Academics

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

Students at Zion Christian Academy International are motivated to excel academically with the Abeka curriculum. Every teacher at Zion is passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic about each student in their classroom. Our teachers at Zion share a common goal: to teach, model, and encourage each student to excel academically. Our teachers are driven by the desire to foster students’ abilities to think both independently and critically, discovering and refining their gifts to positively affect the world around them. Through cultivating a desire to learn, we hope to build such characteristics as Integrity, Courage, Determination, Excellence, Accountability, Discipline, and Loyalty.

In order to allow its teachers to get to know each student on an individual basis, Zion strives to maintain small class sizes. This gives the teachers further insight and guidance into how to appropriately help each student.

CURRICULUM

Zion Christian Academy utilizes both Christian and secular curricula. Along with the Abeka curriculum, we incorporate ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) materials, as well as approved texts from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, and other leading book publishers. This is in order keep our students informed with the current United States educational (Department of Education) standards.

All subjects in all grades are taught in accordance with acceptable US Department of Education expectations and standards. As Zion strives for excellence, some of our students may be enrolled in more advanced courses associated with Zion. Our secondary students will be challenged to take more demanding classes in our Direct Distance Learning Programs.

SPORTS

Zion Christian Academy International is ready for action with a power-packed sports program for your children in grades 7th – 12th (Okinawa Division 2 Team Sports), offering competition with local schools as well as the US Department of Defense junior high and high schools on Okinawa since 1999.

Division 2 Athletic Teams:
Cross Country, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Basketball

CLUBS

Zion Christian Academy International provides vibrant and diverse extracurricular programs for its students. Whether your child is academically or artistically inclined, we believe in the importance of providing extracurricular programs that offer our students opportunities to enhance their school experience.

Active Clubs:
National Beta Club, Honor Club, Art Club, and Yearbook Club

SUMMER PROGRAM

The Summer Program at Zion Christian Academy International runs for eight weeks, during which students learn the Bible, language arts (phonics, grammar, reading, and writing), as well as math in a more relaxed environment. We offer a half-day Academic Program (8:00 AM – 11:30 AM) and a full-day Academic & Activities Program (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM). Afternoon activities include making crafts, watching Christian movies, and enjoying sports and games.

Our Academic Advancement Program can only be taken with prior approval from the administration.

Extended care is also provided during the Summer Program. Before School Care is from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM, and After School Care is from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

We also accept students from other schools, subject to an enrollment fee.

For more information, please contact the office.

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