K5 - 10th Grade +
From the Director's Desk
of BOTF Christian Preschool & Academy
Parents are critical assets in education. Students with involved parents or other caregivers earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior. When schools and families work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.
Open Door Policy
The center maintains an open door policy with all parent/guardians of enrolled children. Parent/guardians are not only welcomed, but also highly encouraged to volunteer and visit their child’s classroom. Parent/guardians and all visitors are required to check in with the Director, Owner(s), or acting supervisor, before proceeding to the classroom. Parent/guardians are encouraged to help with certain tasks such as cutting out items for the classrooms, sharing information about their job or hobby, or to read to a group of children. The teacher will always remain responsible for the student’s health and safety. Parent/guardians will have immediate access without prior notice to the center. In situations where there is custody or domestic issues the center’s Standards of Conduct will apply at all times.
Abeka Christian Curriculum
You want methods and materials that work. That’s what you’ll find with Abeka Book comprehensive, quality curriculum and materials written from a Christian perspective. Now more than ever, each child needs a strong foundation in both academics and character. At BOTF Christian Preschool & Academy, we’re here to help give your students the knowledge and skills they need.
For over forty years, Abeka Book has provided materials using the traditional approach proven successful throughout education’s history. Professionally illustrated textbooks and teaching aids, hands-on activities, challenging exercises, purposeful repetition, and the reinforcement of concepts from subject to subject.
Each subject’s content comes from the work of skilled, dedicated scholars who have conducted primary research. See your students achieve the academic excellence and moral character that leave them equipped for life and lifelong learners.
The foundation for all learning
The Abeka Book Bible program presents the Bible in the narrative style in which it is written. Stories of the Old and New Testaments in the lower grades lead up to the profound truths of the Gospels, Epistles, and other portions of Scripture for older students. The curriculum is designed to be specifically and systematically taught so that students in the Bible program will become thoroughly acquainted with the basic portions of Scriptures.
The study of logic and order to apply to science and daily life
Unlike the “modern math” theorists, who believe that mathematics is a creation of man and thus arbitrary and relative, Abeka Book teaches that the laws of mathematics are a creation of God and thus absolute. Man’s task is to search out and make use of the laws of the universe, both scientific and mathematical.
Abeka Book provides attractive, legible, and workable traditional mathematics texts that are not burdened with modern theories such as set theory. These books have been field-tested, revised, and used successfully for many years, making them classics with up-to-date appeal. Besides training students in the basic skills needed for life, Abeka Book traditional mathematics books teach students to believe in absolutes, to work diligently for right answers, and to see mathematical facts as part of the truth and order built into the real universe.
A realistic view of time, government, geography, and economics based on eternal truths
American history is usually presented as a series of conflicts—rich vs. poor, black vs. white, North vs. South, labor vs. management, male vs. female, etc. Abeka Book history texts reject the Marxist/Hegelian conflict theory of history in favor of a truthful portrayal of peoples, lands, religions, ideals, heroes, triumphs, and setbacks. The result is positive, uplifting history texts that give students a historical perspective and instill within them an intelligent pride for their own country and a desire to help it back to its traditional values.
We present government as ordained by God for the maintenance of law and order, not as a cure-all for humanity’s problems. We present free-enterprise economics without apology and point out the dangers of Communism, socialism, and liberalism to the well-being of people across the globe. In short, Abeka Book offers a traditional, conservative approach to the study of what man has done with the time he has been given.
Thought and language are foundational to acquiring and transmitting knowledge. Therefore, the teaching of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, composition, and literature in education is of particular importance.
Modern linguists have sought in vain for a credible explanation for the origin of language. Having accepted evolutionary philosophy, they embrace relativism and reject any discussion of language being governed by rules or claims that some expressions are better than others. This explains many English programs today, but it is easy to see in language a structure which reflects logic, reasonableness, and orderliness.
This is why Abeka Book grammar books emphasize structure, rules, analysis, and the kind of practice that aims at mastery. This is why we place an importance on correct spelling and the continual enlargement of each student’s vocabulary. This is why we aspire to provide students with examples of the very best literature of the ages, and this is why we emphasize the continual improvement of writing abilities.
The investigation of variety, order, and reasonableness revealed in creation
While secular science textbooks present modern science as the opposite of faith, the Abeka Book science texts teach that modern science is the product of Western man’s return to the Scriptures after the Protestant Reformation, leading to his desire to understand and subdue the earth, which he saw as the orderly, law-abiding creation of the God of the Bible.
The Abeka Book science and health program presents the universe as the direct creation of God and refutes the man-made idea of evolution. Further, the books present God as the Great Designer and Lawgiver, without Whom the evident design and laws of nature would be inexplicable. They give a solid foundation in all areas of science—a foundation firmly anchored to Scriptural truth. Teachability is assured through accurate, interesting writing, carefully planned demonstrations that can be performed with a minimum of equipment, chapter terms and questions, full-color illustrations, consideration of the interests and comprehension skills of students at each grade level, and detailed curriculum/lesson plans.