Our Curriculum

Sacred Heart Catholic Cooperative provides a curriculum that is comprehensive and challenging. We recognize that every child is unique and ensure that our students receive the instruction they need. Subjects are not taught in isolation, but are woven throughout the curriculum. This approach allows students to use skills and ideas they learn in one subject and apply them in another, which deepens their understanding.

Our Catholic faith is the foundation for our academic programs, teaching methods, and community. We seek to teach all subjects with the Catholic faith as an integral part. Students at SHCC are taught the core subject areas of Math, Language Arts, History, Science, and Latin. They also receive instruction in Physical Education, Civics, Art, and Music.

Our academic programs have been developed using, but not limited to, the following resources:

Math

Grades K–12: Saxon Math. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Language Arts

Grades K–4: Samuel Blumenfeld. Alpha-Phonics. Boise, ID: Paradigm Company.

Grades K–4: Explode the Code. Cambridge, MA: EPS School Specialty.

Grades K–4: Handwriting Without Tears. Gaithersburg, MD: Learning Without Tears.

Grades K–4: Jessie Wise. First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. Charles City, VA: The Well-Trained Mind Press.

Grades K–4: Susan Wise Bauer. Writing With Ease. Charles City, VA: Peace Hill Press.

Grades K–4: Classic Literature. Readings lists TBD.

Grades 5–12: Dawn Burnette. Daily Spelling Practice. Blairsville, GA: DGP Publishing.

Grades 5–12: Judith Holbrook. Daily Reading Practice. Blairsville, GA: DGP Publishing.

Grades 5–12: Dawn Burnette. Daily Grammar Practice. Blairsville, GA: DGP Publishing.

Grades 5–12: Classic Literature. Readings lists TBD.

History

for the 2017–2018 School Year:

Grades K–12: Susan Wise Bauer. Story of the World Series, Volume 2: The Middle Ages. Charles City, VA: Peace Hill Press.

Science

for the 2017–2018 School Year:

Grades K–12: Science in the Middle Ages

Grades 5–12: Susan Wise Bauer. The Story of Western Science. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.

Latin

Grades K–4: Song School Latin. Camp Hill, PA: Classical Academic Press.

Grades 5–12: William E. Linney. Getting Started with Latin. Armfield Academic Press.