ECA believes that education imparts far more than academic knowledge. It is a balanced development of the whole person. In order to provide proper character building within the thousands of hours your child spends in school we train children with learning values that last.
Emerald Christian Academy understands that reading is a complex process of decoding words and attaching meaning. The ECA elementary reading program includes the following areas of instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The reading process involves the orchestration of a number of different strategies in a coordinated and fluent manner to construct meaning from print.
What learners should know (content) and be able to do (skills), serve as the framework for curriculum development. Standards in NAD Seventh-day Adventist schools reflect the Adventist worldview across the K-12 curricula as well as the integration of national and provincial/state standards. The Adventist worldview accepts the Bible as the standard by which everything else is measured. Four key concepts emerge from a biblical worldview that can be used as a lens for curriculum development, as well as informing the essential questions and big ideas of any content area: creation (What is God’s intention?), fall (How has God’s purpose been distorted?), redemption (How does God help us to respond?), and Re-creation (How can we be restored in the image of God?).
GO Math! is a focused program designed to meet the objectives and intent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Students and teachers are supported as they advance from concrete to abstract content through the use of models and math talk prompts presented in the Student Editions, and sample questions provided in the Teachers Editions. The program is designed so that teachers can easily create the environments necessary for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with depth without having to develop new materials.
ECA has a series of Bible based textbooks published by Kendall-Hunt to guide students into a greater knowledge of the Godhead and their work in our salvation. The foundations of all other learning, students not only learn the stories of the Bible but they are guided to be able to readily identify and understand the unfailing love of God. Scripture is memorized and students are provided opportunities to share and build their faith.
By Design is a creation based curriculum showing the craftsmanship of God in the creation of earth. Created to link Science and Faith, By Design shows students how Science actually backs what the Bible says. When properly taught, Science reflects back to the infinite power of God and allows room for inquisitive minds to grow and develop without sacrificing principle.
Scott Foresman Social Studies includes rich content that captures students’ imaginations and built-in reading and vocabulary instruction, your students will not only be learning, they’ll be preparing for success on high-stakes state and national tests. Today, it’s more important than ever that we show our students what it means to be citizens of this nation – that respect, caring, responsibility, fairness, courage, and honesty are the pillars that make us strong. Scott Foresman Social Studies helps you make a difference. The curriculum includes exciting lessons from Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum, give your student students unique opportunities to connect with the past.
Additional Courses and Activities
Accelerated Reading Program, Music, Spanish, Art, Physical Education, Technology, and Field Trips