ELEMENTARY PROGRAM (K5-5th grade)
The elementary staff delivers a varied curriculum to their students utilizing best practices through a biblical lens. Curriculum is chosen based on student needs, proper scope and sequence, and developmental benchmarks. Teachers in the elementary school employ the following curricula:
Math—Saxon (K5 through 4th grade) Scott-Foresman (5th grade)
Phonics, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary—Logic of English, Shurley English
Social Studies—Core Knowledge (K5-3rd), Houghton-Mifflin (4th and 5th grade)
Reading/Literature—Trade books/novels and Scott Foresman Reading
Bible—Veritas Press and other resources
All elementary students are assessed annually using a nationally normed standardized test (Stanford 10) as well as periodically with the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment, which measures reading comprehension and fluency. Teachers employ a combination of small and whole group instruction in reading and math subject areas, using guided reading and individual student conferences to both measure and promote learning growth. All elementary students take physical education every day. Additionally, all enjoy music, computer, library and art once weekly. Chapel occurs weekly and is grouped by grade level. Depending upon the grade level, off-site field trips may occur several times per year. Younger student may also be grouped with upper elementary students as Book Buddies or Puzzle Pals, thus affording our older students the opportunity to begin serving younger students within the school community.
To find out more about RCS elementary school, please schedule a tour soon.