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Curriculum & Instruction

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The Charter Schools of Excellence™ use the same curriculum, carefully selected and time-tested to support the highest level of achievement among our students.

Read more about the different components of our well-rounded and standards-based curriculum below.

The Charter Schools of Excellence™ follow the Florida Standards to ensure that our students are well equipped to advance to the next grade and be successful in life after graduation. These standards were created by a national and state initiative involving teachers, parents and community leaders. They outline for each grade level the core knowledge and skills that students need to be successful in life after graduation. Our curriculum is aligned with the Florida Standards.

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We Journeys Common Core is a literacy program designed around the Common Core State Standards. By integrating the Standards into every lesson, the program enables educators to engage and educate students effectively and efficiently and ensures learner success.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
  (800) 225-5425
Journeys Website

GO Math! is a new comprehensive Kindergarten—Grade 6 mathematics program developed to support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The program emphasizes the Critical Areas and depth of understanding through interactive lessons, research based instructional approaches, best practices from around the world, and differentiated instructional resources to ensure success for all students.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
  (800) 225-5425
GO Math! Website

Science Fusion gives students a meaningful way to interact with science. Every click, every page turn, every lab and activity is an opportunity for students to ask questions, think critically, and make informed decisions. In any direction a student turns, they will be asked to inquire, think, predict, analyze, and apply. These skills are the foundation for success in science, in school, and in life.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
  (800) 225-5425
Science Fusion Website

The Character First! Education series is designed specifically for elementary-age students. Students are taught the positive character qualities vital for them to become successful and productive citizens in our society. They are inspired to achieve excellence in every aspect of their life.

Character First! Education
520 W. Main St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
  (405) 815-0001
  (405) 815-0002 Fax
Character First! Website

Manuscript is formally taught in Kindergarten through Second Grade. Cursive is taught in Third Grade through Fifth Grade. Handwriting is taught by the classroom teacher and is considered an integral part of a student's education.

Zaner Bloser
2200 W. Fifth Ave.
P.O. Box 16764
Columbus, OH
  (800) 421-3018
  (614) 487-2699 Fax
Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Website

The 6+1 Writing Trait model is an analytic assessment, a method of looking at the main characteristics of writing and assessing them independent of one another. This model provides classroom teachers with a tool for communication about writing performance. The 6+1 Writing Trait is available at

"We will lead the Florida public schools in the standard for educational quality. The core values of honesty, respect, tolerance, fairness, self-discipline, integrity, responsibility, citizenship, work ethic, and trust is the foundation upon which our school is built."