There are many choices when it comes to the tools that are available to use in educating students. MBCS has a strong commitment to using the latest technology coupled with timeless, proven methods of mastery learning and individualization. We are constantly evaluating our methods and believe the education we offer is the best available today.
For students in grades 3-8, our primary curriculum is a digital platform called Ignitia. It is a web-based, blended learning, collaborative, interactive curriculum that provides cutting edge instruction filtered through a Christian lens. Our students no longer have to carry a ton of books to class. Due to the high quality integrated technology tools and resources, Ignitia provide students with a wealth of resources to keep them fully engaged and challenged academically as they learn.
Each course provides students with both online and direct teacher-led instruction, audio translated in multiple languages for ESL students, video learning labs and tutorials, interactive learning games, internal and external web-based curriculum support. Also, Ignitia is fully aligned to state standards.
Classroom teachers are able to customize instruction to ensure that each student achieves academically based upon their individual learning styles, levels and abilities. Parents are able to monitor assignments in real-time and see how well their child is performing with the Ignitia parent portal. Utilizing this intuitive, interactive cutting edge curriculum, our students are provided with just the right amount of rigor to help them excel at higher academic levels than they would in a conventional classroom setting.
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Click HERE to see how Ignitia helps teachers help students!
Click HERE to watch a student testimonial video!
MBCS is dedicated to selecting curricular sources that are in line with our Mission and Vision, this means our publishers write and produce work from a Christian standpoint, and make efforts to present all subjects with a Christian worldview, both implicitly and explicitly. Two great examples of this type of publisher are the following:
1. For both Language Arts and Mathematics (K-2), students work from core phonics, readers, and mastery-based sequencing to lay the foundations necessary for success each step of the way in their educational journey. Teachers supplement and differentiate using additional tools if and when desirable, and our team works together to stay faithful to a robust scope and sequence that we develop in house after years of reflection and experiences with students of all different abilities, plans, past and future schools.
2. For K-2 Science, we have adopted a close following of the above listed series, which builds rigorous science learning and observational skill while wholly giving glory to the Lord of all creation, who is not only the natural world's originator, but owner, keeper, and even redeemer!
3. Our elementary teachers work closely with our administration to develop annual Bible themes and foci, as well as to faithfully introduce students to the concept of Social Sciences as they begin to identify the people and places in the world, in our country, and in our past, prayerfully learning from the failures and successes of those who have led the way before us.