Arkansas State Standards
All curriculum framework documents result from the work of a committee of Arkansas educators representing every facet of Arkansas education, including geographic region, grade, school size and fiscal status, gender, ethnicity, and educational experience. State Board rules for framework revision specify that committees rely on a variety of resources to inform their work. These include an expert reviewers’ evaluation of the current framework, input from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education, and a review of national and state standards from across the country.
The Arkansas English Language Arts Standards represent the work of the educators from across the state. These documents include expectations for what all students should know and be able to do.Teachers utilize Science based research training from the R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence), which includes our program APPLE Connections. This program is explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory. This provides support for teachers as they teach the Arkansas ELA Standards. This provides educators the resources needed to help all students succeed.
The Arkansas Mathematics Standards represent the work of the educators from across the state. These documents include expectations for what all students should know and be able to do.Teachers utilize scientific based resources to include IREADY math and CGI (Cognitive Guided Instruction).The high rate of activity forces the child to work with others, to think out solutions and to physically show why their solutions are correct.
The Arkansas K-12 Science Standards represent thework of educators from across the state. These standards include student performance expectations which are what all students would know and be able to do. Science kits based on the Arkansas Standards are used for instruction and fulfillment of the 20% lab requirement. Web based resources will be used to meet the standards.
The Social Studies Curriculum Framework represents the work of educators from across the state. Thesedocuments include expectations for what all students should know and be able to do. Studies Weekly and web based resources that meet the state standards will be used for social studies. Supplemental materials are also used to incorporate social studies into reading and writing activities at this early elementary level.
In addition to the “basics” of the core curriculum the children also have classes, each week students are offered classes in P.E., Art, Music, Library, and Computer Lab for individualized learning in math and reading.The Arkansas Standards that are taught are Physical Education and Health, General Music, Library Media Curriculum Frameworks, and Computer Science Standards.
*Social, critical, and creative thinking skills are addressed during Enrichment and Counseling classes with curriculum for Character Education.