The elementary program is designed to develop learning skills in all subjects including English, spelling, reading, math, science, history, Bible, and physical education. Music, poetry, art, creative writing, and penmanship are also an important part of the program. Textbooks are selected from both the A Beka and BJU, (Bob Jones University) curriculums. Visit www.bju.com and www.abeka.com to learn more about these curriculums.
To help parents keep abreast of their student's academic progress, we offer a full featured school management software program that gives parents access to view daily academic progress for their students. The system provides detailed information to view specific grades issued for a particular assignment, test, quiz or project. Homework is also posted for quick reference. In addition to the systematic tools provided to parents, our teachers work closely with parents to identify trouble areas and suggest possible solutions to help each student achieve the greatest academic success possible.
Teachers are encouraged to schedule regular field trips to enrich and enhance the learning experience for all grade levels. The Washington D.C. metro area provides a vast array of opportunities for enrichment involving government, history, science, environmental studies and the cultural arts. Annual trips for the younger grades include fall visits to the farm and local historical sites.
The elementary staff includes both an art and a music teacher. Art is taught once a week to all students in grades K4-6th. Formal music and choir classes begin in the first grade and are held twice a week. Weekly, grades 1st-6th will meet with the music teacher to learn about music. An additional music class is offered each week which combines several classes and is designed for students to learn to sing various songs which are performed during the fall or spring programs.