Life Science-investigating nature, invertebrates, plant growth and designs, mammal vertebrates, water, diffusion and osmosis.
Earth Science-layers of the earth, soil, rocks, minerals, metals, fossil fuels, geysers, caves, fossils and dinosaurs.
Students are taught that God is creator and can be seen in His creation as well as in His word.
Social Studies-endeavors to take up where PVCP students left off in the fourth grade. Studies start with George Washington and the War of Independence. How the United States grew and expanded is also included. Slavery and the Civil War is studied and the wars of the twentieth century. Geography and map skills are a part of the overall social studies program.
Old Testament-studies include books of the Old Testament and people who were involved in rebuilding the temple after the Babylon/Persian captivity.
New Testament-includes studies of Jesus as the Messiah, Paul and his missionary journeys, and the books of Romans and Galatians. Also, there is a study on “How to live out and tell about your faith.”
Language Arts-Reading comprehension, elements of literature, composition-creative and informative, grammar, vocabulary, study skills, handwriting, research processes, literature appreciation-poetry and selected literature studies, word study and usage, spelling, oral language. Students learn to appreciate language as a gift from God.
Mathematics-Students are placed into one of two programs through a math placement test, recommendation and previous mastery.
Math placement into Saxon 65 covers numbers, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, geometry, measurement, charts and graphs, equations, probability and chance.
Math placement into Saxon 76 covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, perimeter, area, volume, number line, prime numbers, factors, word problems, percent, ratios and proportions, probability, graphs, geometry.
Spanish-quick review of Vocab in previous years, introduces students to verb conjugations, past and future tenses, grammar and the Hispanic culture.
Art-line, color, shape, texture, form, cultural heritage, small motor skills, critical analysis and aesthetic valuing and art history encompassing the Renaissance period.
Computers-orientation to the computer, keyboarding, applications, word-processing.
Library Media-literature, Dewey Decimal System, research and Internet search, curriculum enrichment, Accelerated Reading program.
Physical Education-sports skills, building strength, endurance, and forming teamwork.
Students may also take as an elective:
Band Choir Handbells
Sports- Girls-Basketball, Softball, Volleyball