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Instructional Focus

Harmony SEL is a social and emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students, accessible online and at no cost. Harmony fosters knowledge, skills, and attitudes boys and girls need to develop healthy identities, create meaningful relationships, and engage productively by providing SEL learning resources, tools, and strategies.

HMH Into Reading® is a proven, research-based reading curriculum that cultivates strong readers, writers, and lifelong learners. The program has exemplary ratings from EdReports. Designed to create a welcoming and affirming classroom environment, Into Reading is dedicated to creating relevant, respectful, and meaningful content that reflects our diverse world. Into Reading… 

  • Makes at-home learning more manageable for families and caregivers through Family Room- an online resource with family resources to support learning. 
  • Offers a wealth of award-winning, culturally relevant texts in a wide range of genres. 
  • Exposes students to diverse authors and literature selections that represent people from various ethnic backgrounds and environments. 
  • Develops strong readers through research-based foundational reading lessons that provide daily, explicit, and systematic instruction across all the early literacy skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. 
  • Teaches students how to think critically and analyze the text to deepen comprehension. 
  • Supports multilingual learners with daily dedicated English language development lessons. 
  • Delivers meaningful scaffolds and supports to meet the needs of struggling, on-level, and high achieving learners. 
  • Builds background knowledge and academic language about grade level cross-curricular topics and standards. 
  • Supports the steps of the writing process and develops students’ ability to have productive, collaborative conversations and discussions. 
  • Taps into student choice and ownership of learning through independent reading opportunities. 
  • Uses assessment data to help teachers adjust their teaching to meet students’ needs. · Provides on demand professional learning resources and unique teaching tools to help teachers be more effective and efficient in their planning. 
  • Builds a classroom community that values all students’ voices building strong connections and relationships with students.

HMH Into Social Studies® explores the relationship between individuals and society, from friends and family to global networks. In a school setting, the disciplines of civics, economics, geography, and history are central to our student’s preparation for college, career, and civic life. Through the social sciences, young people develop skills critical to success in college and careers, including creativity, critical thinking, working in diverse groups to solve complex problems, global awareness, and financial literacy. Most importantly, they will emerge with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to be informed and effective citizens. ​

PS 114x uses the curriculum enVision to teach Math, which includes robust resources such as lessons, activities, assessments, textbooks/workbooks, and technology. enVision Math focuses on deep conceptual math and understanding through lessons that progress from introduction to more complete usage of a concept. This depth of knowledge is designed to better prepare students for real-world experiences. Strictly aligned with state standards, enVision also offers greater integration with Schoology so students can better view and work on materials from home as needed. 

Amplify Science is a K–8 science curriculum that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.