NEW ATLAS SITE copyWould you like to find out what is taught in each grade level at FMCS? do you want to see how we are working on aligning with our state’s standards? Welcome to our new “curriculum map” website provided by Rubicon Atlas.

BEFORE YOU GO THE SITE: FMCS teachers have been working very hard for many years uploading and updating information for each subject and each grade level. Not every subject and level is complete…yet. (Overall as a school, Bible will appear in 2011; teachers are still working on other subject areas) This will never be a finished product – it is ALWAYS updating every year if we want to provide the best for your children.

Please be sure to read the directions so that you understand these are not lessons plans, they are maps that will help you see the road to learning at FMCS – the content, skills, and the very important, faith integration,  that takes place. FMCS would like to thank former Principal, Shelton Gwaltney and Assistant Principal, Denise Encarnacion – they helped us get this process started in 2004.

Benefits of Mapping (From the Rubicon Atlas Site)

Atlas allows educators to look through the macro lens at a student’s learning experience and build on what students have learned in previous years to prepare them for future classes and achievement.

Using Atlas, curricular information can be assembled and used by curriculum decision makers to:

  • Determine what is taught, as it actually occurs in the classroom.
  • Understand how students are being taught.
  • Make appropriate, immediate modifications to the curriculum.
  • Determine “why” certain performance results have been achieved.

Atlas can also allow parents a larger view of what their children are experiencing in the classroom and the requirements needed to excel. It has the capability to enable community leaders and board members to see how schools are planning students’ educational careers and what support is needed to ensure success.

TO GO TO THE FMCS PUBLIC SITE, CLICK HERE

pencilsAs part of our commitment to the strongest academic program possible, we endeavor to utilize the best curriculum available. When possible, Christian publishers are used, but in some cases other types of curriculum are better in development and quality.  The following list gives the publishers of the texts for our classes:

Bible Bible Lessons for Youth, ACSI, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Positive Action for Christ
Math Abeka, Scott Foresman, Glencoe
Science Bob Jones Univ. Press, Glencoe
Language Arts Scott Foresman, EMC
Reading Scott Foresman
Social Studies Abeka, Harcourt Brace, Bob Jones University
Spelling Assoc. Christian Schools International/Scott Foresman
Handwriting Handwriting Without Tears
Computer Keyboarding/ Digital Imaging/PowerPoint
Additional Elementary specials have included: Music, Art, physical education, library, morning recess, computer instruction, Spanish, and specialized science demonstrations.FMCS students can take music lessons through the Southwest Florida Creative Arts Academy

Middle School Curriculum – Grades 6-8 (subject to change)

Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Bible Bible Bible
Language Arts Language Arts/ Honors Language Arts Language Arts/ Honors Language Arts
Math Pre-Alg/Math Pre Algebra/Algebra
History Geography/Honors Geography Am. History/ Honors Am History
Science Life Science/Honors Science Earth Science/Honors Science
Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education
Spanish Spanish Spanish
Electives Electives Electives

*Electives include yearbook, drama, computer, teacher aide, study hall, Photoshop, chorus and art.
* Each middle school student is required to have a New International Version (NIV) Bible.

More program highlights:

Accelerated Math/ Accelerated Reader For students in grades 2nd thru 8th in math; K-5th for reader
Leadership Academy Training today’s leaders in our National Junior Honor Society
Kidspirit Partnership on-campus to help children who need speech and/or occupational therapy
Science Fair Students in grades 6-8 – on campus fair and participation in Edison Regional
Handwriting Without Tears Grades PK-5th
Keyboarding through Florida Virtual School Grades 6-8

Curriculum Textbooks

Textbooks Publisher/Author
Bible Summit Ministries, Positive Action for Christ, Bob Jones
Math Glencoe, Scott Foresman
Science Bob Jones Univ. Press, Glencoe
Social Studies Bob Jones Univ. Press, Glencoe, Harcourt Brace
English EMC Paradigm
Spanish Glencoe

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