We use the Schoolwide Enrichment Model to meet the needs of all learners. One component of this model is use of the Renzulli Learning System (RL), an online program which opens the door for every child to discover their own talents and interests. Students begin by taking an online survey in order to develop an individual profile which identifies their personal interests, learning styles and preferred expression styles. The final profile is a vehicle for each student to direct his or her own learning and for teachers to plan individual, small group and whole class instruction based on student's interests. RL is also a search engine, updated daily so that all hits are child-friendly. Teachers are able to program the search engine so that the hits each child receives are age appropriate and matched to student's reading levels. Templates for projects, activities as well as virtual field trips are resources which allow students to bring their investigations to culmination; parents and teachers can interact with students through the site, offering advice, suggesting additional resources and simply providing support.
Other components of our enrichment curriculum include:
Peer Mediation-- Students learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Studio-In-The-School--Students receive visual arts instruction from resident artists.
Arts Connection--Percussion, sculpture, dramatic improv and creative movement.
Cook Shop--Early childhood classes learn about nutrition through cooking.
Student Bookstore--Students staff the store of books and school supplies.
Music-In-The-Brain--Early childhood keyboarding program.
Chess in the Schools--Students learn logic and critical thinking skills at a competitive level.
Common Cents and Penny Harvest--Annual drives to raise funds and awareness for student-selected charities.