A tradition of excellence

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At Phoenix, we encourage students to explore and question both inside and outside of the classroom. We believe that learning is a lifelong process that happens everywhere, and we aim to provide an education that reflects that.

At Phoenix, we strive to create a balance of flexibility and structure that is characteristic of a lab. Our clear vision of the learner helps us to prepare students to navigate their way in a rapidly changing world. Phoenix students reach, stretch, try, work hard, fail, fight back, succeed and celebrate. The supportive school community provides an avenue for students to face tough intellectual, physical, and social challenges and to achieve success and confidence .Students at The Phoenix School are expected to reach as far as they can, and then stretch farther still in order to understand who they are, what they are capable of, and what they need in order to achieve excellence. The whole school community is there to support their challenges and celebrate their successes.

At Phoenix, we strive to create a balance of flexibility and structure that is conducive to learning. We start with a clear vision of the learner and tailor our approach to meet their individual needs. This prepares them to navigate a rapidly changing world and develop key skills and habits for success. At The Phoenix School, students are expected to push themselves to their limits and beyond in order to discover their true potential. The whole school community is there to support their challenges and celebrate their successes.

Academia del Pueblo charter school curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and mathematical skills into every grade level. Beginning in kindergarten, ADP students develop skills in number sense, mathematical thinking, algebraic operations, measurement, data analysis, and geometry. Our program, Zearn (Eureka Math) is a top-rated evidence-based curriculum resource that guides our teachers and students through a rigorous and hands-on approach to math learning. All learners engage in math practice designed for applying math skills outside of the classroom in order to understand the relevance of math in today’s world.

Math

The ADP science program is designed to be engaging and challenging at all grade levels. Using the 3-Dimensional Science approach and Amplify Science, students explore earth science, physical science, and life science studies in all grade levels. Teachers guide students in how to use the scientific method to understand, explain, replicate, question, and design their own inquiries in different scientific fields both inside and outside of the classroom. A hands-on phenomenon teaching approach helps students engage in science at a high level within this classroom and helps support learners as they practice relevant real-world applications of scientific knowledge.

Science

ADP’s English language arts curriculum helps students develop the critical skills students need to become effective readers, writers, and communicators. Incorporating rigorous practice in phonics, decoding, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, speaking, and listening, all students explore a wide range of text, genres, and writing tasks within our core programs, Wonders 2020 (K-5) and Study Sync (6-8). Intervention and enrichment programs Fundations, Amplify Reading, and RAZ Kids support students to become fluent readers and help students work at their individual levels. 

Language Arts

Curriculum

We believe that Academia del Pueblo students will strive to achieve sustainable digital, mental, and physical health in all areas of their lives, so Physical Education (PE) is a central part of our program. All grade levels participate in PE on at least a weekly basis, with K-5 students participating in PE twice weekly. Learners play a variety of sports and games that require the use of both large and small motor functions that align with NASPE Standards. 

While building cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength, students are encouraged to empower themselves to sustain a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity and appreciate physical fitness at a young age. Students learn the traditional rules of multiples sports and are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular sports. The end goal of the AdP PE program is to develop healthy bodies and promote positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity, fitness, and sports.

Physical Education

In today’s world, we must prepare students to think and act both locally and globally. The ADP social studies program guides students to explore both historical and contemporary events through inquiry to help students develop their own connections to the past, and more importantly, their place of self within our large world. 

Students study civics, economics, geography, and history by using modern social science skills and processes that require learners to: compare and contrast multiple historical perspectives, gather relevant evidence from primary and secondary sources to support ideas and claims, analyze large movements in history to understand cause and effect of past and present, and communicate their ideas clearly to their peers. 

Social Studies

As an Apple ConnectEd campus, students have opportunities to actively and responsibly participate in using their iPad and the internet as tools for learning all day long. Their digital learning is enhanced by their Media class, which students participate in twice weekly. Incorporating the Apple “Everyone Can Create” program, students learn to develop and communicate their ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing-bringing technology and digital arts together.

Students also have the opportunity to practice app design and basic coding. Additionally, students receive targeted instruction in basic keyboarding and how to troubleshoot and problem solve with new technology as they grow their understanding of the importance of technology as a tool in the world. 

Media

In today’s world, we must prepare students to think and act both locally and globally. The ADP social studies program guides students to explore both historical and contemporary events through inquiry to help students develop their own connections to the past, and more importantly, their place of self within our large world. 

Students study civics, economics, geography, and history by using modern social science skills and processes that require learners to: compare and contrast multiple historical perspectives, gather relevant evidence from primary and secondary sources to support ideas and claims, analyze large movements in history to understand cause and effect of past and present, and communicate their ideas clearly to their peers. 

As an Apple ConnectEd campus, students have opportunities to actively and responsibly participate in using their iPad and the internet as tools for learning all day long. Their digital learning is enhanced by their Media class, which students participate in twice weekly. Incorporating the Apple “Everyone Can Create” program, students learn to develop and communicate their ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing-bringing technology and digital arts together.

Students also have the opportunity to practice app design and basic coding. Additionally, students receive targeted instruction in basic keyboarding and how to troubleshoot and problem solve with new technology as they grow their understanding of the importance of technology as a tool in the world. 

Social Studies
Media