KOR Education School
Thriving Children, Flourishing Minds

Our Curriculum

Lower School

Upper School

Favorite Book Character Parade

The KOR Education School curriculum is guided by E. D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge Sequence (K-8th). Through the use of classical and modern literature, we emphasize the essential skills of reading, writing, and oratory; and extend these to include critical thinking and creativity to establish an ideal climate that supports the enjoyment of learning.

As students attain proficiency in reading, they are encouraged to pursue a wide variety of written works including fiction and nonfiction, historical and biographical literature, as well as poetry. Students are engaged in daily writing activities and encouraged to express their ideas and thoughts not only through written words but in a variety of ways.

A foundation in mathematics begins with the hands-on approach of Math Their Way and is continued with Singapore Math. The basics are extended with games and activities that put learned skills into practice.

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First Grade
History is introduced through quality literature and studied in a linear fashion, placing key men, women, and events on the time line of history. We focus on the history of Western Civilization, the American Nation, and the state of Texas. Other civilizations and cultures are studied as Western Civilization encounters them.

Our science program encourages students not only to learn objective facts, but to gain increasing awe and wonder as they appreciate firsthand how things work. They study physical, life, earth and space science; the steps of scientific investigation; as well as the history of science, through hands-on exploration and quality literature. Our goal is to teach our students a desire for knowledge and understanding without eliminating wonder, beauty, and moral conviction.

Spanish instruction is provided three times a week for all grades. The focus is on vocabulary building, comprehension and oral participation.

On many Fridays throughout the school year, students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities, including art, music, service projects, and parent organized field trips.

KOR Education's High School curriculum is an extension of the lower school curriculum, continuing the use of classical and modern literature, emphasizing reading, writing and oratory skills, and utilizing critical thinking and creativity. Logic and rhetoric are added with the goal of perpetuating KOR's mission of providing a core academic program, based on Christian values which, in partnership with parents, empowers students to become self-directed, life-long learners.

All core classes are taken at an Honors level or above in 7th through 12th grade. High School level courses include:

English Language Arts/Social Studies
Humanities I* & II*
U.S. History and Literature*
Art History*
Human Geography*
Government*
Economics*
English Language & Composition*
Speech Communication*
Expository Writing

Mathematics
Algebra I* & II*
Geometry*
Pre-Calculus*
Calculus

Sciences
Biology I* & II
Chemistry*
Physics*
Geoscience*

Languages
Spanish I*, II*, III* & IV
Latin I, II

Other
Leadership*
Physical Education/Athletics*
Personal Finance*
Senior Project
100-hours of community service*

*Denotes courses required for Recommended Diploma.
Distinguished Diploma awarded to students who successfully complete all the above courses.

KOR students score above national average on PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP tests. They also have the opportunity to earn 36 college credit hours during their high school years though AP and dual credit.

KOR Students PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP Test Scores

KOR Students College Acceptance

A variety of extra-curricular activities are offered to Middle and High School students. Among these are KOR's Academic Success and Career Exploration Program, academic competitions and science fairs, leadership initiatives and trips abroad, field trips, yearbook, and student council sponsored community, school, and international service projects.

Students also have the opportunity to participate on KOR athletic teams in volleyball, basketball, soccer, track/cross country, and other sports as offered.

PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP Test Scores

PSAT

SectionKORNational Average
Total Score1258931
Met Benchmark:
Reading & Writing
100%48%

KOR students have received the following awards on the PSAT: Commended Status, Hispanic Student Recognition, and National Merit Scholar Semifinalists and Finalist.

 

SAT

Section KOR National Average
Reading 658.8 494
Math 645.5 508
Writing 671.1 482

Based on 2016 average scores, KOR students qualified for automatic admissions to Texas A&M University.

     

ACT

Section KOR National Average
Math 25.6 20.6
Reading 31.6 21.3
English 30.3 20.1
Science 26.6 20.8
Composite Score 28.6 20.8

On average, KOR students scored in the 91st percentile on the ACT.

 

AP

Subject Area KOR National Average
Human Geography 4.4 2.69
U.S. History 5 2.64
Calculus AB 4.3 2.86
English Lang. & Comp. 3.5 2.79
Biology 3.5 2.9

Based on average scores, KOR students would receive college credit for each of the subject areas listed above at Texas A&M University.

College Acceptance

Since our first graduating class in 2014, KOR students have been accepted to the following universities:

Abilene Christian University Baylor University
Blinn College Colorado School of Mines
Dallas Baptist University Georgia Tech University
Harding University Sam Houston State University
Southwestern University Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University Trinity University
University of Arkansas University of Dallas
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
University of Oklahoma University of Rochester
University of Texas University of Tulsa  

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KOR Education School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin .

KOR Education School  ·  P.O. Box 11740  ·  College Station, Texas 77842
979-777-1213  ·  info@koreducation.org