To schedule an appointment with Mr. Reckman please contact Robin Edmonds at extension 524.
To schedule an appointment with Mr. Wilson please contact Susan Wagar at extension 168.
In 2011 we opened an additional Elementary campus. The North Campus, located at 12161 Park Centre Drive in Westminster, is just a short drive from our Main Campus. The North Campus houses our Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students. The Main Campus has 3rd - 6th grade elementary students as well as Jr. High and High School.
Academy Elementary School (Kindergarten-6th Grade)
The Elementary program at The Academy is an exacting agenda consisting of phonics, reading, spelling, writing, math, social studies, and science. Our curriculum is highly academic, including Wonders Balanced Literacy, enVision 2.0 math, and Accelerated Reader.
In addition to the above curriculum, students in K-5 have additional time in science, music, art, physical education, and technology. Students in 4th and 5th grade may choose between general music, band, and orchestra. To further enhance the learning experience field trips are taken at all grade levels.
Sixth grade students operate on a secondary-type schedule, changing classes for English, Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Each of these core courses is offered at both a standard and honors level, designed to meet students where they are and to help them excel in their classes. Sixth grade students take electives in the areas of art, technology, Spanish, and music.
All elementary students wear uniforms made up of specific items and colors. Our students look orderly, and the choice of color and style provides for individual preferences. High behavior expectations are set for our students as well. Every effort will be made to work with a student with behavior issues, but consistently poor behavior will not be tolerated. Para-professionals assist students and teachers at every level.
The Academy is a popular and highly sought after school in the community. We are proud of our beautiful buildings and of our teachers, staff, parents, and students who make up our school family!
Interactive Technology in Every Elementary Classroom
Our learning environment connects technology to learners to open up a whole new world of instruction. In each classroom we have a Promethean Interactive Whiteboard, Learner Responder System, and document cameras to create an ActivClassroom.
The ActivClassroom is proven to improve instructional results. Engaged, excited classrooms are successful classrooms. A study performed by author and education research specialist Robert Marzano compared The ActivClassroom with more typical methods of instruction and found that usage of The ActiveClassroom lead to immediate, sustainable improvement in student achievement. Students taught with The ActiveClassroom achieved 17 percentile points higher on average than students taught with traditional methods. That's a real, tangible change in learning that means a real, tangibly different educational environment for both teachers and students.
The students are an interactive generation. They are constantly interacting with people, information, and knowledge via technology. The ActiveClassroom increases interactions with the content and skills the students are learning to increase achievement.