Committed to providing every student with a Christ-centered education AoE comes along side parents to equip students to be successful and influential in their families, community, and the world, discerning the truth of God’s Word in their lives.
First grade students develop a lasting, enthusiastic relationship with reading and writing by using the BJU Press curriculum which includes phonics educational materials and reading lessons to help your students grow in reading comprehension. Other subjects teach handwriting, spelling, early American history, and the scientific view of God’s creation.
The Academy of Excellence has invested in a tailored curriculum for Bible in grades 1-12 that
Exciting theme lessons combine phonics, reading, listening, comprehension, creative writing, and grammar covering short and long vowels, single consonant blends, and diagraphs, r-influenced vowels, special vowel sounds, silent consonants, suffixes, and syllable division. Phonics patterns are also taught using word families. Phonics characters make phonics generalizations fun and memorable.
The following skills are incorporated:
Young readers are introduced to a variety of colorfully illustrated fiction, poems, plays, articles, and Bible stories. Reading selections are developed to incorporate phonics, English skills, service words, and word families. New vocabulary words for each story are introduced in sample sentences to provide context clues. Discussion questions and teaching strategies give opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and comprehension. Both oral and silent reading habits are developed.
Students receive emphasis in:
Students focus on application through studying generalizations, and using spelling as a tool for communication. Enjoyable guided activities help your student learn :
PreCursive models are introduced for the entire alphabet. Proper letter formation is reinforced by copying Scripture, poetry, words, phrases, and sentences with simple writing instructions for first-graders.
BJU Math 1 uses manupulatives and real-life experiences to teach place value, addition, subtraction, geometry, time, money, measurement, and fractions—all with engaging themes and characters. Writing equations, reading graphs, and other concepts are introduced as part of problem-solving skills
The BJU Press curriculum starts students on the path of scientific inquiry with an introduction to the senses, heat, sound, animals, and heavenly bodies–presenting God as the Creator of all things.
The BJU Press Heritage Studies follows the events in the New World from pre-1000 to 1682. Your students will learn about the Vikings, Columbus, Plymouth Plantation, trading, Native Americans, and early homes and schools.
The following subject areas are surveyed: