Grades PreK-4

The primary years, kindergarten through fourth grade, are some of the most important years of your child’s education. This is where his or her journey as a young scholar takes flight. There is no better place to develop a strong foundation for learning than at Goudeau Accelerated Preparatory Academy.

The curriculum combines a traditional academic program rich in mathematics, science, literature and social studies with a diverse offering of courses in computers, music, art, science and physical education. The elementary school experience is designed to increase and enrich students’ abilities as they engage in meaningful learning. Through a hands-on approach, we believe in developing critical thinking skills that foster personal growth and stimulate independence. Our curriculum is designed with high expectations as we seek to challenge our students academically, socially, and spiritually.

Students learn God’s story of Himself as part of their regular daily routine. Bible stories, key biblical figures, books of the Bible and Scripture memory are foundational aspects in every classroom.

Non-discriminatory Policy

Goudeau Accelerated Preparatory Academy does not and shall not discriminate against any person with respect to race, gender, national origin, disability, or military status in any activities or operation. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Kindergarten

The G.A.P. Academy Kindergarten experience provides children with a rich education centered on Christ. Students gain a head start in early learning with our academically stimulating curriculum taught in a nurturing and positive environment. G.A.P. Academy teachers provide Kindergarten students with an exceptional education that is coupled with love, encouragement, and fun. The G.A.P. Academy Kindergarten Program incorporates a challenging curriculum in: Math, Language Arts with Phonics and Reading, Writing, Bible, Science, and Social Studies.

In addition to these core learning areas, students participate in creative arts, computer skills, library, music, and physical education activities. All are guided by the teacher’s observations of the children to tailor the program to meet individual needs. Frequent field trips are included to enhance the academic programs. Students have recess twice daily.

Our Kindergarten Teacher believes that the key to an excellent education lies in building a strong foundation for academic and spiritual growth. Our Kindergarten Program is designed to do just that – all while providing a fun and nurturing learning environment.

1st Grade

Our First Grade Program encourages students to grow to their fullest potential. It is led by a Christian teacher dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, environment where each student feels loved and successful. Through literature, hands-on projects and activities, centers, and technology we facilitate each student’s natural curiosity and allow them to discover God’s goodness and His plan for their lives. Students enjoy daily praise and worship. Biblical integration in all subject areas helps students to apply Biblical truths in their daily lives. The use of technology allows the students to be actively engaged in their learning and up to date with the changes in technology. The G.A.P. Academy First Grade Program incorporates a challenging curriculum in: Math, Language Arts with Phonics and Reading, Writing, Bible, Science, and Social Studies

In addition to these core learning areas, students participate in creative arts, computer skills, library, music, and physical education activities. All are guided by the teacher’s observations of the children to tailor the program to meet individual needs. Frequent field trips are included to enhance the academic programs. Students have recess twice daily.

At GAP Academy, we believe that the key to an excellent education lies in building a strong foundation for academic and spiritual growth. Our First Grade Program is designed to do just that – all while providing a fun and nurturing learning environment.

2nd Grade

Our Second Grade teacher is committed to their students, parents, and classroom preparations. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom to help enhance our curriculum. The G.A.P. Academy Second Grade teachers seek to provide an excellent education with Biblical integration throughout all subjects in a caring environment. Second Grade students have an educational experience packed with hands-on learning and exploring. The G.A.P. Academy Second Grade Program incorporates a challenging curriculum in: Math, Reading/Phonics, English (Grammar/Writing), Handwriting (Cursive), Bible, Spelling, Science, and Social Studies.

In addition to these core learning areas, students participate in creative arts (art, music), library, computer skills and physical education activities. Frequent field trips are included to enhance the academic programs. Students have recess twice daily.

The Second Grade teacher believes that the key to an excellent education lies in building a strong foundation for academic and spiritual growth. Our Second Grade Program is designed to equip students to perform at their highest academic level.

3rd Grade

Third grade is a “Year of Transition” as the students no longer learn to read, but read to learn! Many requirements of third grade stimulate individualized learning. Students become more organized with study skills and responsibilities. Our program encourages students to develop their God-given talents and abilities in Christian relationship as well as academics. Third grade teachers create a challenging and supportive atmosphere that focuses on individual needs to ensure the success of each student. Our classrooms are designed to provide a creative and fun environment that stimulates educational growth. We also place great emphasis on reading, penmanship, vocabulary and spelling. Technology is a vital component of our curriculum and enhances instruction.

The Third Grade Program is founded on the core subjects of: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Bible. Resource classes such as music, art, physical education, computer and library skills are also fundamental components of our program.

4th Grade

Fourth Grade is the year where students become independent learners. At Goudeau Accelerated Preparatory Academy, fourth graders learn how to glean information from their textbooks, collect facts and ideas from other sources, such as the Internet, and read fiction and nonfiction to gain information. It is the year where young students begin preparation for the thinking and research skills required for the next school years to come. G.A.P. Academy Fourth Grade Program challenges core curriculum includes the following subjects: Bible, Language, Math, Science, Reading, and Social Studies.

In addition to these core subjects, students enjoy several resource classes, such as music, P.E., computer, and library. Our curriculum is enhanced by field trips related to our studies.

One of the most important goals of the G.A.P. Academy Fourth Grade Program is to guide students towards being independent learners. They are taught to organize their work, practice effective study skills, and research important information in textbooks and other media. It is our desire that they have the skills to carry them successfully and independently to the grade levels ahead