Our instructional models are student-centered, collaborative, active, and discovery driven. At SKTCS students are supported to form and explore their own questions, conduct real experiments, read books they love, work on teams to solve problems, and spend time diving deep into their personal interests.
Place Based Education immerses students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences that blur the lines between school and real life. Our students learn through the Constructivist approach where knowledge is created through experience – not passively absorbed.
Our students participate in Field Experiences once a month that provide opportunities to connect students to their community through cross-curricular study.
All of our school community members (e.g. – students, teachers, and parents) learn conflict resolution skills to learn self-regulation, meditation, and to participate in mediation. We emphasize acting with kindness – even when you disagree.
Community and Student-Centered Education
K-8 MyView and MyPerspectives Phonics, Reading, and Writing Curriculum
Trade books to teach through authentic literature
iReady Reading to aid in intervention support
Daily 5 – A framework that incorporates 5 rotation literacy stations: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work and Listen to Reading
K – 8 Math
Ready Math Incorporates a classroom mathematics routine that promotes conversations and increases accessibility of the mathematics for all students
K – 8 Social Studies
Our place-based approach to Social Studies begins with the standards for each grade level. We believe in using the community as our primary resource in order for the students to make real connections to history. We also supplement these experiences with Gallopade curriculum to ensure that our students are prepared for state tests in 5th and 8th grade.
K – 8 Science
Science Genius uses an inquiry, STEM, and problem-solving approach to science that encourages students ask questions, form hypotheses, and conduct experiments to confirm or revise their original hypotheses.