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Emmanuel Classical
Christian Academy

Helping your child develop his/her God given potential
.

www.emmanuelcca.org

A non
-
profit organization


Introduction

Bart Morrison, Co
-
Founder


MS, Student Administration


BS, History


Former Senior manager in the Department of Defense

Leslye McDade
-
Morrison, Ph.D., Co
-
Founder and Executive Director


Ph.D

in Education, MS in National Security Strategy, MA in Instructional Systems Design,
BS in Art Education


Former certified K
-
12 art teacher


Retired civilian educator from the Department of Defense

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Introduction

David Dixon, ECCA Headmaster


7 years as a school principal, most recently at Northumberland High School


M.A
. in Secondary Education


M.A
. in Educational
Leadership


B.A
. in History


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God’s Instruction

Deuteronomy 6:5
-
7

5

Love the
L
ORD

your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with
all your strength.
6

These commandments that I give you today are to be on
your hearts.
7

Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you
sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and
when you get up.

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Mission

Provide
a classical and Christian
education (non
-
denominational),
founded
upon and informed by a Christian
worldview.

This worldview equips
students to know, love and practice that which is
true,
good and
beautiful
. It challenges
them to strive for excellence as they live
purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man
.

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Overview

1.
Teach all subjects as parts of an integrated whole with the Scripture as the center (II Timothy
3:16
-
17).

2.
Encourage
each student to begin and develop
his/her
relationship with God the Father
through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18
-
20).

3.
Encourage each student to
faithfully
pursue
God's
glory and live a life of faithfulness to God.

4.
Encourage each student to develop a love for learning and to achieve
his/her
academic
potential.

5.
Equip each student to shape
his/her
life and the culture according to the priorities of the
kingdom of God
.

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Common Core



Curricula is liberal, anti
-
American, anti
-
Christian, pro
-
Islam, pro
-
green (Agenda 21) and revamped No Child Left Behind


Focuses on developing “global citizens”, not American citizens


Funded via stimulus money to states who qualify
-
45 states currently. 16 states are trying to defund CC or withdraw completely.


SAT, ACT and GED will be rewritten to CC standards


In 9
-
12 grades English literature will comprise 30% of the curriculum and informational texts 70%.


Teaches the 3 E’s, Equity (social justice), Economy (redistribution of wealth) and Environment (animals have equal or more ri
ght
s than
humans).


Few subject matter experts on the groups that developed the CC.


CC subjects: Math, English and Language Arts. History, Social Studies and Science are under development.


Neither parents, school boards or superintendent's have no input regarding the curricula or text books.


Extensive and intrusive data collection of 400 separate points on the child (without parental consent), his/her performance,
par
ents, lifestyle,
religion,
etc

using biometrics
, even wrist sensors to measure the child's responses to stimulus.

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Why is ECCA Important?


Classical Christian education uses methods and content that develop
articulate
,
thinking and well
-
rounded graduates that become good citizens.

1.
Age specific
K

12
learning

2.
Time
-
tested
method and
content

3.
Christ
-
centered
curriculum

4.
Academically
rigorous

5.
Nurturing
community



No SOLs, no Common Core

Helping your child develop his/her God given potential

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Classical Christian schools use the children’s God
-
given strengths at each
stage of growth to help them learn;


young children enjoy memorizing, singing, and rhymes, so a solid foundation is
laid in each subject of study at this age;


junior
-
high students are inquisitive, so we develop their ability to reason and
discern truth;


high
-
school students want to talk, so we teach them how to present their ideas
persuasively.



1. Age
-
Specific K

12 Learning

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Classical Christian schools develop skills to equip students to be lifetime learners by
teaching students that every subject is comprised of certain defining facts with an
orderly organization of the information, and a concise and persuasive way in which
to present the acquired material.


Graduates
are familiar with reading, writing, Latin, logic, math, science, rhetoric, and
the fine arts resulting in gracious, knowledgeable, and thoughtful men and women.

2. Time
-
Tested

Methods and Content

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Classical Christian schools teach all subjects based on the principle that God is the
Creator of all that exists, and therefore all knowledge is interrelated and points back
to Him.


Biblical
standards of conduct are applied in all arenas of school life, acknowledging
that Jesus Christ is Lord of all.


