Curriculum

  • Bible

    Walking with God and His People

    Grades Pre-K - 4th, published by Christian Schools International, 2009

    Grades 5 - 6, published by Christian Schools International, 2010

    Walking With God was developed to ensure a strong and lasting connection with students. The goal is to equip students with the knowledge they need to understand and believe God's word, and to reflect that relationship and faith by living lives of gratitude and obedience. 

    Math

    My Math, published by McGraw-Hill, 2014

    Grade Levels: K-5
    McGraw-Hill My Math provides the rigor, personalization, and student engagement your students need to be successful with your state standards. This reimagined approach to elementary math is fully built on the Standards and Mathematical Practices, allowing you to focus on inspiring a love of learning.

    Glencoe Math Accelerated: A Pre-Algebra Program, published by McGraw-Hill 2014

    Grade Level: 6
    Built around the Common Core Accelerated 7th Grade Pathway, Glencoe Math Accelerated supports each teacher’s unique teaching style and each student’s unique learning needs. Students will interact with math like never before, with this all new program that is interactive, flexible, and highly customizable.

    Language Arts

    Journeys Common Core, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

    VCES uses the Journeys Common Core in grades K-3.  Journeys is a reading/language arts program with integrated Common Core instructional design. Explicit phonics instruction, direct academic vocabulary preparation, close-reading skills, guided reading, and systematic reading strategies are applied to complex texts. Integrated language arts components and writing activities complement the curriculum. Differentiated instruction and scaffolding ensure every student is given an opportunity to succeed.

    Write Source, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

    VCES uses the Write Source curriculum in grades 4-6.  Write Source is a writing and grammar program.  Writing and grammar are taught side by side, allowing students to improve in grammar as they develop in writing.  Students learn the six traits of writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, 

    and conventions.  They then integrate all of the traits into the writing process: prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing.  Students build confidence in writing and grammar and are more prepared for higher learning.

    Social Studies

    California History-Social Science, published by Pearson - Scott Foresman, 2005
    Pearson Scott Foresman California History-Social Science is a standards  - driven, interactive program written specifically for California. This program has been named as a 2007 finalist by the Association of Educational Publishers.

    Science

    Harcourt Science, published by Harcourt Publishers, 2005

    In Harcourt Science, students investigate through hands-on activities, learn about science concepts with reading support at every turn, and link the real world to the classroom.

    Art

    Art Connections, published by SRA McGraw-Hill, 1998
    Additional updated 2003 program resources
    SRA Art Connections offers classroom teachers as well as art specialists manageable fine arts instruction for their classroom. Exceptional materials invite students to explore the visual and performing arts, and each lesson in this unique program integrates Art History and Culture, Aesthetic Perception, Art Production, and Art Criticism. Hands-on activities build artistic skills in every lesson, while large fine art reproductions show specific concepts to support lesson concepts and spark students' imaginations.

    Music

    Spotlight on Music, published by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, 2005 
Spotlight on Music is the most complete, innovative, and exciting music curriculum available. Created by leading authorities in music education, enhanced by groundbreaking partnerships in the music industry, and informed by the latest research in music education and technology—Spotlight on Music helps teachers shape classroom instruction to fit their needs, and introduces students to a lifelong love of music.

    "Essential Elements 2000 for Strings" books 1 and 2