La Academia and Kinder Academy Curriculum Night

Please join us for Curriculum Night on September 26th Kinder Academy – 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. La Academia kindergarten and first grade – 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. La Academia second and third grade – 5:55 to 6:25 p.m. La Academia fourth and fifth grade – 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Por favor acompáñenos en la Noche de Currículo el 26 de septiembre Kinder Academy – 4:30 a 5:00 p.m. La Academia – kindergarten y primer grado – 5:15 a 5:45 p.m. La Academia – segundo y tercer grado – 5:55 a 6:25 p.m. La Academia – cuarto y quinto grado – 6:30 a 7:00... Continue reading La Academia and Kinder Academy Curriculum Night

Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

If something looks different when you check grades in Parent Portal (aka Infinite Campus), it’s by design. As part of our focus on personalized learning, we modified Parent Portal to match a grading system that measures learning — the concepts a student knows and can apply. Too often in the past, traditional grades were goals to reach in order to stop learning. That’s not productive or a reflection of how people actually learn. Learning is a process — sometimes it comes quickly, sometimes it requires extra review and practice. And a final grade, especially at elementary, should reflect a year’s worth of learning. Here’s what’s different in Parent Portal: Subjects (math, reading, etc.) are organized by Power Standard and learning targets. Each subject has Power Standards and under each Power Standard are learning targets. Students show their teacher they have learned each target and once all targets are learned, we are confident the student can apply that Power Standard.... Continue reading Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal