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Curriculum comparisons of Panama City, FL area preschools and elementary schools

PRESCHOOLS (in order of amount of foreign language instruction)

Panama City Renaissance School Special curriculum designed for preschool children learning multiple languages with a focus on FUN! English: Saxon Phonics and Spelling for beginning reading, writing and spelling; Math: number identification and number order through 100, basic geometric shapes; Science: basic concepts about how the world works; Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese (10 hours per week), Spanish (5 hours per week); Motor Skills: activities to help with development of fine and gross motor skills; Interpersonal skills: activities that teach children how to interact with other children and adults; Life skills: how to care for yourself and your things; Arts: daily visual and performing arts. By the time the children finish preschool they are reading, writing and spelling in English and have the math skills to begin addition and subtraction. In addition, they can converse in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish and can read basic characters in Mandarin Chinese. See the write-up about the PCRS curriculum on the 2 Million Minutes blog.

Panama City Beach Academy High Scope Educational Research Foundation curriculum, Foreign language: Spanish (1.25 hour per week)

Covenant Christian Five in a Row curriculum, Animal Alphabet curriculum, Foreign language: Spanish (1 hour per week)

South Walton Montessori Academy Montessori Curriculum, Foreign languages: Spanish and French (30 minutes per week)

First United Methodist Church Wee Learn Curriculum and Kindergarten Readiness, Foreign languages: None

Grace Presbyterian Preschool Wee Learn Curriculum, Foreign languages: None

Gulf Beach Baptist Wee Learn and Pray and Praise Curricula, A Beka Curriculum, Foreign languages: None

Holy Nativity Episcopal School English: ABC Sing-Along Flip Chart and Audiotape, Math Their Way, Foreign languages: None

Little Lambs Preschool Wee Learn, A Beka and Links to Literacy Curricula, Foreign languages: None

Primary Prep The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, own curriculum, Foreign languages: None

St. Bernadette Child Development Academy Unknown, Foreign languages: None

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (in order of amount of foreign language instruction)

Panama City Renaissance School Foreign Language Immersion Program Math: Singapore and Miquon Mathematics including supplemental material with strong emphasis on algebraScience: International Renaissance Schools Curriculum that covers engineering and a broad spectrum of science areas as well as Real Science for Kids; English: Saxon Phonics and Spelling, modified Sonlight Language Arts Curriculum (grammar, literature, writing), Wordly Wise, Spelling Power, Real Science for Kids Links to Language; History: Modified Sonlight History Curriculum (US, Eastern Hemisphere, Ancient Egypt through the Reformation); Creativity: International Renaissance Schools Curriculum  Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese – Stanford Chinese School curriculum (18.75 hours per week), Spanish – Sube and Mexican government curriculum (5 hours per week); Geography: International Renaissance curriculum (all countries and continents) and Sonlight Curriculum; Arts: visual and performing arts; Physical Education: variety of activities from different countries; Community Service: varies depending of community needs. By the end of elementary school the children can communicate well (reading, writing and speaking) in Mandarin Chinese and can communicate well in Spanish (reading, writing and speaking). In addition, the students have an advanced understanding of math, English, science, history and geography. See the write-up about the PCRS curriculum on the 2 Million Minutes blog.

Panama City Renaissance School Standard Program Math: Singapore and Miquon Mathematics including supplemental materials with a strong emphasis on algebra; Science: International Renaissance Schools Curriculum that covers engineering and a broad spectrum of science area as well as Real Science for Kids; English: Saxon Phonics and Spelling, modified Sonlight Language Arts Curriculum (grammar, literature, writing), Wordly Wise, Spelling Power, Real Science for Kids Links to LanguageHistory: Modified Sonlight History Curriculum (US, Eastern Hemisphere, Ancient Egypt through the Reformation)Creativity: International Renaissance Schools Curriculum; Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese – Stanford Chinese School curriculum (5 hours per week), Spanish – Sube and Mexican government curriculum (5 hours per week); Geography: Sonlight Curriculum; Arts: visual and performing arts; Physical Education: variety of activities from different countries; Community Service: varies depending of community needs. By the end of elementary school the children can communicate well (reading, writing and speaking) in Mandarin Chinese and can communicate well in Spanish (reading, writing and speaking). In addition, the students have an advanced understanding of math, English, science, history and geography. See the write-up about the PCRS curriculum on the 2 Million Minutes blog.

Panama City Advanced School Florida Department of Education materials and Islamic studies materialsForeign language: Arabic (5 hours per week)

Covenant Christian English: Riggs Reading, Shirley Grammar History: Veritas Curriculum (3.75 hours per week – Ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages); Creativity: None Math: Singapore Math – standard curriculum (3.75 hours per week); Science: CSI (3.75 hours per week); Foreign language: Latin (3.75 hours per week) for 2nd – 5th grade only; Geography: unknown; Arts: unknown Community Service: unknown.

St. John Catholic School English: Harcourt and Storytown History: unknown; Creativity: none Math: unknown; Science: unknown; Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese and Spanish (Mandarin Chinese 1.5 – 2 hours per week grades K – 4th only, Spanish – 1 hour per week in after school program); Geography: unknown; Arts: unknown Community Service: unknown

Holy Nativity Episcopal School English: Harcourt and Saxon Phonics; History: Harcourt Brace Social Studies Curriculum; Creativity:none Math: Saxon Math; Science: Harcourt Science and Ranger Rick; Foreign languages: Spanish (1 hour per week); Geography: part of history; Arts: Unknown Community Service: None

Bay Haven Charter Academy English: Open Court and Zanner-Blosser Handwriting; History: Harcourt Brace Social Studies Curriculum; Creativity: none Math: Sadlier Oxford; Science: Harcourt Science; Foreign languages:none; Geography: part of history; Arts: unknown Community Service: None

Bay Haven North Charter Academy English: Open Court and Zanner-Blosser Handwriting; History: Harcourt Brace Social Studies Curriculum; Creativity: none Math: Sadlier Oxford; Science: Harcourt Science; Foreign languages: None; Geography: part of history; Arts: unknown Community Service: none

Patronis Elementary School English: Harcourt; History: Harcourt Social Studies Curriculum (3.3 hours per week); Creativity: none Math: Saxon Math (5 hours per week); Science: Harcourt Science (2.5 hours per week); Foreign languages: None; Geography: part of history; Arts: Unknown Community Service: None

South Walton Montessori Academy Montessori model. Amount of time spent on subjects depends on child. Move at your own pace. Math, science, language arts taught.

Disclaimer: The information provided is based on the best available information as of 11/21/2010. If you have more up to date details, please contact 850-215-8712 and we would be happy to update the information.

 

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3 Comments »

  1. [...] or a balance between IQ and EQ (Is IQ or EQ more important?) is critical for success in the 21st Century. If you have a minute, you should read through his curriculum recommendation (Whole Brain Education).  It is a broad departure from what is common in US schools and has many similarities to what is offered at the Panama City Renaissance School (Curriculum comparisons of preschools and elementary schools in the Panama City, FL area). [...]

    Pingback by Compton, Whole Brain Education and Moving Forward (Quickly) | International Education News | Panama City Renaissance School | private preschool, elementary school, middle school — December 6, 2009 @ 11:05 am

  2. The PCRS curriculum is a fantastic way to start one’s child on an education path that is relevant and engaging!

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