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Academics

King’s Academy Christian School implements a proven educational model for all of the students in the Lower and Upper Campuses known as the University-Model School® approach.

Parents in the Tyler area now have 5 options for educating their children and preparing them for the next stage in their lives.​

  • Option 1: Public Education

  • Option 2: Full-Time Private School

  • Option 3: Home School

  • Option 4: Charter School

  • Option 5: University-Model School®

Utilizing the University-Model School® concept, King’s Academy provides an affordable college preparatory education in a school that will respect your parental authority and allow sufficient time to pass on your beliefs and values to your children. University-Model Schooling (UMS) takes the best aspects of traditional, full-time public and private schools, as well as home schools, and molds them into one model.

King’s Academy uses a university style schedule. Students will attend classes at King’s Academy according to academic schedule – download below. The students spend the alternate days at home where parents continue their instruction. Because of the high level of parent involvement, students receive excellent, well-rounded education for less cost. The highly integrated teaching team consisting of faculty members and parents is one of the key distinction of the University-Model School® approach. Parents will receive training to understand the methods used in this unique type of approach to educating their children.

The single most influential factor in a child’s educational performance is an involved parent. It is also the primary factor in the child’s emotional, social, and spiritual development. King’s Academy is looking for parents who have the desire for a college preparatory education for their children and who are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to be beacons in every aspect of their children’s lives. King’s Academy gives families time, opportunity, and tools not only to inform their children’s minds, but also to form their hearts and lives.

Elementary Level

Elementary Campus Grades K-5

Parental Role

At the elementary level, parents will act as “co-instructors” in the satellite classroom at home. Parents will receive instructions from the classroom teacher on a regular basis outlining home assignments, drill practice, follow-up study over covered material, and preparation needed for the next class. They will also take responsibility for direct instruction in some subjects (e.g., spelling, vocabulary, and penmanship in English).

Course Prerequisites

Satisfactory performance on the appropriate entrance test, successful completion of the preceding course in the KACS sequence, or permission of the instructor.

Elementary English
The primary purpose of the English program is to develop and refine student skills in both oral and written communication and to promote understanding of and appreciation for fine literature. Emphasis will be placed on reading and writing proficiencies, as well as evaluating the world’s great literature against the standard of scriptural truth and wisdom.
Elementary Mathematics
This program focuses on teaching students structured mathematical systems that will enable students to think logically and analytically. The math curriculum will have a strong applications emphasis, encouraging students to view God’s world through precision and structure. Importance is placed on learning basic math skills and facts during the early years in order to provide a strong foundation for secondary mathematics.
Elementary Science
The primary goals of the science program are to teach essential scientific concepts, skills, and methodologies; to encourage the development and appropriate use of higher-level thinking skills; and to help students better understand the Creator-creation relationship. In the elementary courses, students will be presented with the information and skills needed to understand and appreciate the miracle of God’s creative genius. These courses will lead students continually from the known to the unknown by teaching important scientific concepts within the context of the things they can see and recognize. As students study the environment, creatures of the environment, the universe, space, and matter, emphasis will be placed on the entire universe (and all that is in it) as the direct creation of God, and the man-made idea of evolution will be refuted.
Elementary Social Studies
The curriculum for Social Studies focuses on the social aspects of human existence and experiences. Specifically, it examines the origin, development, relationships, and problems of various societies and their cultures. The primary goal of the program is to give students a broad knowledge of people and their diverse societies, governments, and geography, while teaching biblical citizenship that will be useful for whatever life situation the Lord should deem appropriate for their service. Elementary courses will provide students with a study of society, culture, politics, history, and geography, beginning with a biblical analysis of man as created in the image of God. Instruction then will move outward from the individual to the family, and then to increasingly larger groups, such as the city, state, nation, and world. The studies will then focus specifically on American History and principles that made America great, the Eastern hemisphere by geographical regions with an introduction to worldwide missions, and a study of the Western hemisphere including recent United States and worldwide events.
Elementary Electives

Various electives are offered to elementary students per semester.  Visit the lower campus registration to view the current elective options available by semester.

Secondary Level

Middle Campus Grades 6-8

Parental Role

At the secondary level, the parental role will evolve from “guide for dependent study” to “guide to independent study” as the student matures. Students in the 6th – 8th grades will begin to assume some independence from the co-teacher in the completion of assignments. Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure time and place for completing the assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment is completed.  Parents may contact teachers to verify instructions; however, they should reinforce with students the expectation for this skill to be developed. Parents may spot-check work to check for understanding the practiced concept, but should not “pre-grade” assignments. Teachers use this opportunity for independent practice as an indicator of whether or not there is a need for re-teaching the concept.

