Academics at RCS Elementary
At RCS Elementary, teachers teach to grade-level benchmark standards.
Language Arts: Wonders, McGraw-Hill, Math: Math Expressions, Houghton Mifflin, Handwriting: Zaner Blozer style, Social Studies: Heritage, Bob Jones Press, Bible: Bible Choices, Standard Publishing.
The core of lesson planning is the Biblically integrated Bob Jones curriculum. This curriculum is organized, systematic, and sequential. Students are monitored for literacy and mathematics achievement and taught according to the level which meets their needs, either for remediation or challenge.
In addition to the core academic subjects of Mathematics, Language Arts, History and Science, we are committed to offering a broad range of enrichment classes to promote development of the whole child. We seek students that understand the many pathways to learning and expression and can succeed both at critical thinking and creative living.
Every grade participates in weekly classes in Physical Education, Art, Technology and Library. These classes are aligned with the CCSS, are Biblically integrated, and are meaningful and challenging in their unique spheres.
On a personal level, the teachers and staff at RCS Elementary staff are uniquely nurturing, loving and caring. Relationship is a keystone of our mission at RCS. Teachers seek to encourage and equip every student both personally and academically as they progress through each grade.
An important aspect of building relationship is making sure that class sizes are kept small enough to permit the teachers to get to know each of their students. Kindergarten classes are limited to 18 students in each class; First Grade classes are limited to 25, and all other grades are limited to 26 per class.
RCS helps students develop academically, spiritually, and emotionally. We integrate a whole child approach to learning, teaching and community engagement so that they are equipped to grow into strong Christians who are able to meet the challenges of a fallen world.
Our Kindergarten Program
Our Kindergarten offers a strong academic program enhanced with daily times for music, PE, art, library, music, technology, and recess in a child centered environment.
We offer a half-day program and a full-day program which includes a half-day of academics and a half-day of enrichment.
Our Kindergarten Enrichment curriculm reinforces what children learn in Kindergarten giving them an opportunity to explore educational activities while introducing them to material that is fresh and exciting.