The SPCS Elementary Curriculum emphasizes teachings from the Bible, the inspired Word of God. Our Bible curriculum develops Christ-centered beliefs. Students have memory verses and attend weekly Chapel which will focus on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. All academic subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. Teachers are devoted Christians with a college degree and current Indiana teaching license.
Reading is reinforced via a phonetic approach through 3rd grade utilizing elements from the “Orton-Gillingham Phonics Curriculum” and other phonics based instructional approaches. The traditional reading curriculum is integrated with a literature program. At times, the elementary students are grouped into small combinations of grade levels for hands-on activities. Classroom projects are incorporated with literature themes which give children opportunities to utilize innovative materials. Teachers plan ways to integrate the literature shared in this program with other subject matter.
Sustained Silent reading occurs in each classroom. Teachers also read aloud each day. The Meijer Accelerated Reader Program offers a host of good books on each child’s reading level and fun incentives. Our children read 6380 books last year and earned close to $1000 in incentives from our local Southport Meijer Store! We have 160,000 quizzes available now!
Elementary classes receive weekly instruction in Art, Music, Computers, Library, and P.E. Specifically trained staff members provide these classes for our students in addition to regular activities. A nine week grade, plus an Interim Report is given in each area, and will relate to participation and cooperation.
Computers and Interactive “Smart” Boards are available in all classrooms. They provide a significant component to keep us current with technological curriculum. The NEW Portable Computer lab houses twenty-three Dell Laptop computers. All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students have their own Chromebook computer to use at school to enhance the curriculum.