reading skills. Solfege and vocal exercises train the ear and voice for correct and healthy singing. Music theory is developed into more advanced concepts with each grade level. Critical thinking skills are encouraged and developed while learning about composers’ lives and the music they wrote. The elementary music building also has an ActivInspire Promethean Board for use in the development of learning and understanding musical concepts.

Art
In our elementary art classes, we try to help each child discover their inner creativity. We do this by exploring the master artists in a program called “Meet the Masters”. The students learn about the lives, artwork, and methods of 36 artists over the course of 5 years.  They practice art techniques in their own sketchbooks, and then complete masterpieces of their own, based on the works of each artist. Students love seeing their work displayed on the elementary bulletin boards throughout the year. We have a big art show in the middle of the year to celebrate each child’s creativity. Every child has one of their pieces framed and displayed.

Foreign Language
Students learn to speak Spanish through vocabulary building activities, songs, children’s books written in Spanish as well as interactive, hand on activities that require students to apply vocabulary and conversation skills.

Physical Education
Physical Education is an important part of the well-rounded education we offer here at The King’s Academy. Across all grade levels students participate in a daily fun and fit designed curriculum with an emphasis on agility and teamwork. Throughout the year the students will play multiple sports and have the opportunity to work on skills related to those sports. Our students also participate in activities such as Jump Rope for Heart and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The goal of our Physical Education program is to enhance the learning process by making the classes challenging and enjoyable leading to a healthy lifestyle.

S.T.E.M.
The S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum, called Project Lead the Way, starts with a fictional story that contains a real world problem. Throughout the lessons and projects, students are gaining knowledge about the topic and exploring with hands on activities. The unit culminates with a design challenge that goes back to the real world problem. The students must use the engineering design process to work together to design a solution. First grade students learn about light and sound and how each one travels. Their project relates to communicating with light and sound in different ways.

Second Grade

The King’s Academy Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to create Christian Scholars that are prepared to make an impact on the world in a Godly way. Our curriculum is designed to make students think critically and to teach students how to work together to solve problems. Our core subject areas include Bible, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts which includes Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship. Special Subject Classes are provided to enrich the core subjects; they are Music, Music Theory, Physical Education, Art, Spanish, S.T.E.M., and Library. Florida Sunshine State Standards are currently being used to set minimal expectations for student achievement in all areas.

Bible
Bible is considered part of our core curriculum. Students attend Bible class for thirty minutes four days per week and chapel once a week. During this time teachers use Bible stories, verse memorization and positive character traits to develop a biblical worldview and heart for Christ. Teachers also lead students in understanding how to use what they have learned to make wise choices for their lives. The teachers use the Biblical Choices Bible curriculum. A new character trait is introduced during chapel each month and discussed in detail during class.

Math
The King’s Academy Elementary school uses a variety of teaching techniques, including hands on instruction, to ensure a strong understanding of math concepts. The use of Go Math in 2nd  grade helps us achieve that goal. Students also have access to iXL math, an interactive website that helps students sharpen their math skills. Ensuring a strong understanding of math facts prepares our students for the demands of our upper elementary math program.

Science
The King’s Academy uses ACSI Purposeful Design for our science curriculum. This curriculum has many hands-on exploratory activities including experiments which can be done in the classroom.

Social Studies
Our Social Studies standards are accomplished utilizing the Macmillan/MacGraw-Hill Timelinks curriculum. The curriculum, along with state standards, provide the students opportunities to learn how our country was founded, its history throughout the years and our geography.

Language Arts (includes Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship)

  • Reading – The King’s Academy Elementary school uses Journeys in Second Grade. Journeys curriculum helps student build their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. We also use Accelerated reader to help build students’ reading comprehension and develop a love of reading.
  • Composition consists of writing and grammar. Students develop their writing and grammar skills through Journeys curriculum and additional supplemental material.
  • Spelling is taught with the Journey’s curriculum. Student are taught spelling rules they can apply to a variety of situation.
  • Penmanship is taught with Zaner-Bloser curriculum. Second grade students strive to perfect their print writing.

Special Subject Classes
The Special Subject Classes enhance the classroom instruction and provide enrichment.

