Academics @CTK

 Curriculum

Every student gets the attention they need.

Every student is challenged to grow.

Every student is invited to develop a lasting relationship with God.

Christ the King follows the curriculum guidelines established by the Diocesan School Office and the Indiana Department of Education.  The curriculum is aligned to "best practice" standards, resulting in a curriculum that encourages our students to become life-long learners.  In keeping with our educational beliefs, the faculty makes every effort to design a curriculum program that reflects the mission of the entire school community.  Such a program contains not only the required content, but also the varied learning experiences that will in time allow students to take charge of their own education throughout their lives.  The curriculum is adapted as much as possible in a school setting to help the children gain mastery of basic learning skills.

The basic core curriculum of religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science is enhanced by other subjects to allow the student to develop his/her potential as a whole person.  Faculty members also make full use of the resources found throughout the Evansville community.

Music, art and PE classes are provided to students in Preschool-Grade 8 and are all taught by certified instructors.  Instrumental music classes are also offered by a Memorial High School faculty member to 6-8 students.  Students in Preschool-5th grade receive Spanish instruction weekly.  All students, Preschool- 8th grade also receive technology instruction.  Students in grades Preschool-5th grade are organized on a modified self-contained room pattern.  Grades 6-8 follow a departmental pattern.  

Services for learning disabilities and speech are provided by Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and are available on a limited basis to help Christ the King students in need of these services.


The Learning Tree Preschool

Christ the King Learning Tree is a Catholic learning center for children ages 3 to 5.  We believe each child is unique; therefore, does not learn in the same way as every other student.  We, at Christ the King, believe in a differentiated classroom and are willing to adapt what we are teaching to the variety of learning styles, interests, and abilities so that each child learns the topic the way he/she should.  Your child will learn by selecting from a variety of choices that are offered so that he/she can learn according to his/her interests and abilities.  At Christ the King, we offer a developmentally, age appropriate program that is guided by the Indiana Pre-K Standards.

The Learning Tree's goals are for each child to feel part of a group, have fun, meet new friends, be excited to learn, and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually.  The children should leave the Learning Tree program with increased self-confidence and social skills, which benefit them throughout their educational journey.

We encourage you to visit us during Learning Tree hours so you can experience, first-hand, what an exceptional program we offer.  Please be sure to schedule this visit so we can accommodate you.  For more information, please contact us at (812) 476-1792.


Resource Program

Christ the King is blessed to have a wonderful resource program for our students.  Here are some of the things that our resource program offers:

  • Consistent school-wide documentation system for student individual learning plans and 504 plans which encourages continual implementation of necessary accommodations for students with unique learning needs.
  • Daily collaboration and communication from the resource teacher with all classroom teachers and principal on topics such as differentiating instruction, reading comprehension, and meeting the needs of students with ADHD.
  • Implementation of intervention strategies in the resource room and general education classroom.
  • Test accommodations such as read aloud or small group environments for both ISTEP and other everyday academic quizzes and tests.
  • Providing a space in the school for specific interventions for reading and math, as well as ISTEP remediation where necessary.
  • Collaborative teaching with CTK classroom teachers and EVSC speech, special education, and ESL representatives.
  • English Language Learner services and administering LAS Links to assess language proficiency for students who speak languages other than English in the home.
  • Homework Club offers a place and time before and after school for students to work on homework.

Technology

At Christ the King, technology is an important part of communication, research, analysis and presentation of the academic subject matter taught in classrooms.  Christ the King students are taught to be good "digital citizens."  Learning to use the internet respectfully and responsibly is an important aspect of our technology curriculum.  It is CTK's goal to provide students and faculty with the best technology possible to enhance their educational experience and improve their performance academically.

Technology is used in all classrooms, Preschool-Grade 8, and across all subject matters, including:

  • A completely new and secure computer lab
  • ActivBoards (interactive boards) with overhead projectors in ALL classrooms grades K-8
  • Teacher iPads in all classrooms with Apple TV
  • 4 sets of responders that are used with the ActivBoards

 

Enrichment Activities

Christ the King offers a wide variety of extra and co-curricular activities.  These programs are essential supplements to our solid academic foundation.

Art Classes:  Grade Preschool- Grade 8 8th Grade Play
Band:  Grades 6-8 Red Ribbon Week
Full Day Kindergarten Safety Patrol
Step-Up Walking Club Altar Servers
Catholic Schools Week   Spelling Bee
Community Service Projects Kindergarten Sweetheart Dance
Fire Wardens Teddy Bear Picnic
Geography Bee First Grade Post Office
Honor Roll Presidents' Day Program
Musical Programs  Math Bowl Team
 Speech Team  DARE
 Academic Teams  Young Authors
Accelerated Reader  Field Day
 8th Grade Camp Ondessonk Trip  Hundredth Day Celebration