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Curriculum & Instruction

The instructional program at Valley Charter Schools is designed to prepare students effectively for the next level of schooling and ultimately for college and career readiness.  The design and selection of curricular materials are driven by a constructivist, project-based approach to standards mastery.  We cultivate joy, curiosity and engagement in our classrooms and are intensely focused on developing life long learners. 
 
Valley Charter Elementary core program elements:
  • Singapore Math
  • Balanced literacy through Reading Workshop and phonics instruction 
  • Writing Workshop
  • Project-Based Learning for Science and History standards
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • "Cool Tools" Framework for Social-Emotional Learning
 
Valley Charter Middle core program elements: 
  • Project-Based Learning for Math, Science, and History
  • Adapted Reading and Writing workshop for English Language Arts
  • Advisory to support social-emotional learning
  • Physical Education (including a robust, free after-school competitive sports program open to all students)
  • Rotating electives including art, dance, foreign language, and current events
  • Dedicated intervention/enrichment time