WHY A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL?
Q: I already pay taxes which pay for public education that has experienced and professional teachers. Why should I pay extra to send my child to a Christian school?
A: The most important reason is worldview.
Your child spends more time in school with their teacher and other students than they do at home with you. Teachers, curriculum, and other students all influence your child in subtle ways. In a public school setting, that kind of influence might not be what you want instilled in your child. You may try to counteract this at home and through church, but let's face it - you just don't have an even playing field when the other side gets so much more time.
Even as young as elementary school, a secular progressive worldview is forced on your child. Your child will be taught that behaviors the Bible calls "sin" are acceptable and even morally good. Your child will learn that there is nothing special about them, but that they are merely highly evolved cosmic slime with no greater value or significance than any other plant or animal. Over years, this has an observable effect on the way children think, believe, and act.
Q: Is there any difference between public school and Carve Academy?
A: Yes, there is a tremendous difference! First, we hire experienced teachers who absolutely love children. Additionally, our teachers have been observed in church and other settings where they demonstrate their caring nature in more than just a "instructor" capacity. Second, the smaller classroom sizes allow for more individual attention per student. This tight-knit framework encourages deeper friendships to develop which fosters more robust social/emotional and spiritual growth.
Why would you want that for your children, when you could have a superior, rigorous academic education that is in line with your beliefs and a true, Biblical worldview that prepares them for the challenges of college and life? As parents, we have been given a tremendous responsibility by God to train our children in the way they should go. Isn't it worth any sacrifice to ensure your child has the very best preparation for life, both academically and spiritually? This decision and investment will make an impact for generations!
THE CARVER ACADEMY DIFFERENCE
We Offer Excellent Academics in a Caring, Christian Environment
Giving Your Children the Competitive Advantage in Life
In a world where America is falling behind other countries, our policy-makers invent a new educational program almost every election cycle -- carelessly tossing aside the tried and true methods of the past. The latest is "Common Core", which has had terrible results, leading to frustrated students and parents. When you enroll your child at Carver Academy, you are investing in your child's future where they will have a definite edge over public school peers in college and in the workplace. Your children will be equipped with the tools they need to succeed.
Carver Academy uses the A Beka curriculum as its foundation, which is research-based, time-tested, and produces proven academic results. Supplementing this curriculum is ACSI's Purposeful Design curriculum which brings hands on science into the classroom beginning in first grade, and great Bible lessons applied in the character of the lives of our students! James 1:22 says, "But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves." (NLT) The Purposeful Design Bible curriculum doesn't just help students to know God's Word, but to put it into practice!
Strong Foundation in Reading
Reading is the basis for every other type of learning. A Beka lays a strong foundation in phonics, so that every student will be able to read by the end of Kindergarten, and then build on that knowledge in first and second grade. Beginning in third grade, we use Purposeful Design's literature curriculum which has a stronger emphasis on identifying story elements, critical thinking, and writing.
High Academic Standards
Carver Academy has high standards of excellence academically, spiritually, and behaviorally to prepare students for success in college and in life. As a result, students are able to read in Kindergarten, write in cursive in first grade, do multiplication and division in second grade, and advance in every area through every grade of Carver Academy!
Qualified and Gifted Teachers
Our teachers are gifted, tested, experienced, and hired from within. We see them in action and know their giftedness to teach along with their caring concern for children before we hire them. All of our teachers have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and most have education degrees.
Strong Character Education
The Bible and Christian character are woven into every subject at Carver Academy, so we partner with you in laying a foundation to complement the values that you are trying to instill in your children at home.
Critical Thinking Skills
Students are taught to not only memorize and comprehend information, but to apply it to their lives and critically examine what they learn to prepare them for the rigors and varying worldviews of college.
Close Knit Community
Relationships between students and teachers are greatly valued at Carver Academy. Another unique goal of the school is the interaction among all age groups. Many schools do not have this age span of students on one campus.
Students take standardized tests every Spring and on average perform one grade level higher than their peers nationwide. When we hire the best teachers and use the best curriculum, we get the best results!
Carver reflects the diversity of the communities it represents. Students will learn to respect and interact responsibly with a broad variety of cultures.