Areas of Instruction
The majority of the elementary school curriculum focuses on English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science standards. Social Studies standards are often integrated within the Language Arts instructional period. Character Education is emphasized through class meetings and our P.A.W.S. behavior expectations. Technology education is integrated into instructional activities through the use of iPads, mobile computer labs, Kindles, Kindle Fire labs and/or SMARTboards.
Special areas of instruction include Art, Music, and Physical Education. All students attend classes taught by specialists in each of these areas. Weekly, students attend Art and Music classes, and they participate in 150 minutes of Physical Education classes weekly. Additionally, students participate in literacy, research, and technology related instructional activities facilitated by our Library Media Technology Specialist.
Finally, our school is in the process of implementing a comprehensive enrichment program that will enable all students to engage in authentic project based learning relating to their personal interest areas. This Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) will expose students to content area information that goes beyond or deeper than the regular elementary curriculum. This enrichment model will give students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills by engaging in research and project development. During the implementation of these enrichment activities, teachers will act as facilitators of self-directed and/or cooperative learning groups led by students.