In each grade, students are exposed to a broad range of historical, scientific, and cultural topics that build on one another to prepare students for later educational success.
The scope of knowledge comprises what a culturally literate individual should know at each grade level.
Excelsior Academy uses Classical Education, Core Knowledge and Direct Instruction to create the foundation for our educational model:
The Trivium encapsulates the 3 learning stages in our Classical Education model: Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric.
To the classical mind, all knowledge is inter-related.
Core Knowledge helps us to cultivate leaders and learners for life! It empowers each child to achieve his or her greatest academic potential.Learn More
Direct Instruction (DI) is a teaching model utilized throughout our curriculum. DI involves carefully planned lessons designed for precise delivery from the teacher and verbal responses from students. These responses allow for greater teacher monitoring.
Results show a higher mastery for each student.
We use ability grouping in Reading, Math, and Spelling; Leveled Learning enables students to be taught at their challenge level. Students are assessed regularly to ensure proper level placement.
Excelsior Academy is academically rigorous! If your student is ahead or a quick learner, we can accommodate that! Your student will also not be lost in class; if they are struggling, we use Leveled Learning to teach them at their challenge level.
Excelsior Academy also uses the CHAMPS behavior management program. This program is used school-wide to allow a consistent, positive and proactive approach in our classrooms.
Our teachers want their students to be orderly, responsive, engaged, and motivated.
Every student uses a docket in elementary and a keeper in middle school to keep classwork and homework in one location.
Weekly learning plans are another organizational tool used in elementary, and learning planners in middle school, to involve parents in knowing what is happening in their student's classroom.
The elementary learning plan shows daily lessons, student behavior and communication from the teacher.