• Singapore Math is a research-based curriculum that aligns with core standards. Originally created by the Curriculum Planning & Development Division of the Singapore Ministry of Education, the Singapore program has now been implemented successfully in over 1500 schools in the U.S.
  • Full Options Science System (FOSS) science programThe ASA curricular approach in science will be that of combining scientific inquiry-based framework with basic skills instruction using research tested curriculum. ASA teachers will adopt the FOSS (Full Option Science System) science program including proven Inquiry Based Science Kits.FOSS science program is research based and integrates literacy and writing in all of the lessons. The hands-on science curriculum for elementary and middle-school will help students develop scientific skills such as observing, organizing, comparing and making arguments based on evidence.ASA teachers will use FOSS complete science kits (lab materials) to ensure that students are receiving high quality scientific experiences in line with Foss curriculum and state academic science standards. Research evidence supporting the use of FOSS curriculum and scientific kits include studies showing dramatic improvements in science and mathematics learning (regardless of the assessment methods used), reduction or elimination of achievement gaps based on minority status and improvements in student reading and writing ability.
  • Benchmark Literacy. ASA teachers will use Benchmark Literacy reading program. This curriculum will provide our students with exposure to non-fiction and science based material, and fits well with the Daily 5 and guided reading that we will be implementing. Daily 5 is a “structure that helps students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working independently that will lead to a lifetime of literacy independence.” (http://www.thedailycafe.com/public/department104.cfm) Guided reading allows teachers and assistants to work with small groups of students, focusing on skills that each particular group needs to work on. Our teachers will teach the EZ Write handwriting program, which uses common beginning strokes to help students remember letter formation.