TUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD…
From preschool through senior year of high school, your child will be taught using proven methods and materials from a Biblical viewpoint. Our primary curriculum throughout all grade levels is Abeka. Bible Baptist Academy can prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.
Our K3, K4, and K5 programs are so much more than learning the ABC’s and 123’s. We also teach our students obedience, respect, manners, and kindness. Each school day begins with Bible class where they will sing fun Bible songs, memorize age-appropriate Bible verses, and listen to exciting Bible stories that are applicable to them. As students go throughout the school year they will be taught the following concepts:
Addition and subtraction
Simple story problems
Short and long vowels
Science & History
Insects and animals
Beginning American history
Writing & Language
Letter formation (print)
Proper pencil grip
Every school day begins with Bible class in which our students not only learn Bible stories and principles, but also learn how to apply those principles to their own lives. Students are challenged to have a daily walk with God and to hide God’s Word in their hearts. You will be amazed at the ability of your student to memorize Scripture. On Thursdays, our students look forward to chapel time where they sing songs, play fun games, and hear preaching.
Through mathematics we see that God designed our universe in an orderly fashion. We build concept upon concept and lead each student from the concrete to the abstract. Our objective for them is to transition from simply knowing arithmetic to applying it in real-life problem solving.
Phonics & Language
We believe that the way students communicate through their speech and writing reflects upon their character. Because of this, we have a strong emphasis on language and grammar. Lower elementary students learn correct sentence structure, proper word usage, as well as important phonetic rules. As students enter upper elementary, they begin to recognize the parts of speech and to properly apply their knowledge of the English language in essays and reports.
Beginning in 1st grade, we teach our students how to write in cursive. They will learn proper letter formations, connecting strokes, and slant. This is an important skill that is unfortunately no longer being taught in many schools today.
We desire our students to develop a love for reading at an early age. Because our students are taught to read through phonetics, they have the tools to decipher and sound out new words and to quickly recognize words they have already been exposed to. This leads to higher reading fluency and independent reading at an early age.
Younger elementary students are given spelling words that re-emphasize the phonetic rules they have been learning in language and reading class. Older elementary students are exposed to more uncommon spellings, as well as vocabulary words and their definitions.
Science & Health
From insects and mammals to molecules and matter, students will be fascinated as they learn how God, the great Creator, designed our wonderful universe. Throughout science and health class, students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiments and use their skills of observation.
During history class, students get to travel in time from ancient civilizations to modern day events. They will learn how the past has shaped their present and how the present is deciding their future. We emphasize that our nation was founded upon Biblical principles and that the best way to be a good citizen is to be a godly Christian.
Each week our elementary students enjoy participating in our music class. Here they learn basic music theory, how to match pitch, and eventually how to sing in parts. The elementary choir has the opportunity to perform at our annual Christmas program and graduation. In addition to music class, fourth graders get to participate in a weekly recorder class where they learn the basics of playing an instrument. Fifth and sixth graders have the choice to continue their instrumental training by being a part of beginner band.
In addition to Bible, Choir, and PE classes, junior high students get to take the following classes:
|English||Composition, Grammar, Literature, Spelling, Vocabulary|
|Mathematics||Review of basic skills, decimals, fractions, percents, metrics, introduction to algebra, geometry|
|Social Studies||U.S. History, World History|
|Science||Earth Science, Life Science|
In order to graduate, all 9th-12th graders are required to complete the total number of credits listed under BBA Requirements in the chart below.
|State Requirements||BBA Requirements||College Requirements|
|Bible||0 Credits||8 Credits||0 Credits|
|English||8 Credits||8 Credits||8 Credits|
|Math||4 Credits||8 Credits||6-8 Credits|
|Science||4 Credits||8 Credits||6-8 Credits|
|Social Studies||4 Credits||7 Credits||7 Credits|
|Computer/Keyboarding||0 Credits||1 Credit||1 Credit|
|Physical Education||2 Credits||2 Credits||1 Credit|
|Health||1 Credit||1 Credit||1 Credit|
|Fine Arts/Speech||0 Credits||1 Credit||1 Credit|
|Foreign Language||0 Credits||2 Credits||2 Credits|
|Electives||17 Credits*||4 Credits||5 Credits|
|TOTAL||40 Credits||50 Credits||40 Credits|