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Pillars Survey 2018

The Pillars are the foundation of our curriculum at THES. It is important to our school and community to revisit these pillars periodically to make sure they are still current to our central theme.

As a community-led in district charter, it is vitally important to hear from our community. Please take a moment to read each pillar and submit your response and thoughts.

  • Whole Child

    Each student will have a well-rounded education that supports whole child development, including:
    • Becoming proficient in Social Emotional skills such as self-regulation and conflict resolution through the integration of the five SEL components throughout all learning environments.
    • Being healthy and active, with physical movement integrated into learning.
    • Learning in an environment of acceptance and kindness with positive behavioral supports.
    • Fine Arts and Library programs that teach appreciation and progressive skill development in Music, Art, and Library Sciences.

  • Project-Based Learning

    Students are engaged in collaborative learning that develops creative and critical thinking skills while fostering communication and reflection by:
    • Gaining skills and knowledge across multiple subjects by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.
    • Presenting their analysis and solutions to an intended and purposeful audience.
    • Making connections between their learning, and local and global solutions.

  • Blended Learning

    Technology and teaching are seamlessly integrated in the classroom to support learning at all academic skill levels including:
    • Students use media and technology to collaborate with one another, and to connect to the broader community.
    • 1:1 student: technology ratio in 2nd-5th with a station rotation model in PK-1st.
    • Full-time technology instructor to provide instructional support for students, staff & teachers.

  • Multicultural Education

    Students will experience multiple cultures and languages to prepare them to value a diverse world and be good citizens in the global community by:
    • Fostering a safe environment conducive to the exchange of cultural ideas, languages and values.
    • Learning to respect self and others, thus increasing appreciation of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
    • Offering two-way Dual Language (English/Spanish) program that works to create bilingual, bi-literate and culturally aware students.
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