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Curriculum: Along with a strong emphasis on phonics, reading instruction at St. Joseph Christian school focuses on reading comprehension by utilizing the Foundations & Frameworks reading program in grades k-6. Through the use of research-based practices, such as teacher modeling, creating visual tools, participating in intensive book discussions, and drawing upon prior knowledge and schema, students are taught to think critically about what they’re reading. We believe that the best reason for teaching students to think and analyze text while they read is so that they may better know, understand, and apply God’s Word to their lives. Curriculum at SJCS is developed and implemented by highly qualified administrators and faculty. Textbooks and published materials are chosen based on their effectiveness, appropriateness, and worldview. Curriculum at the preschool and kindergarten levels is largely supplied by Christian publishers such as Bob Jones Press and A Beka Books. In grades one through six, published curriculums come from a range of publishers including A Beka, Houghton-Mifflin, Purposeful Design (ACSI), Summit Ministries, and others. Secondary instruction also emanates from a variety of publishers including Bob Jones, A Beka, Houghton-Mifflin, Pearson, Textword Press, and others. A complete list of textbooks and publishers is available upon request from Connie Thornton, Administrator of Curriculum and Instruction.