Kindergarten at ACA provides the perfect balance between Pre-K and grammar school. Our Kindergarten students spend their days in an environment that is highly academic and yet developmental appropriate for these young children. They are learning to read, practicing their handwriting, adding to their math knowledge and studying areas around the world. Their days on campus allow for all primary instruction to be provided as well as electives including music, PE and library/geography. Kindergarten students enjoy numerous special activities including a Thanksgiving Feast, a “Penguin day” and a field trip to Cabela’s.
Throughout these years, parents still function as co-teachers with their students. Parents enjoy the opportunity to pour into their child, spending quality time investing in their child as a learner. Gradually thoughout these year, parents work to grow their children in independence as the workload increases. Children flourish in their academic knowledge as they learn songs, chants and rhymes. Knowledge increases and a love for learning deepens. First-Fourth grade students spend time focusing on character qualities that reflect the nature of Jesus. They have opportunities to participate in PE, music, geography/library as well as Latin. This allows children to explore passions beyond the academic subjects.
Chapel at Alliance Christian Academy and Little Sprouts Preschool is a foundational thread of who we are as a family community and illustrates most fully our desire to grow our students to be character witnesses for Christ in the coming generations. We believe that, in partnership with our parents and families, we are able to not only lead students to Christ but also develop a strong relationship with Him as they walk their path to learning who they are in Him, how they love Him, and where they are called to serve for Him.
Grammar School Chapel is a character-based education program written and designed by ACA. We worship together daily and provide intentional opportunities for our students to learn about God, who they are in Him, and how to serve for Him. These years are the beginning years of discipleship at ACA and are pivotal in their faith walk. For the K-2nd student, there is an age-appropriate character lesson that begins by illustrating how Jesus exemplified the quality he is calling them to. Utilizing games, skits and fun our students first see the broad calling on their life and then break that down piece by piece, in the Word and stories of the Bible, to finally capture how this applies to them and their story. Ending with student-led prayer to begin to develop the servant leader in our students. In 3rd and 4th grades, students find the same training as the K-2nd students however, they begin to dig a little deeper and go beyond the traditional “Sunday school stories” to really put into perspective what God means and desires for us in our daily walk with Him. In Grammar School, overall we strive to continuously show the heart of Christ, encouraging a deep desire to find relationship with their Savior. In partnership with parents, we also provide a monthly newsletter which shares the character focus, scripture memory verses, and activities to do together as a family unit.