Music
Second grade students sing and use movement to rhythm patterns, improve fine and gross motor movements, memorization of words and knowledge of various styles of music. Students use rhythm instruments, such as drums, rhythm sticks and Orff instruments to develop music reading skills. Solfege and vocal exercises train the ear and voice for correct and healthy singing. Music theory is developed into more advanced concepts with each grade level. Critical thinking skills are encouraged and developed while learning about composers’ lives and the music they wrote. The elementary music building also has an ActivInspire Promethean Board for use in the development of learning and understanding musical concepts.

Art
In our elementary art classes, we try to help each child discover their inner creativity. We do this by exploring the master artists in a program called “Meet the Masters”. The students learn about the lives, artwork, and methods of 36 artists over the course of 5 years. They practice art techniques in their own sketchbooks, and then complete masterpieces of their own, based on the works of each artist. Students love seeing their work displayed on the elementary bulletin boards throughout the year.  We have a big art show in the middle of the year to celebrate each child’s creativity. Every child has one of their pieces framed and displayed.

Foreign Language
Students learn to speak Spanish through vocabulary building activities, songs, children’s books written in Spanish as well as interactive, hand on activities that require students to apply vocabulary and conversation skills.

Physical Education
Physical Education is an important part of the well-rounded education we offer here at The King’s Academy. Across all grade levels students participate in a daily fun and fit designed curriculum with an emphasis on agility and teamwork. Throughout the year the students will play multiple sports and have the opportunity to work on skills related to those sports. Our students also participate in activities such as Jump Rope for Heart and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The goal of our Physical Education program is to enhance the learning process by making the classes challenging and enjoyable leading to a healthy lifestyle.

S.T.E.M.
The S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum, called Project Lead the Way, starts with a fictional story that contains a real world problem. Throughout the lessons and projects, students are gaining knowledge about the topic and exploring with hands on activities. The unit culminates with a design challenge that goes back to the real world problem. The students must use the engineering design process to work together to design a solution. Students learn about materials science in second grade. They learn about matter and how it changes. Their design challenge is to create something to save the ice pops from melting.

Third Grade

The King’s Academy Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to create Christian Scholars that are prepared to make an impact on the world in a Godly way. Our curriculum is designed to make students think critically and to teach students how to work together to solve problems. Our core subject areas include Bible, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts which includes Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship. Special Subject Classes are provided to enrich the core subjects; they are Music, Music Theory, Physical Education, Art, Spanish, S.T.E.M., and Library. Florida Sunshine State Standards are currently being used to set minimal expectations for student achievement in all areas.

Bible
Bible is considered part of our core curriculum. Students attend Bible class for thirty minutes four days per week and chapel once a week. During this time teachers use Bible stories, verse memorization and positive character traits to develop a biblical worldview and heart for Christ. Teachers also lead students in understanding how to use what they have learned to make wise choices for their lives. The teachers use the Biblical Choices Bible curriculum. A new character trait is introduced during chapel each month and discussed in detail during class.

Math
The King’s Academy Elementary school uses a variety of teaching techniques, including hands on instruction, to ensure a strong understanding of math concepts. The use of Go Math in 3rd grade helps us achieve that goal. Students also have access to iXL math, an interactive website that helps students sharpen their math skills. Ensuring a strong understanding of math facts prepares our students for the demands of our upper elementary math program.

Science
The King’s Academy uses ACSI Purposeful Design for our science curriculum. This curriculum has many hands-on exploratory activities including experiments which can be done in the classroom.

Social Studies
Our Social Studies standards are accomplished utilizing the MacMillan/MacGraw-Hill Timelinks curriculum. The curriculum, along with state standards, provide the students opportunities to learn how our country was founded, its history throughout the years and our geography. The students practice their knowledge through  presentations and projects.

Language Arts (includes Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship)

  • Reading – The King’s Academy Elementary school uses Journeys in third grade. Journeys curriculum helps student build their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. These skills are also developed through reading selected novels throughout the year. We also use Accelerated reader to help build students’ reading comprehension and develop a love of reading.
  • Composition consists of writing and grammar. Students develop their writing and grammar skills through Journeys curriculum and additional supplemental material.
  • Spelling is taught with the Journey’s curriculum. Student are taught spelling rules they can apply to a variety of situation.
  • Penmanship is taught with Zaner-Bloser curriculum. Third grade students begin to learn cursive writing.

