Curriculum

Atlantic Christian Academy

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Atlantic Christian Academy

ACADEMICS The curriculum follows the Florida Sunshine State Standards for high schools as well as the requirements set forth by Public School System.

All students follow the same curriculum. Students that demonstrate difficulties achieving the course objectives are required to come to the school for individualized tutoring or assistance. The school offers Honors courses for students that excel and demonstrate outstanding performance.

Students earn credits per each course completed with a D and above. Each course is equivalent to 1 or ½ credit. The students need 24 credits to complete the high school program. This policy is published in the Catalog and in the Student Handbook.

A plan of action is prepared for each student ensuring that all standards for graduation are met and all courses missing or needed for graduation are completed. The students are scheduled 3-4 courses per quarter. Extended time is provided for completion of each course if the need arises, but there is a time limit of an additional 6 months or the student will receive an “F” for that course. 

The goals and the objectives for each subject are aligned with the content and materials offered in the selected textbook. 

The courses follow the Florida Sunshine State Standards and objectives and the textbooks correlate with the standards and objectives. The mission and goals of the school aim to assist the students to complete high school, thus by following the required State standards, the students will earn a high school diploma that is compatible with the state’s demands and requirements.

The teachers are provided with textbooks for each of the courses assigned to them. Each textbook has a web component and faculty support is provided by the administration. The school also follows the Florida Sunshine State Standards which includes the curriculum guidelines for each course according to the standards and guidelines set by the state for each grade level. The textbooks used are the ones adopted and used by County Public Schools in order to provide curriculum continuity and sequence to the students that are transferring from public school; also these textbooks are correlated to the Florida Sunshine State Standards. Teachers also make recommendations on the reference resources and additional books.

Grading System

Grade Criteria:

Letter Numerical Value Quality Points Superior Achievement A 90 – 85 4.00 points Very Good B+ 86 – 89 3.50 points Good B 80 – 84 3.00 points Above Average C+ 75 – 79 2.50 points Average C 70 – 74 2.00 points Passing D 60 – 69 1.00 points  Failure F 0 – 59 0.00 points Incomplete I Student did not complete the required class work for approved reason Withdrawal W 

Students receiving an “F” grade will be required to retake the test. Students receiving any grade less than a “C” are encouraged to retake the test to improve their grade.

Students are required to keep up with the deadlines for each assignment as stated in the course syllabus. Additionally, the Student Handbook describes the Students Responsibilities as far as course completion, Grade Point Average (GPA), and fulfillment of all assignments in a timely manner. 

Courses Descriptions and Objectives

Each course syllabus includes the Florida Sunshine State Standards and the objectives for each course as well as the detailed course outline that specifies the assignments or activities to be completed to satisfy the specific standard. 

The school follows the same curriculum followed by Public Schools which offers health and physical education, art, foreign languages (fine art), psychology, and even honors courses. These are courses are comparable to what is offered at most public high schools in the state of Florida. 

Learning Process

The assistant principal evaluates all the courses as well as the goals for each discipline. He ensures that the courses are comparable to the public schools system and that the students are receiving quality education and the correct amount of required courses for graduation.

The school provides academic support and tutoring in order to assist the student to meet the allotted time for course completion. 

Teachers provide assistance and tutoring to students when they express having difficulty with an assignment. The tutoring sessions can be administered online or the students can come to the school.  Students have direct access to the school’s E-library. In the course syllabus, the teachers are requested to implement writing assignments or research papers where students have to use the databases available and be able to cite their sources as well. For example, in the Social Studies class, the teacher has added assignments that involve student presentations using Power Point in which they have to attach a narrative for each slide as if the presentation was being given orally. 

When the students complete their assignments, quizzes, exams or any form of graded evaluation, the grade goes directly to the Grade Book in Blackboard. Upon completion of the course a copy of the Grade Book is downloaded and the grades are transferred to the students’ report cards. A copy of each course’ grade book is filed in the Registrar’s Office. The parents and students have the right to review the grades and receive copies of the report card as requested.

The courses’ evaluation and assessment forms measure the expected outcomes and results obtained from the courses’ evaluations which are based on the courses’ objectives. The courses’ objectives are derived from the Florida Sunshine State Standards which are the state’s requirements for completion and mastery of each course.

