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ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM

  • English Language Arts (ELA) - Cascade Elementary School uses the American Reading Company (ARC) English and Language Arts curriculum.  It is taught every day in 90 minute blocks of time at every grade level and includes a 30 minute session of personalized teaching.  American Reading Company was designed by a school teacher and is effective at integrating reading and writing together, all while exploring other content areas like Science and Social Studies topics.  This curriculum is the same for all students at Cascade Schools - Preschool through 12th grade. 
  • Math - Cascade Elementary School uses the Eureka Math Curriculum.  It is taught every day in 90 minute blocks of time at every grade level and includes a 30 minute session of personalized teaching.  Eureka math is one of the most rigorous math curricula available and is updated annually by groups of educators to ensure that it is current.   This math curriculum is the same for all students at Cascade Schools - Preschool through Pre-Calculus.  Cascade Elementary School uses Kahn Academy regularly to supplement the Eureka Math curriculum.  Kahn Academy allows for students to personalize their learning to get what they need when they need it, both in the classroom and at home
  • Science / Social Studies - Science and Social Studies/History is integrated into the English and Language Arts curriculum and is taught along with Reading and Writing.  This approach allows students to learn content engaging ways while making meaningful connections between the content areas.
  • Specials - All Cascade Elementary students have weekly specials for Music, Art, PE, and Library.  Please see the individual teacher web pages for more information.

 

SECONDARY CURRICULUM

English - Cascade Jr/Sr High school teaches English through the American Reading Company (ARC) curriculum.  The American Reading Company curriculum is aligned to the Idaho Core Content Standards and provides for personalized student learning while developing a love of reading.  

- Curriculum Map embedded

Math - Cascade Jr/Sr High school teaches math content through the Eureka Math curriculum.  Eureka Math is a rigorous curriculum that is completely aligned to the Idaho Core Content Standards (linked here) and is updated annually by groups of highly qualified teachers to ensure that it stays current. 

- Curriculum Map embedded

Science -  Cascade Jr/Sr High School teaches Science through the Houghton Mifflin Hill (HMH) Science curriculum.  It is completely aligned to the NGSS (linked)(Next Generation Science Standards) and the Idaho Core Content Standards (linked).  The course is taught in a blend of hands on and virtual lab assignments and activities.  Please see the Science Teacher’s webpage for more specific information.

- NGSS standards link

Social Studies/History

Electives

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