Our academic program includes Guaranteed Viable Curriculum (GVC). As relevant to our work, some of the Colorado State Academic Standards are the floor in regards to grade level minimum expectations. We plan our lessons based on units of instruction designed by our staff utilizing a variety of Christian and secular texts and curriculum resources. Our curriculum utilizes resources and publishers such as Bob Jones University, ACSI Press, IntoMath, Raz Kids, Handwriting without Tears, and Authentic Texts.
Biblical Integration is the foundation of academics at SCS. It is more than just memorizing Bible verses. Our teachers are trained to integrate Biblical truths about God, Creation, Humanity, Moral Order, and Purpose throughout every discipline. Students are encouraged throughout class to think about not only the content they are learning, but how it stands up to what God’s Word says is true.
Our standards-based grading system (SBG) allows students to show their progress in a variety of ways. Instead of a single grade based on points earned, SBG breaks down the subject into smaller learning targets called critical concepts. Using a proficiency scale for each learning target, teachers track student progress, give appropriate feedback, and can adjust their instruction to meet students’ needs in real time.