James Irwin Charter Elementary School's Full Profile
James Irwin Charter Elementary School says
James Irwin Charter Elementary School is a Core Knowledge school that accelerates students' learning through a highly interactive Direct Instruction - Explicit Teaching model. Through "Instructivism" - where the teachers provide many opportunities for students to learn and respond, gaining success and confidence through ever-building skills and applications, students truly "learn more in less time."
Positive classroom structures are carefully layered in each class (using Dr. Sprick's CHAMPS model), so that students are given a basis for respectful interactions with teachers and each other.
Every classroom has a teacher and a "teacher-in-training," allowing for smaller success grouping for reading and math instruction. Cursive handwriting is started in Kindergarten, and supported in every grade level.
Core Knowledge school. Each student will have two periods of Reading and Math per day. Reading and math are taught in smaller success groups.
- Students have extensive composition & grammar instruction: Adventures in Language (Gr. 1-5) & High Performance Writing genres (Gr. 3-5).
-"Cursive First" school: all students learn cursive handwriting, starting in Kindergarten.
- Connecting Math Concepts (Kinder- Gr. 2); Saxon math (Gr. 2-5), with math facts supplements, and other extensions.
- Students have Art, PE, or Music every day.
The mission of James Irwin Charter Schools is to help guide students in the development of their character and academic potential through academically rigorous, content-rich educational programs.
It is the vision of James Irwin Charter Schools that all students can benefit from a rigorous educational program that challenges them to achieve their academic potential. Further, students will be encouraged to recognize and value scholarship and character. We will provide an environment in which students are known, respected and valued as individuals of potential and promise. Through a sound curriculum based on the great ideas and values of our Western Heritage, students will be prepared to become active and responsible members of the community.
Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.
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Student Teacher Ratio
25 : 1
of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at
James Irwin Charter Elementary School.
After school offerings include Gr. 2-3 Choir, Gr. 4-5 Choir.
Sports: Landsharks Cross Country (Fall), Landsharks Track (Spring)
LAUNCH: Homework Help - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM at very reasonable cost.
Seasonal sports offered at different times: volleyball, soccer, Tae Kwon Do, etc.
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