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North Henry Academy

North Henry Academy uses a combination of Abeka, BJU Press, and Purposeful Design curriculums. The teachers relate Christian truths within each area taught.

K3

(Three-Year-Old Class)

The K3 curriculum is a structured program which includes learning the alphabet, colors, shapes, counting to 50, health, manners, safety, science, songs, and Bible. Children enrolled in K3 do not receive letter grades, but are evaluated.

K4

(Four-Year-Old Class)

The K4 curriculum includes phonics, writing, numbers, art, poetry, Bible instruction and other fun activities. Children learn the alphabet, number concepts from 1-20, and counting from 1-100. Also, the K4 class will be introduced to technology. Children enrolled in K4 do not receive letter grades, but are evaluated.

K5 Kindergarten

(Five-Year-Old Class)

Kindergarten students will learn to read phonetically. They will learn the letters and sounds of the alphabet and learn to read with approximately a 450 word vocabulary. They are also taught different principles in handwriting, art, poetry, music, science, numbers, social studies, library, and technology. Children will learn to count from 1 to 100 by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s.

First Grade

First Grade students will learn basic concepts in science, history, computer, art, music, poetry, Bible, library, and physical education. Below you will find specific concepts our first grade children are taught in other subjects.

Reading: Students continue to strengthen their reading ability with daily reading groups and intense phonics.

Language/Writing: Spelling and language lessons go hand in hand with phonics to build good spellers and creative writers.

Arithmetic: Introduction and review of addition, subtraction, time, money values, story problems and simple fractions will build excellent arithmetic skills.

Second Grade

Second Grade students begin with a thorough review of their first grade material and build from that a firm foundation. Second Grade students will learn basic concepts in science, history, computer, art, music, poetry, Bible, library, and physical education.

They learn the following new concepts in each subject:

Reading: Students will read many books at their appropriate reading level.

Language/Writing: Students will continue learning letters and sounds with their language, spelling, and writing lessons.

Arithmetic: Students will learn addition and subtraction as well as be introduced to multiplication, division, and Roman numerals.

Third Grade

Third Grade students will learn new concepts in computer, art, music, poetry, Bible, library, Spanish, and physical education.

They learn the following new concepts in each subject:

Reading: Continue to strengthen their reading ability by reading a collection of appropriate books and then working on their comprehension skills.

Language/Writing: Students will work on grammar, punctuation, penmanship, spelling, vocabulary and poetry.

Arithmetic: Students will improve their skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, combinations, measure, and story problems.

History: An over-view of American History.

Science: Natural and Physical Science.

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade students will learn basic concepts in computer, art, music, poetry, Bible, library, Spanish, and physical education.

They learn the following new concepts in each subject:

Reading: Character-building and patriotic stories, comprehension development skills, vocabulary-building materials.

Language/Writing: Students will learn to spell and write 30 words per week and more detailed concepts in grammar and usage along with composition.

Arithmetic: story problems, practice in speed and accuracy in the four arithmetic processes, multiplication facts through 12, multiplying by three-digit numbers, dividing by two-digit numbers, working fractions, measures.

History: General survey of American and Georgia history, introduction research project (Georgia notebook).

Science: Survey of earth science,weather, plants, insects, water, etc.

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade students will learn basic concepts in computer, art, music, poetry, Bible, library, Spanish, and physical education.

They learn the following new concepts in each subject:

Reading: Character-building stories and novels, book reports.

Language/Writing: Students will learn 30-35 words per week along with their definitions. They will also improve on their grammar and usage, creative writing, and library research skills.

History and Geography: study of American history and 20th Century history. Science: survey of weather, energy, plants, animals, geology and insects.

Arithmetic: Practice in speed and accuracy in the four arithmetic processes, decimals, fractions, word problems and continued computer skills development.

Middle & High School students rotate between teachers for the core subjects of Bible, Math, English, Science (STEM) and History. Enrichment subjects of Art, Computer, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish are also part of the weekly schedule.

Six Grade

Reading: Character-building/patriotic stories, comprehension development, book reports.

Spelling and Vocabulary: 35+ words and definitions per week.

English: Grammar and Usage, Creative Writing, Library Research Project.

History and Geography: A study of the Western Hemisphere, map work included.

Science: Creation, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space Science.

Arithmetic: Practice in speed and accuracy in the four arithmetic processes, decimals, fractions, percentages, graphs, metric system, geometric figures.

Seventh Grade

Math: General math operations with introduction to algebraic expressions or Pre-Algebra.

English: Grammar and composition applied in daily and report usage; literature survey, spelling and vocabulary.

Science: Life science covering a wide range of physical and natural science.

History: Combination of World and Georgia history.

Eighth Grade

Math: Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 (qualified students only).

English: Grammar and composition applied daily and reported development of literature appreciation, including classics, spelling and vocabulary.

Science: Earth Science.

History: U.S. History.

Ninth Grade

Math: Algebra 1

English: Fundamentals of Literature

Science: Biology

History: Cultural Geography

Spanish 1

Tenth Grade

Math: Geometry

English: Elements of Literature

Science: Physical Science

History: World History

Spanish 2

Eleventh Grade

Math: Algebra 2

English: American Literature

Science: Chemistry

History: U.S. History

Twelfth Grade

Math: College Algebra or Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry

English: British Literature

Science: Environmental Science or Anatomy

History: Government & Economics

Graduation Requirements

English 4
Science 4
History 3
Math 4

Foreign Language 2 (must be the same language)

Health 0.5
Physical Fitness 0.5

Electives 3 (one must be in Fine Arts)

Bible 4 (required for every year at NHA)

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