- Our Academics
Academics and Electives
We draw upon the expertise of our educators and work together to create models of outstanding achievement in every classroom. Through implementing high-quality instructional materials and transforming the academic culture in our schools, we challenge and inspire our students to thrive in the world. With a wide variety of academic and enrichment opportunities aligned with state standards, we support students in unlocking their potential as they extend their skills and talents beyond the classroom. Our core curriculum includes:
· English Language Arts - The EL curriculum offers either two or three hours of literacy instruction per day, depending on the grade level. The Grades K-2 curriculum offers two hours per day of content-based literacy, plus one hour of structured phonics. In conjunction with Module Lessons, explicit instruction is related to grammar, usage, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling. Together, these three hours of curriculum are considered comprehensive, meaning that they explicitly teach and formally assess all strands and standards of the Common Core English language arts (ELA) standards for each grade level.
· Math - The Math program is a Common-Core aligned curriculum that helps students build upon their skills, provides real word stories and application lessons, and encourages mental strategies to solve problems. Grade level clusters have key focus areas and each grade level has specific modules of engagement.
· Science - Classroom experiences in science are connected to real-world phenomena and provide opportunities to engage in science and engineering practices through exposure to STEM-related career pathways.
· Social Studies - Students gain the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and core democratic values necessary for fulling their civic duties in a participatory democracy and effectively engaging in our global society.
. Physical Education: Our program includes a well-planned and well-executed learning experience selected to meet the current and projected needs of all students. This, along with other positive health practices, contribute to the quality of life, not only as a student but also as a future adult.
- Physical Education