Curriculum & Activities
Each individual is uniquely created by God! This basic truth is emphasized in our instruction for all students. As a result, ALCS students learn to honor other people and to respect the rights and property of others. Training in these principles establishes a school atmosphere of discipline and order. This enables the ALCS faculty to devote more class time to actual teaching, thereby fostering academic excellence.
We offer a challenging curriculum and a variety of educational opportunities to our students. The basic curriculum ALCS uses for all elementary grades is A Beka. At the middle and high school level, we use a combination of Christian and secular materials, which best fit our instructional goals in each academic area. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective.
Elementary - The Elementary School Program (grades pre-K through 5) includes course work in Bible, language arts (using a traditional phonics reading approach), history and social studies, mathematics, science (taught from a perspective of discovering God’s creation), science fair (held every other year), health, computer, physical education, art, library and music. Beginning in 5th grade, students may participate in band and various sports. Through our Madison Area Independent Sports League (MAISL), our 5th grade students have the opportunity to compete in volleyball (girls) or football (boys) in the fall and basketball in the winter.
Middle School - The Middle School Program (grades 6 through 8) provides course work in the five traditional areas of Bible, language arts, history, mathematics and science/health. Students also experience classes and activities in physical education, vocal and instrumental music, library, art, forensics, computer education, and a variety of competitive sports.
High School - At the High School level (grades 9 through 12), the core curriculum consists of the following areas: Bible, English, social studies, mathematics, sciences, and physical education. Elective courses are offered in the areas of foreign language, business, vocal and instrumental music, art, computer applications, and yearbook publications. Student activities include: ORUEF Christian Honor Student Association, forensics, worship, band, pep band, prayer groups, and Student Council.
ALCS provides courses in Advanced Chemistry & Physics as well Advanced Placement Calculus, Literature and Composition, European History, US Government, and US History. These courses allow ALCS students to potentially earn college credits for their high school work.
ALCS graduates have gone on to succeed at many different colleges and universities that meet their needs. Because ALCS is a smaller school with a greater emphasis on leadership skills and academic excellence, a higher percentage of students will qualify for academic and service-based college scholarships.
Standardized Testing Results
ALCS students complete standardized tests annually. Consistently, ALCS students achieve grade-equivalent scores that are years ahead of the national norms. Test results verify the effectiveness of our high academic standards and techniques.
ACT Test Scores 2010-2011:
Wisconsin Average Composite Score 22.2
ALCS Average Composite Score 24.5