Curriculum

AAECS Curriculum

Our existing standards-aligned curriculum is in the process of being revised in accordance with our student performance and many new school resources. Visit our
Middle States Accreditation Page for more information.

Designated as a Targeted School for Improvement (TSI) in 2019, we had already been working hard to analyze student performance to set goals for improvement and an action plan to achieve these goals. Click here to view a graphic of our most recent progress toward these goals.

See the links below for a sample schedule for an AAECS student.


Kindergarten Sample Schedule

5th Grade Sample Schedule

AAECS Arts!
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AAECS Instructional Resources Technology

ELA Core Resources

 

  • Curriculum Associates, i-Ready, K-5: The Ready Reading program was introduced at the start of the 2021-22 school year. This standards-aligned, blended learning program includes individual students workbooks; online lessons that are assigned by the classroom teacher; My Path lessons that build upon skills at the student's individual proficiency level and an online diagnostic, administered three times each year. These diagnostics provide teachers will valuable data to provide additional support or enrichment.  annually. Students access i-Ready through Clever. All lessons, manuals and teacher support for grades K-8 are accessed through an online Teacher Toolbox. 
     

  • Fundations, K-3 & Just Words, Gr. 4 & 5: First introduced with kindergarten students in the 2017-18 school year,  this 'back to the basics' phonics, vocabulary and grammar program is being introduced to grades 4 and 5, meaning it will now be implemented across all grade levels. 
     

  • Curriculum Associates, Write, Grades 1-5! The research-based, teacher-directed WRITE! series provides students with instruction and practice on how to write in a rubric on demand.
     

    • Give instruction and practice on grammar, usage, and mechanics skills 

    • Use writing activities based on models

    • Teach students to use graphic organizers

    • Provide selected response questions and writing prompts in test-taking formats

    • Encourage peer collaboration

 

Math Core Resources

 

  • Curriculum Associates, Ready Math, K-5: The Ready Math program was first introduced at the end of the 2018-19 school year. This standards-aligned, blended learning program includes individual students workbooks; online lessons that are assigned by the classroom teacher; My Path lessons that build upon skills at the student's individual proficiency level and an online diagnostic, administered three times each year. These diagnostics provide teachers will valuable data to provide additional support or enrichment.  annually. Students access i-Ready through Clever. All lessons, manuals and teacher support for grades K-8 are accessed through an online Teacher Toolbox. 
     

  • Hand2Mind Math Fluency: This new program is being introduced for the 2021-22 school year and has been purchased for each K-5 classroom. Math Fluency is a strategy and skill-based program to ensure students have a strong grasp of basic math facts on which to build upon for more complicated or abstract concepts.
     

  • Hand2Mind Math Centers Kits: These kits provide a variety of manipulatives for students to explore mathematical concepts and reasoning.

 

All Subjects, Supplemental Resources
 

  • Discovery Education: New for the 21-22 school year, all teachers and students have access to this tremendous resource with thousands of engaging videos, articles, online quizzes and print resources. This resource supports all subject areas.
     

  • Mystery Science!: Our teachers and students love Mystery Science! Mystery Science offers open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. The hook, visuals, and activity have all been prepared for you.
     

  • StoryWorks and StoryWorks, Jr (Gr. 3-5): All third grade teachers receive a monthly class set of StoryWorks, Jr. magazines and all fourth and fifth grade ELA teachers receive StoryWorks for their classes. Each subscription comes with an online login, which includes teacher resources and easily modified lessons, such as videos and read-aloud articles. All teachers in grades 3-5 are required to integrate this resource.
     

  • RAZ-Kids: Online guided reading program with interactive e-books.
     

  • EPIC!: A wonderful, interactive, online reading library is free to students during school hours until 5:00 pm. Parents can purchase an account for evening use.
     

  • BrainPop and BrainPop, Jr: This supplemental program is available and has content related to all subjects. Students enjoy using this program and teachers are encouraged to explore this resource before seeking out other options to supplement instruction.