F A Q
1) What curriculum is taught at NSCA?
NSCA uses a variety of books and resources. Depending on the subject and grade level, we choose materials that offer solid academic and/or spiritual content. When teaching from secular texts, a Christian world-view is brought into the classroom through lectures, activities and home assignments. Favorite curriculum choices have been Saxon, IEW, Apologia, A Beka, Master Books, AIG and Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills but they vary year to year depending on the academic subject.
2) What does your chapel service look like?
Chapel is fun and interactive! We teach the importance of each child having their own relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Parents are always welcome to attend chapel and enjoy the praise, worship, and messages that glorify God as we welcome the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit. We respect parents as the spiritual leaders of their children, and we believe firmly that raising a child in the way they should go is the responsibility of the parents. It is our honor to affirm and support parents as they embrace Proverbs 22:6.
3) What do the students need to do when they are at home?
In Elementary, families begin their days at home with the family Bible time, Math and Language Arts. After they have finished their home-taught subjects, K-1st may have assigned activities by their teacher. 2nd-5th graders may have assignments to complete in Science, Spanish, Creative Writing/Language and History. Syllabi are included for each class. This is a fun way for parents to have a guided time of learning with their children in subjects introduced at NSCA.
In Middle School, families also begin their days at home with a family Bible time, and we encourage the children to develop their own secret place time with the Lord (Matt. 6:6). From there, each child will be provided a quarterly syllabus of homework to complete for each class they are taking. Parents are still in charge of educating their child in the subjects introduced at NSCA. This is done by checking their work, answering questions, helping study for tests and reading along or helping solve a homework question as needed.
In High School, students are encouraged to develop their personal secret place time with the Lord (Matt. 6:6). Each student will be provided with a quarterly syllabus for each class. High school students should be relatively independent, but parents will still need to be available for questions and are the primary educators. It is important that parents stay in contact with their chosen umbrella school in order to make sure their student is on track with credits in order to graduate.
4) Are all of the classes taught from a Christian world-view?
Yes, all of our classes are Christ-centered and taught in accordance with the Bible. Even when using a secular text, the students are taught that truth is absolute and comes from the Bible; it is not relativistic. Truth can only be understood by living a life submitting to the lordship of Jesus Christ, who said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
5) Are there opportunities for the whole family to be part of the NSCA community?
Absolutely! We love having our NSCA parents around helping out with classes (labs, hands-on activities, lunch/recess helpers, field day, parties, other special lunches, etc.). Parents can be as involved as they want to be, and we love getting to know moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas and siblings! Often, it is our parents who make our events extra special. They lead the way with Field Day and holiday parties. Middle School and High School parents love getting to know the kids, teachers and other parents at Fall + Winter Student Social Surge (a camp experience), and we aim to make sure everyone feels welcomed and part of community.
6) When do new families enroll for the new school year?
We begin registering new families for the fall beginning in mid-February. We’d love to get to know you, give you a tour and answer questions in person.
You are welcome to come and see NSCA any time of year. Give us a call at (615) 377-8037 or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like an opportunity to look around and see the classes.