Academics

SLCA Academic Programs

Servant Leaders  Christian  Academy  (SLCA) provides  BJU Press Christian Classroom  Online (CCO) and synchronous project-based learning (PBL) integrating language arts, science, social studies, math, and Bible. The combination of these instructional methods in a virtual setting encourages students to be accountable, innovative, and creative  in their academic  development.  Teachers,  as  servant  leaders,  are responsible for providing Biblical worldview  lessons  and  accountable  for planting, watering, and tending in order for students to harvest the fruit of knowledge and understanding in Christ.

Full-day students complete grade-level BJU Press Christian Classroom Online academic curriculum. SLCA half-day students join full-day students for project-based learning classes and extracurricular activities.

We strive to provide our students with different opportunities for learning including early childhood education, quality neighborhood schools, and adult education.

Our chosen work is to inspire, challenge, and empower all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to become involved members of a global community.

Class Schedule

* Indicates classes taken by both SLCA Full-day students and SLCA Synchronous Supplementary Program Half-day students.
PBL — Project-based Learning

All times in
Pacific Time

7:50-8:00
8:00-8:20
8:20-9:00
9:00-9:20
9:20-9:30
9:30-10:10
10:10-10:25
10:25-10:45
10:45-11:35
11:35-12:30
12:30-1:30
1:30-2:00
2:00-2:50
2:50-3:00
Monday
Welcoming
Bible
Reading
English
Break
*PBL
Recess
Spelling
Science
Math
Lunch/Recess
Social Studies
*Chapel
Homeroom

Tuesday

Welcoming
Bible
Reading
English
Break
*PBL
Recess
Spelling
Science
Math
Lunch/Recess
Social Studies
*Art
Homeroom

Wednesday

Welcoming
Bible
Reading
English
Break
*PBL
Recess
Spelling
Science
Math
Lunch/Recess
Social Studies
*I Can Serve
Homeroom

Thursday

Welcoming
Bible
Reading
English
Break
*PBL
Recess
Spelling
Science
Math
Lunch/Recess
Social Studies
*PE
Homeroom
Friday
Welcoming
Bible
Reading
English
Break
*PBL
Recess
Spelling
Science
Math
Lunch/Recess
Social Studies
*Club
Homeroom

Course Descriptions

Brief descriptions of our classes, by grade level

First Grade

Bible 1 presents Bible characters chronologically in a study of Old/New Testaments, application stories that reveal God’s character

Heritage Studies 1 introduces your child to fundamental concepts related to geography, economics, and culture, within the context of American history from pre-Columbus days through the time of the Pilgrims in 1682

Phonics and English 1 directs your student in his continuing development of understanding word meanings and communicating effectively

Reading 1 connects phonics and comprehension skills to silent and oral reading of a variety of stories in six colorful readers

Spelling 1 uses the recall-study-recall-study-recall learning method to teach word structure to your first grader

Math 1 places an emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts through the study of manipulatives while touching on the abstract

Science 1 gives the student an understanding of the concepts of gravity, force, plants, states of matter, animals, teeth, sound, and weather

Second Grade

Bible 2 illustrates key biblical doctrines and unit memory verses through a thematic, chronological study of the Old/New Testaments

Heritage Studies 2 introduces your child to geographical, economical, and cultural concepts during American Colonialism

English 2 helps your student to understand the purpose of learning grammar. Introduces writing skills through appropriate writing activities, starting with the writing process before developing sentence and paragraph writing skills

Spelling 2 presents words arranged in same-sound, different-spelling groups for auditory memory

Reading 2 introduces fun stories, poems, and informational texts that reveal more about God’s creation

Math 2 adds to your second grader’s mathematical understanding and problem-solving skills

Science 2 introduces God’s creation while encouraging the student to think and learn like a scientist

Third Grade

Bible 3 applies biblical principle skills and missionary stories

Heritage Studies 3 follows the events in America from the Constitutional Convention through the Civil War and the westward expansion

English 3 teaches grammar and strengthens a student’s writing skills that last a lifetime

Spelling 3 applies more generalizations to word families and provides extensive practice in adding suffixes

Reading 3 emphasizes reading comprehension skills through discussion questions and silent and oral reading

Math 3 presents an interactive inductive approach using manipulatives to review place value, multiplication, and division and to introduce common fractions, graphs, and other concepts

Science 3 presents God as the Author of order, examining animal classification, our solar system, skin, and many other topics

Fourth Grade

Bible 4 develops Biblical skills in observing, interpreting, defending, and applying using the Scriptures

Heritage Studies 4 teaches American history, beginning with the Civil War and ending with World War II

English 4 fosters an appreciation of language as a gift of God through developing the correct use of English grammar in written and oral communication

Spelling 4 includes instruction about spelling patterns and roles, as well as the use of words in context. Thirty-two weekly spelling lists introduce children to a variety of syllable patterns, suffixes, and prefixes

Reading 4 emphasizes higher-level thinking skills while teaching biblical principles and discernment for daily living

Math 4 provides an interactive inductive approach to build your student’s understanding of multiplication, division, and decimals, fractions, geometry, and pre-algebra

Science 4 presents God as the source of all wisdom

Fifth Grade

Bible 5 understands the New Testament as the culmination of God’s big story of Creation, Fall, and Redemption

Heritage Studies 5 covers American history completely, beginning with the birth of America and ending with President Obama, addressing current world issues along the way

English 5 continues the grammatical study of sentences, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and reference skills

Spelling 5 covers both reliable spelling patterns and irregular words. Your student will learn word meanings, effective proofreading techniques, and basic dictionary skills while engaging in meaningful writing exercises

Reading 5 strengthens a student’s reading, higher-level thinking skills, and critical reasoning skills

Math 5 emphasizes the understanding of subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions through the use of manipulatives

Science 5 teaches students to think about science in light of the Creation Mandate. Students learn about minerals, fossils, matter, light, weather, ecosystems, and the human body. Students begin to appreciate the Creator as well as their own role in the world

Sixth Grade

Bible 6 interacts with other worldviews that challenge students to examine how they think about the world

Heritage Studies 6 presents the lands, people, and cultures of ancient civilizations

English 6 continues the grammatical study of sentences, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions as well as provides practice in reference skills

Spelling 6 focuses on common Greek and Latin word beginnings and more pairs of related words

Reading 6 contains classic literature and character-building stories that illustrate biblical principles

Math 6 develops a further understanding of multiplication and division of fractions, proportions, percents, and statistics

Science 6 continues the spiral of science education by covering earth science, physical science, and biology

Update:

In order to extend Servant Leaders Christian Academy’s reach to children throughout the United States and abroad given the challenging situation with COVID-19, SLCA has dedicated significant resources to ensure that all students who enroll as virtual students are afforded with the proper safety mechanisms. The academic program has been adjusted so that the online learning experience is safe, reliable, and continues to deliver a quality Christian education.