CURRICULUMS

 

IHICA prides ourselves on providing the best possible educational experience for each one of our students.  We endeavour to utitlize all  possible tools, resources and opportunities to expose our students to excellent programs and curriculums which will propel them into their academic careers.  We do extenstive research on all curriculums utilized in our institution to insure our students are recieving only the very best quality education.  We believe in using cutting edge programs and technologies to make sure that our students are equipped to marticulate in an ever growing, competitive atmosphere.

LIFEPAC is the Christian curriculum IHICA uses for grades K-2. Designed by a team of accomplished educators with years of classroom experience, LIFEPAC is based on the principle of mastery learning. Students master content in each unit worktext before progressing to the next. Ten LIFEPAC worktexts provide one full year of learning content per grade level; individual worktexts can also be used as supplemental material. In addition, we can mix and match subjects or grade level worktexts to personalize each student's curriculum content. Individual worktexts take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to complete.

 

LIFEPAC has mastery-based lessons which helps students master each concept before moving onto the next. Mastery is built through reading the lesson, doing activities and questions, interacting with teachers, and completing tests. LIFEPAC is a full-color, print-based curriculum that also promotes critical thinking skills. LIFEPAC conveniently combines a workbook and textbook into worktext units that are completed every three to four weeks. Lesson questions and quizzes are completed within curriculum. (Kindergarten students are not tested.) 

 

FEATURES

 

             BIBLE-BASED

With Bible verses from the King James Version and biblical content that promotes a Christian worldview, LIFEPAC encourages critical thinking skills that promote and strengthen a student's faith in Christ.

 

 

 

                ECONOMICAL

Affordably priced, LIFEPAC lets students receive a Christian  curriculum education at a fraction of the price of regular textbooks and workbooks. 

 

   

 

                 FLEXIBLE

LIFEPAC allows students to work at their own pace to master material before moving to new concepts. This flexibility allows students to spend more time where needed and gives eduators the ability to work with multiple children of different ages with individual academic programs.

 

 

 

                 PORTABLE

Unlike heavy textbooks, LIFEPAC's compact design is popular with busy families on the go. These light worktexts can easily be included on field trips, vacations, doctor appointments, and more.

 

COURSES

BIBLE

LIFEPAC Bible is a Christian curriculum for grades 1-2 with a developmental, in-depth study of the Old and New Testaments. Utilizing the King James Version, the Bible curriculum covers a variety of biblical material to assist in the development of practical Christian living. The LIFEPAC Bible worktext curriculum provides seven major themes, including theology, the attributes of God, biblical literature, biblical geography, Christian growth, Christian evidences, and a special emphasis for each grade level.

 

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY

LIFEPAC History & Geography is a Christian curriculum for grades 1-2. The goal of this diverse, interesting subject is to develop students' understanding of and appreciation for God's activity as seen in the record of man and his relationships. The LIFEPAC History & Geography worktext-based curriculum targets this goal by focusing on six major themes: Geography (World and American), History (World, History, and Religious History), Government and Citizenship, Economics, and Social Studies.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

LIFEPAC Language Arts, for grades K-2, targets the sequential development of communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Because LIFEPAC Language Arts is an integrated program, the elementary grades weave skill topics (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) together within units.  The major strands in this Christian curriculum are detailed as follows: Reading (Vocabulary, Comprehension Skills, Literature Studies), Writing (Spelling, Penmanship, Grammar, Composition), Speaking and Listening, and Special Topics (Visual Media, History of the English Language, The Bible as Literature, Book Reports, and Study and Research Skills).

 

MATH

LIFEPAC Math is a comprehensive Christian curriculum for grades K-2. Students will develop and build math skills through the use of various question formats, multiple exercise techniques, and fun learning games. This motivating math curriculum prepares students for using math successfully in real-life situations. Concepts are developed through grade levels to endure mastery. The curriculum targets this goal by focusing on the major themes of number skills, geometry, algebra, data analysis, and probability.

 

SCIENCE

LIFEPAC Science is an exciting Christian curriculum for grades 1-2. Students focus on the development of observational skills as they study the physical universe God created. This program integrates hands-on experiment activities throughout lessons to emphasize science concepts. Grades 1-2 observe each area of science on an individual survey basis, usually unit by unit.  The four major strands are as follows: Life Science (Plants and Animals, Human Anatomy and Personal Care, Biology), Space and Earth Science (Geology, Weather, Space), Physical Science (Chemistry, Physics), Nature of Science (Scientific Method, Experimentation, Technology).

 

ELECTIVES

LIFEPAC offers a wide variety of elective courses to diversify students' studies. Mostly designed for middle and high school grades, these must-have courses are made to enrich LIFEPAC's core subjects. Here is a list of electives offered in this Christian homeschool curriculum: Accounting (7-12), American Literature (7-12), Art (7-12), British Literature (7-12), Business Computer Information Systems (9-12), Civics (7-12), Computer Literacy (7-12), Consumer Math (7-12), Drawing Basics (3-8), Family & Consumer Science (7-12), Foundations for Living (9-12), Health Quest (4-7), High School Health (8-12), Select (7-12), Spanish I and II (9-12), and Speech: Essentials of Communication (9-12).