Academics Courses

Atlantic Christian Academy requires 24 academic credits, Including Math, English, Science, Social Studies and Electives as follow: 

COURSES by Grade Levels and Class Reading Assignements Comprehensive Reading Plan

Students are required to read at least 1 book or their equivalent during each class as independent reading at-home. Students must also read for 30 minutes at home as part of their daily homework assignment in all subjects. Check your Class Reading Assignment at www.atlanticchristianacademyhs.org/curriculum and check free ebooks at www.openlibrary.org  

Comprenhensive Reading Assignment Memo

Courses by Grades

GRADE LEVEL 9 1200310  ALGEBRA I 2003310  PHYSICAL SCIENCE  2103300  WORLD GEOGRAPHY 1001310  ENGLISH I 1501310  FITNESS LIFESTYLE DESIGN/ HEATH 9999999  CHRISTIANITY FAITH & LIVING

GRADE LEVEL 10 1200330  ALGEBRA II 2001310  EARTH SPACE SCIENCE 2106310  AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 1001340  ENGLISH II 9999999  BIBLE DOCTRINE  2102335  ECONOMICS WITH FINANCIAL

GRADE LEVEL 11 1206310  GEOMETRY  2000310  BIOLOGY  2100310  U.S. HISTORY 1001370  ENGLISH III  0708350  SPANISH II 0100330  ART HISTORY

GRADE LEVEL 12 1200700  ALGEBRA MATH FOR COLLEGE  2003340  CHEMISTRY I 9999999  PSYCHOLOGY 1001400  ENGLISH IV 0709300  SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I 9999999  HEALTH II

Total Credits of 24

Students are required to take a minimum of 6 credits each year and to pass all courses they attempt. Failure to do so requires that the course be made up in summer school or in an approved correspondence/online course.

Students are required to take a minimum of 6 credits each year and to pass all courses they attempt. Failure to do so requires that the course be made up in summer term an another approved correspondence/online course.

H.S. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Atlantic Christian Academy requires 24 academic credits for H.S. Graduation,including Math (4), English (4), Science (4), Social Studies (4), Religion: Bible(2), Health (1) and Electives (Spanish, Art and/or Social Studies) 

In addition to academic requirements, students must maintain a satisfactory disciplinary record as defined by the school, meet all financial obligations to the school, complete one hundred hours of approved community service (16 and 18 years old only)

Additional Requirements

In addition to academic requirements, students must maintain a satisfactory disciplinary record as defined by the school, meet all financial obligations to the school, complete one hundred hours of approved community service.

Atlantic Christian AcademyCourse Outline/Syllabus (Syllabus are A.C.A. copyright)

Courses Code and Subject List Standard Four Year 24 Credits

English/Language Arts Courses 1001310 ENGLISH I 1001340 ENGLISH II 1001370 ENGLISH III 1001400 ENGLISH IV

Mathematics Courses 1200310 ALGEBRA I  1200330 ALGEBRA II 1206310 GEOMETRY 1200700 MATH FOR COLLEGE READINESS 1207300 LIBERAL ARTS MATHEMATICS I

Science Courses 2000310 BIOLOGY I 2001310 EARTH SPACE SCIENCE 2003310 PHYSICAL SCIENCE 2003340 CHEMISTRY I

Social Studies Courses 2100310 U.S. HISTORY 2102335 ECONOMICS WITH FINANCIAL LITERACY 2103300 WORLD CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY 2106310 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 2109310 WORLD HISTORY 9999999 PSYCHOLOGY

Foreign Language Spanish Courses 0708350 SPANISH II  0709300 SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I (FLVS)

Art Course Courses 0100330 ART HISTORY

Health Education Courses 1501310 FITNESS LIFESTYLE DESIGN/HEALTH ​9999999 HEALTH II *

Religion Courses 9999999 BIBLE DOCTRINE  9999999 CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LIVING

*Electives

​Not Accept Transfer with Grades Below “C” Policy

Atlantic Christian Academy does not accept transfer of credits from other schools with grades below “C” 

REPORT CARDS

Atlantic Christian Academy Report Cards are issued two (2) times a year. The purpose of the report card is to encourage students to continue their progress or to make an earnest effort to do better. Parents are requested to check the report card as soon as possible.

Report Card 9th Grade Report Card 10th Grade Report Card 11th Grade Report Card 12th Grade

CHEATING and PLAGIARISM IN THE EXAMINATION

A “Zero” will be given on the test for cheating in any form, including plagiarism, taking help or copying from other students or giving help to other students during the tests / final exam. If any student is caught cheating during the examination, his/her name will be duly noted by the instructor and reported to the concerned authorities for further action (namely, an “F” in the course, expulsion from the school, etc.). 

​MISCONDUCT

The student is responsible for any classroom misbehavior, academic misconduct or indiscipline, which is conducive to the educational process and for achieving standards of performance established by the instructor. A student may be penalized for any misbehavior or misconduct. Academic misconduct includes (but is not limited to) giving or receiving assistance on a test, quiz, or homework assignment for which such assistance is not permitted, falsifying a document to obtain an excusal from a test, and using unauthorized notes on a test or quiz. “The instructor has the final authority in all matters relating to the course content, grading practices, and classroom policies and procedures.” Penalties for Academic Misconduct range from an “F” in the course to “expulsion” from the college. In the tests or final exam, you will not be allowed to use the textbook or class-notes or handouts or formula.

