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The curriculum used at Kimber Academy is written and designed to best achieve the spiritual as well as the academic goals outlined in Kimber Academy Mission Statement.
It is very important that all those associated with Kimber Academy understand the curriculum, and how it is taught, and the reasons behind its methodology and philosophy. At the academies, part of each monthly Parent Meeting is devoted to helping parents understand the various aspects of the curriculum.
In order to understand the curriculum used at the Kimber Academy, it is important to understand the reasons for which it was written. These reasons are explained as part of the Intrinsic Values for each subject.
Each subject is designed to motivate and train students to become the best servants of God that they can be. To accomplish this, every textbook and study guide is designed with three main goals which should be accomplished in the lives of students:
To instruct the mass of our citizens in these, their rights, interests and duties, as men and citizens...this brings us to the point at which are to commence the higher branches of education . . . . To develop the reasoning faculties of our youth, enlarge their minds, cultivate their morals, and instill into them the precepts of virtue and order."
- Thomas Jefferson, 1818
The purpose of elective classes is to practice the intrinsic values our students learn in class. Elective and after-school programs are parent or student led, and are open to the public for enrollment. Parents wishing to teach a class can apply with the administrator or dean. All extracurricular activities and classes must be approved by the Parent Council and then presented to Parents at the next Parent Night.