 

 

Horizons

Horizons is a brightly illustrated, engaging workbook curriculum filled with consumable lessons and hands- on activities. Designed with fast-paced lessons, this Christian curriculum uses a spiral learning method to help your student master concepts through the process of introduction, review, and reinforcement. This learning method allows students to quickly grasp difficult concepts in a colorful, motivating format. IHICA utilizes this curriculum for our students in grades K-2. Horizons has a precise curriculum structure and six core subjects, plus the preschool course.

 

Horizons uses spiral-based learning which means each student is introduced to fundamental concepts, has frequent reviews, and practices reinforcement continuously. This brightly illustrated workbook curriculum comes with engaging lessons and hands-on activities using manipulatives. Lesson questions, quizzes, projects, and tests are completed within curriculum. (Kindergarten students are not tested.) Core subjects are math, phonics, reading, penmanship, and spelling. Electives are also available. 

 

 

FEATURES

 

                   CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

Horizons courses support a Christian worldview that complements parents in their biblical teaching. Several of the courses integrate Scripture verses directly into the lessons. Horizons Preschool uniquely uses the Bible to present a Christian worldview through all academic studies.

 

 

                       COLORFUL CURRICULUM

Eye-catching graphics and illustrations make the student material visually appealing and keep students excited to learn.

 

 

 

 

 

                       EFFECTIVE SPIRAL LEARNING

Horizons Language Arts and Math use a spiral learning method that helps students master concepts through a natural process of introduction, review, and reinforcement. As students are introduced to new concepts and review material from previous lessons, they stay excited about learning while growing academically.

 

 

 

                      ENGAGING LESSONS

Students using Horizons curriculum find the hands-on lessons interesting and exciting. Much of the student material is filled with colorful illustrations that complement the activities to help students understand concepts.

 

COURSES

HEALTH

Horizons Health is a Christian curriculum with practical, informative lessons filled with tips how to live a healthy life. Hands-on and activity-based courses teach students Christian health themes in easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. For grades K-2, Horizons Health builds knowledge of healthy eating, first aid, keeping active, human anatomy, diseases, spiritual living, and more. This sequential, comprehensive health curriculum helps students recognize healthy living as a form of godly obedience. The eleven major themes covered are Growth and Development; Disease Prevention; Substance Use and Abuse; Nutrition; Emotional and Mental Health; Personal Health; Family Life and Human Sexuality; Consumer Health; Social Health; Safety and First Aid; and Community Health.

 

MATH

Horizons Math, for grades K-2, is a well-balanced, organized approach for teaching primary math skills and algebraic concepts. Composed of manipulatives, memorization, and drill, Horizons Math follows a deliberate pattern of introduction and gradual development to ensure student success. Fundamental concepts previously obtained in earlier units are reviewed in subsequent grade levels for true mastery. The goal of Horizons Math is for each student to develop solid math reasoning skills and learn to apply these skills to real-life situations. The major themes covered in this Christian curriculum are Numbers, Order, and Value; Addition and Subtraction; Ratios, Measurement, and Decimals; Fractions and Comparison; Equations, Colors, and Geometry; Graphs, Estimation, and Solving; Multiplication and Division; Linear and Quadratic Equations; Radical Expressions; Monomials and Polynomials; and Functions.

 

PENMANSHIP

Horizons Penmanship is a Bible-based, writing curriculum designed to teach each student the importance of good handwriting skills. Starting with proper letter formations, students will learn both cursive and manuscript writing. In addition, Horizons Penmanship will develop spelling and reading skills, along with correct penmanship. Our students are sure to love learning to write letters and simple phrases with fun-filled, colorful lessons. Emphasizing letter formation, spacing, capitalization, this Christian curriculum for grades 1-2 teaches a life-long used skill and can be used as supplemental material or as a main subject. Using Bible verses, Horizons Penmanship integrates biblical truths into practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Themes covered are spelling, vocabulary, and writing.

 

PHONICS & READING

For grades K-2, Horizons Phonics & Reading is a phonetic-based word-recognition and early reading program. With a strong emphasis on comprehension and language arts skills, this Christian curriculum teaches students to identify the name and sounds of each letter through picture associations from the sequential alphabet story. Filled with fundamental lessons, Horizons Phonics & Reading covers spelling, alphabetizing, rhyming, vocabulary development, sentence structure, phrases, and the parts of speech. Fun, hands-on activities are included to develop penmanship skills. The seven major themes covered are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, spelling, and penmanship.

 

PHYSICAL EDUATION (P.E.)

Horizons Physical Education is an activity-filled curriculum filled with learning exercise techniques, important fitness skills, and healthy living habits taught from a Christian perspective. This Christian curriculum teaches the student everything from various sports and games to motor skills and teamwork. Unlike all the other Horizons subjects, Physical Education is taught with only teacher's guides. Divided into four complete teacher's guides covering PreK-2nd grade, these easy-to-use guides contain all the teaching material and goals needed for each grade level for a full school year. In addition, time-saving resources such as teacher instructions, sample lesson plans, and daily student activities are also included.

