Elementary School

Nurturing Creativity, Problem-Solving Skills, and Confidence

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  —Aristotle

KINDERGARTEN

What is Kindergarten Like at CCA?

We truly believe that the Kindergarten year sets the tone for academic success for years to come.

At the start of every day, students are immersed in God’s story of the Bible through song, scripture memorization, prayer, and reading stories in both the Old and New Testaments. Kindergarteners also have the privilege of participating in Elementary Chapel each week.

Learning to read is one of the most exciting things about kindergarten.

Using intensive phonics strategies, students are taught to read each letter and sound systematically. It is very common for students to be reading one-vowel words by October and advance to two-vowel words in January.

It’s amazing to watch a child’s reading skills improve throughout the school year. This is highlighted by our annual reading contest each spring.

A traditional math approach is the backbone of numbers instruction in kindergarten. After number concepts are taught, students learn addition, subtraction, telling time, and counting money. They also use hands-on learning to complement math instruction.

In addition to reading and math, kindergarteners learn about the world around them by meeting community helpers such as firemen, police, and others.

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

In May and June prior to the start of school, kindergarteners will meet with our classroom teachers and take the Metropolitan Readiness assessment. This tool allows us to gauge his or her academic, cognitive, and social/emotional ability for classroom readiness.  It provides information to both parents and teachers for correct placement at the beginning of the academic year.

  • Kindergarten Hours: 8 am-2:45 pm

  • Students must be 5 years old no later than September 15th

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GRADES 1-5

  • Elementary School Hours: 8 am-3 pm

Using both Abeka Curriculum and BJ Press materials, Cramerton Christian provides a rich learning environment for academics presented from a biblical worldview. God’s story from Genesis to Revelation is interwoven into all areas of academics.

Our students consistently score in the top 25% year after year on the Iowa Standardized Achievement Test. A strong curriculum paired with effective teaching is responsible for such impressive results.

With math and reading as the basis of learning, a biblical presentation of history and science are integrated into the content areas throughout the year. Using Traditional Abeka math, students are taught number concepts 1-100, addition and subtraction, telling time, money, calendars, and much more.

Supplementary materials are carefully selected and implemented to support and enhance academic concepts within the curriculum. Each grade level is structured to build on the basic, foundational skills necessary for students to become a lifelong student of God’s creatively designed world.

  • Bible & Math: Abeka Scope & Sequence
  • Language Arts, History, Science: BJ Press Scope & Sequence
  • Specials: Students participate in weekly Music, Spanish, Library, and Art classes throughout the school year.

Students in grades 3-6 participate in our Spring Fine Arts Competition. The top projects are displayed at the annual NCCSA Elementary Fine Arts Competition in Hickory, NC. CCA consistently brings home awards in the areas of Music (solos, groups, choir), Art, Poetry Recitation, and Sword Drill (a competition to see who can find Bible references quickly).

The Academic Resource Center at CCA provides targeted strategies for students with learning disabilities in small group instruction. Our director, Mrs. Jessica Anderson completed her B.S. in English Education at Bob Jones University and finished her M.A. in Literacy at Furman University. 

The Wilson Reading Program and the Orton-Gillingham Approach are the foundational elements in the strategies used in the ARC.  Both programs provide a systematic, multi-sensory approach to aid students in developing mastery and confidence in reading.

Students are evaluated and admitted to the ARC based on availability and formal testing results.

Elementary students can also participate in several athletic activities.  CCA Elementary Fall Soccer Teams compete with local rec teams.

Field trips, based on grade-level curriculum, are selected to provide a tangible experience to enhance lessons taught in the classroom to make the content more meaningful. Grade level specific trips include:  

  • First Grade: Zoo/Farm
  • Second Grade: Discovery Place, Dan Nicholas Park, Narroway Productions
  • Third Grade: Old Salem
  • Fourth Grade: Day Trip to Raleigh, NC
  • Fifth Grade: Overnight trip to Charleston, SC

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