Overview

Cultural Arts Academy Charter School will provide a high quality educational program designed to prepare our children for college.

The Cultural Arts Education

The Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning Report sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation found that learners attain higher levels of achievement through their engagement with the arts. The arts curriculum, (Drama, Music, Dance, Visual Arts) follows the New York State Blueprint for the Arts.

Curriculum

Our school's curriculum is aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards. The Cultural Arts Academy Charter School instructional program includes:

• Differentiated Learning (Shell Education)

• Pearson Scott-Foresman Reading Street

• Envision Math

• Singapore Math

• Full Option Science System (Core Knowledge)

• Spotlight on Music Program from McMillan-McGraw-Hill

• Houghton Mifflin: History and Geography Series

• The Muzzy Second Language Acquisition Curriculum

• The Spark Physical Education Program

• The Project Wisdom Character Education Program

School Culture

The overall school culture is synergistically aligned to the classroom culture. To ensure all students develop a sense of ownership and belonging, we will use a research-based character education program consisting of broadcast messages, lesson plans, weekly journals and other online resources that help students develop core ethical values and social-emotional competencies.