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Why start a school?

  • We always wondered if one day, we would begin one. Realizing the disciplinary problems in public schools, the errors being taught in public schools, the need for a Bible-based education, the expense of most Christian schools, and the inability/lack of desire of some to homeschool, we felt that this is an important ministry.



Capability to start a school:


  • Initially, we thought in the traditional sense of needing a classroom for each grade level and this would be a huge project/expense. However, realizing that we could place multiple grades in one room, we began exploring this idea. All we would need is a qualified teacher and it just so happens that the Pastor's wife, Nikkie Corbin, is a qualified teacher.



What is the school like?


  • Initially, all grades were in one room.  But we have since added a modular building.  Grades 4-year-old Kindergarten through second grade meet in the modular building.  Third through twelfth meet in the main building.  

  • There are now 3 school options: On-site, Online, or Homeschool Support.  See below for more information.

  • At the on-site school, there are times when the classes do things together, or when the smaller children do group activities, or older children do group activites, but mostly, they do individual work.

  • Each student in the third-twelfth grades have a cubicle with computer where he/she watches a teacher teach a particular subject. Then, he/she completes work in his/her book. When the student has a question, he/she notifies a teacher to come and help. Throughout the day, the teacher(s) not only answer questions but monitors the kids' work and at times, works individually with students. Younger kids will need more, and therefore receive more, attention. Their classroom set-up is also a little different.  There is hands-on work, also, especially for the younger kids.

  • A full class day is 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Four-year-old kindergarten is a half-day program, ending at 11:30.

  • We have field trips throughout the year.

  • We emphasize family and encourage family support and involvement throughout the year. God created the family first and this is very important.

  • We have uniform dress - black, blue, or khaki cloth pants and polos or button-up shirts.  This is to ensure appropriate dress.

  • We have a high academic standard as well as a Biblical foundation.



What about the curriculum?

  • We primarily use A Beka Academy, a conservative, Christian curriculum, for the K4-2nd grade. It includes videos of a teacher teaching each subject.

  • We primarily use Ignitia, another conservative, Christian curriculum, for the 3rd-12th grade.  It is all online and includes online grading, projects, games, and more.  

  • Other supplementary items



What is the Online option?

  • For 3rd grade - 12th grade, we have the option of students joining us online.  They can access the same curriculum and teachers as our on-site students.  They can even attend TCCA parties, field trips, and other activities if they are local.  However, online students will need adult supervision and will be responsible for all their materials including, but not limited to, computer, appropriate software, science project materials, art materials, etc.



What is the Homeschool support option?

  • For homeschool families in Spartanburg who want support and help as they embark on the homeschool journey, and desire for their children to be able to get with other Christian children and participate in activities and field trips, we provide the Homeschool support option.  We are NOT an accountability group, but a support group.



What about testing?


  • We do not have yearly testing.  If someone wants his/her child tested, this may be arranged.

  • We do help high school students get necessary testing to be able to attend college.



What about college?

  • We want to make sure students are well prepared and if able, to get college credits prior to college.


 
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