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Elementary Program

The elementary program (K-6) provides classroom instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, library media skills, informational technology, fine arts, health, safety and physical education.

Students are provided with high standards, a curriculum framework which enhances learning and fair assessments aligned to Pennsylvania Core standards. An intervention system addresses learning needs.

Grade level technology standards are demonstrated by students as they complete a variety of projects each semester. All classrooms have access to mobile laptop computer carts.

Hands-on activities and problem solving are a major focus of the science program which includes integrated activities related to STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Full-day kindergarten session are offered district-wide. Kid Writing gets children writing on the first day of kindergarten. Teachers create a joyful, risk-free environment with high levels of challenge and support.

Specialists and classroom teachers provide instruction in choral and instrumental music, art and physical education. Instructional coaches, speech clinicians and counselors work with individual students and/or small groups.

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The goals identified within these pages represent curriculum expectations for students
who have completed their studies in the Altoona Area School District's elementary (K-6) program.