At Key Point Christian Academy, we combine an innovative curriculum, with daily physical education classes, and an organic meal program, to create what we believe is the highest quality education available for our students.
We have structured our kindergarten through 8th grade academic program around the high-quality Common Core State Standards.
For an engaging and interactive approach to covering the Common Core State Standards in mathematics, our academy implements the GO Math! curriculum. Our teachers use a research-based instructional approach, and provide differentiated instructional resources to our students. The GO Math! curriculum is built on the strengths of the current state standards and is internationally benchmarked.
Our kindergarten through 8th grade students at Key Point Christian Academy follow the state-of-the-art, ScienceFusion, science curriculum. This program is designed to build inquiry, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills, and optimize learning in the classroom and at home. Science Fusion encourages students to fully engage with the fundamental steps of science: inquiring, thinking, predicting, analyzing, and applying. Students will think critically and use their reasoning skills as they learn new content, applying what they've learned to online content, activities, and labs.
Key Point Christian Academy at First Miami Presbyterian Church uses the exciting and motivating reading program titled, “Accelerated Reader” (AR). Students read a book, take an AR Quiz, and get immediate feedback on their reading skill progression. Teachers can set personalized goals for each student and easily monitor progress towards goals. Teachers get reliable reports on reading comprehension, vocabulary, literacy skills, and more. Students who reach their “AR goal,” are rewarded with a breakfast party at our school.
Key Point Christian Academy at First Miami Presbyterian Church language arts program challenges our students with the rigorous, Journeys Common Core, K–8 reading program. The remarkable vocabulary instruction builds better readers and writers while also providing intervention for struggling students. With leading-edge digital tools, results-driven instruction and exceptional differentiation, Journeys Common Core is a top choice reading curriculum for educators across the nation.
Key Point Christian Academy at First Miami Presbyterian Church utilizes Harcourt Social Studies, which is a comprehensive K–8 curriculum solution designed to engage and motivate every student. Through the stories of the intriguing people, exciting places, and fascinating events that make social studies relevant to their lives, students gain a global perspective. They also learn the social studies themes and skills they need to become informed, participating citizens who consider diverse points-of-view, use critical thinking skills, and are active in their communities.
Accelerated Math Live
Key Point Christian Academy at First Miami Presbyterian Church employs the most widely used math program in K-12 schools, Accelerated Math (AM). AM content from kindergarten through high school applies the best research available on the mathematics students must learn to be college and career ready. AM helps teachers personalize standards-based math practice by depth, as standards recommend, and monitor student progress to make data-driven decisions to guide instruction. Differentiating practice by depth means that the entire class can work within the same standard, at the right level of depth for each student.
First graders are introduced to French, Italian and Spanish through enjoyable and interactive games and activities. Children learn languages while having fun by listening to music, playing a variety of traditional games, as well as engaging in movement and dance activities and videos.
At Key Point Christian Academy at First Miami Presbyterian Church, our first grade students begin to be familiarized with the computer log-in and web search process on the internet. Supervised use of the internet, in connection with curricular projects, help children to explore and discover the world through technology. Through age-appropriate software and websites, students are allowed to search freely to gather the information needed to complete assignments.
The first grade physical education program is based on establishing fundamental skills in many areas of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength, and muscle coordination. The program incorporates age appropriate cooperative games, moderate fitness, movement education, themed activities, and a sensible introduction to traditional sports and games. The program emphasizes cooperative learning, social interaction, problem solving, shared leadership and challenge in a safe environment.
The Key Point Christian Academy at First Miami Presbyterian Church music program encourages active participation through traditional folk music, rhymes, and singing. Children begin to learn to sing in tune independently. They also learn to keep a steady beat and to develop the concepts of pace, volume, and pitch through a multi-sensory approach. The guidelines for the National Standards for Music Education are followed.
Cultural Arts and Enrichment
Key Point Christian Academy at First Miami Presbyterian Church art program encourages children to express themselves through various materials. Art theory and technique is introduced to the students through means of exploration and discovery, building a foundation for artistic expression and aesthetic awareness.
The younger elementary students use the Spark Bible Curriculum which engages children with colorful and fun pictures of Bible stories, formative character lessons, and take-home activities which are designed to help children remember and share these important lessons. Spiritual Learning teachers engage the children in the material and help them develop the understanding of who God is and how we should treat others.