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Upper School - 10125 Jefferson Hwy | River Ridge, LA 70123 | 504-737-4621
Lower School - 10931 Jefferson Hwy | River Ridge, LA 70123 | 504-737-0208
BUILDING CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE

Curriculum

John Curtis Christian School operates on a 7 period day whereby students are required to take core academic subjects as well as electives.  Students begin earning high school credits in 8th grade.    Students in grades 9th – 12th are required to take 7 courses each year.  Projects and research papers are required as a part of graduation requirements.  All teachers post assignments and grades on our web based portal.  It is the responsibility of the parent and student to check this portal on a daily basis.  Each grading period lasts 22 days, therefore each child receives 8 report cards per year. 

Grades 7th – 12th:

Language Arts: 

This includes Literature, Writing, Grammar (usage and mechanics), and Vocabulary.  Students will learn to read critically, interpretively, and literally.  Students are also required to read a novel each month

Mathematics:

Students will move from concrete to abstract thinking.  Instruction is focused on developing higher order thinking, problem solving, real world applications, and technology

Science:

Both the physical and natural sciences are offered.  Students will learn by the examination of materials and experiments in the lab.  Hands on activities, problem solving activities, and math skills are used to increase student scientific knowledge.   Science Fair projects are required of each student

Social Studies:

Students are provided with a comprehensive look into history, geography, and government.  Students are exposed to timelines, geographical maps, political maps, graphs, charts, and political cartoons which allow for analytical thinking.  Social Studies Fair projects are required of each student

Foreign Language:

Spanish I and Spanish II are required for graduation from John Curtis Christian School.  The fluency of the language as well as the exposure to the culture will be the emphasis of the foreign language requirement  

Band:

This is an elective offering where students can develop their talents and interest in musical instruments.  Our band is an integral part of our student life and performs at athletic and community events

Computer Technology:

The focus of this department is to develop the necessary skills for student success in the areas of Internet use, typing, and Microsoft Office products such as Power Point, Word, Excel, and Access. The computer department also incorporates public speaking into its curriculum through students presentations

Physical Education:

Developing the whole child is essential at John Curtis Christian School therefore Physical Education is required.  Students are exposed to health and physical education

Fine Arts

Students are exposed to the analysis of literature, art, music and drama.  The formal elements of the work are studied as well as the context of the work

Extra-Curricular:

Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities.  A variety of activities are offered to the student body

Athletics

Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, Golf, Tennis, Track and Cross Country are offered for students who want to compete in athletics.

Service Organizations/Clubs:

National Honor Society, Interact Club, Key Club, FCA, Builders Club, Student Council, Band, Cheer, Dance, Flag, Pep Squad, Spirit Club, Prayer Groups, Photography/Journalism, Quiz Bowl, and Academic Games

 

 

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