EAGLE’s academic model includes both whole group and small group instruction which ensures that each child’s instructional needs are met.
Curricular programs and materials are chosen based on the Missouri Learning Standards for each grade level, the results of scientific research supporting the effectiveness of the program/curriculum, and the quality of the activities and lessons in which students will engage.
In addition to whole group and small group instruction, students also work at their own pace on the following online platforms: Zearn for math and Lexia for reading. Students are able to access Zearn and Lexia both at school and at home, so they can continuously challenge themselves and grow academically.
Students take several assessments throughout the school year. Teachers use the data provided by these assessments to evaluate their students’ academic progress and plan for instruction to meet their needs. Students take the NWEA MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) assessments four times per year. Teacher data days are built into the school calendar during which teachers analyze the results of the assessments and plan for instruction for the upcoming quarter.
In order to lay a foundation that will lead to academic greatness as well as to prepare our students for life outside of school, we will have an acute focus on character development. We will demonstrate and teach the character virtues: integrity, diligence, courage, responsibility, self-sacrifice, justice, and respect. Using stories and specific events from US History, we will provide a comprehensive program of instruction while modeling the desired character virtues ourselves. We hold our faculty and staff to a higher standard so that we can be positive role models to our students.
Character development will occur each morning at the start of the school day and throughout the week. Lessons in character development are embedded into the Language Arts curriculum for added benefit and are presented in a positive manner to gently remind students about behavioral expectations. Some expectations include correctly wearing a uniform, properly shaking hands when greeting one another, demonstrating proper etiquette, maintaining eye contact with whomever a child is speaking, etc. Students will be held accountable in a culture that continually looks to point out and celebrate both academic and behavioral success.