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K-6 Private Elementary School Program | Plymouth Christian Academy

Plymouth Christian Academy K-6 Elementary School provides students an education that can impact them for eternity. Our well-balanced program for grades K-6 allows our students to gain a sophisticated understanding of the central disciplines of Bible, math, science, history, and language arts.

Additional courses enrich our curriculum by the incorporation of music, fine arts, world language, physical education, and technology. We maintain a high standard of academics with many hands-on, innovative ways of reaching academic achievement.

Our desire is to achieve the highest level of knowledge, skill, and character development in order to serve God and others. Weekly chapels reinforce biblical truths that are a part of our daily lives and determine the manner in which we behave and the choices we make.

Through our Character Counts Program, six essential character traits are emphasized in the student’s day-to-day activities. These traits include:

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Trustworthiness
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Respect

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Fairness

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Responsibility

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Caring

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Citizenship

The year-long Character Counts Program concludes with an award ceremony in which each student is recognized for exhibiting the six essential character traits. Plymouth Christian Academy is an environment that prepares young people academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally in a positive environment that affirms the value of each child.

Our hope is that all students will come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior during their time at PCA.

“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10.

May God bless you and your family as you seek His will for your children’s education.

Elementary Curriculum | Plymouth Christian Academy

Elementary Curriculum

Plymouth Christian Academy Elementary features a small classroom environment with an average of 20 students per teacher. This gives children an opportunity to experience more individual attention to their needs and learning styles.

The students at PCA receive daily instruction in mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, and Bible. In addition, special classes, such as music, art, physical education, computers, and world language also enhance student learning.

PCA aligns its instruction with state and national Common Core standards, all through a biblical worldview. In doing so, our students have the privilege of understanding the world in which they live from a meaningful and eternal perspective.

The curriculum at Plymouth Christian Academy undergoes a regularly scheduled review cycle. To view that schedule, click the following box:

Elementary Curriculum & Goals Downloadables

Learn More About our K-6 Elementary Curriculum & Goals by Clicking on the Classes Below:

Classes

Elementary MAP Testing

During the school year, PCA students take an assessment called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give the MAP assessments to determine instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year. This assessment is given multiple times each year in the areas of reading and math, with 3rd through 8th-grade students also being assessed in language arts and science. This assessment is also offered to homeschool students at the beginning of the year as a baseline and at the end of the year to measure growth.

MAP assessments are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. With MAP assessments, we can administer shorter assessments and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.

A total of two and a half to three and a half hours will be the average time needed to complete these assessments. Following the September assessment period, you will receive a report showing your child’s baseline information. Future assessments will indicate the growth your student has made.

Elementary Extracurricular Events & Activities

Academics

Math Olympics
Math competency is critical to a strong academic education. Each year, students in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to participate in the ACSI District Math Olympic Competition. 

Speech Festival
PCA students in grades 3-6 participate in the annual Speech Festival. The students chose a literary piece from one of the following categories: serious poetry, humorous poetry, monologue, or scripture. After weeks of working with speech coaches, the students present their speech in front of a panel of judges. The trophy winners move on to present before the entire elementary student body. This valuable program helps the student to expand their academic program and gain poise and confidence through public speaking.

Spelling Bee
PCA students in grades 1-8 participate annually in the ACSI District Spelling Bee. Students are selected based on spelldowns within their classrooms. PCA students have consistently advanced to the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee.

Summer Reading Program
During the summer, PCA students coming into kindergarten through 5th grade are encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to enjoy quality literature and to continue improving their comprehension skills and developing independent reading habits. All students participating in the program receive a reward in the fall.

Athletics

Jump Rope Club
Students in grades 2-6 are invited to join the “PCA Jumpers”, a jump rope club that meets one day each week. Students learn a variety of individual and group jump roping skills and also develop a love for physical fitness.

Olympic Track & Field Day
Students in grades 1-6 participate in the annual Olympic Track & Field Day each spring. Students are divided into teams, which are led by 6th-grade captains. Each team represents a country and they participate in a parade of nations. After taking the Olympic Pledge, the students compete in games throughout the day. The event ends with a closing congratulatory ceremony. Parents are greatly needed and encouraged to participate in this day.

Walking Club
Students in grades 1-6 are invited to join the PCA Walking Club. Taking place during the fall and spring months, they walk laps during their lunch recess with the goal of encouraging lifelong physical fitness skills.

STEM

2nd-3rd Grade Robotics Club
During the winter months, the 2nd-3rd Grade Robotics Club is available for students as an after-school activity. Through this club, they learn the introductory functions and basics of robotics.

4th-6th Grade Robotics Club
4th-6th grade students can join the competitive after-school Robotics Club during the winter months.
In this club, they investigate, design, test, and program robotic models to accomplish a variety of tasks. They take part a few Saturday Lego Robotics competitions in the metro Detroit area.

