The Capital Christian Elementary academic program is designed to challenge, strengthen and develop well-rounded students who Pursue Excellence in Christ.
At every grade level, teachers individually assess students in order to meet their learning needs and styles. All subjects are taught to develop strong reading, writing and critical thinking skills. For every student, the emphasis is on mastering state standards while integrating biblical principles into all subjects.
- 1st Grade
- 2nd Grade
- 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 5th Grade
- Uniform Information
- School Supply Lists
Bible (A Beka) - The kindergarten Bible curriculum covers Salvation, Creation, Cain and Able, Enoch, Noah, the Tower of Babel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph, Thanksgiving, missionary flashcard stories, Salvation Series, Christ’s life and other favorite Bible stories. Each month, teachers integrate a godly character trait into lessons.
Math(Harcourt) - This is a hands-on, success-orientated series that emphasizes manipulatives. Designed with a multisensory approach to learning, it enables students to develop a solid foundation in the language and basic concepts of mathematics: introduction to numbers 1 to 100; addition and subtraction combinations; story problems; time by the hour; measurement; fractions; money; counting by 5’s and 10’s; and correct formation and sequence of numbers.
Reading/Phonics/Core Lit.(A Beka) - Students use a strong phonics program that includes letter and sound recognition; blending of sounds; short vowel and long vowel words; reading sentences and simple stories. This program reinforces oral reading and comprehension skills. Teachers introduce students to sight words and implement the use of selected core literature books and classroom show and tell.
Language - Students develop and use communication skills for speaking in complete sentences, expressing ideas clearly, building vocabulary, and listening to instructions in literature and poetry.
Penmanship – Students learn proper pencil grip, formation of manuscript upper and lower case letters and numbers, words and simple sentences, and beginner creative writing with Write Reflections.
Science(A Beka) - Kindergarteners learn about God’s plan for humanity in units on “All About Me,” seasons, weather, seeds and plants, insects, animals and ocean life.
Social Studies(Individual units, no text) - Topics include Columbus, Pilgrims, Native Americans, community helpers, multicultural contributions to America, famous Americans, symbols of the United States (flag, Statue of Liberty, American Eagle, Washington D.C.) and children around the world.
Enrichment - Weekly chapels promote school spirit and unity. Special speakers challenge and encourage students to live for God. Students have opportunities to visit the school library twice a month.
Technology – Daily, students utilize a school-created internet program, called the Paw Club, which safely links them to standards-based websites. Students also learn keyboarding and program skills through weekly lab training sessions.
Capital Christian Elementary School offers a dedicated elementary computer lab housing 30 computers, in addition to 5 computers in each classroom, to enable students to explore content areas and to deepen their knowledge base. Teachers integrate technology into the curriculum in order to prepare students for a changing world and to be life-long learners. Teachers use technology to promote active student participation, personal goal setting and self-monitoring. Additionally, elementary students learn keyboarding skills, Microsoft Office programs and safe computer practices. Technology is easily and readily available to all students as a basic resource for teaching and learning, problem solving, communication, collaboration and information exchange.Music - Classroom music is taught once a week by the CCES music teacher. Students learn children=s classics, Christian songs, and introduction to rhythms and instruments. All students present beautiful Christmas and spring programs each year, including a drama presentation.
Art - Children are exposed to a variety of art and craft mediums that often tie into the curriculum. Planned art assignments cover state standards and seasons.
Field Trips - Students may attend Apple Hill, a pumpkin farm, a theater arts performance, the Sacramento Zoo and the Effie Yeuw Nature Center. Community helpers visit students.
Physical Education - Twice a week, a P.E. specialist meets with the class to introduce skills that lead to a sequential build-up of various activities using large muscles. This program includes health awareness.
Cougar Connection - Cougar Connection is an enrichment program for high-ability elementary students in grades 3-5. Cougar Connection projects develop problem-solving and higher level thinking skills such as analyzing, creating and evaluating. The program meets weekly for one hour during the school year. Students are recommended for the program by their teacher and/or parent, as well as SAT scores.
Field Trips - Students at each grade level travel to various locations throughout the year to enrich the academic program. Parents are encouraged to participate, as requested.
Library - Kindergarten and first grade classes visit the library at least once a month for thirty minutes. They learn library rules and procedures, have a story read to them, and find a book to check out.
Second through fifth grade classes the visit the library as a class twice a month for thirty minutes. They learn library skills and find books to check out. Students may also visit individually and check out books throughout the day.
Capital Christian Elementary School offers a dedicated elementary computer lab housing 30 computers, in addition to 5 computers in each classroom, to enable students to explore content areas and to deepen their knowledge base. Teachers integrate technology into the curriculum in order to prepare students for a changing world and to be life-long learners. Teachers use technology to promote active student participation, personal goal setting and self-monitoring. Additionally, elementary students learn keyboarding skills, Microsoft Office programs and safe computer practices. Technology is easily and readily available to all students as a basic resource for teaching and learning, problem solving, communication, collaboration and information exchange.
