Middle Grades Academy for Social Justice (SKTCS-MGA): 6 - 8th Grades
Our Commitment to Social Justice
At SKTCS we value peaceful means to evoking change in our immediate and extended community. We realize that words without action are fruitless. We are committed to preparing our students to think critically, question the status quo, and to stand up for the rights of every human being to feel safe, valued, and respected in society.
To that end, we are proud to announce the Susie King Taylor Community Middle Grades Academy for Social Justice (6-8). At SKTCS-MGA we define social justice as,
“Advocating for the rights of every human being to have equal access to economic, educational, physical, and emotional resources that ensure their right to health, wealth, and freedom regardless of their gender, race, political affiliation, or socioeconomic status.”
At SKTCS-MGA our Georgia state standards-based lessons will address the four strands of social justice:
Access (greater equality of access to goods and services)
Equity (overcoming unfairness caused by unequal access to economic resources and power)
Rights (equal effective legal, industrial and political rights)
Participation (expanded opportunities for real participation in the decisions which govern their lives).
Lessons will begin by choosing a real-life standards-based problem. The students will then participate in hands-on project-based learning to create a solution to the problem. Each report period will conclude in a service-learning project to help students advocate for change in their communities for a total of four large service-projects per year.
We hope that this contribution to our Savannah community sparks a generation of critical-thinkers who will advocate for the protection of the rights of the Earth and all of its citizens - especially those that are being persecuted. Together we are one small light that can spark a fire.
6 - 8 Writing/English/Language Arts/Reading (WELAR)
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
Inspire Science 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.