Academics

Mission
Mount Pleasant Christian School (MPCS) is a K3 through 5th grade private school sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries. Its mission is to craft a spiritually dynamic learning community that “trains up [students] in the way that [they] should go” and that prepares students to excel in diverse academically rigorous environments.

Curriculum and Instruction
A Beka Book, the core curriculum, emphasizes a Biblical worldview and integrates Scripture throughout all content areas. A Beka Book is taught across all grades.

The K3 Program contains additional curricular elements that embrace the God given curiosity and developmental needs of the young child.
K4 through 5th grade core subjects include Bible, reading, language, spelling, poetry, literature, history, geography, science, and arithmetic. Complementary learning opportunities include technology, music, art, physical education, and library. Band and private instrumental lessons are also available through a private company.

At the upper elementary level, preadolescents are also trained to honor themselves and the Word of God and to question their own worldview and their personal faith in Jesus Christ and to engage in a community service project.
Chapel service occurs weekly with students, faculty, staff, and invited guests.

Assessment of Student Learning
Grading Scale: Grades K3 – K5
1 = Exceeds Expectations 2 = Meets Expectations 3 = Below Expectations 4 = Not Evidenced
Grading Scale: Grades 1 – 5
A (93 – 100) = Outstanding Achievement
B (85 – 92) = Above Average Achievement
C (75 – 84) = Average Achievement
D (65 – 74) = Below Average Achievement
U (64 and Below) = Unsatisfactory Achievement
Grading Scale: Special Subjects (Art, Music, Physical Education, Technology)
O = Outstanding Achievement and Behavior
S = Satisfactory Achievement and Behavior
U = Unsatisfactory Achievement and Behavior

Report Cards
Report cards are distributed quarterly. At the end of the first, second, and third marking periods, individual parent conferences are conducted and report cards are distributed during the conference. The final report card is distributed one day after the last day of school. Promotion and end –of-the year awards are based upon the year’s average.