Parker Performing Arts School Middle School Core Academics

All of our curriculum is aligned with Colorado Academic Standards.  Every classroom will have a Teacher and Teaching Assistant.

Math

Science

Social Studies

Language Arts (Reading & Writing)

Parker Performing Arts School Middle School will switch classes on a bell schedule with 8 class periods one of which is lunch.  Each class is a subject specific classroom.

PPA will use the following digital curriculum for core middle school academic subject instruction:


Literacy: Standards Based/Novel Driven

  • Novels across the curriculum include:
    • “A Wrinkle in Time” – 5th Grade Example
    • “The Secret Garden” – 6th Grade Example
    • “The Phantom Tollbooth” – 7th Grade Example
    • “To Kill a Mockingbird” – 8th Grade Example

Mathematics: Pearson enVision

  • Interactive curriculum with both process and problem based assessments
  • We will include content up to Algebra I

Science: Pearson Interactive

  • Personal, relevant, engaging
  • Videos and animations allow students to explore science concepts and make strong connections to classroom and real world learning

History:  Based on Original Source Documents and Standards

  • Encourages a varied learning environment through lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work