Curriculum

    The curriculum stresses a traditional education model with emphasis on Christian values, giving all of our students an education that emphasizes foundational knowledge and skills,critical thinking, creativity, and the qualities of character that make for a well-rounded person. Following is a list of the core subject areas we emphasize:

      Science

      Religion
      Art
      Computer Science
      English
      Language Arts
      Library Science
      History
      Geography
      Social Studies
      Mathematics [including Pre-Algebra and Algebra]
      Music and Band
      Physical Education
      Science
      Spanish

We reinforce learning through positive interactive activities such as:

      Spelling BeeAccelerated Reader
      Accelerated Math
      Art Enrichment
      Chess Club
      Class Spiritual Retreats
      Curriculum-based Field Trips
      Drama Enrichment
      Field Day
      Forensics Club
      Guitar Classes
      National Catholic Math League
      Piano Classes
      School Masses
      Spelling Bee
      Summer Reading/Math Packets
      Talent Show
      Quiz Bowl and Math Competitions


      Common Core Standards in the Diocese of Nashville

      Click here for a statement on Common Core standards and the curriculum of Christ the King School and the schools of the Diocese of Nashville from Dr. Therese Williams, Superintendent of Schools, and Mrs. Alice Valiquette, Curriculum Director. This link will take you to the Diocese of Nashville website.

      Dr. Robert Marzano co-authored a helpful paper on the role of standards in education back in 1998, "Awash in a Sea of Standards." The folks at McRel International (www.McRel.org) have graciously given us permission to repost this article: please click here
      © 1998, McREL. Reprinted by permission of McREL. All rights reserved.


      Catholic Public Policy Commission statement on Parental School Choice

      In February, 2014 the Catholic Bishops of Tennessee published a letter on parental choice in education. The Catholic Public Policy Commission plays the role of advocating for issues on behalf of Tennessee's bishops in the public forum. Click here for a copy of the letter on Parental Choice in education.

       

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    The Grading System for grades 3-8 is as follows:
    Letter Grade Numerical Score Letter Grade Numerical Score
    A+ 99-100 C 79-83
    A 95-98 C- 77-78
    A- 93-94 D+ 75-76
    B+ 91-92 D 72-74
    B 88-90 D- 70-71
    B- 86-87 F Below 70
    C+ 84-85    

    Homework is an extension of the learning that begins at school. It should provide extra practice needed to perfect skills and encourage individual initiative. Teachers recognize individual differences in students; however, homework is based on what the average child can accomplish. A folder containing each student's work is sent home with students every Friday. There are occasional exceptions to this schedule. The following guidelines will aid parents in gauging time spent doing homework.

    Grade Time
    Grade 1 May have 10 to 20 minutes a day
    Grades 2 and 3 May have 20 to 30 minutes a day
    Grades 4 and 5 May have 40 to 50 minutes a day
    Grade 6 May have 50 to 60 minutes a day
    Grades 7 and 8 May have up to 90 minutes a day

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