Language Arts: Students engage in a multi-level guided reading curriculum which allows them to develop as readers at their own pace. Teachers continuously assess students in small groups to foster individual fluency and proficiency. Activities in the areas of grammar, vocabulary development, and research are implemented to connect disciplines. Frequent writing opportunities allow teachers to continuously assess students writing and prescribe differentiated writing instruction.
Mathematics: Teachers use enVisionMATH as a primary resource for mathematics. Mathematical practices promote student success in mathematics. Students are exposed daily to math concepts including problem solving, math computation, reasoning, data analysis, measurement, and geometry. In addition, teachers use other resources to integrate technology and other disciplines.
Science: The science curriculum provides a progressive program that covers a range of scientific topics and concepts. Students learn specific scientific concepts and progress through grade levels where concepts get more complex. Teachers provides instruction of scientific methods, procedures and processes supporting the students’ interests and enthusiasms.
Social Studies: Social studies encompasses a wide range of topics. Students engage in reading information text. Reading levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level. Teachers use researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding and differentiated instruction so that all students succeed. Students are required to write about what they read, conduct additional research, and consider many points of view.
Foreign Language: Students in grades first through third explore basic culture vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese.
Arts: Students are encouraged to express themselves through the arts. Students will increase creativity and self-confidence through art related activities. In addition to specific art instruction, the art are integrated throughout disciplines.
Health/Physical Education: Promoting a healthy life-style is the goal of the health and physical education curriculum. Through health instruction and physical education, students develop body control, rhythm, flexibility and balance. Students are introduce to team sports, exercise, safety, nutrition and hygiene.