Students are engaged in a Columbia University, Teachers College Readers and Writers workshop model, with a focus on FUNDATIONS, learning phonics and early literacy. A math workshop model allows students to build foundational skills around number sense. Each student participates in an array of specials classes, consisting of art, music, physical education, and social play. A teaching assistant provides support in implementing instructional content.
Columbia University, Teachers College Readers and Writers Workshop continues to be infused as the literacy model throughout these grade levels. The mathematics workshop model presents a challenging curriculum following state standards. Students received personal Chromebook laptops to enhance a technology-based curriculum. Two specials classes daily allow students to engage in the arts, particularly with the opportunity for students to learn an instrument of their choice.
Students begin to develop the skills necessary for secondary education. Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, and Writing are core content areas of study. Teachers College Readers and Writers workshop model is modeled through the Language Arts courses while i-Ready curriculum drives math instruction. An array of opportunities exist for students to build skills such as WIMS morning broadcast, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, and Bus Buddies. Specials classes are offered with a wider breadth of content spanning from art to marching band, world music to learning strategies.