Pines Academy Curriculum
UIS: Pines Academy Curriculum
Pines Academy’s curriculum is academically excellent and honors our Christian heritage. It helps prepare students for higher learning and to impact the world for Christ: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19,20).
Pines Academy provides an education that gives students a biblical worldview. Students begin each day with Biblical Studies.
The A Beka curriculum, published by Pensacola Christian College, is the primary base of our school materials for communication arts (a strong phonics based program), math, science, history, geography, and health. This curriculum integrates academic development (with God at the center of each individual course) with Christian character building (to obey, to do right, and to love God and country). Students must demonstrate an appropriate degree of success in the classroom in order to be given opportunities to participate in other aspects of school life.
Co-curricular activities are offered in a variety of skills and arts designed to broaden the academic experience through participation and skill development. Transcript credit for outside instruction may be applied toward graduation upon application.
The A Beka Book
The A Beka Book approach to education keeps learning lively, interesting, and memorable. Our materials reflect sensible theory that is firmly anchored to practicality. Skilled researchers do primary research in every subject. Thus our publications are built upon a firm foundation of absolute truth and sound scholarship, and are written by dedicated and talented scholars well-grounded in the practical aspects of classroom teaching. For excellence in education, you can trust A Beka Book.
Today’s students need to be taught the accumulated wisdom of the past from a biblical worldview so they will have a firm foundation from which to evaluate the present and make proper decisions for the future.
A Beka Book textbooks, curriculum, and materials are based on results from reliable studies for traditional best practices (as opposed to a theoretical, experimental approach) and are validated by the measured success of thousands of students over decades of time.
The educational approach is founded on Biblical principles that address the nature of the learner and learning, the nature of truth and authority, and what is important to learn and know.
– The means by which each person may learn for himself
Because children become what they read, they need character-building reading materials from the very beginning. A Beka Book employs Phonics as the most logical, orderly way to introduce reading to children. Beautifully illustrated and imaginatively written, A Beka Book readers are the finest available anywhere. Stories are carefully selected for interest, readability, theme, and values, with questions throughout to guide students in comprehension of reading material and in application of valuable principles to their lives.
The study of logic and order to apply to science and daily life
A Beka Book provides attractive, legible, and workable traditional mathematics texts that are not burdened with modern theories such as set theory. These books have been field-tested, revised, and used successfully for many years, making them classics with up-to-date appeal. Besides training students in the basic skills needed for life, A Beka Book traditional mathematics books teach students to believe in absolutes, to work diligently for right answers, and to see mathematical facts as part of the truth and order built into the real universe.
The investigation of variety, order and reasonableness revealed in creation
The A Beka Book Science and Health Program presents the universe from a Biblical worldview. Teach ability is assured through accurate, interesting writing, carefully planned demonstrations that can be performed with a minimum of equipment, chapter terms and questions, full-color illustrations, consideration of the interests and comprehension skills of students at each grade level, and detailed Curriculum/Lesson Plans.
The study of language and communication in a structured, reasonable, and well-articulated manner.
Thought and language are foundational to acquiring and transmitting knowledge. Therefore, the teaching of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, composition, and literature in education is of particular importance.
A Beka Book grammar books emphasize structure, rules, analysis, and the kind of practice that aims at mastery. This is why we place an importance on correct spelling and the continual enlargement of each student’s vocabulary. This is why we aspire to provide students with examples of the very best literature of the ages, and this is why we emphasize the continual improvement of writing abilities.