BOOKS

Science Books Math Books Social Studies Books English Books Health Books Electives Books Foreing Language Books Religion Books

FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS

Florida Sunshine State Standards Mathematics Florida Sunshine State Standards Science Florida Sunshine State Standards Social Studies Florida Sunshine State Standards Languages Arts/English Florida Sunshine State Standards Health Education Florida Sunshune State Standards Foreign Languages

HANDBOOKS

SCHOOL HANDBOOK, FACULTY HANDBOOK and STUDENT HANDBOOK are available under request.

TEACHERS EMAILS

Math Teacher e.mail: MATHTeacherGauss@yahoo.com

Science Teacher e.mail: SCIENCETeacherDarwin@yahoo.com

Social Studies Teacher e.mail: SOCIALSTUDIESteacherJefferson@yahoo.com

English Teacher e.mail: ENGLISHTeacherHemingway@yahoo.com

Foreign Language Teacher e.mail: ACASpanishTeacher@yahoo.com

​SocialStudies Elective Teacher e.mail: 

Religion Teacher e.mail: RELIGIONteacher@yahoo.com

Our Teachers

All full time faculty members and administrators hold a BA or BS or M.A. degrees from University of Miami, Emory Universiry, Florida International University, Nova University, Florida National University, University of Panama, University of Havana and other recognize university in U.S.   Faculty consists of trained teachers in English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language. 

Teacher Application Form

Your interest in Atlantic Christian Academy as a teacher is appreciated.

We invite you to fill out this application. If an opening occurs for which you may qualify, we will notify you by e.mail. If we have continued interest in your candidacy, we will send you some follow up questions and arrange for a personal interview. 

We are seeking applicants who are professionally qualified, who really love teach. We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you for your interest in  Atlantic Christian Academy.

Teacher Application Form

See the following information and forms: the Interview Questions for Teacher, Employee Backgroung Check Information and Finger Print, Statement of the Faith and Perssonel Policies and Practices. 

Book Fee or Book Rental Fee

The book fee is $50.00 each one and Books Rental Fee is $100.00 per an academic year ( two semesters) The Book fee and the Book Rental Fee must be paid the due date. If these fees are not paid by the due date, the child will not receive his/her books.

For Book Rental Contract see our website: www.atlanticchristianacademyhs.org./BOOKS

Book Loan

We currently accept Student Books Loan. Application is available online.

www.atlanticchristianacadmyhs.org/Applications

Tutorial Services

Students that demonstrate difficulty complying with the assignments and course requirements receive academic advisement and tutoring by the faculty. They are also asked to come to the school for one-to-one tutoring and/or to do their school coursework on the schools computer in order to be able to monitor their performance. Please contact your academic advisement to arrange for the services.

​SAT and ACT TESTS REQUIREMENT

SAT Critical Reading 460 Mathematics 460 ​Combined Total 970

SAT TESTING DAYS May 2, 2015 Deadline April 6, 2015 June 6, 2015 Deadline May 8, 2015

ACT English 18 Reading 19 Mathematics 19 Composite 20

ACT TESTING DAYS April 18, 2015 Deadline March 13, 2015 June 13, 2015 Deadline May 8, 2015

MDPLS Online Tutoring

Miami Dae Public Library Systems provide free One-to-One Online tutoring. Get your homework done. Expert tutor help finish your homework,  study for your test and write essays from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. Visit the websiteand click in Database. www.mdpls.org

​Standardized Tests

Many 4-year colleges require students to take an SAT or ACT by December of their senior year, but it is recommended that they complete it by spring of their junior year.

PSAT

The PSAT is a practice SAT offered once a year in October. It is recommended that sophomores and juniors take the PSAT. Advantages of the PSAT include receiving score breakdown sheets where students can see the test questions and analyze their strengths and areas for improvement. PSAT will be changing fall of 2015 to accommodate changes in SAT beginning Spring of 2016 For more info visit: www.collegeboard.com

SAT I

 Currently, the SAT I has three sections, each worth 800 points: Mathematics (up to algebra 2), Critical Reading, and Writing section. For class of 2017, SAT format and scoring will change, effective Spring of 2016. Essay section will become optional and reported separately (scale of 2-8). Math and Evidence Based Reading and Writing scores will be combined on a 400-1600 scale For more info visit: www.collegeboard.com

ACT

Comprised of 4 sections for a total composite score of 36: verbal reasoning, writing (optional), math, and science reasoning For more info visit: www.actstudent.org

SAT II

No longer require SAT II subject tests, it may still be recommended for specific majors. Additionally, some private colleges require students to complete 2 of the SAT II subject tests. Exams must be in different disciplines and completed by December of senior year. For more information, please contact us.

SAT vs. ACT

Student Technology Requirements

• Students should have access to a computer or iPad • Students should have internet access.   Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9   Mozilla Firefox 3, 4   Google Chrome 

• The ability to download and save files and documents to a computer  (If you don't have a computer, please visit your Public Library)

​School Digital Academics link

TESTING CENTER

For Testing Schedule and locations contact your Counselor

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