Course Prerequisites

Satisfactory performance on the appropriate entrance test, successful completion of the preceding course in the KACS sequence, or permission of the instructor; specific course prerequisites are listed where applicable

Secondary Level

Upper Campus Grades 9-12

Parental Role

Students in the 9th – 10th grades will require some supervision in order to help them develop disciplined study habits and personal responsibility for the completion of assignments in a timely manner.  Parents should provide opportunity for independence based on the maturity and success of their students. Parents are responsible for monitoring student grades as a reflection of the students’ learning and participation in each course.

Students in the 11th – 12th grades study independently, as required in post-secondary education programs. Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance. Parents should review assignment sheets often enough to monitor all major assignments and make sure the student is investing the time necessary to completing these assignments. Although the parental role changes as the student matures, parental involvement is still expected by teachers in these final years of high school.

Course Prerequisites

Satisfactory performance on the appropriate entrance test, successful completion of the preceding course in the KACS sequence, or permission of the instructor; specific course prerequisites are listed where applicable

Secondary English

The primary purpose of the English program is to develop and refine student skills in both oral and written communication and to promote understanding of and appreciation for fine literature. Emphasis will be placed on reading and writing proficiencies, as well as evaluating the world’s great literature against the standard of scriptural truth and wisdom. Junior high courses will give students the opportunities needed to improve reading, composition, and higher-level thinking skills. Emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension and reading analysis, vocabulary and spelling, mechanics of grammar, components of various types of compositions including the beginning stages of a research paper, and an increasing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of literature. At this level, students will be taught the principles that literature should be evaluated by Biblical standards and that lessons learned through the study of literature should be applied to life. High school courses will provide students with the opportunities needed to improve reading, composition, and higher-level thinking skills. Mechanics of grammar, components of compositions, vocabulary and spelling, and reading comprehension and analysis will be reinforced. At this level, emphasis will be placed primarily on detailed analysis of various selections from American literature, world literature, and British literature. All readings will be evaluated by Biblical standards, and students will begin to see the correlation between an author’s worldview and how it affects the work produced. Compositions will focus on students’ analysis of literature, with special attention placed on communicating in a manner worthy of a Christian who desires to influence a world in need of Christ. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance and refine their oral communication skills through participating in dramatic readings, persuasive and speeches, and class discussions. Students must have four years of high school English to graduate.

Secondary Mathematics

The mathematics department exists to help students learn to appreciate the orderliness of the creation and, by extension, the Creator, even as they learn to think logically and analytically using highly structured mathematical systems. A concurrent focus on the development of problem solving skills and methodologies gives the math program an important applications emphasis. Students must have four years of high school Math to graduate.

Secondary Science

The primary goals of the science department are to teach essential scientific concepts, skills, and methodologies, to encourage the development and appropriate use of higher-level thinking skills, and to help students better understand the Creator-creation relationship, while balancing the acquisition of scientific knowledge with the application of valid problem-solving skills and methodologies. The computer sciences program employs a hands-on approach to encourage students to develop a working knowledge and mastery of skills required for operating the computer in the academic and business communities. Students must have three years of high school science and one year of computer science to graduate.

Secondary Social Studies

As the term indicates, the academic area known as social studies has as its primary interest the social aspects of human existence and experience. Specifically, it examines the various institutions, relationships, ideas, and problems related to the origin, development, and essential nature of human society in general as well as specific cultures and societies. At King’s Academy the primary goal of the Social Studies program is to prepare students for effective ministry and useful citizenship within whatever life station or geographical location the Lord should deem appropriate for their service. In order to achieve this goal, students must develop the ability not only to understand and utilize general facts and ideas but also (and especially) to sift and evaluate a given culture’s values, traditions, etc. through a biblical grid supported by a knowledge and understanding of essential information and concepts associated with the academic subjects traditionally associated with the Social Studies (e.g., history, government, economics, geography, etc.). Students must have at least three years of high school Social Studies to graduate.

Secondary Electives

Various electives are offered to secondary students per semester.  Included in these are typically SAT Prep, Career Orientations, Journalism, Yearbook, Art, Drama, Lifetime Sports, Robotics, STEM, Latin, and Logic. Visit the middle campus registration and upper campus registration to view the current elective options available by semester.

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