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Elementary Curriculum

As a community of learners, we have adopted the Nevada Academic Content Standards for ELA and Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards for Science and STEAM classes.  Coral Academy of Science has a defined rigorous curriculum for our K-7 students.

Our ELA (English Language Arts) program for grades K-5 uses McGraw Hill Wonders. Wonders is a comprehensive program structured on the Nevada Academic Standards for ELA.  Wonders works through intentional instruction, inspiring content and purposefully technology to prepare students for college and their future careers.

Through the Student Editions, students are exposed to a variety of genres, award-winning authors, cultures and eras.  Students are encouraged to collaborate with peers while analyzing text and fine tuning their writing skills.

Our middle school students utilize McGraw Hill StudySync in their ELA classes. StudySync is a technology focused curriculum. Students utilize classroom Chromebooks along with consumables as they work through the rigorous program.

StudySync contains a wealth of digital resources, multimedia components, and built-in tools and features for students to master the Middle School ELA Nevada Academic Content Standards. From the Twitter-type responses to movie trailer-style videos, everything is tailored for student relatability and engagement and reflects how students are already interacting with technology.

Our Math curriculum for grades K-5 is McGraw Hill Everyday Mathematics. Everyday Math is a research based mathematics curriculum developed at The University of Chicago School Mathematics Program. Lessons focus on new standards each day while reviewing previously taught lessons to promote mastery and coherence throughout the program.

Built in differentiation easily incorporates readiness, extra practice, enrichment and English language development into each lesson.

Our Middle School Students utilize McGraw Hill Glencoe Math in their mathematics classes. Glencoe Math is a middle school math program that stimulates critical thinking skills in students. The program is interactive and customizable so teachers can differentiate to meet the needs of each student in their classroom.

Glencoe Math is a rigorous curriculum with print and digital resources for students, teachers and parents to use. Each lesson encourages high-order thinking and application of concepts ensuring students will be prepared for the Nevada SBAC.

Meeting our writing goals for all grade levels is achieved using Step Up to Writing®.

Step up to Writing features research-based, validated strategies and activities that help students proficiently write narrative, personal narrative, persuasive, and expository pieces; actively engage in reading materials for improved comprehension; and demonstrate competent study skills.

For science, we are using the Next Generation Science Standards. Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K-12 students should know. These new standards are based on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve have partnered to create standards through a collaborate state-led process. The standards are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.

School Closure

 

Per Governor Sisolak’s extension of the state’s emergency measures, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (“CASLV”) campuses will remain closed through April 30th, 2020. Distance Education, which began on March 23, 2020, will continue at all of our campuses.  If you need any help regarding your child’s distance education, please contact your campus administration. Our Spring Break will remain as scheduled from April 4th through April 12th; there will be no distance education during Spring Break. Distance education will resume on April 13, 2020.

This action is an extra measure of protection to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19. CASLV strongly recommends that all children stay home during this time. Family members are also encouraged to continue practicing social distancing, washing their hands with soap and warm water, and avoid touching their face.

We understand the significant impact school closure will have on families, and we are committed to addressing the needs of all our students. We are working with the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority and the Nevada Department of Education to ensure that your children’s education is not interrupted by this closure. 

More information will be emailed to you from individual campuses. Important items will also be posted on our website and social media pages, regarding instructions and other supports for students and families. 

The health and safety of our students, staff, and community are our top priorities. We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this rapidly changing public health crisis.

As a reminder, if students and families need meal assistance, here is the link to the Food Distribution locations for students in Clark County. We have confirmed that any student, including CASLV students, is eligible to pick up food. 

For more information regarding the virus, please see the websites of the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) and Southern Nevada Health District (https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus).

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