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Curriculum

Calvary Christian School uses a treasury of textbooks and teaching materials that reflect the very best in scholarship, design, practicality, and spiritual fidelity.  We strive to provide a scriptural foundation for academic excellence and good character training.  Bible is taught at each grade level along with the core subjects and electives.  The Abeka curriculum is used in preschool through middle school grades for the majority of subjects.

 

Accelerated Reader Program

The Accelerated Reader program (AR) is a computerized literature curriculum that many schools use to extend students' learning experiences and to encourage reading beyond the classroom.  AR has been proven by scientifically-based research to be effective in helping educators dramatically accelerate student growth.  Numerous reports by independent researchers demonstrate that students' reading abilities improve with the use of AR.  Students in first through eighth grades are required to participate in the AR program.  Teachers will send home more detailed information at the beginning of the year and at the start of each quarter.

 

Reflex Math

Calvary uses the Reflex Math, a computer-based program which strengthens students' math skills by building facts fluency.  Students enjoy playing a variety of entertaining games that challenge them to increase their speed and accuracy for their basic math facts.

 

PSIA

Every year, Calvary participates in the Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA) academic competition.  Students can choose to complete in 59 different contests in math, science, language arts, speech, social studies, and fine arts.  Students who place first or second at the district level are invited to compete at the state meet at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  Calvary Christian School consistently ranks in the top two schools in district PSIA competitions.

 

Academic Awards

Principal's List Award - Awarded at the end of each quarter to students with a core average of 95 or higher.  An All-Year Principal's List award is given to students who earn Principal's List for every quarter.

Honor Roll Award - Awarded at the end of each quarter to students with a core average of 90-94.  An All-Year Honor Roll award is given to students who earn Honor Roll (or a combination of Honor Roll and Principal's List) for every quarter.

Perfect Attendance Award -  Awarded at the end of the year for students with no absences and no tardies

Top AR Reader - Awarded at the end of the year for the top three students with the most AR points in each grade level

 

National Junior Honor Society

Middle school students have an opportunity to become a part of our National Junior Honor Society chapter.  Students are evaluated by the NJHS faculty council on the basis of five criteria:  Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character.  NJHS students are involved in a variety of service projects.  The NJHS Induction Ceremony is held towards the end of students' seventh grade years.