Language Arts – Your child will learn to identify themes, make inferences, and draw conclusions. They will grow in their understanding and use of strategies to increase their level of comprehension and continue to cultivate appreciation for reading and their ability to communicate through writing.
Math – Fifth-graders will acquire the tools and understanding necessary to succeed in middle school level math courses by learning operations with decimals, fractions, and whole numbers. Your child will learn to use algebraic thinking to solve real-world problems with tables and graphs. They will learn basic geometric concepts that extend to ideas of length, mass, and volume.
Science – Exploration, investigation, examination and experimentation help your child develop both intuitive and logical thought processes. Science helps them compare living things, investigate motion and energy, explore the earth’s changing climate, and examine human body
Social Studies – In World History and Geography, students gain more understanding about the world in which they live. World History provides engaging features such as a History in Your Life and Then and Now, which make history relevant. Biographies, Spotlight Stories, Map Skills and Map Studies, and Document-Based Readings provide multiple perspectives from which to view and learn about history.
Foreign Language (Arabic) – Students will study the Arabic Language live with a native speaker of Arabic three times a week, 45 minutes per session, in small groups of 3-5 students. Small groups ensure each student has plenty of time to practice his speaking skills with the teacher. Students will be given a placement test and put in their respective levels. The text “Arabic Between Your Hands” will be used where students will learn to master speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
Online Electives: These are additional classes in which parents may choose to enroll their children.
Computer Science Fundamentals – Students create programs with different kinds of loops, events, functions, and conditionals. They will also investigate different problem-solving techniques and discuss societal impacts of computing and the internet. In the second part of this course students design and create a capstone project they can share.