GCS stands unashamedly upon the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired and inerrant Word of God. This Word of God is the foundation for all our activities, including our curriculum design. As the "light to our path," study of the Scriptures in Bible class is of the utmost importance. Reading is vital, and we teach reading by the phonics method in all grades. Handwriting is taught, to insure legible, neat work. Creative or expressive writing begins in third grade; students must learn how to communicate their thoughts effectively. Language study emphasizes that students must learn and use proper rules of grammar. Mathematics is taught in order that the students may understand more of God's orderly world. Science study (which is openly creationist) teaches children to analyze and appreciate God's creation. History and Social Studies present our society and the institutions in it as the work of God and as under His control. Music is taught so children may sing their praises to God effectively and appreciate the glorious purposes for which God created music.
Grade Level Textbook & Curriculum Schedule 2015-2016
Grace Christian School has comprised a textbook and curriculum schedule for the 2014-2015 school year by class K-4 through 12th grade. For more information on the
courses listed, contact the office of Grace Christian School or you child's teacher.
Grades 1st - 4th
In order for students to be promoted they must pass Language Arts (which includes Spelling), Reading and Mathematics. The primary teacher must also recommend promotion to the next grade.
Grade 5th & 6th
In order for students to be promoted they must pass Language Arts (which includes Spelling) and Reading. Students do not need to pass math in 5th grade (Math 76) to advance to 6th grade. Failing Math 76 two years in a row could jeopardize staying at GCS. Starting in grade 6, students are one year ahead of their public school peers in Math. If a student does not have an acceptable math ability he may drop back and retake 5th grade math. Generally a grade of 80 or better is required for advancement to the next level of Math. Students who do not show a solid grasp of a certain level of Math will have to retake that math course.
Grades 7th - 8th
In order to pass a student must have a passing average in English, Mathematics (at the lowest level taught for that grade), and an overall passing average. To determine the average, grades are weighted according to the amount of time spent in that class. The conduct grade is excluded.
A number of courses taught at the high school level are of such difficulty by virtue of content and/or quantity that the grades earned are weighted. For example a grade of 88 in Calculus would be computed by adding 10% to the final average. A student's 88 numerical grade which normally is a 3.3 G.P.A. (grade point average) would have 10% added making it a 3.63. Courses considered for weighted averages include Advanced Math II, College Algebra, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, second year Foreign Language and Honors English IV. These grades do not appear on the transcript or report card. It is strictly used for computing GPA and Honors status.
More information can be found in the GCS Student Handbook.