CURRICULUM

The academic mission of West Hills Christian School is to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence rooted in a Christian and Biblical point of view. It is to ensure all students are prepared for success and equipped to lead lives of integrity and influence for Christ. Curriculum is reviewed and selected each year by the leadership team and senior faculty.

Bible

Kindergarten – Grade 6: Bible Purposeful Design
Grade 4: Young Peacemakers
Grade 7: Character Quest, Study of John and Mark
Grade 8: The Case For Faith, Life of David, Book of Proverbs, World Religions

Math

Grades K-6: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math!
Grade 7: Mathematics Course 2Pre-Algebra, Advanced Pre-Algebra
Grade 8: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1

Reading

Kindergarten – Grade 3: Open Court & Wired for Reading
Grades 4-6: Treasures
Grade 7: Exodus Chapters 1-15, Poetry, Short stories, Mythology
Grade 8: Various novel studies, Poetry, Short stories

Writing

Kindergarten – 2 Grade: Writing without Tears
Kindergarten – Grade 6: 6+1 Traits of Writing
Grades 7-8: Writer’s Choice

Science

Kindergarten: Scholastic Science Spin
Grade 1-6: Discovery Works
Grade 7-8: Life Science & Earth Science

Social Studies

Kindergarten: Scholastic Let’s Find Out
Grade 1: Scholastic News
Grade 2: Open Court
Grade 3: Our American Heritage
Grade 4: Get Oregonized, Going Along with Lewis & Clark
Grade 5: Old World History and Geography, Heritage Studies 6
Grade 6: New World History and Geography
Grade 7: History of the World
Grade 8: American, Land I Love

Spelling

Kindergarten – Grade 1: Wired for Reading
Grade 2 – Grade 6: Sitton Spelling
Grades 7-8: Vocabulary from Greek and Latin Roots

Grammar

Kindergarten – Grade 1: Open Court
Grade 2: Language Fundamentals
Grades 3-6: Easy Grammar
Grades 7-8: Writer’s Choice

Spanish

Kindergarten – Grade 1: Big Books by Nellie Edge
Grade 2: Teach Them Spanish
Grades 3-6: Risas y Sonrisas 
Grades 7-8: Realidades

Music

Kindergarten – Grade 6: Share the Music

Library

Kindergarten – Grade 6: Wide variety of library picture and chapter books

Miscellaneous

Grade 7: Five day trips around the Northwest
Grade 8: Seven-day trip to Washington, D.C.