The ACEA Primary Level curriculum is an integrated one. It uses a webbed approach where a theme that is Science or Social Studies based corresponds with the Reading series. The contents of the traditional subjects are rearranged to fit into the themes.
Primary department students are responsible for purchasing their workbooks. A Book Rental Fee is paid in the first term. The textbooks are on loan, and must be returned at the end of the academic year. Students are required to cover these books to help to keep them in good condition. A charge is levied for lost or damaged textbooks.
PRIMARY: K. - Gr. 2 One (1) assignment per night Monday - Thursday
Grades 3 - 5 One (1) per night Monday - Friday
Grade 6 Two (2) per night Monday – Friday
Kindergarten through Grade 6 is to be encouraged to do some reading every night.
THE AVERAGE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT SHOULD REQUIRE:
K - Grade 6: approximately 30 minutes
All students take examinations at the end of Report Period 1 (Michaelmas Term) and Report Period 3 (Trinity term). All school examinations are compulsory. Students are excused only when a doctor's certificate is presented for absence. An "absent" will be recorded on the student's file, and the final average will not include the missed examination.
During examinations communication in any form is forbidden. Cheating in any form will result in the cancellation of the examination script. (See list of rules and conditions for examinations).
External and National examinations written by students include, Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC), Grade Level Assessment Tests (GLAT),
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Exception Bishop Michael Eldon School)
NB: Parents will be notified in advance of any changes in school hours.
All children must be at school punctually (before 8:25 a.m. every morning). The first bell rings at 8:25 a.m. Normal pick up time is 3:15 p.m. This gives a student time to collect their books, talk to their teacher if necessary, or to be kept in for ten (10) minutes if necessary.
School attendance is compulsory, and the students are required to be in homerooms by 8:25 a.m. Following an absence, a note signed by a parent must be submitted to the Homeroom teacher. Students failing to produce a signed note will be issued a Wednesday Detention.
Once students are deposited on the campus, they are not allowed to leave without permission (including before school begins in the morning). The school assumes responsibility for students on the campus from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
NO STUDENT IS TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS UNLESS THE PRINCIPAL HAS GIVEN PRIOR PERMISSION.