Mount Hope


Christian Academy

PreKindergarten-5

AREAS  ASSESSED

READING/LITERACY

The student will: 

  • Recognize and spell first name and last name
  • Recognize all upper and lower case alphabet
  • Demonstrate phonological and literacy awareness (PALs assessment), i.e. rhyme, beginning sounds
  • Demonstrate appropriate listening skills
  • Comprehend stories and poem
  • Ask and answer varied questions
  • Retell a brief story in proper sequence
  • Identify and name sounds of vowels (short and long) and consonants
  • Read words, sentences

WRITING

The student will: 

  • Write first and last name
  • Write from left to right
  • Write a complete sentence - capital letters, periods
  • Communicate through written symbols
  • Form manuscript letters and numbers correctly

MATH

The student will: 

  • Count by 2’s, 5s, and 10s to 100
  • Add and subtract numbers with sums less than 10
  • Use ordinal numbers (first - tenth)
  • Understand basic graphs and charts
  • Identify basic geometric shapes
  • Recognize money - penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and $1 bill
  • Use a calendar; identify days of the week
  • Recognize, count, and write numbers 1–100 
  • Understand number concepts 1–100 

MOTOR SKILLS

The student will: 

  • Demonstrate correct pencil grip
  • Demonstrate hand-eye coordination
  • Exhibit age-appropriate fine and gross motor skills

WORK HABITS

The student will: 

  • Follow class rules
  • Work appropriately dependently and independently; uses time wisely
  • Participate in class activities
  • Follow basic directions

OTHER AREAS

The student will: 

  • Bible (stories, activities, verses, participation, etc.)
  • Art, Music. Physical Education (P.E), Technology
  • Attendance (present, tardy, absent)
  • Science:  plants, animals, health, and human biology, earth and space
  • Social studies:  community helpers, children of the world, America - map studies, famous Americans, and places

Classes

8am - 12pm

Teachers use observations, checklists, Abeka assessments, comprehension conversations with learners, and performance activities to assess learner growth and achievement.  Report cards are issued quarterly - each 9 weeks.  Parents are encouraged to attend parent-teacher conferences.  Should you have questions about your child’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher to arrange an appointment.

Nap-Play

12pm - 3pm 

Included in a preschooler’s tuition is the option to remain at MHCA until 3:00 daily.   From noon until 3:00 p.m., students have a daily nap time and are engaged in play as well as special activities.


Parents can register preschool students for our before and after school programs.  For more information, please see the Before and After school program options..


CONNECTING THE DOTS

THROUGH A BIBLICAL LENS

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

At Mount Hope Christian Academy, we envision our learners as leaders and innovators of tomorrow.  As such, our goal is to ensure that our learners have an early, strong foundation, both academically and in the Word.   

 

Serving as our main curriculum, the Abeka curriculum “combines solid academics with biblical principles so that children are best prepared for learning and life”.

ABEKA CURRICULUM

The Abeka curriculum is used in grades PreK-3, PreK-4, and PreK-5.  Students receive instruction in the following areas as part of the Abeka curriculum.

●      Biblical principles

●      Literacy - Language Arts

●      Numeracy - Math Skills

●      Motor Skills Development

●      Creativity Development

OTHER RESOURCES

In addition to the Abeka program, teachers also utilize resources from Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Literacy (Pre-K4) and the Virginia Standards of Learning (Kindergarten - SOLs).

 

Along with Abeka assessments, MHCA also uses information from PALS, Virginia’s Phonological Awareness Literacy Screener, in PreK-4 and PreK-5.   PALS is the state-provided screening tool for Virginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI). The purpose of the EIRI is to reduce the number of children with reading problems through early diagnosis and immediate intervention.