Required parental involvement:
Parents are required to give 18 hours of volunteer service per school year.
Emphasis on core subjects:
Students are offered the core curriculum in a highly structured setting.
High academic standards and expectations:
Students are held to high academic standards and expectations.
Exposure to a world language:
Students learn and use Spanish as their world language.
Strict code of conduct:
Student code of conduct is rigorously enforced.
Required uniform/strict dress code:
All theme schools require a mandatory uniform/strict dress code.
Emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving:
Students are taught to use higher level thinking skills to solve problems.
Computerized reading program:
The Accelerated Reader Program is used in all theme schools.
Required summer reading and mathematics activities:
Summer activity packets in reading and mathematics are required to extend learning during the
Required challenging daily homework:
Homework is vital to enhance the daily lessons taught and serves as a means of extended practice.
Tutoring in reading and mathematics is required for recommended students.
Research-centered assignments and hands-on projects are emphasized in the instructional program.
Students are required to use the agenda planner to promote organization and planning skills and to enhance home/school communication. (Grades 1-5)
Teachers plan as a team to promote integrating the curriculum across all core subjects.
Students receive additional instructional and personal support to holistically educate the child.