Resource

The purpose of the resource program is to give remedial help in any subject matter a student may need.  Students work in small groups to help gain the skills they need to be successful in the classroom.  Students participate in resource services based on test scores and teacher recommendations.  Students are tested regularly, both for identification purposes and to measure growth. When students can be successful in the classroom they no longer participate the resource program.  The goal of the resource program is to help students achieve their potential in a setting that will help them be successful.

 


Computer/Technology

The youngest students begin their introduction to computers as they create pictures and use programs reinforcing the reading and math skills they are learning in the classroom.  As students progress through the program, keyboarding, word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software are added.  Junior high students continue building on these skills, but are also introduced to webpage design, computer programming, movie editing, and database software.  At Isaac Newton, we see the computer lab as an extension of classroom learning.  Our technology lab is an exciting and busy place where technology is used to keep students engaged in learning.

"Technology is an area where we cannot say, 'but when I was a kid . . .' and think that what we did years ago would serve our children well now. They don't live in the same world that we did, and they will need different tools in their lifetimes. Isaac Newton has taken note of this and is increasing their technology level to a new standard."

Parent, Stephanie Prochaska

 


Music

Music is a unique form of expression that has been used by man to worship God and to declare our thanksgiving and joy for His blessings. God's people are instructed many times in both the Old and New Testaments to sing praises to His name. The more knowledge students have of music, the more they can make music to Him with excellence and, thereby, experience personal enjoyment as well.

“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to Him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully, and shout for joy.” (Psalm 33:1-3)

The study of music at Isaac Newton Christian Academy follows the school's Statement of Educational Philosophy. Music is presented as a language for communicating to one another and to our Heavenly Father. The more knowledge, understanding and performance opportunities the student has, the freer and more creatively he/she will be able to express him/herself musically, whether giving thanksgiving and praise to God, singing and American folk song with one's class, or composing an original piece of music.

 

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PE/Wellness

Physical education develops one physically, mentally, and spiritually while nourishing the development of personal integrity, a sense of fair play, and leadership.

Physical education, through its activities and experiences, can contribute to the shared goals of Isaac Newton Christian Academy's total education program such as enhancing self-direction, self-esteem, cooperative behavior, and developing the whole person for the glory of God.

Physical education should be an enjoyable and satisfying experience for each student.

 


Art

It is evident from Genesis 1:1 that God is creative. "In the beginning God created..." He authenticated creative activity and gave humanity as His image-bearers creative capacity. We are changed with stewardship of the created order (Genesis 1:28, 29), to be imitators of Him (Ephesians 5:1), and to glorify Him in all that we do (Colossians 3:17). The Isaac Newton Christian Academy art program is built on the foundation of the creative nature of God and His authorship of all that is beautiful and worthy of imitating. Toward this end, the art program will encourage students to acknowledge themselves as God's handiwork, created for good (artistic) works in Christ and to appreciate His creation through artistic expression.

The art program of Isaac Newton Christian Academy will approach art education holistically by cultivating students' creativity as well as their academic, social and spiritual development. God has endowed children with an unlimited capacity to express themselves creatively. It is the goal of the program to provide students with a nurturing environment, giving the freedom to take and learn from risks as they express themselves creatively.

The development of visual thinking skills achieved by learning how to create art will give students a powerful tool in creating academic thoughts and ideas as well. In stressing the importance of the artistic process, the student learns to appreciate making art, learning to work analytically to solve problems, to respect others' expression, and to interact in a group. While the study of technique and history play an important part in most facets of the curriculum, the most relevant way to achieve the program's goals is to create the product.

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Library

The Isaac Newton library holds over 5,000 books and reference materials for our students. Kindergarten through 8th grade visit the library weekly to check out books, and the elementary grades enjoy read-alouds and other storytime events. We have a running list of excellent books we add to the library as donor funds become available!