How the school incorporates applied and integrated courses to help students see the relationships between subjects and relevance to their future:
Lesson plans are aligned at each grade level and subject area by the creation and use of a Curriculum Map. These maps are created at the district level. Individual teachers have the latitude to develop their own instructional strategies to deliver instruction within the confines of the Curriculum Map.
Classroom instruction is based on the expectations identified in the Florida Standards. Classroom instruction is supported with the use of curriculum maps and Standards Focus Boards in all academic areas. The curriculum maps are a guideline for teachers that identify standards for each subject and are correlated to the curriculum and textbooks available to all students.
It is the expectation that all lessons and daily instruction are aligned to the Florida Standards and follow the pacing guide set forth by our district. This provides teachers the ability to check progress towards mastery by completing required district assessments and to use this data to remediate or enrich students.
For more information regarding the Florida Standards please visit the FLDOE.org FLDOE
Literacy: Our current English Language Arts (ELA) is Amplify Education Core Knowledge. Reading, grammar, and writing are combined within the Florida Standards.
Math: Our current math adoption is GO MATH! Florida. This series has been aligned with the Florida Standards.
Students following a regular curriculum use the Marion County adopted textbooks:
- CKLA - Core Knowledge Language Arts
- Go Math
- Social Studies Weekly
- explore the great art, artist, and cultures of the world
- develop skills to understand and appreciate artwork
- participate in hands-on art activities
- develop critical thinking skills by studying their artwork and others’ artwork