Course Overview

The following is a basic course overview for the elementary school at Front Range Christian.

Art

The elementary art program gives a structured opportunity for the students to develop their skills, confidence, and joy in creating works of art. Students develop their decision-making and problem-solving skills as they manipulate different media used in creating visual works of art. The art program gives the opportunity to study God as the Creator and His creation as inspiration to our student artists.

Bible

The primary focus of the Bible course is the application of biblical truths in the lives of students. Our goal is that students will develop a growing, maturing, personal relationship with God, and that they will demonstrate discernment in life choices through a biblical worldview. Students are also involved in weekly chapel services.

Language Arts

Students are introduced to basic concepts of language using a building block approach throughout their elementary years. These language arts concepts include grammar, composition, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

Math

The primary objectives of math will be introduced, reviewed, and mastered sequentially as students develop mentally and cognitively. Our goal is for students to obtain grade-appropriate mastery of each mathematical principle.

Music

The study of music at FRCS exists to guide students to develop their musical abilities and talents to honor and worship our Lord Jesus Christ. Students are exposed to music history, theory, performance techniques, and praise and worship.

Physical Education

Our goal is to develop a lifelong habit of physical activity by teaching skills related to endurance, flexibility, motor skills, and fundamental skills related to games and sports. Teamwork, appreciation of the gifts of others, and sportsmanship are all key in developing a sense of one body working toward a common goal.

Reading

Through the teaching of reading skills, reasoning, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency, students become independent readers. By exposure to different genres and authors, students are introduced to other cultures and acquire an appreciation of literature. Students are taught how to effectively read and evaluate non-fiction materials for information and content. They are also taught to sift all knowledge through the filter of God’s Word.

Science

As Creator, God’s fingerprints are seen in every facet of scientific study. To attempt to teach science apart from the recognition of God’s handiwork would be to miss the truth. Students of science will develop an understanding of their responsibility as stewards of the earth.

Social Studies

An understanding of how God has worked in the lives of all people through the ages is critical to a student’s ability to actively engage society. Kindergarten through 4th grade social studies focuses on the role of community and builds to an understanding of “state” within U.S. regions. Fifth grade focuses on U.S. history, while 6th grade introduces students to the world beyond their own country.

Curriculum

Following is a list of the primary curriculum Front Range Christian School uses for elementary subjects; organized by grade.

1st Grade

Bible ACSI
Math Saxon Math 2008
Reading Journeys, Lexia
Phonics Journeys, Lexia
Spelling Journeys
Language Arts Journeys, Write Steps, custom materials
Science ACSI, Purposeful Design
Social Studies An Island Story, Fifty Famous Stories Retold, Viking Tales, various materials
Handwriting D’Nealian Handwriting

2nd Grade

Bible ACSI
Math Saxon Math 2008
Reading Journeys
Phonics Journeys, Lexia
Spelling Journeys
Language Arts Journeys, Write Steps, Easy Grammar, custom materials
Science ACSI Purposeful Design
Social Studies An Island Story; This Country of Ours, A Child’s History of the World, Trial & Triumph, thematic units
Handwriting D’Nealian Handwriting

3rd Grade

Bible ACSI
Math Saxon Math 2008
Reading Journeys, chapter books
Phonics Rebecca Sitton, Lexia
Spelling Sitton Spelling
Language Arts Great Source, Write Traits, Easy Grammar, Write Steps
Science ACSI Purposeful Design, Giant Nature Library
Social Studies An Island Story; This Country of Ours; A Child’s History of the World; Trial & Triumph
Handwriting D’Nealian Handwriting

4th Grade

Bible ACSI
Math Saxon Math 2008
Reading Journeys, chapter books
Phonics N/A
Spelling Journeys, Sitton Spelling
Language Arts Easy Grammar, Journeys, Write Steps
Science ACSI Purposeful Design
Social Studies This Country of Ours, George Washington’s World, Trial & Triumph, Colorado History
Handwriting N/A

5th Grade

Bible ACSI
Math Saxon Math 2008
Reading Journeys, chapter books
Phonics N/A
Spelling Journeys, Sitton Spelling
Language Arts Write Steps, Journeys, Easy Grammar
Science ACSI Purposeful Design, Delta Science Kits
Social Studies This Country of Ours, Abraham Lincoln’s World, Trial & Triumph, United States Adventures in Time and Place
Handwriting N/A

6th Grade

Bible ACSI
Math Saxon Math 2008
Reading Various literature selections
Phonics N/A
Spelling Sitton Spelling
Language Arts Write Steps
Science ACSI Purposeful Design
Social Studies The Story of the World: V. 4; A History of U.S. War, Peace, and All That Jazz: 1918-1945
Handwriting N/A