Aligning with our Core Knowledge Sequence, CKLA (Amplify) is our reading program and it includes two instructional strands for K-3 that work together to instill both background knowledge and foundational skills, and these integrate into a single strand in Grades 4-5.
ELA for Middle School uses a balanced literacy approach through Engage NY ELA. Scholars read thought-provoking novels and write essays responding to literature in a rigorous, standards-aligned process. The reading is engaging and relevant to today’s society and current events.
Our Math Curriculum is rigorous, aligned to standards, and promotes deep thinking about math in ways that strengthen the basic skills but expand problem-solving abilities. Big Ideas Math is a research-based program providing a focused, coherent curriculum which follows a balanced instructional approach. The program balances conceptual understanding with procedural fluency, as research shows that students benefit from equal exposure to discovery learning and scaffolded instruction. We encourage you to learn more at Big Ideas Learning at: Big Ideas Learning.
The Core Knowledge Sequence is a detailed outline of recommended content knowledge and skills to be taught in language arts, history and geography, visual arts, and science from kindergarten through grade eight. The Sequence complements the general skills and objectives found in state and our curriculum guides.