Academics

Math

Our kindergarten through twelve math curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s common core standards. During instruction students and teachers focus on the eight standards for mathematical practices and best teaching strategies set forth from decades of research. Our kindergarten through five math program uses EngageNY as their curriculum source. EngageNY lessons have a fluency, concept development, guided practice, student debrief, and independent practice in every lesson. This lesson format allows time for students to work collaboratively, independently, and time for our teachers to work one-on-one or in small groups to help struggling students. Teachers and students try to insert manipulatives when possible to help with learning and with deepening knowledge. Our six through eight math program uses Big Ideas as their curriculum source. Big Ideas is a multiple pathway curriculum. Starting in seventh grade students who have demonstrated their superior skills in math can enter into pre-algebra. This sets as a precursor to our eighth grade algebra class which is aligned with high school algebra I requirements. Once students enter into high school there are again multiple pathways that students can take in order to fulfill the Ohio graduation requirements. Our twelve different math courses help to educate our wide range of career and college bound students.

Science

Our kindergarten through twelve science curriculum is aligned with Ohio’s newly revised science standards. During instruction students and teachers focus on the 5E model and best teaching strategies set forth from decades of research. Grades kindergarten through eight have earth and space science, life science, and physical science standards that are taught throughout the school year. Once students enter into high school there are multiple pathways students can take in order to fulfill the Ohio graduation requirements including general classes, advanced / honors classes, and advanced placement classes. Our kindergarten through twelve lab formats progressively build from year to year in an effort to create strong problem solvers before graduation. Some of the programs what we use include Achieve 3000 grades three through five, and high school, and Science Fusion grades six through eight. These programs incorporate needed reading and writing skills into our programs along with providing virtual labs to aide with understanding.