At Crown of Life Christian Academy, we recognize that God created children to be unique, and therefore our elementary classrooms are filled with students of various learning styles and levels of development. With this knowledge, we have designed our classrooms and curriculum to benefit students of all styles and ability levels.
We at CoLCA researched standards, utilized best educational practices, and used our knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices to design instruction that will best benefit our students. Common Core national standards are used in conjunction with Florida state standards as a tool for planning and instruction. Our goal is to find ways to teach each student to his or her benefit and to steer away from teaching for testing.
CoLCA curriculum committee studied many different curricula and ordered from a variety of companies to find what is the most developmentally appropriate for the students. Below is a list of resources we use and incorporate into our learning curriculum:
Our Unique Multi-Grade Setting
At CoLCA, our classrooms are built on the philosophy that students learn best in real life settings. From instruction to the very way our classrooms are developed, we strive to grow a community of learners that will carry students over into real life situations with ease. We design our classrooms to develop our students not only academically but socially and emotionally. The means by which we achieve this over-arching goal is the multi-age classroom. Some of the vast benefits of this unique multiple grades setting are:
- Younger children learn from older children.
- Children become sound learners, receiving a mix of individual, small mixed abilities groups, and whole class instruction.
- Children develop an increased sense of personal responsibility and accountability.
- Teachers instruct students for more than one year, giving the unique blessing of greater time for teachers to learn students' strengths, weaknesses, and learning habits.