Life Skills Classes
Each afternoon to twice a week the students will participate in hands on learning experiences. This will give them a break from their offices and teach them other life skills and hobbies that they can use in the future.
Volunteers are scheduled to teach things such as cooking, sewing, gardening, swimming, an archaeology dig, beginning welding, and many other courses.
West Side Christian Academy will utilized the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E) curriculum. A.C.E emphasis is on learning, not on teaching, and controls and motivation allows students to reach their full potential.
While conventional classrooms group students by age rather than ability, students in our learning center work in individual offices and learn and study according to personalized levels of learning.
Students using Accelerated Christian Education curriculum study at their own rate and level of learning. Instead of following a teachers lesson plan, each student sets his own goals. He learns to plan and meet his goals and also learns to become responsible for his actions. College students thank A.C.E for this type of training which accelerates their college success.
Year End Testing
Students from 3rd - 9th grade are administered the Iowa exams. These exams rank our students against others throughout the United States and 10th - 12th grade take the April ACT Test.
A student entering West Side Christian Academy for the fist time is given diagnostic tests to determine his precise educational performance level in each subject. These tests also identify academic learning gaps. The student is then prescribed academic material to strengthen his specific weaknesses. He succeeds because he receives curriculum that meets his need and then challenges him to a higher academic performance level.
Learning is the constant, and time is the variable. Every child is able to learn at his own rate, and he is able to master the material before proceeding.