Paramount Christian Academy offers a Full Day First-Fifth Grade Program. Our class size is 1 teacher to 14 students; almost half the size of a public school classroom setting. Our programs start at 8:30 am and end at 3:00 pm. We offer extended care from 5:30 am – 8:30 am and 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm for an additional fee.
PCA has strategically chosen a combination of curriculum programs that will keep the students engaged and learning throughout our full day program. During the school day we will explore the following core subjects: Phonics, Writing, Reading, Math, Science, Music, Art, and Social Studies using the 1st – 5th grade level A Beka Curriculum. This curriculum program has proven to challenge each student, but is taught using effective and tested methods.
PCA is also incorporating the Handwriting Without Tears writing program. This program will emphasize the correct use of lowercase letters in words and sentences.
Our classrooms implement two additional language curriculum’s- Spanish and Sign Language. The Spanish curriculum is called Calcio Spanish- Elementary School Spanish Curriculum. We will use stories, songs, simple phrases, activity sheets, etc; to introduce basic Spanish to the students.
The American Sign Language curriculum, Signing Time, uses the same natural methods to teach students words, phrases, and finger spellings for common words and situations.
PCA understands the importance of Physical Education; therefore, we have chosen to make this a part of our daily routine, alternating with a music class. This portion of the day gives students a chance to try new physical activities and practice their fine and gross motor skills. PE has been linked to creating higher self-esteem and a better ability to focus. We will work on balance, flexibility, coordination, body, and spacial awareness using curriculum; from Spark PE programs.
To increase each child’s Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies awareness, along with allowing the students to gain computer skills, we will be using an online program called IXL in the classroom. Each student will have their own log in code and be able to complete lessons and play appropriate educational games at their own pace.
PCA has a state of the art SMARTBoard, an interactive piece of technology, which allows students to use more than one sense to absorb new concepts and practice lessons. It also gives us the ability to pull from more than one media source, for example, if we are learning about the ocean, we can pull up live camera feed from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, so your child can see what life looks like under the water while at the same time writing a list of the animals we are seeing. If the students have questions the answer can be found in only a few moments and shown in video and/or picture form, as well as, being explained. Once your child is enrolled in a PCA program you will have access to SMART Exchange and be able to download appropriate activities and use them at home.
Paramount Christian Academy’s Elementary School goals are to help you create an educated self-confident child who feels both love and respect for God, themselves, and others.
Please take a look at the attachments listed below to better understand each curriculum we have chosen. Inside of each document, you will find a link to the website for further information.