The focus of each class is on the process of learning with multiple curriculum resources for various learning styles. Because students learn differently, each student's learning is individualized and aligned with the state's common core objectives in a small group setting.
Students at different learning levels are not pushed to achieve beyond their abilities which creates frustration that could impede learning. In addition, accelerated learning programs are available for advanced student's so that they can achieve at their individual skill level.
Students have an active academic program in language arts, math, science, and social studies. Students develop their language acquisition and mastery through phonics, reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary, among other English subjects. In social studies, students are encouraged to learn about their families and friends, but also to learn about the culture of the community around them. In math they are focused on skills and concepts as well as the processes of computation.
The grouping of students changes throughout the day depending on what is being learned and the needs of the students. Equal weight is accorded to academic, personal, and social responsibility. The core courses of knowledge are emphasized in VPK - 1st Grade, particularly math and reading to ensure success throughout the student's time in school. Reading is used in every aspect of the curriculum and the math program.
We use the NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessment/Test which creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student's learning level, precisely measuring progress and growth for each individual student. This provides essential information about what your child knows and is ready to learn. These assessments are given throughout the year and used as a guide along with teacher input to measure your child's learning growth.
NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed Pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths. Their tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.
They use anonymous assessment data from over 10.2 million students to create national norms. Educators compare their students’ performance against norms to evaluate programs and improve instruction—in individual classrooms and throughout school systems.
Our team of staff includes a full-time Curriculum Director who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, specializing in Preschool through 3rd Grade. She brings over 20 years of teaching experience including teacher mentoring and coaching.