Special Subject Classes
The Special Subject Classes enhance the classroom instruction and provide enrichment.

Music
Third grade students sing and use movement to rhythm patterns, improve fine and gross motor movements, memorization of words and knowledge of various styles of music. Students use rhythm instruments, such as drums, rhythm sticks and Orff instruments to develop music reading skills. Solfege and vocal exercises train the ear and voice for correct and healthy singing. Music theory is developed into more advanced concepts with each grade level. Critical thinking skills are encouraged and developed while learning about composers’ lives and the music they wrote. The elementary music building also has an ActivInspire Promethean Board for use in the development of learning and understanding musical concepts.

Art
In our elementary art classes, we try to help each child discover their inner creativity. We do this by exploring the master artists in a program called “Meet the Masters”. The students learn about the lives, artwork, and methods of 36 artists over the course of 5 years. They practice art techniques in their own sketchbooks, and then complete masterpieces of their own, based on the works of each artist. Students love seeing their work displayed on the elementary bulletin boards throughout the year.  We have a big art show in the middle of the year to celebrate each child’s creativity. Every child has one of their pieces framed and displayed.

Foreign Language
Students learn to speak Spanish through vocabulary building activities, songs, children’s books written in Spanish as well as interactive, hand on activities that require students to apply vocabulary and conversation skills.

Physical Education
Physical Education is an important part of the well-rounded education we offer here at The King’s Academy. Across all grade levels students participate in a daily fun and fit designed curriculum with an emphasis on agility and teamwork. Throughout the year the students will play multiple sports and have the opportunity to work on skills related to those sports. Our students also participate in activities such as Jump Rope for Heart and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The goal of our Physical Education program is to enhance the learning process by making the classes challenging and enjoyable leading to a healthy lifestyle.

S.T.E.M.
The S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum, called Project Lead the Way, starts with a fictional story that contains a real world problem. Throughout the lessons and projects, students are gaining knowledge about the topic and exploring with hands on activities. The unit culminates with a design challenge that goes back to the real world problem. The students must use the engineering design process to work together to design a solution. The Science of Flight is the subject matter for third grade. After learning about the four forces involved in flying a plane, the students use an app on the iPad to design a glider, build it with materials given to them, and modify the structure to cause it to fly the farthest. The real world problem involves carrying cargo to a remote place that has experienced a natural disaster.

Fourth Grade

The King’s Academy Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to create Christian Scholars that are prepared to make an impact on the world in a Godly way. Our curriculum is designed to make students think critically and to teach students how to work together to solve problems. Our core subject areas include Bible, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts which includes Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship. Special Subject Classes are provided to enrich the core subjects; they are Music, Music Theory, Physical Education, Art, Spanish, S.T.E.M., and Library. Florida Sunshine State Standards are currently being used to set minimal expectations for student achievement in all areas.

Bible
Bible is considered part of our core curriculum. Students attend Bible class for thirty minutes four days per week and chapel once per week. During this time teachers use Bible stories, verse memorization and positive character traits to develop a biblical worldview and heart for Christ. Teachers also lead students in understanding how to use what they have learned to make wise choices for their lives. The teachers use the Biblical Choices curriculum. A new character trait is introduced during chapel each month and discussed in detail during class.

Math
The King’s Academy Elementary school uses a variety of teaching techniques, including hands on instruction, to ensure a strong understanding of math concepts. The use of Go Math in 4th grade helps us achieve that goal. Students also have access to iXL math, an interactive website that helps students sharpen their math skills.

Science
The King’s Academy uses ACSI Purposeful Design for our science curriculum. This curriculum has many hands-on exploratory activities including experiments which can be done in the classroom.

Social Studies
Our Social Studies standards are accomplished utilizing the Harcourt Social Studies curriculum. The curriculum, along with state standards, provide the students opportunities to learn how our country was founded, its history throughout the years and our geography. The students practice their knowledge through presentations and projects.

