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Adams Traditional Academy

Adams Traditional Academy is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades Kindergarten through 8.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Adams Traditional Academy says

Adams Traditional Academy exists to provide a better choice for children to excel in their elementary academic years. A child's success in high school and college is directly related to the foundation of his/her education. A child's success in these elementary years is also directly related to the partnership between the school and parent.

Curriculum

Educational Philosophy and Curriculum The curriculum is presented in a teacher-led, whole-classroom direct instruction approach. Curriculum is based upon approved resources and utilizes the Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence. The curriculum taught is: Spalding Language Arts program (phonics-based)

Reading is taught by utilizing quality literature, while teaching text structure, literary appreciation and using sequential mental actions to develop strong comprehension skills. Additionally students are expected to supplement primary instruction with independent reading requirements.

The Excellence in Writing program is tool-based and sequential. High quality expectations are applied cross-curricula. Students are exposed to a variety of written works, including: creative, expository, persuasive, essay, etc.

History/Geography is presented in a student-friendly format to ensure comprehensive knowledge of both the world and the United States, and how the two relate to each other. Geography is taught in conjunction with history.

Both the Economics of Government and personal spending are taught in line with national standards, utilizing age appropriate curriculum.

Civics and Government curriculum teaches students the foundational principles of our nation and the role of its citizens.

Singapore Math is enriched with additional practice of basic math facts.

Science Lab methodologies and concepts are reinforced with a strong laboratory component, supported by additional expertise within a laboratory rotation.

Latin, which has shown to be beneficial to learners in multiple areas, is taught in grades 2-8. Foreign Languages are introduced in seventh grade and continue through eighth grade. Consistent evaluation is applied to ensure student progression.

Our integrated curriculum is supplemented by expertise in the following areas: Art Lab Music Lab Technology Lab Science Lab

Physical Education introduces a variety of sports with their history, rules, application, and sportsmanship. P.E. includes a personal fitness and health component.

Special Education needs are addressed, meeting or exceeding all state standards. A specially designed program will be offered to children identified as gifted and talented.

Current events are included in all curriculum areas as appropriate.

Mission Statement

It is the commitment of Adams Traditional Academy to provide a traditional, back-to-basics education within the framework of high standards and expectations in a safe environment. Our purpose is to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge, teach critical thinking, and develop good citizenship and leadership skills. Through the sequential increase in knowledge and student accountability, Adams Traditional Academy will strive to become nationally competitive. These objectives will be achieved through high trained teachers, proven administration, and supported by parent involvement.

Finance

Finance

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.

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Year

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Attendance was Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 823
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 140
1 137
2 117
3 104
4 102
5 71
6 57
7 49
8 46

Adams Traditional Academy's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Adams Traditional Academy's enrollment numbers.

Average Class Size 24
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 67%
Multi-racial 5%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Principal   Sharon Malone

Extracurriculars

Please check our school website for a current list of after school sports and clubs.
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