SR1 CPSA will provide a safe holistic, positive learning environment by delivering hands-on, STEM infused lessons to all students. In our classrooms, students will problem-solve, collaborate, create, test ideas, and build with teachers that facilitate problem based and student-centered learning. The learning environment will feature qualified teachers, standards driven curriculum and research-based instructional practices to ensure that the STEM infusion model is effectively incorporated within the core/non-core academic subjects.
Equitable Technology for All
SR1 CPSA was formed under the mission of eliminating disparities in Technology.
SR1 CPSA believes that technology tools have no natural value. Rather, the value of educational technology is judged by the way it is used to support and enhance instructional practices.
SR1 CPSA will seek to use technology in:
Helping students experience new learning content.
Helping students build and strengthen connections between background knowledge and new learning content.
Helping students apply their content knowledge to create models that represent understanding and meaning.
We will use an overall framework that provides the highest level for innovation in education.
As children grow and develop, they become more curious of the world around them – and are driven to learn and explore. This is an important time to support their curiosity by exposing them to STEM-infused learning opportunities. SR1 CPSA will work to provide even our youngest scholars with hands-on, STEM infused lessons, so that students attain a strong foundation.
In addition to a STEM-infused curriculum, SR1 CPSA will work to facilitate strong literacy skills so that our students can begin to think critically and globally. Our students will develop social emotional skills in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Starting when students enter SR1 CPSA, teachers and administrators work to prepare scholars for state assessments.
Prior to the 3rd grade, SR1 CPSA will ensure that students are well prepared for state assessments. As students progress, they will continue to receive STEM-infused instruction, to strengthen their literacy and further develop social emotional skills. Through detailed lessons, teachers will help to encourage life and leadership skills, which will further their academics. Beyond class time, students in grades 3-5 will have an extended school day from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This time will be spent for additional core content instruction and STEM focused activities that support the STEM-infused core academic content areas during the instructional day.