Curriculum

Organized around the Core Knowledge Sequence, a broad-based curriculum developed with the philosophy that the more a person knows, the more they can learn.

Includes monthly units addressing Colorado Model Content Standards

Individualized student learning plans developed to meet each student’s long and short term goals.

Subjects

Science: Baltimore Core Knowledge Curriculum and many hands-on projects.

History/Social Studies: Baltimore Core Knowledge Curriculum, with History Alive! textbooks. A variety of supplementary materials are also included. The curriculum is based on a three-year rotation.

Math: Prentice Hall 6th grade, 7th grade, Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 textbooks.

Language Arts: Core Knowledge Curriculum, Shurley English and Grammar, Writing Traits, literature circles, poetry units, writing contests, Total Reader, and various independent reading responsibilities.

Art: Integrated with all other curriculum.

Greek/Latin Roots: Students build their knowledge in vocabulary, which increases reading comprehension.

Technology: Keyboarding/typing skills, Internet Literacy, Word Processing, Web 2.0 tools, Internet Research, PowerPoint, other special projects with computers.

Service Learning: Students participate in recycling for DAAL as well as the BELA preschool, in addition to volunteering for various community service projects.

Other Electives: Student have the option of participating in some elective classes at Delta Middle School for an additional fee assessed by the School District, and paid by the parent.