Welcome to FBCA Elementary
Meet Dr. Shuman
Dr. Shuman possesses 29 years of experience in education and brings to our school an extensive background of professional training and experience.
She earned her educational doctorate in educational leadership from Lamar University, her masters’ degree in educational administration from the University of St. Thomas, and her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Houston.
She holds her state superintendent’s certification, state principal’s certification, secondary mathematics lifetime certification, and her master mathematics teacher certification.
The curriculum at FBCA is standards based. Curriculum resources are a mixture of the best materials available centered upon the Word of God. A Beka and Bob Jones comprise the core of our curricular purchases.
The goal is not only the academic excellence of the student; but more importantly, the personal excellence of the student. The Bible tells us to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). Keeping this in mind, we attempt to instruct each child in the Christian way of life. Our day includes Bible classes, Scripture memorization and prayer. Throughout the day Bible truths are applied to day-to-day living and working with others.
Believing that reading is vital to learning, we teach according to the phonics method. Mathematics and Science teach the students that there is order and planning in God’s world. Students are instructed in Language Arts and handwriting so that neatness and order can enhance communicating with others. History is the story of God working out His plan on earth through man.
Chapel is held once a week and may be led by teachers, school principal and/or ministers. Students with questions concerning doctrinal teaching will be directed to their parents and/or pastor.
Elementary Honor Code
After School Clubs Available for Elementary Students
Elementary Course Description
First Baptist Christian Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church, Pasadena. Our elementary program provides a safe, loving, and nurturing Christian environment where children enjoy learning. We have an excellent preschool program to help children build a solid academic and spiritual foundation that promotes positive self-image and strong character.
In grades K-6, our program provides a full range of academic coursework. In the primary grades, priority is given to teaching phonics, reading and arithmetic skills. All of the grades are given formal instruction in Bible, science, mathematics, social studies, reading, writing, spelling, and grammar. Throughout the week, students participate in “specials” which include classes in art, music, computer, band (6th grade), library and physical education. The elementary grades focus on teaching the fundamental and foundational skills necessary for the development of the whole child.
Elementary chapel is held each Wednesday. Messages focus on Biblical teaching to help students grow in their understanding of the Bible and develop strong Christian character traits.
Faith in Action
elementary core curriculum at-a-glance
|Grade||Bible||Math||Reading Phonics||Language Arts/Spelling||Handwriting||Social Studies||Sciences||Specials|
|Pre-k 3||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||Recess|
|Pre-k 4||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||Recess|
|Kinder||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||A Beka||Music, Library, Computer, PE|
|Grade 1||BJU Press||A Beka||A Beka and Leveled Readers||A Beka||Zaner-Bloser||BJU Press||BJU Press||Music, Library, Computer, PE, Art|
|Grade 2||BJU Press||BJU Press||BJU Press/A Beka Reading||BJU Press||Zaner-Bloser||BJU Press||BJU Press||Music, Library, Computer, PE, Art|
|Grade 3||BJU Press||BJU Press||BJU Press and Selected Novels||BJU Press||Zaner-Bloser||BJU Press||BJU Press||Music, Library, Computer, PE, Art|
|Grade 4||BJU Press||BJU Press||BJU Press and Selected Novels||BJU Press||Zaner-Bloser||BJU Press/A Beka||BJU Press||Music, Library, Computer, PE, Art|
|Grade 5||BJU Press||BJU Press||BJU Press and Selected Novels||BJU Press||Zaner-Bloser||A Beka||BJU Press||Music, Library, Computer, PE, Art|
|Grade 6||BJU Press||Cengage, Big Ideas||BJU Press and Selected Novels||BJU Press||BJU Press||BJU Press||Music, Library, Computer, PE, Art, Band|