Academic Departments

The Armenian Sisters’ Academy follows the Common Core State Standards in social studies. Students learn about their community, the founding of their state, the history and geography of their country, and the world’s major civilizations. In addition, through a subscription of the Junior Scholastic magazine, students keep up with current events through grade-appropriate, high-interest articles. […]

Nov 01

The Armenian Sisters’ Academy follows the Common Core State Standards in the area of English Language Arts (ELA). Our students learn how to use multiple strategies for reading comprehension of short stories, novels, poetry, and a variety of nonfiction texts. In addition, our students learn critical thinking and text analysis skills, and how to communicate […]

Nov 02

The Religion Department at ASA follows the Armenian Catholic church’s guidelines for teaching lessons. The Bible and Catechism books are the primary sources for the department to teach religion, in addition to teaching the Holy Trinity, hymns, the Ten Commandments, and the history of Armenia’s Christian traditions. Students learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ, […]

The Physical Education Department at ASA follows “The President’s Challenge” for physical activity and fitness. “The President’s Challenge” also provides an awards program that all of our students participate in regardless of their strengths or weaknesses. In addition, the department also follows the California State Standards for P.E. All grades learn coordination, sportsmanship, and teamwork […]

Nov 05

The Mathematics Department at ASA is dedicated to increasing students’ appreciation and awareness of math as an integral part of their daily lives. Students will come to understand that the concepts, formulas, rules, definitions, and properties they learn as part of the curriculum have real-life applications. In addition, mathematics teaches skills, such as analytical thinking, […]

Nov 06

The goal of the Science Department at ASA is to encourage students to explore the natural world through hands-on activities and experiments. The curriculum for students in 1st-4th grades engage in project-based learning, working on projects once a month as a culmination for the chapter they are covering. Students in 5th-8th grades conduct lab experiments […]

Nov 07

ASA offers a comprehensive Armenian Studies program using the Armenian Prelacy’s textbooks. The program is targeted toward the mastery of the Armenian language, history, and culture. The Armenian Department’s course objectives include reading in Armenian fluently, increasing comprehension skills, oral expression, and ensuring that all students are writing at grade level. Additionally, the department focuses […]

Nov 08

In today’s global society, being able to communicate in a language other than one’s own broadens students’ opportunities as well as increases their understanding and respect for cultural differences. As such, ASA offers Spanish to the student body. Spanish is taught once a week to students from second to eighth grades. This program focuses on […]

Students K-8 study in the computer lab once a week for the entire length of the academic year. The computer lab consists of 30 computers running on network setup. The student workstations are Dell Optiplex 3040 with Windows 10 Operating System. Our students learn progressively, first learning the network login to their accounts and then […]

Nov 12

The Music Department at ASA teaches students an appreciation of music through learning and signing Armenian and American national songs, in addition to common folksongs and holiday songs. Music is taught from Pre-School until 6th grade, with classes meeting once a week, and is also an elective. Orange and Blue Pre-School classes and Kindergarten students […]

Nov 13

Art

The Art curriculum at ASA follows the California State Standards for Visual Arts, and encourages and teaches kids important virtues, helps them succeed in other parts of their lives and helps them advance in their academic achievements. The students are taught about working hard when creating art, constantly encouraged to go back and fine tune […]

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