Language Arts (includes Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship)

  • Reading – The King’s Academy Elementary school uses Journeys in fourth grade. Journeys curriculum helps student build their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. These skills are also developed through reading selected novels throughout the year. We also use Accelerated reader to help build students’ reading comprehension and develop a love of reading.
  • Composition consists of writing and grammar. Students develop their writing and grammar skills through Journeys curriculum and additional supplemental material.
  • Spelling is taught with the Journey’s curriculum. Student are taught spelling rules they can apply to a variety of situation.
  • Penmanship is taught with Zaner-Bloser curriculum. Fourth grade students continue to work on their cursive writing.

Special Subject Classes
The Special Subject Classes enhance the classroom instruction and provide enrichment.

Music
Fourth grade students continue to sing and develop music reading skills. Rhythm instruments, such as drums, and Orff instruments are also used to further advance music reading. Solfege, breath control and vocal exercises train the ear and voice for correct and healthy singing. Music theory continues to develop with more advanced concepts in each grade level. Critical thinking skills are encouraged and developed while learning about composers’ lives and the music they wrote. The elementary music building also has an ActivInspire Promethean Board for use in the development of learning and understanding musical concepts. Fourth grade students are offered to audition for The King’s Kids, an elementary performing choir that rehearses during school hours.

Art
In our elementary art classes, we try to help each child discover their inner creativity. We do this by exploring the master artists in a program called “Meet the Masters”. The students learn about the lives, artwork, and methods of 36 artists over the course of 5 years. They practice art techniques in their own sketchbooks, and then complete masterpieces of their own, based on the works of each artist. Students love seeing their work displayed on the elementary bulletin boards throughout the year.  We have a big art show in the middle of the year to celebrate each child’s creativity.  Every child has one of their pieces framed and displayed.

Foreign Language
Students learn to speak Spanish through vocabulary building activities, songs, children’s books written in Spanish as well as interactive, hand on activities that require students to apply vocabulary and conversation skills.

Physical Education
Physical Education is an important part of the well-rounded education we offer here at The King’s Academy. Across all grade levels students participate in a daily fun and fit designed curriculum with an emphasis on agility and teamwork. Throughout the year the students will play multiple sports and have the opportunity to work on skills related to those sports. Our students also participate in activities such as Jump Rope for Heart and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The goal of our Physical Education program is to enhance the learning process by making the classes challenging and enjoyable leading to a healthy lifestyle.

S.T.E.M.
The S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum, called Project Lead the Way, starts with a fictional story that contains a real world problem. Throughout the lessons and projects, students are gaining knowledge about the topic and exploring with hands on activities. The unit culminates with a design challenge that goes back to the real world problem. The students must use the engineering design process to work together to design a solution. Fourth grade students discuss the area of energy and how it converts from potential energy into kinetic energy. They will design a safety system so that the egg will not break when the vehicle collides into the wall.

Fifth Grade

The King’s Academy Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to create Christian Scholars that are prepared to make an impact on the world in a Godly way. Our curriculum is designed to make students think critically and to teach students how to work together to solve problems. Our core subject areas include Bible, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts which includes Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship. Special Subject Classes are provided to enrich the core subjects; they are Music, Music Theory, Physical Education, Art, Spanish, S.T.E.M.,  and Library. Florida Sunshine State Standards are currently being used to set minimal expectations for student achievement in all areas.

Bible
Bible is considered part of our core curriculum. Students attend Bible class for thirty minutes four days per week and chapel once per week. During this time teachers use Bible stories, verse memorization and positive character traits to develop a biblical worldview and heart for Christ. Teachers also lead students in understanding how to use what they have learned to make wise choices for their lives. The teachers use the Biblical Choices curriculum. A new character trait is introduced during chapel each month and discussed in detail during class.

Math
The King’s Academy Elementary School uses a variety of teaching techniques, including hands on instruction, to ensure a strong understanding of math concepts. The use of Go Math curriculum as well as the interactive website, iXL, helps students achieve this goal.

Science
The King’s Academy uses ACSI Purposeful Design for our science curriculum. This curriculum has many hands-on exploratory activities including experiments which can be done in the classroom. Our 5th grade students also participate in a yearly science fair.

