Our Academics.

Millersville Christian Academy has a full curriculum for all subjects including math, science, social studies, language arts, writing, Bible, physical education, art, and music. All core curriculum will be aligned to standards which will enable success on nationally normed assessments. All core curriculum will also be infused with full Bible integration. At MCA, your child will have an excellent academic preparation along with the extra advantages of Bible instruction and every subject taught from a God-centered point of view. If you have questions on our academic curriculum, contact us at (828) 352-9600 or info@millersvillechristianacademy.org.


Millersville Christian Academy will utilize six blocks for the following subjects and utilize Bob Jones University Press curriculum:

Bible

The Bible Truths series gives your child an understanding of the timeless truths of the Bible and challenges each to apply them. From a complete study of the life of Christ to a factual study of every major Old Testament character, the early church, and the themes and topics of the Christian life, Bible Truths builds a foundation for a growing, maturing walk with God.

Heritage Studies (Social Studies)

From Creation and the ancient world to modern-day studies, the Heritage Studies materials will build a thorough understanding of world geography, culture, politics, and the founding and growth of the United States. Lessons clearly present God's sovereign hand, and godly men and women are held high.

Science

While studying science from a biblical viewpoint, your child will explore God's creation, investigating the far reaches of the universe, the structure and inhabitants of the earth, and the workings of cells and atomic reactions. Your child will see God's orderliness in both physical and biological systems.

Math

We will strengthen your child’s reasoning and problem-solving skills and develop his/her understanding of math as a tool of commerce, the language of science, and a means for solving everyday problems. Your child will see the relevance of math and its biblical basis from beginning to end.

Language Arts

English, Phonics, Spelling, Reading, Literature & Writing
English, writing, grammar - Few skills are more essential today than effective communication. Your child’s analytical abilities will grow as they expand their vocabulary and learn to use words in context. He/She will learn how to read literature in the light of biblical truth and how to deal biblically with objectionable elements. We will teach an appreciation for literary techniques in Scripture, while presenting a variety of genres from a range of cultures, and developing critical thinking skills.

Handwriting - Clear, legible handwriting is important for your child's success in school and in his/her future career. We will teach how to maintain consistent slant, readable spacing, and neatness as they write. Since the adjustment from "circle and stick" print to cursive is often difficult for children, we will utilize a pre-cursive style that guides the natural slant of your child's writing and builds a foundation for forming cursive letters. Each handwriting book has a theme that provides interesting activities to do for practice. In the early grades, handwriting practice parallels the letters and sounds that your child is learning in his reading lessons.

Literature - We will teach your child to read for wisdom and enrichment as well as for pleasure. Each literature book includes a broad range of literary selections from different cultures, genres, and time periods. In addition to studying literary elements and interpretation, your child will learn how to read literature in the light of biblical truth and how to deal with objectionable elements.

Reading - We will engage your child with a variety of character-building stories and classical literature selections. We will emphasize reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and vocabulary enrichment.

Spelling - Knowing how to spell words correctly and use them in context is key to success in school, in the workplace, and in life. We will teach students about word relationships and structural patterns, introducing a manageable spelling list of relevant words each week. Practice tests and reinforcement activities build student confidence for each test.

Vocabulary – We will show how languages such as Greek and Latin have contributed to modern English. Games, puzzles, and reinforcement activities keep your child's interest while building his/her vocabulary.

Non-Core (PE, Music & Art)

We will have a full block in which our students go each day for a combination of music, art, and physical education.

We will offer a robust, challenging curriculum with excellent teachers dedicated to developing the whole child. Our initial school year (2018-19) will usher in students in kindergarten through grade 3. Each subsequent year going forward; we will add at least one additional grade per year so that those precious children who start with us will graduate with us and be qualified to go to school anywhere they wish and accomplish their dreams.

 

K-3 Curriculum Overview.


KINDERGARTEN
Kindergarten instruction develops the student’s understanding of the relationship between reading and writing. General curriculum includes instruction in:

    • Phonics
    • Reading and listening comprehension
    • Science
    • Heritage Studies
    • Literature
Math lessons are interactive and often utilize manipulatives to build a foundational understanding of concepts including:
    • Number sense
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Time
    • Money
Bible Truths lesson topics include:
    • Creation
    • Studies of both Old and New Testament characters
    • The life of Jesus
GRADE 1
Bible Truths — Lessons include memory verses and stories from Old and New Testaments.
Heritage Studies — Students explore the general history and geography of their world starting from their own origins and expanding to all seven continents. Topics include map reading, early exploration and settlement of the New World, basic government, and important American sites.
Science — Lessons examine human senses, animals, weather, health and safety, with introductory science process skills, such as observation and measurement.
Math — Skill development focuses on place value, addition, subtraction, money and measurement. Activities often include manipulatives, graphs and equations.
Phonics & English — Lessons emphasize phonemic awareness and patterns. An introduction to grammar focuses on punctuation. Introduction creative writing and the writing process.
Spelling — Lessons expand beyond memorization to examine word families and definitions.
Reading — Instruction develops phonics, reading comprehension and listening skills. Lessons integrate literary stories, Scripture, poetry and plays.
Handwriting — Pre-cursive instruction focuses on proper formation of alphabetic letters and simple words.


GRADE 2
Bible Truths — Lessons include memory verses, timelines, and stories from Old and New Testaments.
Heritage Studies — Students learn to appreciate the significance and progression of historical events from Creation to the American Colonial Period to the Revolutionary War. Lessons include the study of maps and land forms, citizenship, and cultures.
Science — Students explore topics including plants, dinosaurs, fossils, environments and natural resources.
Math — Instruction often uses manipulatives to develop basic understating of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
English — Activities build a foundation for grammar, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
Spelling — Students develop an understanding of phonics and word structure generalizations.
Reading — Stories are used to build on phonics instruction introduced in English and to encourage comprehension and higher order thinking skills.
Handwriting — Student writing transitions from printing to cursive.


GRADE 3
Bible Truths — Scriptural examples are used to illustrate life lessons in following Christ. Instruction is arranged thematically and chronologically.
Heritage Studies — From a biblical perspective, students observe challenges faced by our nation during the years from the Constitutional Convention through the Civil War and westward expansion.
Science — Lessons focus on creation through study of animal classification, the solar system, sound and weather.
Math — Major topics of instruction include multiplication, division, fractions and decimals. Problem-solving skills are addressed via activities including word problems and graphing.
English — Grammar and writing skills are reinforced with an emphasis on the writing process. Activities also address studying, listening and speaking skills.
Spelling — Instruction continues to emphasize phonics and word structure. Spelling application is addressed by exercises that include writing and proofreading.
Reading — Stories that underscore character building and biblical truths help students continue to develop comprehension and phonics skills.
Handwriting — Practice in cursive writing also includes instruction in spacing, punctuation and margins.


For more information about the MCA curriculum, or admission questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Peal at pealj@millersvillechristianacademy.org or call (828) 352-9600.

Contact Admissions.

  • 828.352.9600
  • 828.352.9783
  • info@millersvillechristianacademy.org