The academy's curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards.
Below are the courses we offer as well as the curriculum used for each subject:
English/language arts-- The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy, Write Steps, and Spalding.
social studies--Rubicon Atlas
math--Engage New York
computers--Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant
A variety of supplemental resources are available to teachers, parents and students.
We are an inclusive special education environment with high expectations for all students. See The Leona Group's Inclusion Policy.
What is Common Core?
The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core.
What are Educational standards?
Educational standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, while also helping parents understand what is expected of their children.
What parents should know:
Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the country and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the standards.
The new standards also provide a way for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers.
Interested in learning more about the Common Core and the skills that students need to succeed?
All of the information stated above and more is available at corestandards.org