Social Studies
Our Social Studies standards are accomplished utilizing the Silver Burdett Ginn curriculum. The curriculum, along with state standards, provide the students opportunities to learn how our country was founded, its history throughout the years and our geography. The students practice their knowledge through presentations, and projects.

Language Arts (includes Reading, Composition, Spelling, and Penmanship)

  • Reading – The King’s Academy Elementary school uses Journeys in fifth grade. Journeys curriculum helps student build their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. These skills are also developed through reading selected novels throughout the year. We also use Accelerated reader to help build students’ reading comprehension and develop a love of reading.
  • Composition consists of writing and grammar. Students develop their writing and grammar skills through Journeys curriculum and additional supplemental material.
  • Spelling is taught with the Journey’s curriculum. Student are taught spelling rules they can apply to a variety of situation.
  • Penmanship is taught with Zaner-Bloser curriculum. Fifth grade students strive to perfect their cursive writing.

Special Subject Classes
The Special Subject Classes enhance the classroom instruction and provide enrichment.

Music
Fifth grade students continue to sing and develop music reading skills. Rhythm instruments, such as drums, and Orff instruments are also used to further advance music reading. Solfege, breath control and vocal exercises train the ear and voice for correct and healthy singing. Music theory continues to develop with more advanced concepts in each grade level. Critical thinking skills are encouraged and developed while learning about composers’ lives and the music they wrote. The elementary music building also has an ActivInspire Promethean Board for use in the development of learning and understanding musical concepts. Fifth grade students are offered to audition for The King’s Kids, an elementary performing choir that rehearses during school hours. Fifth grade students may choose to learn to play a wind or brass instrument with band rehearsals also during school hours. Sixth grade band is offered as a continuation for those who were in fifth grade band.

Art
In our elementary art classes, we try to help each child discover their inner creativity. We do this by exploring the master artists in a program called “Meet the Masters”. The students learn about the lives, artwork, and methods of 36 artists over the course of 5 years. They practice art techniques in their own sketchbooks, and then complete masterpieces of their own, based on the works of each artist. Students love seeing their work displayed on the elementary bulletin boards throughout the year. We have a big art show in the middle of the year to celebrate each child’s creativity. Every child has one of their pieces framed and displayed.

Foreign Language
Students learn to speak Spanish through vocabulary building activities, songs, children’s books written in Spanish as well as interactive, hand on activities that require students to apply vocabulary and conversation skills.

Physical Education
Physical Education is an important part of the well-rounded education we offer here at The King’s Academy. Across all grade levels students participate in a daily fun and fit designed curriculum with an emphasis on agility and teamwork. Throughout the year the students will play multiple sports and have the opportunity to work on skills related to those sports. Our students also participate in activities such as Jump Rope for Heart and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The goal of our Physical Education program is to enhance the learning process by making the classes challenging and enjoyable leading to a healthy lifestyle.

S.T.E.M.
The S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum, called Project Lead the Way, starts with a fictional story that contains a real world problem. Throughout the lessons and projects, students are gaining knowledge about the topic and exploring with hands on activities. The unit culminates with a design challenge that goes back to the real world problem. The students must use the engineering design process to work together to design a solution. The robotics kits are used in fifth and sixth grade. From creating a toy, to experimenting with the sensors, the robotic brain, and motors, to building and modifying a robotic car, these students are busy. Their design challenge will be to make the robotic car move blocks into the safe zone out of the way of the “hazardous waste” area.

Sixth Grade

The King’s Academy Elementary School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to create Christian Scholars that are prepared to make an impact on the world in a Godly way. Our curriculum is designed to make students think critically and to teach students how to work together to solve problems. Our core subject areas include Bible, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, Spelling, and Composition. Special Subject Classes are provided to enrich the core subjects; they are Music, Music Theory, Physical Education, Art, Spanish, S.T.E.M., and Library. Florida Sunshine State Standards are currently being used to set minimal expectations for student achievement in all areas.

