Curriculum at GRACEPOINT
Curriculum at Gracepoint
A hands-on philosophy in learning is practiced in every subject area to enable students to reach their potential.
Reading and Spelling
GRACEPOINT’s priority is to provide our students with explicitly systematic teaching in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Each area plays an equal role in successful reading comprehension.
Reading and spelling are core academic subjects and must be taught explicitly and systematically. To answer the phonological, phonics and fluency piece of reading and spelling, GRACEPOINT uses the Orton Gillingham Approach. Orton Gillingham is a diagnostic, prescriptive and multi-sensory approach to reading and spelling. Our teachers are trained to use this approach when teaching reading and to reinforce the approach throughout the day in all subject areas. Students receive 60-75 minutes of reading instruction daily. GRACEPOINT's Orton-Gillingham program has been accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
English / Language arts / Greek and Latin
"Imagine It" - McGraw Hill
Writing Matters - William Van Cleave
Glencoe (Grades 6-8)
Story of the World - Peace Hill Press
World Geography and Cultures - McGraw Hill (6th Grade)
World History - McGraw Hill - (7th Grade)
U.S. History - McGraw Hill - (8th Grade)
Purposeful Design - ACSI (Grades 1-5)
Earth Science - Glencoe (Grade 6)
Life Science - Glencoe (Grade 7)
Physical Science - Glencoe (Grade 8)