This fall, Arborbrook Christian Academy will welcome a younger group of students into its classrooms.
Any children who turn 5 years old by Dec. 1 now have the option of attending the school’s new transitional program, Kindergarten I.
“Kindergarten I will be very much like our current kindergarten,” Elisa Curtis, Assistant Principal, said, calling it a ‘gentle’ approach to kindergarten. The class is for students who have never attended preschool, who are not quite five years old at the start of the school year, or for whom the school environment is entirely new. “This kindergarten is for those who have not yet mastered their letters, colors, shapes and other basic preschool or early kindergarten knowledge,” Curtis said.
After completing Kindergarten I, the student would either continue on to 1st grade, if he or she is academically and socially ready, or parents may opt to give the student the gift of time and have him/her take another year of kindergarten, Kindergarten II.
“Kindergarten II would essentially be a pre-first grade, “ Curtis said. “It would still cover kindergarten material, but will go at a faster pace and a delve bit deeper into certain areas, such as writing.”
For more information about Arborbrook Christian Academy’s Kindergarten I or Kindergarten II program, parents can contact Joy Fisk, Head of School at 704-821-9952 or visit Arborbrook’s website, www.arborbrook.org.