The school readiness program at HLCS focuses on developing students in their character, education, and relationship. Social and emotional development provides students with opportunities to share and listen with others, listen to peers, while working on respect and self control in their daily living. Students improve their fine and gross motor skills while learning stories and verses from the Bible, having an introduction to colors, letters, and numbers, and experiencing hands-on science. Leadership, caring and friendship are also important aspects of the school readiness program.
1st & 2nd Grades
Students study the Old Testament, the life of Christ, and the early church. Christian faith is emphasized in everyday life. Language arts guides students to develop their writing, grammar, and spelling. Cursive is introduced and developed. Reading allows students to grow in their comprehension and discover different genres. Addition and subtraction facts help focus students as they learn to measure, graph, and solve story problems. Students learn with written text and through experimentation in science. Physical and earth science are explored in addition to animals, plants, the weather, and other topics. Students learn about historical places and people that have influenced the United States.
3rd & 4th Grades
Students continue to learn about the life of Christ, delving deeper into the Bible by studying the Gospels and other books in the New Testament. Memorizing Bible verses is enhanced with weekly challenges. In English, students gain an understanding of sentence structure and continue their development of the basics. Basic math computations are taught and built upon with challenges of higher level problem solving. Students study American history, beginning with early explorers and the American Revolution, moving on to the civil war and into current day. Students further their earth and physical science knowledge, in addition to learning about space, technology, and life science.
5th & 6th Grades
Students continue in their study of Christ’s life, seeking to emulate Him in daily life. Learning to interpret Scripture in the proper way is a highlight. Math skills are developed with algebraic thinking, geometry, and fractions, amongst others. Foundational science facts and skills for further science instruction are enhanced. The exploration of space, energy and motion, and reproduction and nervous systems provide students with a wider perspective of science. A Science Fair is hosted by the students. Students learn about the historical developments of religions, politics and cultural life of the Old World; in addition to learning about the physical, religious, cultural and political world of North America. Students develop their English grammar through oral and written communication; listening and speaking skills are developed. Book reports, editorial summaries, and testing of speed and comprehension ensure that students are at their proper reading levels.