CCS ACADEMY (5TH & 6TH)
Steve Pate - Principal -
Leah Smithwick - Elementary Asst. -
Lower School Hours
K5-2nd grades 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.*
3rd-4th grades 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.*
5th-6th grades 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.*
Morning drop off - 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Drop off and pick up is under the covered drive-through at Calvary Baptist Church.
*Students will be sent to Extended Care after 3:25 p.m.
ACADEMY SUPPLY LIST 2023-2024
Calvary's 5th & 6th Grade Academy is designed to meet the specific developmental needs of our 5th and 6th grade students as they transition from Lower School to Upper School. Students are introduced to the basics of organization, time management, and study skills which are crucial for success in Middle and High school. For the first time, students will have the opportunity to choose and explore a variety of elective classes. The faculty and staff are passionate about this age and committed to helping make this critical transition a positive one.
Scripture is the foundation for all subjects and is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum. Weekly chapels are a highlight of the week and also reflect the desire to transition students from elementary to middle school. Academy students attend chapel each week with the Elementary and Preschool students.
There are five (5) core classes that meet daily, taught by a faculty member who specializes in that subject.
Grade specific and self paced, Tynker’s interactive curriculum allows students to learn computer language by creatively applying coding concepts to core subjects. The online platform is designed to teach students computational thinking and computer science through games and stories. With automatic mastery tracking, students learn the fundamentals of programming found in all object oriented programming languages. Tynker lessons not only make it fun and easy for students to understand abstract programming concepts, but also allows them to apply acquired concepts to different projects, games, and scenarios. Tynker’s goal is to provide every student with a solid foundation in STEM thinking abilities in order to prepare them for 21st century degrees and careers.
More about the Academy Experience
Students will be challenged to use higher-level cognitive skills that will prepare them for Middle School.
Opportunities for hands-on learning
Participation in Middle School Athletics is open to 6th grade students
Participation in the Lower School Musical each Fall