Students Taking Responsibility In Developing Excellence
STRIDE is a program designed for students in the upper grades. Our central focus is to provide all of the necessary components that will help students gain more independence as they enter pre-adolescence. Through guidance, social interaction with peers, and age appropriate expectations, students will develop skills that are essential for achieving greater independence, responsibility,
awareness, understanding of various
perspectives and promote higher academic aptitude.
In order to continue to develop more age appropriate
expectations and greater academic success, we have adopted the approach of departmentalized education
for our students in upper grades.
Students receive Language arts/ reading, social studies, mathematics and science with four different teachers. By changing teachers throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to develop strong,
positive relationships among a variety of students and teachers. This bonding
is critical to healthy intellectual and emotional development and sets the
stage for future academic success and personal/social development for young
adolescents. Student’s participating in
this program will continue to receive Art, Martial Arts, Yoga, and P.E. in addition to their core classes.
An Environment Designed for Engagement
When students walk into a STRIDE classroom, they should immediately
see that something is different. It
won't be long before they realize that this is a classroom designed for
engagement—with technology, with text, with their teacher, and with each other.
We understand that although many of our students participating in STRIDE are similar in their social emotional
maturity, their academics varies between subject areas. Our classrooms are designed to facilitate whole group instruction as well as small
group rotations in order to individualize instruction for each learner.