Adventure Christian School has developed an elementary school program focused on providing a loving, encouraging, and academically challenging environment for all of our Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade students. Class sizes in our elementary grades are 24 students per class. Teacher aides are also on staff to provide assistance to the instructor and to the students to ensure that each child receives the attention and instruction they deserve.
Because we are a private Christian school, your child will be encouraged to learn Biblical principles and grow spiritually including praying during the school day. Students will recite the pledge of allegiance, Christian flag pledge, and Bible pledge daily as they learn to honor God and their country. We use Christian based curriculum to teach students their daily academics including Math, History / Social Studies, Science, Bible, Reading/Phonics/Spelling, and Language Arts. Students will also receive additional subjects throughout the week such as Physical Education, Computer Lab, and Music. For more specific information on the curriculum used in each grade level, please refer to the following:
Grades TK – K Curriculum [PDF]
Grades 1 – 3 Curriculum [PDF]
Grades 4 – 6 Curriculum [PDF]
Similar to public schools, we also participate in standardized testing in the Spring. Since we are a private school, we are not permitted to use the testing instrument currently used in California public schools known as Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR). However, we believe that these standardized tests are a critical tool for our administration to help evaluate our curriculum and the effectiveness of our teaching. In past years, we have used Stanford Achievement Test 10 (SAT10), a standardized testing instrument endorsed by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
In the spring of 2011, ACSI announced that it had selected TerraNova as the new standardized testing instrument. Beginning in the spring of 2012, our school began to use the TerraNova test instead of the SAT10. One of the benefits of moving to this test is that TerraNova provides us electronic results within 5 days of receiving the tests, enabling us to provide more efficient turnaround times for our parents and faculty.
We often get questions from parents who would like to know how our student performance on standardized tests compares to public schools. Because we are a private school, we do not have access to the public school STAR tests, nor are we provided with a formula or means of comparing public school STAR scores to our standardized test scores. What we are able to offer parents with regards to standardized test scores is a graph, which you can select below, showing our performance by grade level compared to the National average.