Elementary

Elementary (Kindergarten through 5th grade)

The program and curriculum for elementary education at Heritage strives to provide each student with the opportunity to grow academically, spiritually, and socially, and physically. Curriculum is Christ-centered, integrating faith and values into all subjects. Elementary students wear a K-5th grade school uniform to help keep distractions to a minimum and encourage a strong academic focus. 

 

Class Summaries 

Academics

·         Use of multiple quality curriculum sources

·         Review of curriculum for continuous improvement

·         Math, Reading, and Speech labs for students needing additional assistance

·         Computer education classes as part of regular curriculum

·         Music and art classes taught and practiced at all ages

·         Low student-teacher ratio

·         Field trips designed with education and hands-on learning in mind

·         Mid-quarter progress reports

·         Scheduled parent-teacher conferences twice each year

·         Weekly communication between teachers, school, and parents, including weekly classroom newsletter

·         Opportunities to participate in speech meets, math contests, spelling bees, fine arts, musical programs, dramatic performances, and more

 Spiritual

·         Weekly Chapel services for K-5, including each classroom leading a Chapel service once a year

·         Classroom prayer and sharing of prayer requests

·         Weekly Scripture memory

·         Daily Bible teaching

·         Bible Bowl for grades 2 to 5

·         Integrated curriculum that incorporates Biblical principles and truths into other academic subjects

·         Classroom discipline policies to promote student development of self-control, character, orderliness and efficiency

Social

·         Weekly assigned duties in classrooms to encourage responsibility, leadership, and discipline

·         Group or partner work to develop collaboration, accountability, and teamwork

·         Supervised lunch in the cafeteria where students have time to interact more informally

·         Older students have opportunities to lead younger students as safety patrols

·         Welcome involvement and volunteerism of parents and grandparents

·         Before and after school supervision is available for students before school beginning at 6:30 a.m. and after school until 5:30 p.m. for a fee

 Physical Growth

·         Weekly physical education classes allowing students to learn basics of golf, volleyball, wiffel ball, kick ball, roller skating, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and more

·        Outdoor and indoor recess supervised by a consistent recess monitor and/or principal

·         Nutritious breakfast and lunch available, including free and reduced lunch program for those families meeting financial qualifications

·         School nurse services available