Elementary art courses are designed with the belief that everyone can learn how to draw and that studying, copying, and learning from the great artists of the past is the best way to develop the great artists of the future.
Students taking dance are often involved in local classes in their community, and some dance professionally. However, students can also opt to identify key skills to develop, align these goals with the course competencies, and have these activities documented for their elementary transcript.
Join Travis on safari through the Purple Lily Jungle! In this course, students will blast into cyberspace where they’ll learn about loops and iterations, how to stay safe on and off the computer, how to tell a computer program what to do, and more. Through fun games and videos, students will problem-solve with keywords, practice their coding skills while helping an alien, and create a digital artifact about their travels.
Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. They demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance. Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance.
Join Juanito and Rosalinda on a trip to explore the sights, sounds, and traditions of Mexico. In this course, students will be introduced to the Spanish language and culture through vocabulary, songs, stories, videos, and more. Along the journey, students will meet the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and learn the story of Araña Pequeñita. They will also record and listen to themselves speaking new words in Spanish. This is the first level of elementary Spanish.
Students learn proper finger placement and engage in systematic instruction to build both accuracy and speed. Instruction is customized to student skill level and learning preferences, continuously increasing fluency and efficiency in typing skills.
In this course, students will go on a reading adventure where they’ll focus on writing, grammar, phonics, and more. Follow Ninovan the Environmental Scientist on a Citizen Superhero Eco-Challenge, practice sight words with a game of Bingo, and learn how dinosaur fossils can tell stories about Earth.
Students understand place value and number relationships in addition and subtraction and they use simple concepts of multiplication. They measure quantities with appropriate units. They classify shapes and see relationships among them by paying attention to their geometric attributes. They collect and analyze data and verify the answers. Topics include number sense; algebra and functions; measurement and geometry; statistics, data analysis, and probability; and mathematical reasoning.
Students taking music are usually involved in a local troupe or classes in their community, or even professionally participate in acting or other aspects of the theater. However, students can also opt to identify key skills to develop, align these goals with the course competencies, and have these activities documented for their elementary transcript.
Get to know Earth . . . and everything on it! This course will take students on a scientific journey where they’ll learn skills in analysis, engineering, research, problem solving, experimentation, and more. Follow Chef Pierre as he cooks up scientific concoctions, explore with junior inventor Ruby at Fizzworks Factory, and meet Dr. Bodi, who will guide students through the actual human body!
Take the Great American Road Trip! Visit Fort Knox and learn about supply and demand, travel to San Francisco to study trade, and tour Plymouth in your Pilgrim hat. Students can join Team Raging River and play Location Station or visit a Native American museum with Ralph and Camila. Packed with activities, videos, and games, students will study the geography of North America, the impact of immigration, and the foundations of American citizenship while collecting souvenirs along the way.
Get ready for an adventure! In this course, students will travel through Spain with Carmen and Mateo to experience the culture and traditions of this beautiful country. Students will continue to build their Spanish speaking and listening skills with new vocabulary, songs, and stories, and even play a Dominoes game!
The global tour continues! This course takes students on a trip through the scenic country of Peru, where they will learn vowel and letter sounds. Students will join Martín and María as they explore Machu Picchu and learn about the Peruvian culture with an authentic recipe for chocolate caliente.
It’s island time! Daniela and Santiago guide students on a tour through the colorful culture and traditions of the Caribbean. Students will build on their previous Spanish language skills by learning how to ask and answer questions. Along the way, students will visit the El Yunque Rainforest and learn how to dance the merengue!
Pack your bags—you’re going to Argentina! In this course, students will experience the culture and traditions of this unique country alongside Mercedes and Armando. Students will continue to build their Spanish vocabulary, learn about verb conjugations, and use adjectives. Along the way, students will visit interesting places throughout Argentina such as Patagonia and the beautiful waterfalls, Las Cataratas del Iguazú.
Costa Rica, here we come! Join Paula and Carlos on a tour through the beautiful culture and lush rainforests of Central America. With an emphasis on using mostly Spanish, this course will help increase students’ language skills. In addition, students will learn about greetings in different Spanish-speaking countries, practice writing in Spanish with a typing activity, and continue to practice their speaking and listening skills.
Students taking theater are usually involved in a local troupe or classes in their community, or even professionally participate in acting or other aspects of the theater. However, students can also opt to identify key skills to develop, align these goals with the course competencies, and have these activities documented for their elementary transcript.
Students engage in age-appropriate activities. Either planned by parents with guidance from a PEC. Or students may take an art theory and practice online course.