Curriculum

Academics. Character Building. Whole Child.

From the first day students set foot on an IDEA Public Schools campus - whether Academy or College Prep - we instill in them the expectation that they will go to college. This expectation is woven in the fabric of everything we say and do.


Learning how to be a student

Pre-K

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Our half-day program focuses on reading, language, and math instruction in small learning groups, ensuring individualized support for our youngest scholars.

Classes and Activities:

Reading • Language • Math • Field-Trips • Science Lessons

Highlights:

Direct Instruction • Half Day Pre-K • Personalized Attention

Results:

Social Skills • Academic Fundamentals • “Great Student” Habits




Mastering the Fundamentals

K - 2nd

Traditional classroom instruction is blended with personalized, cutting-edge technology to ensure that all students perform at or above grade level.

Classes and Activities:

Reading • Mathematics • Language • Science • Physical Education • Field Lessons

Highlights:

Personalized Attention • Adaptive Math & Reading Software • Structured Learning

Results:

On-Level Readers, Writers, and Mathematicians • College Awareness at Young Age • 79% of our 1st and 2nd graders finished the year on or above grade level in reading, math, and language.




Academics & Beyond

3rd - 5th

Classroom instruction is enhanced by visits to university campuses and field lessons that teach students about their future, their communities, and their world.

Classes and Activities:

Reading • Mathematics • Writing • Science • Field Lessons

Highlights:

Emphasis on Student-Centered Learning • Teamwork and Collaboration • Rigorous, Personalized Learning

Results:

Mastery of Concepts • Citizens of the Community • Ready for Middle School & Beyond • Our 3-5 grade scholars outperformed their state-wide peers on standardized tests by 6%.




On the Path to College

6th - 8th

Middle school students begin rigorous Pre-AP instruction, mastering strategies that prepare them for the next phase of our college prep program, high school.

Classes and Activities:

English & Language Arts • Mathematics • Social Studies • Science • Spanish • Physical Education • College Field Lessons • The Road To And Through College Class

Highlights:

Pre-Advanced Placement Coursework • Robust Extra-Curricular Activities

Results:

Gearing Up for Success in College Preparatory • Developing Passions and Interests • Our 6-8 grade scholars outperformed their state-wide peers on standardized tests by 11%.




College Preparation

9th - 12th

Our commitment to AP and IB for All means that all students graduate fully prepared for the rigors of college level work in subjects.

Classes and Activities:

Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Courses • The Road to and Through College Class • College Field Lessons • Robust Choice of Elective Classes

Highlights:

Classes Nationally-Recognized for Rigor • Unparalleled College Preparedness Courses • ACT & SAT Preparation • Even More Extra-Curricular Activities

Results:

100% College Acceptance for 11 Years and Counting • Financial Aid • College of Your Choice • 24% of the class of 2017 became AP scholars. That means they passed three or more AP exams.




100% College-Bound


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