- Teachers have a professional responsibility to complete lesson plans. They should be maintained weekly and give evidence that content standards are being planned for and addressed through instruction. District administrators may check lesson plans at any time.
- Each teacher is required to keep a posted daily schedule in the classroom, easily located and comprehensible by students and classroom visitors.
- The lesson plan book can be a physical book of your choosing, or lesson plans can be done on the computer.
- An emergency set of lesson plans is to be submitted by every teacher, and kept on file in the main office. An alternative would be to create a digital lesson plan and share it with the Principal, Secretary, and Office Clerk. The lesson plans should include your daily schedule, classroom rules and procedures, discipline plan, any relevant student information, and any other helpful information.
- Reading/Language Arts – Two hours plus 30 minutes of writing of each school day will be spent on reading and language arts using the Common Core Curriculum Maps and/or the State-adopted Houghton Mifflin materials. Teachers will follow a pacing calendar and assessment schedule throughout the year to help students make adequate progress toward grade-level achievement.
- Mathematics – The Common Core State Standards will be taught using Pearson/Scott Foresman enVision Math. District-wide math benchmark assessments will be given during the year to measure progress.
- Science and Social Studies – The State content standards for these subjects will be taught throughout the year.
- English Language Development – English learners will be taught ELD with the goal of helping them make a gain of at least one level a year on the California English Language Development Test each year. Minimum 30 minutes per day of Designated ELD instruction, along with Integrated ELD instruction throughout the day.
- Visual and Performing Arts – The arts will be integrated throughout each school day using the Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Music, art, dance, theatre and speech will also be taught during the week and may be offered as extended day classes, too.
- Handwriting - Our handwriting curriculum will use research-based methods to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students.
- Physical Education – The California Education Code requires 200 minutes of physical education every two weeks for primary students. We will base our physical fitness activities on the standards--students do not get to “pick” what they want to do or have free-time.
- Technology - Technology, basic computer and keyboarding skills, will be used to improve our technology--integration throughout the core-curriculum. Technology will become a means of ensuring that each student at the Charter school is not only proficient in the intelligent and appropriate use of technology in relation to education and life, but will be inspired to create multi-media products and presentations which will compliment and enhance the standards that they are mastering.
Curriculum Enhancement Meetings
Wednesday of each week is reserved for school meetings. CEMs are scheduled every Wednesday after school unless there are parent conferences during the week in the district. Short CEMs end by 3:15, long CEMs end at 4:00 p.m.