The faculty at Whitesburg Christian Academy strive to make curriculum decisions that reflect a Biblically based, college preparatory, classical approach to education that is centered on Jesus Christ. The mission of Whitesburg Christian Academy is to assist Christian parents by providing students an academically excellent and Christ-centered education for life-long service to Christ.
All core subjects are taught from a biblical viewpoint. Teachers reference scripture throughout the day in order to biblically support and reinforce the academic subjects. The Alabama State Courses of Study are the framework for instruction.
Our average class size in grammar school (TK-6th) is 17 students. Our average class size in upper school (7th-12th) is 19. Our class caps are:
• TK: 10 students
• K: 16 students
• 1st-2nd: 18 students
• 3rd-4th: 20 students
• 5th-6th: 22 students
• 7th-12th: 25 students
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Bible, Reading, Math, Social Studies and Science: Abeka and additional themed units
Handwriting: D’Nealian
Spanish: Calico Curriculum
First-Fifth Grades
Bible: Positive Action
English Language Arts: McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
Math: McGraw-Hill
Science Gr. 2-6: Pearson (1st grade: Purposeful Design and additional themed units)
Social Studies: Pearson, Abeka, History Alive!, Bob Jones, themed units
Sixth Grade
Bible: Summit Ministries
English Language Arts: Fiction/Non-fiction literature, vocabulary, language, and writing
Math: Glencoe
Science: Pearson Envision
Social Studies: History Alive!
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Bible: Summit Ministries
English Language Arts: Mirrors & Windows: Literature; Fiction/Non-fiction literature studies; Grammar: Holt; Vocabulary: Prestwick House Vocabulary Power Plus
Math: (7th, 8th, Algebra I) Glencoe
Science: Life (7th); Physical (8th) - Pearson
Civics and World Geography (7th): Holt
World History: Holt (8th)
World Language
Spanish and French – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth Grades
Bible: ESV Bible: 9th – Life of Christ; 10th- Survey of the Bible; 11th- Systematic Theology; 12th- Faith in the Real World
English Language Arts: Mirrors & Windows - 9th-12th , Vocabulary Power Plus – 7th-9th
English Composition I & II Dual Enrollment (12th): A Writer’s Reference: Calhoun
Math (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II/Trig, Pre-Calculus): Pearson; Calculus: McGraw-Hill
Pre-Calculus Dual Enrollment (11-12th): UAH/Calhoun
Science: Biology (9th); Chemistry (10-11th) – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Physical Science (10th) – BJU Press; Physics (11-12th)– Glencoe; Human Anatomy & Physiology (11-12th) – McGraw-Hill; AP Chemistry - Pearson; Forensics - Cengage
Social Studies: World History (9th); American History (10-11th); Government & Economics (12th) – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; AP U.S. History - BFW Publishers
Rhetoric: Essential Guide to Rhetoric – Bedford/St. Martin’s; Animal Farm