The new curriculum is meant to teach our students to be strong critical thinkers so that when they graduate High School they are able to apply their learning to real world situations. One of the main methods being implemented is Modeling Mathematics which utilizes word problems to create real life scenarios where math can be used. Discussing these problems with our instructors allows our students to see the importance of math and why it needs to be learned. Modeling Mathematics helps students see math all around them and develop multiple approaches to how to solve real life situations.
- English language arts (ELA) focusing also on literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
- Literacy equals mastery across academic disciplines, building knowledge, not just speaking about what one read but synthesizing. Blending what was read with experimental science
- Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community