Fine Arts

Christmas & Spring Concerts

Music Lessons

Band 5th-6th Grade

Strings K-6th Grade

Piano K-6th Grade

Elementary Choir

Family Connection

Thanksgiving Breakfast
This event is held for students in grades K-3. Students are encouraged to dress like Native Americans or Pilgrims and are served a Thanksgiving breakfast feast. An All-School Thanksgiving Chapel follows this breakfast. Parent volunteers make this day possible. 

PTF Skating Party
Each January, the PTF hosts an All-School Skating Party at a local skating rink for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Families and friends are encouraged to join the fun. Christian music is played during skate time.

Grandparent/Grandfriends Day
Inviting our grandparents and special friends to our campus is a highlight of the year for our students. These special visitors enjoy a day designed around their visit, including classroom time and chapel. 

Donuts with Dad
Once a year PCA invites all PCA dads and special friends to come to campus early and enjoy donuts and treats with their children.

Events

Awards/6th Grade Graduation
This event is held on our last day of school each June. Awards for attendance, honor roll, safety participation and academic competitions are distributed. The event culminates with the graduation of the 6th-grade class.

Character Awards
All PCA students in grades K-6 receive a Character Award at the end of the school year. these awards are based on the six pillars of godly character that are taught and emphasized throughout the school year: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Extracurricular Awards Chapel
During the month of May, a chapel is set aside to honor the students in grades K-6 who have participated in band, strings and choirs. The Art Contest, Walking Club and Presidential Physical Fitness winners are also awarded during this chapel.

Fall Festival
Students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to celebrate the fun of the fall season with a special day for class parties, games, and song. Students are encouraged, but not required, to dress up as farmers, farm animals or vegetables. Parent volunteers are welcome and appreciated.

 

Service

Service Projects
Each year, Plymouth Christian Academy students, staff, and parent volunteers embark on a weeklong Servathon, Project SHINE. Project SHINE serves several purposes for PCA. The most important purpose is to open the eyes of their students to the needs of others and then train them to step out and serve. PCA strives to produce students who will lead lives dedicated to learning, leadership, and service. Project SHINE helps to fulfill this mission by educating students about the needs in their community and around the world and then having them perform age-appropriate service projects or volunteer work. PCA uses the scripture, Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” as the theme for the week.

Trips/Field Experiences

We are thrilled to be able to offer a large variety of field trips/field experiences to PCA elementary students.  All trips fulfill a purpose and if a student attends PCA from preschool, they will have the opportunity to be part of 46 field experiences by the time they graduate in the 6th grade.

Preschool

  • Three Cedars Farm (Science/Social Studies)
  • Exhibit Museum of Natural History (Science)
  • Canton Fire Station (Social Studies)
  • Eurostar’s Gymnastics (Physical Education)
  • Erwin Apple Orchard (Science/Social Studies)
  • Science Alive! (Science)
  • Detroit Zoo (Science)

Begindergarten

  • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (Health and Science)
  • High Velocity (Physical Education and Science)
  • Science Alive (Science)

Kindergarten

  • Apple Orchard (Science/Social Studies)
  • Science Alive (Science)
  • Splitz Gymnastics (Science/Physical Education)
  • Real Life farm (Science/Social Studies)
  • Theater production – (Fine Arts)

Kindergarten Enrichment

  • Creatopia (Fine Arts)
  • Kensington Metro Park (Science)
  • Plymouth Historical Museum (Social Studies)

1st Grade

  • Detroit Zoo (Science)
  • Imagination Station (Science)
  • Greenfield Village, Miller one-room schoolhouse (Social Studies)

2nd Grade

  • Chelsea Milling Company (Social Studies)
  • Marquis Theater, Northville (English-Language Arts/Fine Arts)
  • U of M Dearborn Interpretive Center, Pond Study (Science)
  • Maybury Farm (Science/Social Studies)

3rd Grade

  • Chamber Orchestra Concert (Fine Arts)
  • Imagination Station (Science)
  • Michigan State Capitol – Lansing (Social Studies)
  • Wild Swan Theater – Play (Fine Arts)
  • LEGOLAND - Lego selfie project (Cross Curricular)

4th Grade

  • Orchestra Musician Concert (Fine arts)
  • Kids Koncert – Michigan Philharmonic (Fine Arts)
  • Wild Swan Theater – Play (Fine Arts)
  • Ann Arbor Hands on Museum (Science)
  • D & M art studio (Fine Arts)

5th Grade

  • Northern Michigan Experience (Cross Curricular)
  • Science Alive (Science)
  • Henry Ford Museum (Social Studies)
  • Michigan Sea Life Aquarium (Science/Fine Arts)

6th Grade

  • Chicago Trip (Cross Curricular)
  • Cultural Christmas (Social Studies)
  • Theatre – Play (English-Language Arts)
  • Detroit Parade Company (Fine Arts)
  • PCA Property - Biome Observation (STEM)
  • Cedar Point (Safety Patrol)

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