Academics

PALS (Peer Assisted Learning)is a research-based program used in grades K-2. It focuses on letter-naming, letter-sound correspondence, phonemic awareness, letter sounds and vocabulary development.  PALS is very effective in improving reading fluency.

Art. Each class has art once a week. The art curriculum frequently enhances the classroom curriculum. Based on the hallway displays, our kids have amazing talent.

Physical Education. Believing that exercise is critical for focused learning, we offer PE class for all of our students  every day.

Spanish. Grades 1 – 8 receive 45 minutes of instruction in Spanish every day.  

My Math and Connected Math 6-8.  

Six Traits of Writing. This research-based approach to the writing process enables students and teachers to share a common vocabulary and common rubrics to increase student skills in writing. This is used in all grades.

Lexia. This is a research-based, web-based program that remediates student skills in phonics and reading fluency.

Project Read.  This research-based, systematic approach to teaching letters and sounds in English is used in the early grades.

Sounds in Syllables. This is a research-based, multi-sensory, structured language therapy program used with students who have specific learning disabilities in grades kindergarten – fifth.

Health Class. A nine week course offered to 8th grade students by the Taos Community Wellness Center.

 

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