CEA utilizes what may be deemed a “traditional” approach to education emphasizing the development of a Christian worldview. Teachers use a variety of curriculum and age-appropriate methods to enhance learning of core subjects including lecture, demonstration, group discussion, educational games and special projects. Students are tested periodically to ensure their mastery of the material covered.
As students advance by grade, more emphasis is placed on critical thinking and essay writing. While academic standards are high and considered important, the development of godly character remains the program’s primary goal for each student.
Most of the students’ time is spent at home under the supervision of their parents. The combination of part-time instruction with a small teacher/pupil ratio and the active involvement of dedicated home school parents makes CEA a rather unique program in our region. Over the years this approach to education has helped numerous home school families provide an excellent academic base for their children.
For a more detailed description of CEA's Philosophy of Education click here.
Curriculum & Methodology
Over the years CEA has selected material from various textbook publishers including A Beka, Bob Jones, Rod & Staff, Institute in Excellence in Writing, David Quine and Apologia, to name a few. Quality literature is also incorporated into the program for all age levels. Teachers utilize hands-on learning opportunities when possible to promote interest and active learning for their students. Also, parents are invited to share their special talents and expertise. We highly value the time and energy that both teacher and parent invest in CEA students.
Standardized tests are administered every other spring to students in elementary and junior high. CEA also offers optional EXPLORE testing for students in 8th and 9th grade and PLAN testing for students in 10th grade.