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Academics

Curriculum

Teachers utilize best practices and continue to grow and learn through professional development in order to implement effective instructional practices. 

Students receive instruction in all of the following curriculum areas: Religion, Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, and Vocabulary), Science, Math, and Social Studies.

Instruction is designed with the needs of each individual student in mind. Whole group, small group, and individual activities are planned throughout the day with guidance from the Differentiated Learning Specialist. Teachers keep in mind the different learning styles and modalities while planning instruction

Differentiated Learning Specialist

Differentiation and continuous progress are essential for students to be successful. OCS is committed to meeting the individual needs of every student. The 4-6 Campus has a Differentiated Learning Specialist on staff to assist teachers and students in differentiating lesson plans and assignments. Our Differentiated Learning Specialist also works with groups of students requiring different levels of instruction.

Title 1

The 4-6 Campus receives federal funds through the Title 1 program to meet the needs of students needing additional assistance in reading and math. These students meet with a Certified Title 1 Teacher in small groups. The Title 1 teacher works with the classroom teacher to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. The Title 1 Program is another way to ensure that all students are succeeding.

Speech and Language Program

The 4-6 Campus partners with OPS to provide a certified speech teacher who works with small groups of students identified through OPS guidelines.  Students receive services weekly for 25 minutes. The speech teacher works with parents to develop the best course of action to help the child be successful.

MAP Testing

Students in 4th-6th grade are tested three times per year in Math, Reading, Language, and Science using a nationally normed computerized test. MAP testing gives immediate results that identify instructional areas that need intervention or acceleration. Teachers use this data to design lessons and instruction.

Technology

Technology is an essential tool in expanding the educational experience and addressing 21st Century Skills. At the 4-6 Campus there is a staffed Computer Lab with 30 computers.  In addition to the Media Center Lab, the students also have access to IPADS and Chromebooks for classroom instruction. Technology is utilized for enrichment, reinforcement, and remediation, as well as for productivity and creativity.