Elementary School Principal
The Elementary department of Awaken Christian Academy serves students from Kindergarten through the 5th Grade. There are approximately 200 students enrolled with two classes per grade level. In addition to their primary curriculum, the students receive instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Computers. Chapel is held once a week, providing a time for students in Preschool through 5th grade to come together for worship and Biblical devotion. Parents are welcome to attend when Covid protocols allow.
In selecting classroom textbooks, both Christian and secular publishers are considered. It is recognized that Christian publishers provide a distinctive Christian perspective, especially needed in the social and physical science areas that have been so strongly influenced by humanistic philosophy.
Publishers currently being used include Abeka, Bob Jones, Saxon, McDougal Littell, and Write Source. The NIV Bible is used in the elementary grades and the New King James Bible is use in grades 6-12. Trade books used in the reading and literature programs may not necessarily be written by Christian authors, but are taught from a Christian perspective.
Elementary Curriculum / Publishers
Bible • Bob Jones University: All Grades
Math • Purposeful Design: All Grades Abeka: K
Phonics • Abeka: K – 2nd
Reading • Abeka: K – 2nd • Novels: 3rd – 5th • Guided Reading and Accelerated Reader – All Grades English/Writing • Bob Jones University: 1 – 5th
Handwriting • A Reason for Handwriting: All Grades
Science • Bob Jones University: 1-5th
Social Studies • Bob Jones University 1-3rd and 5th. Nevada, Our Home 4th.