SHARP ACADEMY CAMPUS STANDARDS
Our standards set us apart from other schools and enable us to complete our mission to teach bright kids who learn differently to reach their God-given potential to succeed in college and life.
Teachers are required to incorporate in the classroom. They must be maintained and are non-negotiable.
Our standards provide the foundation of the classroom, but teachers can choose to present the material creatively.
These standards and methodologies establish systems management, a trait that all our students lack; to provide a structured, organized and consistent learning environment.
Step One: Vocabulary/Foundation for learning Base – new words
Step Two: Curriculum/Focus Base - Highlight/ Tab vocabulary words
Step Three: Comprehension/Processing Preparation Base – Present the lesson objectives in advance
Step Four: Delivery/Teaching Base (input) – delivery of new learning
Step Five: Confirmation/Feedback Base (output) – what did the student learn
Language processing deficit - students do not understand words, so all classes are vocabulary based.
Presentation of new words varies by age group and are presented at the beginning of each subject, each day.
Educators enhance words through multi-sensory by learning through hands-on activities and projects to engage the student with their academics
Grading done on 100% scale and shown as number not percentage
Tests, Quizzes, and Projects 30% - all tests are open book – encourage students to use their resources
Daily assignments 70%
All grades below 80 are corrected for ½ credit added back for final grade
Original grade is posted in Renweb until the final corrected grades are posted in Renweb. Grades are noted.
Scope and Sequence
Purposely planned and expected to be followed
Curriculums will be finished by the end of the year
Teacher’s manuals and the support materials are provided for every subject
Students are expected to use their textbooks and resources daily
Binders & Resources
Organization is a challenge for our LD students so this is a skill we teach. Binders - Students use binders as a resource – all contents go home at end of each 6 weeks. Each student has a binder in each class with tabbed dividers labeled as follows:
NOTES – all vocabulary forms, and written or copies of teacher’s notes
DAILY WORK – all seatwork
TESTS/QUIZZES – all tests and quizzes
Teachers actively ASSIST students to file away information daily with visuals on walls, posters, timelines, etc. that enhance course foundations.
Text Books – college accredited curriculum fully provided on campus for all students, stay in classroom and can be checked out for make-up work or study hall.