SACS accredited tuition-free public charter school
A Cambridge International School serving students grades six through tenth (additional grades added each year)
- every child can learn
- student learning is cumulative
- earlier skills are foundational and requisite for later, more complex, higher level skills and knowledge
The educational focus at our school is on promoting high standards and developing a strong academic program. Teachers explicitly teach topics and skills over a span of several grades. As students continue to study the topics, they acquire concepts and skills at higher levels with increasingly more challenging literature, textbooks, and instructional materials. In addition, we offer many opportunities for students to participate in instructional activities that reflect and support the New Generation Sunshine State Standards and the Florida Standards.
Our approach to teaching is based on current research and evidence of best practice. Instructional strategies and materials support our philosophy of engaging the whole child, and many subject areas are integrated into each thematic unit taught. We have designed child-centered classrooms that foster independent learning and address individual learning styles. Enter a classroom and you will see students engaged in the learning process, working cooperatively, communicating effectively, and thinking critically and creatively. This is particularly evident in our investigative approach to math and science. Both disciplines have an emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking, and the development of mathematical and scientific skills. Technology is used as a learning tool throughout the curriculum . It reinforces and enhances all aspects of attaining and apply knowledge. The utilization of computers assists students in the development of skills and in obtaining valuable information that supports instructional goals.
We believe that listening, speaking, reading, and writing should be developed simultaneously and integrated throughout the curriculum. To accomplish this, our language arts program is literature-based and is designed so that students are directly taught skills and strategies pertaining to oral language, reading , and writing. Language arts skills are integrated throughout all of the science and social studies units. This integration of curriculum helps our students become creative thinkers and make connections between key ideas. learning is relevant and fun!