Our Bible curriculum offers a very structured, systematic approach to the Scriptures. The Bible is viewed as the inspired Word of God in both the Old and New Testaments (2nd Timothy 3:16-17) and is all sufficient for the faith and practice of believers. Daily Bible class emphasizes Scripture memorization and doctrine.
We proudly use A Beka Book for grades K through 12. For over thirty years, A Beka Book has provided an excellent traditional curriculum, through academic integrity, content research, trial testing, and ongoing evaluation.
The means by which each person may learn for himself
Because children become what they read, they need character-building reading materials from the very beginning. A Beka Book employs Phonics as the most logical, orderly way to introduce reading to children. Beautifully illustrated and imaginatively written, A Beka reading books are the finest available anywhere. Stories are carefully selected for interest, readability, theme, and values, with questions throughout to guide students in comprehension of reading material and in application of valuable principles to their lives.
A realistic view of time, government, geography, and economics based on eternal truths
A Beka Book history texts reject the Marxist/Hegelian conflict theory of history in favor of a truthful portrayal of peoples, lands, religions, ideals, heroes, triumphs, and setbacks. The result is positive, uplifting history texts that give students a historical perspective and instill within them an intelligent pride for their own country and a desire to help restore it back to its traditional values.
We present government as ordained by God for the maintenance of law and order, not as a cure-all for humanity’s problems. We present free-enterprise economics without apology and point out the dangers of Communism, socialism, and liberalism to the well-being of people across the globe. In short, A Beka Book offers a traditional, conservative approach to the study of what man has done with the time he has been given.
The study of logic and order to apply to science and daily life
Unlike the “modern math” theorists, who believe that mathematics is a creation of man and thus arbitrary and relative, A Beka Book teaches that the laws of mathematics are a creation of God and thus absolute. Man’s task is to search out and make use of the laws of the universe, both scientific and mathematical.
A Beka Book provides attractive, legible, and workable traditional mathematics texts that are not burdened with modern theories such as set theory. These books have been field-tested, revised, and used successfully for many years, making them classics with up-to-date appeal. Besides training students in the basic skills needed for life, A Beka Book traditional mathematics books teach students to believe in absolutes, to work diligently for right answers, and to see mathematical facts as part of the truth and order built into the real universe.
The investigation of variety, order, and reasonableness revealed in creation
While secular science textbooks present modern science as the opposite of faith, the A Beka Book science texts teach that modern science is the product of Western man’s return to the Scriptures after the Protestant Reformation, leading to his desire to understand and subdue the earth, which he sees as the orderly, law-abiding creation of the God of the Bible.
The A Beka Book Science and Health Program presents the universe as the direct creation of God and refutes the man-made idea of evolution. Further, the books present God as the Great Designer and Lawgiver, without Whom the evident design and laws of nature would be inexplicable. They give a solid foundation in all areas of science—a foundation firmly anchored in Scriptural truth.
The study of language and communication in a structured, reasonable, and well-articulated manner
Thought and language are foundational to acquiring and transmitting knowledge. Therefore, the teaching of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, composition, and literature in education is of particular importance.
This is why A Beka Book grammar books emphasize structure, rules, analysis, and the kind of practice that aims at mastery. This is also why we place an importance on correct spelling, continual enlargement of each student’s vocabulary, provide students with examples of the very best literature of the ages, and emphasize the continual improvement of writing abilities.