Curriculum

SkyView Academy’s middle school program is built upon the Core Knowledge Sequence. This foundation is then supplemented with math, science, language arts, foreign language, fine arts, technology, and physical education curriculum. All curricular programs are research-based and aligned with the scope and sequence of Core Knowledge as well as the state and national standards for education at each grade level and across all grades.

We value developmentally appropriate instructional methods delivered by expert teachers in an environment of expectation and support. Our middle school students acquire a comprehensive set of knowledge and skills that will take them on to our Classical and College-Prep high school and higher education.

Saxon Math

Saxon Math is proven curriculum that distributes instruction, practice, and assessment of related concepts throughout the year while building on the knowledge learned. Saxon Math provides the time for every student to learn, practice, process, and go beyond mastery. As a result, students retain learned concepts and reach proficiency. Unlike a traditional chapter approach that separates different concepts, such as whole numbers from fractions, Saxon Math integrates and connects strands on a daily basis. Students communicate, reason, and make connections. Learn more at Saxon Math.

Every Child a Writer

Every Child a Writer is based on the Australian genre-based approach to writing. Through direct instruction and joint construction of text, students master descriptive, explanation, instruction, persuasive, and narrative writing.
Instructional targets are differentiated in response to the needs of the group, and the teacher “scaffolds” his or her instruction, gradually releasing control and responsibility as students gain skills and confidence. Instructional targets will focus on techniques for planning, organization, vocabulary usage, sentence and paragraph structure, and conventions/mechanics (including spelling).

Reading Street

Reading Street is a research-based basal reading program for grades K-5 that provides explicit instruction in order to teach the five literacy priority skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The unit concepts connect the curriculum from start to finish, scaffolding children’s prior knowledge. Since writing has a central role in early reading development, Reading Street embeds 6-trait writing into the reading program. Learn more about Reading Street.

Pearson History and Geography

This flexible program, edited by Core Knowledge founder E.D. Hirsch, Jr., follows the Core Knowledge Sequence to teach key history and geography topics at each consecutive level. With this program, students can build a unified, solid base of academic knowledge – the key to overall literacy and future success.

Capturing Kids’ Hearts

Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a program that helps develop healthy relationships between members of a school’s educational community and to teach effective skills that help participants to do their best and be their best. The program uses a universal language to teach children to self-manage and how to handle conflict when it occurs. The core of the program is, “If you reach a child’s heart you will reach their mind.”

Electives

2016-2017 Electives