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. Cultural Arts Academy’s 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 (Grades K-2)
  • • Teacher’s College (Lucy Calkins) (Grades 3-5)
  • • Eureka Math (Engage NY)
  • • Singapore Math (Math in Focus)
  • • 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 use a research-based character education program that blends Stephen Covey’s Leader in Me program with the International Baccalaureate learner profile traits and approaches to learning skills.  Students can speak to their progress that they document themselves in reflective binders that help students develop core ethical values, social-emotional competencies, and motivation to be lifelong learners.

Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek is a International Baccalaureate candidate school for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These schools share a common philosophy--a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Cultural Arts Academy Charter School at Spring Creek believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.