We believe it is important to learn individually and in a group setting, therefore everyday learning habits are built on both.
- Standardized-based content from the Scott Foresman Reading Street Common Core copyright 2013
- Increases text complexity in reading
- Provides accessible rigor
- Balances fiction and informational texts
- Builds content-area knowledge
- Emphasizes close reading
- Focus on informative/explanatory, argumentative/opinion, and narrative writing
- Implement performance assessments
- Integrates media and 21st century skills
- Students learn local, state, and national history. They also learn about the national symbols of the United States as well as many national landmarks.
- Hands-on projects and field trips compliment each lesson such as visits to "Cracker Cowboy" towns and villages, the oldest established city in America - St. Augustine, and "Florida Fun-N-Sun" to see historic planes up close and in action
- Integrates reading support in every lesson with three Leveled Readers to support one topic
- Citizenship instilled through real-life models
- Standardized-based content from the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Social Studies Series
- Harcourt Horizons Florida is used in fourth grade where students begin a comprehensive study of Florida history
SCIENCE (STEM Lab Program)
- Develops the skills to think like scientists and use the scientific method in pursuit of understanding and problem solving
- Integrates weekly lectures, experiments, quizzes, and tests
- Amenities like our computer lab, student garden, and waterfront provide successful and engaging experiences
- Field trips include local aquariums and marine lab stations at "MarineQuest" by the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, a 3 day excursion to the Florida Keys for "Sea Camp", star-gazing at local planetariums, "Zoo Day" at Busch Gardens, planting sea grass in our school's nurseries for the "Bay Grasses in Classes" project, caring for own Pioneer Garden, and collecting specimen at the waterfront for our touch tanks all compliment what's learned in the classroom.
- Standardized-based content from the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science Series
MAD SCIENCE: After school program - click to learn more
TECHNOLOGY (STEM Lab Program)
- Starting in PreK, technology and computer science is integrated into the curriculum
- Teaches technical and research skills, along with proper cyber etiquette
- Collaborate independently using Google Apps and web-based tools which foster group and real time working environments from anywhere at anytime
- SMART Boards in the classroom engage students and enhance instruction
- Wireless mobile lab of Netbook computers for research, projects, and basic computer skill applications and instruction
ENGINEERING (STEM Lab Program)
- Engineering and technology concepts and skills are integrated with elementary science topics and use hands on projects to put concepts into action.
- Nationally used curriculum called Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) (Students: 1,833,755, Teachers: 26,744, States: 50 + Washington, D.C.)
- EiE lessons not only promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. Learn more.
ELEMENTARY ENGINEERING LEGOS: - After school club - click to learn more
MATHEMATICS (STEM Lab Program)
- Students acquire knowledge and skills, and develop an understanding of mathematics from their own experience
- Sequenced instruction that carefully builds upon and extends the knowledge and skills of the previous year
- Research-based curriculum from Everyday Math is developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
SUNSHINE MATH: - After school program - click to learn more
- Fosters cross-cultural understanding and emphasizes real life applications
- Based on Qtalk Curriculum
- SPANISH: Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and the fundamentals of applied grammar. Content includes conversational expression of feelings, ideas, and opinions in Spanish, comprehension of spoken and written Spanish, and presentation of information and ideas, in Spanish, to an audience.
- MANDARIN CHINESE: Focuses on the language, history, and customs of China
- Fitness activities, group games, and sport skills
- Students work to improve and build upon their motor skills and patterns of movement during group and individual challenges. A few examples include: creative movement, gymnastics, jump roping, etc.
- Organized games prepare students for formal team sports participation
Fitness testing to make sure that all students keep pace with National fitness requirements. These tests challenge students in 4 major ways:
All classes begin with a stretching sick routine and flexibility warm ups to prepare the body correctly to avoid injury and improve performance.
Admiral Farragut Academy is required to follow specific curriculum based on accredited guidelines.