DWA Curriculum Criteria
Deep Waters Academy offers all core subjects including math, english/language arts (reading, spelling, literature, writing & grammar), science, and history. DWA also offers art and music class.
We believe selecting a curriculum that best aligns with the mission and vision of Deep Waters Academy is critical. To help us narrow the field of viable options, we evaluate curriculum for each subject matter and grade level against a formal set of criteria. Each chosen curriculum must:
Logic of English (LOE)
LOE combines the science of reading with the joy of learning. The curriculum is a phonics based reading and spelling program that implements lessons with hands on and engaging activities.
This curriculum is time tested and highly praised by University-Model schools and homeschooling families. Saxon develops automaticity in students through fact fluency and repetition with a spiral approach.
Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW)
IEW follows a systematic process for teaching children to write. Through the process of learning to write well, students learn how to think clearly and to express themselves eloquently and persuasively.
Elemental Science provides rich scientific content with hands-on, weekly experiments. Students learn the Scientific Method as they engage in teacher-directed and hands-on lessons. Students learn to document discoveries through keeping a scientific notebook.
BiblioPlan teaches world history alongside Bible and Church history. Students engage in HIS-story, starting at creation and traveling throughout time with interactive and hands-on activities to deepen their understanding of the people, places and cultures they meet along the way.
Students are immersed in good, quality literature from the very first day of school. Students are guided by teacher-led discussions to ponder what is good, true and beautiful in each of these wonderful stories such as Little Women, The Secret Garden, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Charlotte's Web, Paddington bear and more.