Curriculum

Grades K-2

The Pre-Grammar Stage focuses on the young child’s natural ability to memorize and learn large quantities of information.  Students learn about God being Lord of all creation, including all subjects.  Biblical studies include an integrated approach to catechisms, creation science, and Bible memory. Academic studies focus on language through a strongly phonics-based curriculum, and mathematics through a skill-specific drill and memory approach.

 

Curriculum includes:

Bible

Reading

English

Math

Social Studies/History

Science

Geography

Art/Music

Physical Education (1st - 2nd)

 

Specific Learning Programs used: A Beka (phonics, reading, spelling/poetry, handwriting), Shurley Grammar (English), Saxon Math (math - advanced one grade level), PCS Creation Science (science, social studies, Bible, history, geography)

 

Grades 3-6

The Grammar Stage stresses knowledge and focuses on learning facts--who, what, when, and where. Chants and songs, rhyming and storytelling, make it easier to learn math facts, history dates, grammar rules, catechisms, and Latin vocabulary. Academic studies focus on language with an emphasis on writing skills, and mathematics with a continuation of skill-specific drill and memory work. Experiential learning enhances the child’s understanding through insect collections, performing literature plays, and re-enacting historical events. Each year, the student builds on the knowledge from previous years, expanding the storehouse of facts, and strengthening the foundation for future learning.

 

Curriculum includes:

Bible

Literature

English

Poetry (5th - 6th only)

Math

History

Science

Latin

Physical Education

 

Specific learning programs used: A Beka (spelling/poetry, cursive, language), Imitation in Writing and Institutes forExcellence in Writing (IEW) (writing), Shurley Grammar (English), Saxon Math (math - advanced one grade level), Veritas Press (PCS "His-Story"), Apologia (science), various great works used for literature

 

 

Grades 7-9

The Dialectic Stage unites the application and understanding of Grammar Stage knowledge and deepens the understanding of subjects. Students study the ordered relationship of data learned in the Grammar Stage and the way it fits into a coherent whole. Biblical studies include surveys of the Old and New Testaments. With the developing capacity for abstract thought, students learn formal and informal logic to acquire the discerning thinking skills to recognize sound and false reasoning. The student learns how and why, to think logically, to organize his thoughts, and to question intelligently.

 

Curriculum includes:

Bible

Literature

English

Math

History

Science

Latin

Logic

Physical Education

 

Specific learning programs used: A Beka (grammar, composition, history), Prentice-Hall (math), Latin in the Christian Trivium, Apologia (science), Omnibus (history), various great works used for literature

 

 

Grades 10-12

The Rhetoric Stage focuses on wisdom. The student learns to arrange and practically apply the knowledge and understanding gained in the first two stages and to articulate concepts and ideas through any medium. He can express ideas eloquently through the spoken and written word, and can defend his position. His knowledge is based on truth, his understanding comes from logical reasoning, and his wisdom is expressed in ways that influence others for good. Biblical studies include a comprehensive integrated curriculum in literature, history and debate, while mathematics concludes with college preparatory courses in algebra, geometry, calculus, and business math. Other coursework includes advanced sciences, foreign language, computer applications and fine arts.

 

Curriculum includes:

Bible

Apologetics

Literature

Rhetoric

Math

History

Science

Foreign Language

Physical Education

Fine Arts

Health

Geography

 

Specific learning programs used: A Beka (grammar and composition), Prentiss-Hall (math),Omnibus (history, literature, and Bible), various great works for Literature

 

 

CONTACT

 

Phone: 256-852-8884

pcsoffice@providenceclassical.org

 

 

ADDRESS

 

605 Clinton Ave E

Huntsville, AL  35801

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