The
schools acknowledge that God has given parents the responsibility for the
education of their children and that the schools instruct those students under the
parents’ delegated authority.



3. Christ
-
Centered Curriculum

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Students are capable of achieving much more than is commonly
thought, and therefore classical Christian schools have high
expectations for student learning.


Students
with a classical Christian education experience the personal
satisfaction that is inherent in mastering a difficult task.


4. Academically Rigorous

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A classical Christian school is a community of parents and teachers who
share a commitment for teaching children to love learning and growing in
godliness.


Smaller
class sizes ensure that teachers know their students and are better
able to serve them individually.


Students
know they are loved and not just another face in the crowd while
openly manifesting deep appreciation and respect for their parents and
teachers.


5. Nurturing Community

Partnerships:

Ensuring Student Success

Parent

Your
Church

ECCA

Your
Child

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God

Involvement
(
or role)

Church


Complementary Christian education of the child in worship, SS, VBS, Youth group,
mission trips, etc.

Parent


Support the learning environment by continuing the experience at home.


Loving discipline (disciple)


Nightly review of homework and encourage your child, focusing on their progress during
the school day


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School


PreK
(ages 3
-
4)


Prayer, devotional and Pledge every day


Integration of the Christian Worldview


Quality instruction in core academic disciplines


Bible Stories


Alphabet, Phonics


Reading




Science


Exploring God’s Creation


Numbers and Counting


Art
,
Music
and PE


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School


K
-
5
th

grade


Prayer, devotional and Pledge every day


Integration of the Christian Worldview


Mastery level in reading, writing and arithmetic


Quality instruction in core academic disciplines


Biblical studies


History


English/Literature




Science


Math


Latin (beginning at 3
rd

grade)


Art,
Music
and PE


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Move from concrete to abstract thinking through
discussion, debate, dialog and inquiry to develop
sound arguments.


Interactive class discussions training students in
civility and persuasion when expressing their
opinions.


Communicate ideas with proper grammar, structure,
logic and clarity.


Latin increases vocabulary and advanced thinking
skills


Prayer
, devotional and Pledge every
day


Integration
of the Christian Worldview


Quality
instruction in core academic
disciplines





Biblical Studies


History


English / Literature


Science


Math


Latin


Art
,
Music
and PE

School


6
-
8
th

grade

Adding a grade each year to 12
th

grade

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Extracurricular Activities


Soccer


Baseball/Softball


Lacrosse


Crew


Volleyball


Basketball

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Debate


Forensics


Drama


Chorus


Ensembles


LATIN!

Why is it so important?


All
romance languages are descended from Latin, this includes French,
Italian, Romanian and Spanish.


About eighty (80%)
of English words are derived from Latin
.


improvement
in test
taking


learning literature


understanding poetry


a
better understanding of English words.

Why Teach Latin?

Increased SAT scores


Taking
at least two years of Latin will increase
verbal (reading and writing)
SAT scores on average by 100 points.


Latin
students do this year after year because they are constantly learning
how to think analytically and critically.


The
curriculum emphasizes learning the Latin words and prefixes which
show up today in over sixty
percent (60%)
of the English that we speak
daily.




Latin
Student Achievements

Success in other
classes


Our
language, system of thought, political system, and much of our culture
is based on the classical tradition
.


The
Latin curriculum bleeds over into almost every other discipline
(especially English
, World History, Sciences , other
foreign
languages, and
Math).

Latin Student Achievements

Preparation
for a
multitude of
careers


The
benefits of Latin in preparing students for a future in the legal
profession, the medical
field
, and in
writing professions
are well
documented.


Employers
in Silicon
Valley are
now looking for college graduates who have
proved their worth in school with a Classical
education and a mastery of
Latin.

Latin
Student
Achievements

Location


In discussions with various churches to open at their location as facilities are
underutilized during the week. Hopefully have a signed lease by Sept 9.


Exploring avenues for providing bus service from various communities.


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Tuition
(based on full student registration)


PreK3
-
PreK4:



$5,200 per year (year round)


K5
-

2
nd

grade: $5,700 per year


3
rd

-

5
th

grades: $6,200 per year


6
th



8
th

grades: $6,700 per year


Tuition assistance determined in consultation.


Part
-
time tuition for home
schoolers

art, music, sports, science, Latin

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Questions


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