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Curriculum

Overview
 
The Confluence Academies network of schools strives to provide a high level, high rigor curriculum from preK through high school graduation.  Curriculum is designed by teachers, in collaboration with instructional coaches and Network leadership, with students at the center of all we do.
 
Elementary Curriculum:
 
Math:  Eureka Math is a complete PreK-12 curriculum that carefully sequences mathematical progressions into expertly crafted modules.  Through the Great Minds Organization materials for students, teachers and parents is readily available and free on the their website. Feel free to visit for a more in-depth understanding of this math curriculum.    www.greatminds.org
 
Literacy:  The literacy curriculum is based on the balanced literacy model of teaching.  A balance of whole language and phonics, this approach uses the best elements of: the read aloud, guided reading, shared reading, and writing.  Confluence implements the Lucy Caulkins Units of Writing as the writing curriculum.  The elementary day has dedicated blocks of time for both reading and writing.  
 
Science:  Grades k-5 implement the MySci program of science.  Created by Washington University, the MySci program provides teachers with hands on learning and modern methods of engagement for the teaching of science.  More information can be found on the MySci website:  MySci
 
Social Studies:  Grades k-2 combines the best of traditional social studies experiences, with revised curricula and the infusion of experiential learning.
 
Grades 3-5 combines the resources of McGraw-Hill's Networks program, with the resources provided by Confluence teachers.  Missouri History is taught in 3rd grade, with a focus on US history in 4th and 5th grades.
 
Middle School Curriculum:
 
Math:  Math in Focus, an americanized Singapore curriculum.  Problem solving is at the heart of the Singapore Math®curriculum, with five key aspects of instruction supporting that goal, including attitude and metacognition. This program empowers students to develop critical-thinking skills, positive attitudes, and the confidence to persevere—setting the stage for achievement.  Math in Focus
 
Literacy:  The literacy curriculum is based on the balanced literacy model of teaching.  A balance of whole language and phonics, this approach uses the best elements of: the read aloud, guided reading, shared reading, and writing.  Confluence implements the Lucy Caulkins Units of Writing as the writing curriculum.  The middle school day has dedicated blocks of time for both reading and writing.  
 
Science:  The Pearson Interactive science program provides an integrated learning experience for our students.  A fully developed online program combined with a fully developed hands-on experience to provide opportunities for students to learn across all modalities.
 
Social Studies:  
6th grade:  Ancient Civilizations
7th Grade:  World History through the Enlightenment
8th Grade:  US History through the Civil War