 

SPELLING & VOCABULARY

Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary is a phonics-based Christian curriculum that gives a comprehensive presentation of typical spelling concepts. Built-in flexibility allows us to add words to the weekly lists and to alter the specifications for the writing assignments to tailor the material to individual student needs. Fun, colorful lessons encourage our students to improve and develop spelling skills. New spelling words are introduced throughout exciting activities and word puzzles. Each grade has a student dictionary to help develop vocabulary skills. Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary, for grades 1-2, can be used as a stand-alone spelling program or as a main subject.

 

 

Reignite the passion of learning with the newest learning management system from Alpha Omega Publications. For grades 3-12, IHICA utilizies the Ignitia Curriculum. Ignitia lessons can be accessed anywhere 24/7 and are full of interactive, media-rich content, meaning each student can enjoy dynamic learning wherever they are! Ignitia is a web-based curriculum available with any high-speed Internet connection. Lesson questions, quizzes, projects, and tests are completed online. Core subjects and electives are available. Services include online classrooms with teachers, internal email options, automatic grading*, and complete student support. 

 

 

Built exclusively for Christian schools, this comprehensive curriculum for students in grades 3 through 12 includes lessons in five core subject areas: Bible, language arts, math, science, and history and geography, with a diverse list of electives also available. Ignitia courses are not only rigorous and interactive, but provide instruction based on a Christian worldview, encouraging students to consider challenging questions from a biblical perspective.

 

Courses include text-based lessons, assignments, quizzes, and tests that engage students while they learn. Optional external web links, interactive learning games, audio and video clips, and off-computer assignments help students develop the skills necessary for academic success in a media-rich environment.

 

Ignitia addresses both short and long-term challenges faced by Christian educators as they integrate technology into their school environment. The intuitive, easy-to-use interface supports digital literacy with interactive lessons available online anytime. With unsurpassed administrative controls, teachers can customize courses to accommodate differentiated learning, plan in advance with progressive scheduling and calendar options, and easily create data-rich reports with advanced filtering functions. With Ignitia, Christian schools benefit from the latest digital technology available in the Christian market while holding true to traditional values founded on faith.

Inspirational and practical, Ignitia's Bible curriculum for grades 3 through 12 helps students connect biblical teachings with real life situations to form a firm foundation for living. Courses within this online curriculum cover a wide range of topics to help students develop and understanding of the Bible, its principles and lessons, and practical applications of God's Word as they learn and grow. From the basic theology and the attributes of God, to biblical literature and geography, references from the King James Version help students explore the Old and New Testaments through interactive, age-appropriate instructional materials.

BIBLE

Ignitia's online curriculum offers students in grades 3 through 12 a comprehensive look at history and geography from a biblical perspective. The courses in this discipline provide a wide range of categories including world and American geography; world, religious, and American history; government; citizenship; economics; and social studies and are designed to help students to understand God's hand in historical events throughout history and His influences on the physical landscape.

HISTORY & GEORGRAPHY

Ignitia's language arts and English courses promote literacy in all areas of communication including reading, writing, listening, and speaking through the use of interactive lessons infused with God's Word. Students will learn from online lessons, assignments, and assessments that support lifelong communication skills with emphasis on essential skills including vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, penmanship, composition, and grammar. Instruction for upper grade students includes literature studies and the Bible as literature, the development of research and reporting skills, and visual media.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Ignitia math takes students from the basics of simple arithmetic to complex problem solving as they advance from grade 3 through grade 12, building their knowledge and skill proficiencies. Courses include online lessons and practice, fun learning games, challenging assessments, and creative problem solving. Throughout the courses, students will strengthen critical thinking skills and learn to apply mathematical concepts to real-life situations to come up with practical solutions.

MATH

Ignitia's exciting, Bible-based science courses were built with Christian schools in mind, creating an environment that explains God's relationship with the physical universe and promotes understanding of the world around them. As they advance from science basics to more complex topics in science, students will study a wide range of scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, life science, space, physical science, and nature. They will also explore the tools utilized by today's scientific community such as scientific method, experimentation, and technology.

SCIENCE

Prepare your students for success in their future careers with Career and Technical Education courses for Ignitia online curriculum! Teaching relevant skills used in today's workplace, these online CTE courses for grades 9-12 focus on skill development in the career clusters of Business Management & Administration and Information Technology.

CTE

Christian schools today need to offer their students more than the basics to help them to succeed after high school. Ignitia's electives were developed to ensure schools can provide a diverse slate of rigorous online courses that today's families expect from an academic environment. From practical courses including business computer information systems and physical fitness to college preparatory courses such as trigonometry and world languages, students can fill out their schedules with courses that appeal to them and meet the needs they require for their future. Some electives are geared toward students with specific needs such as advanced U.S. history, advanced calculus, and GED preparatory courses in core subject areas. All courses are Bible-based and geared toward helping students build a Christian worldview that will stay with them throughout adulthood.

ELECTIVES