Literacy is a high priority of instruction at NCA. Literacy includes reading, writing, and communication skills and processes and it forms the foundation of all learning. At NCA, literacy expectations include making meaning, constructing ideas, communicating, and participating in higher-order thinking skills through a biblical worldview that fosters the integration of faith and learning.
Our literacy program is guided by what we want our students to know and be able to do (E/LA standards), balanced assessment, research about effective and best teaching practices, and our knowledge as experienced Christian educators. Ultimately, however, our literacy goals for NCA students are deeply interwoven into our Portrait of a Graduate and our desire to help students build strong literacy skills for a higher purpose of joining God in His work.