Our Curriculum

New Dimensions:  A Challenge Foundation Academy uses the Core Knowledge Sequence as its foundation curriculum for grades K-8.  This curriculum is based on the ideas presented by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. in his well known books Cultural Literacy and What Every American Needs to Know.

Our students develop cultural literacy as they are exposed to a broad range of historical, scientific, and cultural topics supported by art, music, technology, and foreign language.  Core Knowledge develops familiarity with the traditions and knowledge commonly shared by educated citizens in a society.  This curriculum eliminates many of the gaps and repetitions that frequently occur in a curriculum where textbooks and programs are selected at random.

We build strong literacy and mathematical foundations to support Core Knowledge Language Arts with the Reading A to Z and Singapore Math programs. In conjunction, New Dimensions integrates the North Carolina Course of Study for all subject areas to ensure that the key concepts are taught at each grade level.