Student Academic Expectations/goals are broadly divided by Grade and defined by subject matter. These include:
- Language Arts – Mechanics, Reading and Writing expectations. Speaking and Listening Skills
- Math – Calculations, mental Skills, and problem-solving skills
- Science and Social Studies – content driven by grade and tested for comprehension, writing skills, teamwork and project management.
- Foreign Language – acquire the knowledge of a second language.
The objective is to evaluate the student on a balanced portfolio of measures that will assess the effectiveness of the curriculum in accomplishing student competency in each subject. Student performance is measured on the following categories:
- Class work
- Assignments and projects
- Quarterly tests
- Standardized testing
There is constant feedback on student performance and everyday learning outcomes. The results are analyzed at the end of the year to make curriculum and instructional enhancements/changes.
Amber Davis, a second grade student at Cedar Hill Preparatory School, performed at a Carnegie Hall recital on November 17th. Amber received third prize for her solo piano devotee and the Emmett Award for being the youngest bright talent. Congratulations Amber!
Ellen Callahan, CHP Middle School Teacher / Social Studies, began her story many years ago as a seed planted in another time waiting to take root and grow. In the early ‘80s, she began her journey as an educator working with physically and intellectually challenged children. It was hard work, and the children often made very minimal progress. However, the rewards far outweighed the obstacles....