The primary goal of the curriculum at Bishop McManus Academy is to provide learning experiences most conducive to instilling students with virtue, knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for their spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural and physical development in keeping with the philosophy of the Academy.
PK2/3 and PK4 The Bob Jones University Press approach to Christian education keeps learning lively, interesting, and memorable. Our materials reflect sensible theory that is firmly anchored to practicality. This foundational program is where our little ones get a firm, yet exciting foundation. From there, the building process continues with creative, motivating lessons that keep their young minds intrigued and challenged.
Grades K5 – 8 Curriculum by BJU Press is comprehensive and fun-filled utilizing engaging workbooks and hands-on lessons. Students are motivated to learn in the core subjects of Math, Phonics/Reading, Language Arts, Spelling, History and Science. Horizons rounds out the program with Vocabulary, Penmanship, and Bible. Both curricula use spiral learning – quick concept introduction, guided practice, tiered learning and data-driven assessment — to ensure that your child is achieving success. BJU Press & Horizons curricula are firmly aligned with all current Common Core State Standards.
High School 9 – 12 Ignitia is a technology-based, computerized curriculum created for the 21st century student and teacher. This dynamic, one-of-a-kind curriculum uses the computer’s convenience and flexibility for both teaching and student learning. Unlike traditional textbooks, Ignitia also uses multimedia to provide a vibrant mix of lessons, assignments, and question formats. Technologically-advanced, Ignitia allows for virtual classrooms and distance learning capabilities through the internet. Curriculum for High School students is based on the core curriculum provided by Ignitia while taking into account the basic standards required by the Louisiana Department of Education. Core subjects include Bible, Mathematics, Language Arts, History & Geography, and Science. Each student’s transcript is individually assessed, and curriculum is assigned which will move the student along the path to graduation.