Elementary school mathematics begins in kindergarten with students learning basic concepts like sorting, patterns, and numbers.
In first and second grade, Acellus Academy students learn the fundamentals of math concepts as they become fluent with addition and subtraction as well as describing and analyzing geometric shapes, number relationships, and linear measurements.
The Grade 3 and Grade 4 Math courses teach multiplication and division up to 100, fractions, and geometry basics. Students also learn multidigit multiplication and division, estimating, and much more.
The Grade 5 Math course focuses on the introduction of algebraic and geometric concepts. After fifth grade, students have a strong mathematical foundation that sets them up for success in future math courses.
English language arts and reading curriculum gives students a strong basis for English literacy. Kindergartners learn the fundamentals of the English language like the alphabet, capital and lowercase letters, pronunciation, and basic parts of speech and sentence structure.
By first grade, students can form basic sentences while developing their spelling and pronunciation skills. From second to fifth grade, students develop a knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, reading, and writing. Students practice writing personal narratives, poetry, and drama as well as explanatory, opinion, expository, and comparative essays. By the time students enroll in middle school classes, they have a well-rounded understanding of the English language.
Elementary science teaches students to see and interpret the world. Starting in kindergarten, Acellus Academy students are introduced to earth and physical science, including plants, animals, and weather.
Throughout elementary school, students learn about different habitats, the ecosystem, life cycles, the Earth’s resources, space, and much more. Once Acellus Academy students complete Grade 5 Science, they know about the physical world and are set up for success in future science courses.
Each of our science courses includes lab videos that explain lessons and demonstrate scientific concepts through experimentation. These videos make concepts come to life for the students in an interesting, engaging manner.
Social studies provides a basis for how humans interact with one another. The kindergarteners learn about basic social interactions, needs versus wants, geography, countries, holidays and traditions, and technology.
From first to third grade, our students learn about various communities along with their celebrations, environments, and histories.
Grade 4 and Grade 5 Social Studies focuses on American history, government, and regions as well as introduces students to American wars, industrialization, civil rights, and more.
Electives let students experiment with interests outside of the core subjects. At Acellus Academy, we offer our elementary students several different subject areas to explore further.Our coding and engineering courses are designed to introduce STEM ideas to students at a young age. Ecology gives students a deeper look into the physical world by studying animals, plants, and ecosystems. Lastly, we offer a music elective for students to explore their interest in the fine arts.
We offers a course for those interested in social and emotional education.
Studies have proven that students who take these courses perform better in other classes because it improves attitudes and behaviors while reducing stress.
In addition to social and emotional learning, students should get a healthy amount of physical activity, which is why physical education is included in the emotional and social learning course.