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K-12 CURRICULUM

Curriculum includes not only the textbooks used in the classroom, but also the lessons and additional academic content taught in any specific course. Both textbooks and curriculum content are important factors within the school’s educational framework and must be carefully formulated. Elementary students in grades kindergarten through six use McGraw Hill for language arts and mathematics instruction and assessments with Bible integration. Bob Jones University textbooks are used for elementary science and social studies. Secondary students in grades seven through twelve use Bob Jones University textbooks for all core content areas and Bible instruction.

BIBLE INTERGRATION

South Baldwin Christian Academy is a Christ-centered school focused on helping students discover plans God has for their lives. As such, it is vital there be integration of Biblical principles and precepts in all areas of academic accomplishment. The primary means to accomplish Biblical integration encompasses the provision of a Christ-centered atmosphere for school personnel, students, and families. This atmosphere will be realized and enhanced through consistent prayer, devotions, training, nurturing, and shepherding of students and their families. A second path to attaining Biblical integration is through the deliberate merging of the Biblical Worldview into all areas of the curriculum content as the instructional staff consistently strives to inform and influence student learning. This will be achieved by intersecting the truths of Scripture with the teachings of the various curricula. Biblical integration includes the immersion, demonstration, and influence of Biblical doctrine and truth as it relates to all aspects of learning.

PROMOTION/RETENTION

Promotion from one grade to another shall be determined by a student’s proficiency in the knowledge and skills contained within the curriculum for the grade level in which the student is enrolled. The decision to promote or retain a student shall be primarily based upon teacher recommendation. The parents of students who are not mastering the knowledge and skills of the curriculum shall be notified as early as possible. Parents shall be involved in the discussion whether to retain a student. At the school level, the final decision to promote or retain a student rests with the Principal. Absenteeism will be considered of prime importance in the decision to retain borderline students. If a student has exceeded 20 days of absences for the school year, promotion to the next grade will be in jeopardy.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Bible* 4 units of credit

English: 4 units of credit

Social Studies: 4 units of credit
World History • U.S. History I • U.S. History II • Government and Economics

Mathematics: 4 units of credit
Algebra I • Geometry • Algebra II with Trig • Integrated Math
Note: Advanced Math options available.

Science: 4 units of credit
Biology • Physical Science • Chemistry • Elective Science

Physical Education:  1 unit of credit
Health:  0.5 unit of credit
Fine Arts:  1 unit of credit
Foreign Language:  2 units of credit
Computer Applications:  1 unit of credit
Elective Courses:  3.5 units of credit

Total Units: 29 units of credit

*Bible is required by SBCA each year. Most state agencies count Bible as an “elective” credit. Specific courses offered are subject to change. For students transferring to SBCA, Bible is required only for the years attended. Honors Given Students graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will be recognized by the addition of a stole to the graduation regalia.

VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTORIAN

The graduating senior with the highest average GPA will be named Valedictorian. The senior with the second highest GPA will be named Salutatorian. However, no student will be named Salutatorian or Valedictorian who has not qualified for honors (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0). The decision for selecting the class Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be determined by cumulative GPA at the end of the third quarter. While home school credits may be accepted by SBCA for transfer, a student’s grade point average for the purpose of honors will be calculated using only work completed at SBCA and/or work done at a recognized, traditional public or private high school, excluding home school credits. The Valedictorian or Salutatorian will be determined without consideration of grades earned in a home education system. All coursework attempted in a recognized high school program, whether passed or failed, from grades 9-12 inclusive, will be considered when calculating the GPA. If a course is repeated, grades on both the original and the repeated course will counted. When there is an exact tie in the GPA (without rounding), the respective grades will be averaged, using raw grade averages (those reported on the report card and transcripts). If an exact tie still exists, two students may share the title of Co- Valedictorian or Co-Salutatorian. However, a tie shall not be assumed whenever the respective academic averages can be separated by as much as .001 of a point. To be considered for Valedictorian or Salutatorian a student must have attended at least two full/complete years of high school (grades 9-12) at SBCA. Credits earned at another accredited institution will only receive honors credit, additional weight, if the course is offered at SBCA as an honors/AP course and is an SBCA weighted class. If the course is offered at SBCA, the same weighting scale will be used when calculating Valedictorian and Salutatorian. If the course is not offered at SBCA, credit will not be weighted for the class when calculating Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The administration has final discretion on the awarding of all honors.

We are committed to offering high quality academic programs with a Biblical worldview to help our students reach their God-given potential.

95% of parents surveyed agreed that SBCA provides a well-balanced educational experience.

Fully Accredited

SBCA is a fully accredited member of Cognia, the gold standard in preK-12 education. SBCA is also accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools and the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

  • Cognia (Formerly AdvancEd)
  • ACTS
  • NCPSA

Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes allow teachers to individualize instruction to meet the specific academic needs of each individual student. Students are nurtured and held accountable for performing at their highest potential.

  • Individualized Instruction
  • Safe, Caring Atmosphere

Qualified Teachers

We are committed to high academic standards and this commitment begins with quality teachers. Our Christian teachers are highly qualified and experienced, with many holding advanced degrees in their respective fields.

  • Skilled Christian Teachers Trained in Classroom & Online Instruction
  • K5 - 3rd Grade Structured Literacy Program Based on Effective, Scientifically Researched Approach to Reading
  • On-Site Dyslexia Therapist
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