Curriculum Overview

  • Our curriculum contact is Assistant Principal Shanon Lafferty

    The classroom instruction is based on the expectations identified in the Florida Standards. More information on the Florida Standard Assessments can be found at:






    Shady Hill's faculty and staff are proud to deliver a quality education designed to meet the needs of all students and ensure our students become self-sufficient, responsible citizens. By using the resources and technology available at Shady Hill, students will be able to continue to grow academically.

    Helpful links---

    Study Island

           FCAT Practice

           Textbook Resources

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    5th grade

    Shady Hill graduating 5th graders move on to one of the following middle schools: Osceola, Belleview, Liberty or Howard.

    Subject Areas Taught at Shady Hill

    Accelerated Reader is offered school wide to increase reading. Students take part in the Jim Harbin Media Festival as well as the Sunshine Book Bowl. Students also work in the computer lab utilizing Orchard.


    Reading / Writing

    Our core curriculum for reading is Macmillan McGraw Treasurers. We also use Successmaker computer based program (Supplemental), Orchard (Supplemental), Read Naturally (Supplemental), Reading Intervention kits (Intensive), Sidewalks (Intensive), Triumphs (Intensive), and small group teacher based activities.


    Macmillan Math is our core curriculum. Additionally, we use Successmaker (Supplemental), Fast Math (Supplemental) and Acaletics (Supplemental) as well as teacher directed manipulative activities. 



    Our science program is Harcourt. We also offer hands-on science experiments on early release days.