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:
Mathematics [including Pre-Algebra and Algebra]
Music and Band
We reinforce learning through positive interactive activities such as:
Class Spiritual Retreats
Curriculum-based Field Trips
National Catholic Math League
Summer Reading/Math Packets
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:
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.
||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
||May have 50 to 60 minutes a day
|Grades 7 and 8
||May have up to 90 minutes a day
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