The Colorado Academic Standards for English Language Arts are delivered through Great Minds’ Wit & Wisdom comprehensive core reading and writing curriculum. Wit & Wisdom, is designed so that students encounter a rich and rigorous experience with literature, history, art and science, helping students interact with complex texts and ideas.
The Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics will be delivered through Eureka Math core math curriculum. Eureka Math is a rigorous, coherent approach to math which focuses on understanding the why behind mathematics rather than relying on memorization. Coupled with multisensory instructional techniques, this approach to mathematics takes students from concrete models to representational drawings in order to develop the understanding of the concepts before asking students to solve algorithms to put the concepts into practice. Online platforms, including ST Math (Spatial-Temporal Math), Freckle, and Zearn provide additional opportunities for practice at each student’s independent level. .
Certified Academic Language TherapistsSupporting Students Who Fit a Profile for Dyslexia
Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Certified Academic Language Therapists provide diagnostic, explicit, systematic multisensory structured language intervention which builds a high degree of accuracy, knowledge, and independence for students with written-language disorders, including dyslexia.
Clinically Diagnostic and Prescriptive
Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALT) review comprehensive evaluation reports and academic samples, then administer academic skills assessments for baseline documentation. Throughout Multisensory Structured Language therapy sessions, student performance informs diagnostic and prescriptive intervention to create a high level of accuracy, fluency, and understanding for independence in written language skills.
Skilled in Multisensory Structured Language
Certified Academic Language Therapists integrate visual, auditory, and motor processing with explicit understanding of the structure of the English language, which provides a solid foundation in written language skills.
Certified Academic Language Therapists provide expert, skilled one-to-one or small-group intervention, with high frequency over a sustained period of time, which links explicit understanding, repeated practice and performance to develop accurate and fluent reading with comprehension.
Certified Academic Language Therapists enable explicit understanding and application of the structure of the English language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and orthography), to create the foundation for age-appropriate oral and written language, including reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension, spelling, and written expression.
There will be a discovery time for each student. This class will integrate art, music, and physical education standards into one time period to ensure we are nurturing the valuable gifts our students possess outside the core academic realm