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VICTORY

Christian Academy

And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great will be the their peace and undisturbed composure.

          Isaiah 54:13

2322 S. Main St.

Perryton, TX  79070

(806) 435-3476

A MINISTRY OF VICTORY FAMILY CHURCH

Language Arts - Recognition of name, sound, and picture for short vowels and consonants ~ Formation of vowels and consonants in upper and lower case ~ Language development and listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, science


Numbers - Simple counting 1–30 ~ Number concepts 1–15


Bible - Hymns /choruses ~ Memory verses ~  Lessons such as Creation, Noah, Boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus, Good Samaritan


Fine Arts - Music ~ Arts and Crafts

   Three Year Olds - must be 3 yrs. old on or before 9/1/15

  Four Year Olds - must be 4 yrs. old on or before 9/1/15


Language Arts - Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants ~ Sounding of blends and one and two vowel words ~ Reading of sentences and stories with one and two vowel words


Manuscript Writing - Formation of letters, blends, and words ~ Writing of first name


Poetry - Twenty-eight poems and finger plays committed to memory


Language - Language development and listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals,  transportation, countries, community  helpers, health, safety, manners, science


Numbers - Number recognition and counting 1-100 ~ Number concepts 1-20 ~ Number before and after 1-20 ~ Addition facts [1+15 +1] ~ [2+16+1] ~ [3+17+1] ~ [4+18+1] ~ [9+1]


Bible - Hymns /choruses ~ Memory verses ~  Lessons such as Creation, Noah, Boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchaeus, Good Samaritan


Fine Arts - Music ~ Arts and Crafts

   Kindergarten - must be 5 yrs. old on or before 9/1/15

Language Arts - Phonics and Reading ~ Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants ~ Sounding of blends, one- and two-vowel words, and words with special sounds ~ Beginning phonics rules and special sounds ~ Reading of sentences and stories from twelve books containing one- and two-vowel words and special sounds


Manuscript Writing - Letters, blends, words, and sentence


Language - Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods


Poetry - Thirteen poems committed to memory


Science - Plants ~ God’s Plan for Seeds ~ Animals ~ God’s Plan for Animals ~ God’s Plan for the Seashore ~ Health and Human Biology ~ God’s Plan for Me ~ Earth and Space ~ God’s Plan for Weather ~ God’s Plan for Seasons


Arithmetic - Number recognition, counting, and writing 1–100 ~ Number concepts 1–100 ~ Numbers before and after 1–100 ~ Numbers largest and smallest 1–100 ~ Counting and writing by tens to 100 ~ Counting and writing by fives to 100 ~ Counting and writing by twos to 100 ~ Number sequences by ones ~ Using number words 1–10 and first–tenth ~ Value of coins and dollar bill ~ Telling time ~ Using the calendar ~ Days of the week ~ Addition facts through 10 ~ One-step story problems in addition ~ Beginning subtraction


Social Studies - Community Helpers ~ Children of the World America: Our Great Country (map studies, famous Americans and places)


Bible - Hymns /choruses ~ Memory verses ~ Character Building ~ Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ ~ Weekly Chapel


Fine Arts - Music ~  Arts and Crafts ~ Creative Expression

Victory Christian Academy:

A Beka & Common Core


A Beka Book is committed to providing the finest educational resources for Christian schools and homeschool families. Accordingly, we routinely monitor educational trends in curriculum and assessment to evaluate them in light of traditional Christian values and objectives. Our goal is to continually improve A Beka Book materials by providing the most up-to-date content and best practices in textbooks and curriculum.


Common Core Alignment


Many Christian school educators and homeschool parents are inquiring about the sweeping national education standards known as Common Core State Standards (CCSS). While CCSS have only been written for English language arts and mathematics, they have quickly been adopted by most state departments of education, and future standardized testing appears to be aligning with them. Meanwhile, there is much controversy over the imposition of national standards, the loss of local control over education, and undesirable philosophical implications.


Because A Beka Book has historically met or exceeded recommended content standards, it is not surprising that when compared to current CCSS, the A Beka Book language arts and mathematics objectives were found to already meet almost all Common Core content standards.


However, a few differences were found. For example, in English language arts, A Beka Book fulfills or exceeds many of the standards at an earlier grade level than outlined in CCSS. Further, in mathematics, A Beka Book has chosen a different sequence of topical representation because it is more logical in presentation than what Common Core proposes.


Standards in education are often very useful when they inform content in an effort to ensure that subject matter is age appropriate, sequentially meaningful, and academically rigorous. Unfortunately, some of Common Core goes beyond content and moves into the realm of teaching methodology. Since many of these techniques do not align with our traditional Christian approach, we have purposefully chosen not to add them, but rather to leave it up to the school or individual to make decisions for implementation in keeping with their philosophy and principles of teaching and learning.


Proven Success of A Beka Book


The academic integrity of A Beka Book has been validated by the success of hundreds of thousands of students over decades. Historically, students instructed under our curriculum consistently score above national averages on standardized tests and on college entrance tests. Our skilled researchers and writers do not paraphrase progressive education textbooks; they do primary research in every subject and look at the subject from the traditional Christian point of view.


While it is healthy to be informed by educational trends and performance data, it is not the practice of A Beka Book to adjust or change its curriculum to align with each new reform that is presented in academia. We will continue our commitment to seek content and best practices that provide students with the tools they need for both academic and personal success.