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Learn more about the curriculum used at Andros Karperos School
 
California Grade Level Academic Standards
 
 
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English Language Arts
California Treasures by MacMillan/McGraw-Hill Grades K-5
Holt Grades 6-8

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR HOLT ELA CLASSES

Holt –Mainstream classes
This class prepares students to master the California reading standards by building reading comprehension, literary response & analysis, and vocabulary development skills at their grade level; this class also prepares students to master the California writing standards by focusing on the different genres of writing. Students develop strategies for organizing support for main ideas or theses, and learn strategies for evaluating and revising, and for using word processing programs to refine and publish their work. Students in these classes have scored within two years of their grade level on their CST test, and may receive ELD instruction. Students that have a proficiency level of 4 or 5 on their CEDLT test are placed in this class.

Holt –SDAIE classes
This class offers the same scope and sequencing as the mainstream classes and holds students to the same levels of expectations, however; SDAIE strategies are highlighting and modifications in pacing is applied to assist students towards mastery. Students in these classes have a proficiency level of 3 on their CEDLT test, and all students receive ELD instruction.

HOLT-Strategic classes
This class offers the same scope and sequencing as the mainstream classes and holds students to the same levels of expectations, however; this class modifies the curriculum by using the strategic period outlined in HOLT for students who are English Language Learners or Special Education students, as well as students’ whose CST scores have indicated additional support is necessary. Students are placed into a strategic class when they are exiting HIGH POINT and other intervention classes; new students whose test scores indicate 39-55% on a HOLT diagnostic placement and students who fall within two years of their grade level. Students in this class may receive ELD instruction, if so those students have scored a 4 or 5 on their CEDLT test.

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR HIGH POINT


High Point - classes
This class offers standards-based instruction in reading and language arts designed for English learners and challenged readers to accelerate their growth in language and literacy. This program has four levels starting with the basics and graduates to a level four – (Level C). The basics level teaches students how to decode and comprehend text up to a third grade level. The direct, spiraling instruction in text structure, reading strategies and comprehension skills in Levels A-C builds reading power, moving students to a sixth grade level.

Students in these classes are considered- Sheltered English Immersion students and have a proficiency level of 1 or 2 on their CEDLT test. Students placed in these classes have scored below or far below on their CST scores.

Math
Scott Foresman Grades K-5
Holt Grades 6-8

 

Areas of Emphasis Description


By the end of grade six, students have mastered the four arithmetic operations with whole numbers, positive fractions, positive decimals, and positive and negative integers; they accurately compute and solve problems. They apply their knowledge to statistics and probability. Students understand the concepts of mean, median, and mode of data sets and how to calculate the range. They analyze data and sampling processes for possible bias and misleading conclusions; they use addition and multiplication of fractions routinely to calculate the probabilities for compound events. Students conceptually understand and work with ratios and proportions; they compute percentages (e.g., tax, tips, and interest). Students know about pi and the formulas for circumference and geometric shapes and in ratios to represent an unknown part of an expression. They solve one-step liners equations.

Science

Scott Foresman Grades K-5
Holt Grades 6-8



Social Studies

Scott Foresman Grades K-5
TCI History Alive! Grades 6-8

History Alive is a program that engages students in learning by being an active participant. Some of the activities include; dynamic role playing, creative simulations, dynamic group projects and writing from a historical perspective. The History-Social Science standards are the backbone for this course. Students will learn about a number of sensitive and controversial topics were objectivity, respect and an awareness for tolerance are the key issues in accordance to the state guidelines.