Bible
Bible is considered part of our core curriculum. Students attend Bible class for thirty minutes four days per week and chapel once a week. During this time teachers use Bible stories, verse memorization and positive character traits to develop a biblical worldview and heart for Christ. Teachers also lead students in understanding how to use what they have learned to make wise choices for their lives. The teachers use the Bible Truth for Christian Schools curriculum. A new character trait is introduced during chapel each month and discussed in detail during class.

Math
The King’s Academy Elementary school uses a variety of teaching techniques, including hands on instruction, to ensure a strong understanding of math concepts. The use of Go Math in 6th grade helps us achieve that goal. Students who qualify may take Pre- Algebra their 6th grade year.

Science
The King’s Academy uses ACSI Purposeful Design for our science curriculum. This curriculum has many hands-on exploratory activities including experiments which can be done in the classroom. Our sixth grade students also compete in a yearly science fair.

Social Studies
Our Social Studies standards are accomplished utilizing the Bob Jones Heritage Study curriculum. The curriculum, along with state standards, provide the students opportunities to learn about ancient civilizations from a biblical perspective. The students practice their knowledge through PowerPoint presentations, oral presentations such as the wax museum, and writing and illustrating books.

Language Arts (includes Reading, Composition and Spelling)

  • Reading – The King’s Academy Elementary school uses Journey’s curriculum in sixth grade. Journeys curriculum helps student build their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. These skills are also developed through reading selected novels throughout the year. We also use Accelerated reader to help build students’ reading comprehension and develop a love of reading.
  • Composition consists of writing and grammar. Students develop their writing and grammar skills through Journeys curriculum and additional supplemental material.
  • Spelling is taught with the Journey’s curriculum. Student are taught spelling rules they can apply to a variety of situation.

Special Subject Classes
The Special Subject Classes enhance the classroom instruction and provide enrichment.

Music
Sixth grade students continue to sing and develop music reading skills. Rhythm instruments, such as drums, and Orff instruments are also used to further advance music reading. Solfege, breath control and vocal exercises train the ear and voice for correct and healthy singing. Music theory continues to develop with more advanced concepts in each grade level. Critical thinking skills are encouraged and developed while learning about composers’ lives and the music they wrote. The elementary music building also has an ActivInspire Promethean Board for use in the development of learning and understanding musical concepts. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are offered to audition for The King’s Kids, an elementary performing choir that rehearses during school hours. Fifth grade students may choose to learn to play a wind or brass
instrument with band rehearsals also during school hours. Sixth grade band is offered as a continuation for those who were in fifth grade band.

Art
In our elementary art classes, we try to help each child discover their inner creativity. We do this by exploring the master artists in a program called “Meet the Masters”. The students learn about the lives, artwork, and methods of 36 artists over the course of 5 years. They practice art techniques in their own sketchbooks, and then complete masterpieces of their own, based on the works of each artist. Students love seeing their work displayed on the elementary bulletin boards throughout the year. We have a big art show in the middle of the year to celebrate each child’s creativity. Every child has one of their pieces framed and displayed.

Foreign Language
Students learn to speak Spanish through vocabulary building activities, songs, children’s books written in Spanish as well as interactive, hand on activities that require students to apply vocabulary and conversation skills.

Physical Education
Physical Education is an important part of the well-rounded education we offer here at The King’s Academy. Across all grade levels students participate in a daily fun and fit designed curriculum with an emphasis on agility and teamwork. Throughout the year the students will play multiple sports and have the opportunity to work on skills related to those sports. Our students also participate in activities such as Jump Rope for Heart and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The goal of our Physical Education program is to enhance the learning process by making the classes challenging and enjoyable leading to a healthy lifestyle. In 6th grade student can participate in sport and compete for the school as part of a middle school team.

S.T.E.M.
The S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum, called Project Lead the Way, starts with a fictional story that contains a real world problem. Throughout the lessons and projects, students are gaining knowledge about the topic and exploring with hands on activities. The unit culminates with a design challenge that goes back to the real world problem. The students must use the engineering design process to work together to design a solution. The robotics kits are used in fifth and sixth grade. From creating a toy, to experimenting with the sensors, the robotic brain, and motors, to building and modifying a robotic car, these students are busy. Their design challenge will be to make the robotic car move blocks into the safe zone out of the way of the “hazardous waste” area.


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