Elementary (Grades K-5)
DRESS CODE INFORMATION SHEET
Parents or guardians of students at CCS Elementary have the primary responsibility for implementing appropriate standards of dress and grooming in their home. In partnering with parents or guardians, CCS Elementary acknowledges the responsibility to establish and maintain a standard of dress and grooming which facilitates a positive, successful learning and teaching environment. CCS Elementary students in grades Kindergarten through twelve have a dress code. The standards of dress and appearance for students at CCS are based upon good taste, modesty, cleanliness, comfort, safety and practicality. They are intended to show respect to the school and its faculty, to build school spirit and to give priority to the development of the inner self over outward appearance. The following standards are not intended to be all-encompassing. Administrators have the responsibility and authority to apply these general guidelines when confronted with questionable appearance not covered specifically.
Basic Dress Code Items:
Boys: Polo Shirt, Oxford Shirt, Turtleneck/Mock Turtleneck Shirt, Cougar Wear Shirts, Pants, Shorts
Girls: Polo Shirt, Blouse, Turtleneck/Mock Turtleneck Shirt, Cougar Wear shirts, Pants, Skirt, Jumper, Polo Shirt Dresses, Shorts, Skorts, Capris
1. Black, White, Royal Blue and Grey polo/turtleneck/mock turtleneck shirts (no logos/designs) may be purchased where desired. The shirts are to have a plain collar.
2. White oxford/dress shirts and white blouses may be purchased where desired. Shirts may be long- or short-sleeved and may have one or two plain pockets.
3. Shirts and blouses are to be appropriately sized and buttoned.
4. Cougar Wear may be purchased in the elementary office or the Student Store in the high school and worn any day of the week.
1. Navy blue and khaki cotton or cord pants/capris/shorts may be purchased where desired as long as they meet the dress code standard described below:
· Pants/capris/shorts must be appropriately sized and worn appropriately around the waist. Cargo pants are allowed. Elastic sides are acceptable. Leggings may be worn under skirts & jumpers, but not as slacks.
· Shorts are to be “walking shorts”. Shorts length must extend 2" below the fingertips when arms are brought to the side. No cut-offs.
Skirts/Skorts/Jumpers/Polo Shirt Dresses:
1. Navy blue, and khaki skirts/skorts/jumpers/polo shirt dresses length must extend 2" below the fingertips when arms are brought to the side.
2. Skirts/skorts are to be worn appropriately around the waist.
3. Polo shirt dresses may be worn in the following colors: Black, White, Royal Blue and Grey.
1. Sweatshirts, either hooded or non-hooded, pullover or zipped, are considered outerwear. Any color and appropriate designs are acceptable.
2. CCS Elementary dress code tops must be worn underneath at all times.
1. Coats (outerwear) may be purchased where desired.
2. Oversized coats or coats with objectionable words or pictures are not permitted.
Hats & Baseball Caps:
Boys and Girls: Not to be worn on campus during school hours (7:00am - 6:00pm), except in medical conditions as requested by a physician. During cold weather, only stocking caps and CCS caps may be worn outside but must be removed when entering a building.
Boys: Neat. No shaved portions of the head or designs cut/dyed in.
Girls: Neat. No shaved portions of the head or designs cut/dyed in.
Boys: Earrings are not to be worn on campus.
Girls: No more than two pair (two in each ear) of earrings is permitted. No extreme lengths or extreme hoops are permitted.
Girls: Girls are not allowed to wear makeup during school hours. Nail polish should be light, natural colors. No fake nails are allowed.
Boys and Girls: Tattoos are not allowed.
1. Boys and Girls: All shoes must have a closed toe and a closed heel.
2. Sandals and jellies are not permitted. Athletic shoes are recommended.
3. Socks or stockings must be worn at all times.
1. "Cougar Dress Days" are announced from time-to-time. Students are encouraged to wear CCS shirts or Cougar Wear tops. Jeans may be worn and must fit appropriately (not baggie or saggy).
2. Free Dress Days are also announced occasionally. Dress must be modest.
3. “Pray for America” Wednesdays - students may wear red, white and/or blue solid color or striped tops, no tanks or sleeveless tops. Tops that have a patriotic picture or saying on them are also acceptable. All tops must fall into these categories. Nice jeans (well-fitted), no rips or holes, or uniform bottoms may be worn. This is not a free dress day.
4. Cougar Wear tops (available in office) may be worn on any day with uniform pants, shorts, skirts, skorts or capris.
5. On Rally & Bake Sale Days, students can wear jeans & Cougar Wear dress.