Curriculum Overview

Ivy Hill Christian Academy (IHCA) will base its curriculum on the North American Division Curriculum Guides developed over decades by skilled teachers across North America. The school will also be aligned with the Columbia Union, Allegheny East Conference, as well as the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. The curriculum will be enhanced with STE(A)M, which will incorporate computer programming, problem solving, project-based learning, creative thinking, art and design, and character development. Click the links below to view the Curriculum for grades K-2

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STE(A)M & CODE.org

IHCA will utilize the CODE.org curriculum in its classrooms, to incorporate the STE(A)M philosophy in daily learning. All CODE.org lessons align to all relevant computer science standards, as well as to the ISTE standards. They additionally reinforce concepts and skills taught in other subject areas by integrating national Math, English Language Arts, and Science standards.


COURSES

  • Literacy (Pathways Program)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • CODE/Digital Fluency
  • Foreign Languages (FLES)
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Bible/Religion
  • Music
  • Art

CULTURE

Creating a progressive learning environment starts with academics, but is completed through culture.

IHCA Culture:

ThroughIvy Hill Christian Academy’s (IHCA) STE(A)M curriculum, the school’s culture will focus on character development through problem solving and team building to form leadership skills, creating a community of learners who are ready to compete in the global economy. IHCA’s staff is driven to nurture and challenge children to recognize their full potential as they grow to love God, respect others and serve their community.

R.O.P.E Model

This cultural experience will be executed through IHCA’s Rite-of-Passage Experience (ROPE) model.  This model incorporates enhancement via honor roll, consistent celebrations due to academic achievement, and assemblies with motivational speakers, and other character building intents.