Language Arts & Mathematics
Drawings and computer graphics are used to illustrate their stories and work, which fill our bulletin boards. We are very proud of our outstanding work in the area of writing and composition.
Reading Language Arts textbooks support the Common Core Standards.
FLARE Program with the Armory Center for the Arts- A professional artist from the Armory works with
our seventh and eighth grade students and connects literature themes with visual arts.
Students explore through art what they are studying in the classroom. This happens for about a 12-week period each school year. The Pasadena Public Library, which is three blocks from the school, is a resource for research, library skills as well as story-hour. Students and teachers participate in story hours and special events that support the reading/language arts program.
"Renaissance Accelerated Math® provides deep math practice at the unique levels students need in order for them to grow—from foundational skills to grade-level standards. It’s the key to mastering math: Building incremental confidence. Once students feel confident, they open up to mathematical discourse in the classroom and productive struggle in their practice, to enrich their math experience."