Mintz Christian Academy

Created by God to be used by God.

2741 Mintz Road, Roseboro, NC 28382


Elementary School Curriculum

Mintz Christian Academy will utilize Christian-based curricula from ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) for its Bible, Science and Math programs. The academy will use A Beka curriculum for language arts and history. A Beka is devised for use in a Christian-centered learning environment. All selected textbooks and learning materials support Mintz Christian Academy’s doctrinal and mission statements (see section 1.2 and 1.3 of the student handbook).  

Bible:  (ACSI Bible Series)

After extensive research and development, the Association of Christian Schools International developed an age-appropriate curriculum for each grade level. Textbooks for each grade level relate Bible stories and real-life applications specific to the spiritual and developmental needs of the target age group.

Kindergarten: Study includes specific children’s stories from the Bible and “real-life” applications.

First Grade: Familiar Bible stories are expanded into a theme: God’s Gifts to Me.

Second Grade: Children learn about Biblical characters and Godly traits (humility, love, forgiveness, etc.).

Third Grade: This age group learns about the life of Christ, the book of Acts and missions.

Fourth Grade: Student study doctrine (God, His Word, Christ, Holy Spirit, the Church, Salvation, Heaven and Hell) through age-appropriate instruction.

Fifth Grade: A survey and overview of Old Testament and specific events/characters in chronological sequence.

Science: Science textbooks are purposefully designed to study God’s creation. The units of study engage students in investigating, observing and reflecting on God’s created world. Each grade level progresses in the scope and depth of study and includes an integrated worldview. Each of these learning objectives acknowledges God as the Creator of the universe.

Kindergarten studies the human body and animal classification systems. Grades 1-6  study life science, physical science, earth and space exploration, and the human body.

Math Curriculum: MCA’s math curricula for each grade level emphasize reasoning and problem solving through the use of active learning techniques. Math concepts will be taught in a practical life skills format. This equips learners to apply skills in everyday situations and to utilize higher order thinking in solving everyday mathematical problems.

Units of study build each year increasing the complexity of the skills.

Patterns  Subtraction

Number theory  Multiplication

Place value  Division

Statistics  Fractions

Addition  Decimals

Algebra  Geometry

Problem Solving Probability

Measurement  Time / Money

Ratio, Proportion, Percent

Language Arts

The A Beka Language Arts series provides a balanced scope and sequence of language skills which provides learning success for students at all age levels. One important feature of the A Beka Reading program is that no matter when a student begins, he still receives a complete phonics course in a single year. In a few months, most children receiving A Beka reading instruction are reading independently no matter what their age.

Reading: Reading includes well-designed phonics wall charts and flashcards for classroom teaching, a phonics handbook, workbook, and set of readers for each child. The program is impressively correlated with the A Beka Language program. Here’s how it works: after the children learn short-vowel sounds, they read a story with short-vowel sounds. The next week, their spelling words consist of short-vowel words. Unlike many spelling programs, A Beka spelling contains spelling words that reinforce the phonics lessons learned so far. In their language workbook, students learn to punctuate short-vowel sentences, while in handwriting they practice writing short vowels.

Language: The language program teaches grammar, spelling, handwriting, composition, and vocabulary.  By the time they are in fifth grade, they have completely learned all eight parts of speech and how they relate to each other in a sentence.  

History: The A Beka history curriculum integrates Christian history into the framework of national and world history. Each textbook is written at a grade appropriate reading level.  Information is presented in a very interesting and colorful format which maintains the children’s attention. There are numerous illustrations for each subject. Detailed sections are dedicated to important individuals in history. There are end-of-section, end-of-chapter, and end-of-unit questions to evaluate students’ comprehension and retention.

Kindergarten: Community and helpers

First through Third Grade: America

Fourth Grade: North Carolina History

Fifth Grade: New World History