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The lower elementary school teaches children to develop skills in critical thinking, classifying, illustrating, summarizing, and interpreting information. Special emphasis is given in phonics to develop foundational skills. Word perception and decoding of words are drilled daily and mastered before entering second grade. The reading program is designed to teach the student to read orally with expression and comprehension. Students are challenged to compose oral and written sentences as well as read sentences orally and silently. Language is taught with introduction to parts of speech with hands-on materials that will prove vital when reinforcing basic skills. Math is taught with a variety of activities that build independent thinking and problem solving.
Education is a process that is important for the success of each individual and, therefore, is needed in order to succeed. Teaching children to communicate and think are important tools for their future within the world.
Proverbs 10:4 says, “The hand of the diligent maketh rich.” Teachers open the door, but the child must enter alone. We will strive to help the child discover their talents through hard work, encouragement, and guidance.
Our upper elementary is designed to train children to reach their highest potential. Children are taught to be orderly, careful, alert, obedient, persistent, cooperative, and honest. Thinking skills and repetition of facts are applied daily in order to provide the child with the necessary tools to face a challenging society and to accomplish a desired goal for God. The math series taught in the elementary gives our children the ability to compare, prioritize, think independently, and solve problems thereby building a higher level of critical thinking skills. The reading program teaches structured comprehension skills and gives opportunity to develop vocabulary skills and inspire a love for reading. Children are taught to evaluate and analyze situations. A great foundational emphasis in language focuses on the development of excellent grammar skills. Skills include diagramming, writing, and listening tools. The writing process teaches the student to be efficient in planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing.
Children are always challenged to be physically, socially, academically, and spiritually ready to be properly prepared for the future.
Psalm 1:3 states that “…he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season.” Life is a progress and not a station. We promise to provide your child with the best preparation for life.
The curriculum of Tabernacle Baptist Academy is designed to meet the needs of the students and to carry out the Christian education philosophy of Tabernacle Baptist Ministries. The subjects at TBA are Christ-centered. We are aware that merely adding the Bible class to a school does not cause that school to be a Christian school. It is only when each subject is taught from a Biblical perspective that the student can gain a total, well-rounded, and useful education.
All junior high students are enrolled in the same subjects to provide the needed background to be successful in senior high. Senior high students choose between a general diploma or a college preparatory diploma which will then determine the track of classes they receive in grades 10-12.
On the junior and senior high levels, our classes are offered on a block schedule. Each class meets on a rotating basis every other day.