Each specialty schools has a focused theme and aligned curricula. Specialty schools are typically more “hands on – minds on” and use an approach to learning that is inquiry or performance/project based. Teachers use district and state Common Core standards in all subject areas, however, the curriculum is taught within the overall theme of the school.
Hunt Elementary is proud to be an Arts Plus Specialty School. Our school weaves the arts (dance, drama, music, and visual art) into the curriculum. Our staff bring together arts and non-arts objectives to create hands-on, experiential, connected and meaningful learning experiences. In addition, our staff create opportunities for our students to experience artistic works and performances in both their school and their community. Hunt Elementary is part of the A+ Schools Network. Click here for more information.
Loess Hills Elementary is proud to be a Computer Programming Specialty School. At our school, computer programming is weaved throughout the curriculum in a visual, intuitive, and imaginative way. For example, our students may program an interactive video game to highlight a new math concept or to do history report. Click here for more information.
Morningside Elementary is proud to be a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Specialty School. Our teachers integrate STEM components into the curriculum. Learning is collaborative and project-based; students work closely together in a hands-on way to solve real-world problems. Click here for more information.
Spalding Park Elementary is excited to become an Environmental Sciences Specialty School for the 2016-2017 school year. Environmental sciences incorporates social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. A wooded area with a stream and a grassy area behind the school present a natural setting for learning. An outdoor classroom and the addition of native plants and flowers will supplement existing efforts such as recycling and gardening. Click here for more information.