Competencies are what students need to be accepted into a given grade level. There are two types: academic and behavioral. Academic competencies are the abilities to listen, learn, retain, and articulate material. Behavioral competencies include work ethic, attitude, obedience, self-direction, and more.
1st Grade Healthy pencil grip Able to follow directions in a group Able to take correction without melting down Bathroom independence and cleanliness Respectful manners Able to focus and remain still for 10-15 minutes Physical self-control Can count to 50 Can identify shapes and coins
2nd Grade Able to focus and remain still for 30 minutes Can count to 100 Properly formed print handwriting Able to use scissors properly Able to read Able to compose sentences Able to follow increasingly complex directions
3rd-6th Grades Very neat print handwriting Cursive handwriting Able to read for information at level Mastery of addition and subtraction (4th) Mastery of multiplication and division (6th) Able to follow detailed directions Able to write down assignments and turn in homework Good physical and verbal self-control in a group Respectful manners Able to take correction
7th-8th Grades Growing independence in studies Maturing work ethic and mental aptitude Grade-level reading and math Prepared for Latin Respectful manners Ability to take correction Neat handwriting
9th-12th Grades Strong work ethic and self-direction At grade level in reading and math One or more years of Latin Respectful manners Able to take correction Able to give and receive praise Neat handwriting