Enrichment Center Curriculum

Those students requiring detailed Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) because of a diagnosed learning difference can receive specialized assistance from our Enrichment Center Program.

Elementary Curriculum

READING
The core of the reading program is based on The Hill Center methodology consisting of phonemic awareness, word attack, fluency, and comprehension. This is an incrementally devised, Orton Gillingham-based program, which has been proven to be very effective with students who have been diagnosed with specific learning disabilities. Each student is pre-tested to determine the level of placement and the specific skill sets which will be taught. Various publishers and reading series are incorporated into the individualized programming for each student. Reading comprehension consists of, but is not limited to, fact-finding, sequencing, finding details, vocabulary acquisition and proper usage, drawing conclusions, inferencing, and analysis. Various novels and book reports are assigned throughout the year, as well as the Wordly Wise vocabulary series.

WRITTEN LANGUAGE
Our written language program includes, but is not limited to, spelling, composition, grammar, handwriting, proofreading, dictionary and thesaurus usage, research, and understanding viable technology usage. Spelling is based on The Hill Center methodology. Composition exercises include teaching the process of writing through brainstorming or pre-planning; developing graphic organizers; and mastering the various forms of writing including narratives, descriptive paragraphs, expository writing, and persuasive essays. These skills are incrementally designed and taught, beginning with the very basic sentence, paragraph formation, and finally, progressing to multi-paragraph essays. Teacher modeling is imperative as we walk each student through the different processes of mastering the written language. Various publishers and textbooks are utilized to maximize the learning process.

MATH
Math is taught on an individualized basis, using both Abeka and Saxon curricula. Each student moves at his own pace, keeping in mind that by 9th grade, he will be expected to enter into Algebra I, which is the first math course counted toward high school credits leading to a WCA diploma. Individualized teacher involvement assists with maximizing the potential for each student's mastery of the material. Learning the basic math facts is imperative, and timing is included in this instructional period. Each student is presented skill sets in an individualized, incrementally structured fashion. As these skill sets are mastered, they are reviewed often in order to solidify the mathematical foundation.

BIBLE / SCIENCE / SOCIAL STUDIES 
These subjects are provided in a small group setting, with individualization included in reading assistance, test modifications, and multi-modality instruction.  Textbooks include those adopted by the Academy, as well as supplemental materials chosen by the Enrichment Center staff. 

Middle School Curriculum

The core of the reading program is based on The Hill Center methodology consisting of phonemic awareness, word attack, fluency, and comprehension. This is an incrementally devised, Orton Gillingham-based program, which has been proven to be very effective with students who have been diagnosed with specific learning disabilities. Each student is pre-tested to determine the level of placement and the specific skill sets that will be taught.   Various publishers and reading series are incorporated into the individualized programming for each student.  Reading comprehension consists of, but is not limited to, fact-finding, sequencing, finding details, vocabulary acquisition and proper usage, drawing conclusions, inferencing, and analysis.   Various novels and book reports are assigned throughout the year, as well as the Wordly Wise vocabulary series. 

WRITTEN LANGUAGE
Our written language program includes, but is not limited to spelling, composition, grammar, handwriting, proofreading, dictionary and thesaurus usage, research, and understanding viable technology usage.  Spelling is based on The Hill Center methodology.  Composition exercises include teaching the process of writing through brainstorming or pre-planning; developing graphic organizers; and mastering the various forms of writing including narratives, descriptive paragraphs, expository writing, and persuasive essays. These skills are incrementally designed and taught, beginning with the very basic sentence, paragraph formation, and finally, progressing to multi-paragraph essays. Teacher modeling is imperative as we walk each student through the different processes of mastering the written language.  Various publishers and textbooks are utilized to maximize the learning process.   

MATH
Math is taught on an individualized basis, using the Saxon curriculum.  Each student moves at his own pace, keeping in mind that by 9th grade, he will be expected to enter into Algebra I, which is the first math course counted toward high school credits leading to a WCA diploma.  Individualized teacher involvement assists with maximizing the potential for each student's mastery of the material.  Learning the basic math facts is imperative, and timing is included in this instructional period.  Each student is presented skill sets in an individualized, incrementally structured fashion.  As these skill sets are mastered, they are reviewed often in order to solidify the mathematical foundation in preparation for high school.

BIBLE / SCIENCE / SOCIAL STUDIES
These are group learning activities, with individualization included in reading assistance, test modifications, and multi-modality instruction.  Textbooks include those adopted by the Academy, as well as supplemental materials chosen by the Enrichment Center staff.

High School Curriculum

READING
The core instructional reading component in high school is centered around literature. Comprehension, inferencing, finding facts and details, and an emphasis on analysis of each literary piece are essential for college preparation. SAT preparation, as well as ACT preparation, is included in the instructional day. Students are responsible for independent reading activities and assignments, as well as for projects including technology-based activities. The goal for our high school reading classes is to teach strategies that will prepare each student for academic success as they enter their college careers. The Enrichment Center follows the scope and sequence as indicated in the Academy. 

WRITTEN LANGUAGE
The core instructional components in written language include teaching the mechanics of writing, proper grammar usage, vocabulary acquisition, proofreading, utilizing technology-based research, and mastering the many steps necessary to complete a well-designed research paper. SAT and ACT preparation are included in the instructional day. Students are taught how to break down long-term assignments into shorter, more manageable increments, and how to meet pre-determined deadlines. It is expected that the papers be typed; therefore, it is imperative that each student learn the proper use of the keyboard.

AREAS OF STUDY

English
English I 
English II
English III 
English IV

Mathematics
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II 
Discrete Math

Bible
Bible I
Bible II
Understanding the Times

Science
Biology
Anatomy
Chemistry

Social Studies
US History
World History
Government & Economics

Foreign Language
Spanish I
Spanish II

Physical Education
PE

Electives
Art, Band, Chorus, etc.