Below is a list of curricula that is utilized in the classes at GCA. Teachers at GCA seek to integrate subjects and teach students the love of learning. As such, teachers will bring concepts from different academic domains into their classes to help students create a robust picture. Furthermore, when teachers realize there is an area of strength or an area of weakness, the teacher will take that into consideration and utilize teacher created resources or other curricula.
Of note, this list is not exhaustive but it does shed light on some of the books/ programs GCA will use. In June, parents are provided a list of the exact books needed for the upcoming school year.
Singapore Math U.S. Editions
Grammar and Logic Stage Science
GCA goes through a rotation for students to delve into various areas of scientific exploration. During the 2019-2020 school year Chemistry will be the specific area and classes tailored to meet the developmental readiness at each grade. The curriculum has not been chosen yet. Check back the first week of April for the final curriculum decision.
Early Rhetoric/Late Logic stage Science
Chemistry I with lab will be offered at the high school level for 2019-2020. The curriculum has not been chosen yet. Check back the first week of April for the final curriculum decision.
Phonics Museum (K-1)
First Language Lessons (1-4)
Grammar for the Well Trained Mind
Our Mother Tongue
Spell to Write and Read (K-12)
Diagramming the Scriptures
Michael Clay Thompson
Institute for Excellence in Writing resources
Writing and Rhetoric
Specific selections for each reading group are announced during the school year.
GCA goes through a 4-year rotation for students in first through eighth grade. Students will study each time period twice.
2019-2020 will cover the Late Renaissance/Early Modern Age, 1600-1850 using Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer, various encyclopedias, and historical fiction books. The text for high school has not been decided yet. Please check back the first week of April for the final decision.
Similar to history and science, GCA students, across grades 1-8 will study the same books of the Bible but at varying, levels.
2019-2020 Bible courses will cover Genesis through Joshua
Each morning students have a time of prayer, worship, and personal devotions using the One Year Bible for Children or the One Year Bible for Kids depending on reading level.
Students will study art corresponding to their history studies using the Veritas Press Art History program and teacher created resources.
Art of the Argument
Song School Latin (K-3)
Latin for Children from Classical Academic Press
Selected Biblical passages
Veritas Press History timeline cards and songs
Parts of speech
Kathy Troxel geography music