Our Curriculum

Core Knowledge Curriculum

The TeamCFA K-8 program utilizes the Core Knowledge curriculum. The Core Knowledge Sequence is a detailed outline of specific content to be taught in language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, and fine arts. Other areas of study, such as local and state history, can be integrated into the curriculum.

The Core Knowledge Sequence eliminates many of the gaps and unnecessary repetitions that can characterize a curriculum in which materials are chosen at random. This research-based curriculum offers a coherent plan that easily integrates state standards while providing the flexibility to meet local needs.

The sequence leads students through a broad range of historical, scientific, and cultural topics that build their knowledge from one year to the next and prepares them for educational success. For more information go to www.coreknowledge.org

High School Curriculum

High School Course Catalog 17-18

 

Core Expectations

The following directives, known as the “Core Expectations,” represent basic beliefs of LLCA-CFA, which all students are expected to follow. These rules apply at all times that the school is responsible for the students, including any off-site, school-sponsored functions such as field trips, sporting events, and overnight retreats.

  1. Listen to and follow the directions of the teachers and staff
  2. Do your best, work hard, and strive to achieve
  3. Cooperate and help others
  4. Treat yourself and others with respect
  5. Respect the property and rights of others
  6. Do not disrupt the educational process
  7. Be honest in word and deed
  8. Be responsible for your actions and for what you need to do

Each of the Core Expectations promotes the LLCA-CFA Core Values—responsibility, respect, independence and integrity.

 

 


 

 

Counseling

Role of the School Counselor

School counselors are valuable resources in supporting your child’s success at school. They are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree with an emphasis in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, personal/social and career development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. School counselors provide culturally competent services, such as classroom curriculum on a variety of topics, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support. They also employ management and accountability into their practice to ensure effective services in the comprehensive school counseling program.

Much has changed in the school counseling profession during the last half century. Today, school counselors are vital members of the education team and are essential leaders in the school assisting students, parents, teachers, and administrators. They help students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

Goals of School Counselors

School Counselors help:

  • Students to deal with the many changes they face
  • Students learn to effectively deal with everyday problems and concerns
  • Provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program
  • Students develop positive attitudes about school and the world of work
  • Assist in career exploration
  • Refer students/parents to other professionals within the school system and the community as needed
  • Schools, families, and communities to effectively meet the needs of young people through collaborative efforts
  • Work with students, parents, and staff members through a team approach to meet the needs of students

Sources: “The Role of the Professional School Counselor”. American School Counselor Association, 2009; American School Counselor Association (www.schoolcounselor.org); and North Carolina School Counselor Association (www.ncschoolcounselor.org)