Keystone Academy's curriculum and teaching methodology are established on the proposition that both social and cognitive developments are necessary for the successful preparation of youth for integration into a multicultural and technological society. Students are encouraged to identify problems within their scope of influence and to devise and execute solutions to those problems. As the students mature, they are expected to employ their growing competencies in literacy, communication, and technology.
Students who complete the program will have a sound academically accelerated education that will enable them to compete successfully with students from other public, as well as private schools. They will be distinguished by their (1) knowledge of content and skills in the areas of science and mathematics, (2) productive use of emerging communicative abilities, (3) skill in studying, test-taking and problem-solving, (4) competence in use of technology, and (5) a high level of social skill.
A variety of interventions will be used to offer remediation for children who are having difficulty meeting the basic standards for their grade. Throughout the school year, teachers are required to identify students who could use additional support and are asked to identify the level of support they need. Some children will be assigned to the Title I program; others will receive Remediation Packets to complete at home. Periodically, parents will be invited to attend meetings at which they will learn how to assist their children with their schoolwork. The school will make every effort to assure that no child is left behind.
Reporting Student Progress:
Student progress is reported in several ways: (1) A Progress Report is issued at the end of every 6 week marking period. Parents are asked to pay close attention to progress report grades and teacher comments. Areas of strength and weakness are indicated as well as lateness and absence. (2) Trimester Reports are issued in December, March, and June. In order to receive the December and March Trimester Reports, parents must attend a conference with their child’s homeroom teacher. Students are dismissed at noon on Trimester Report card day so that teachers will be available for these parent/teacher conferences. (3) While time is provided for parent /teacher conferences in December and March, parents or teachers may request a conference at any time during the school year. Conferences are scheduled at the mutual convenience of the parents and teachers. (4) Parents and teachers may also communicate through notes, email, Class Dojo, and telephone calls.
If you have questions or comments regarding your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher. We are always pleased to hear from you, therefore, we encourage parents to contact us promptly with their concerns rather than wait for a small problem to become a large one.