Rosa Parks offers a number of core curriculum programs.
Rosa Parks Elementary and its classrooms are focused on developing and supporting a learning community through the District's Character Counts Program and Keystone Curriculum. Rosa Parks strives to promote a culture of respect for diversity and positive character development in a climate that is safe and encouraging.
Balanced, comprehensive reading instruction feature a wide variety of literature resources and specific skills instruction, including the services of reading specialists and English Language Learner staff.
Writing across the curriculum, Rosa Parks includes a writer’s workshop in every classroom.
Technology is incorporated as an integral part of each elementary classroom. Classrooms and labs have Internet access. Up-to-date hardware and software ensure that students benefit from technology resources.
The media center supports the total academic program through extensive collections of materials for students’ use. The science lab offers students inquiry-based science instruction endorsed by the National Science Foundation and designed to ensure students master national science standards.
Social sciences are also integrated into the curriculum as well as inquiry-based math instruction designed to ensure students maintain national math standards.
Rosa Parks offers Gifted/Talented services as well as enrichment opportunities for all students, Special Education services and Fine Arts programs including music and art education.
See Rosa Parks Community Schools Programs for additional programs and information.
My Math curriculum is utilized in grade levels K-5. Additionally, Boevers teachers collaborate to plan and implement math units designed around essential standards and concept development.
Balanced Literacy is a research-based approach that provides students a wide variety of ways in which they will become skilled readers and writers. Children are exposed to a strong reading mentor who instructs on skills, strategies, and discussions about reading. Students engage in high volumes of text that will require high levels of comprehension. Mastering this will then allow students to move to more complex texts. Balanced Literacy is greatly enriched through the use of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. This is a scaffolding instructional approach modeled first by the teacher (I do), next students practice through active engagement (we do), which is further practiced in a partnership (2 do), followed by independent practice (you do) of the focus skill or strategy.
Components of the Balanced Literacy framework:
Literacy Assessments (Drive instruction for Balanced Literacy components)
Discovery Science and Project Lead the Way (STEM curriculum) are utilized in grades K-5.
TCI is utilized by K-5th Grade.