Full Time JIA Elementary Course Options
Language Arts/English helps students develop important reading and writing skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Younger children learn the basics of phonics and grammar and prepare for reading, while older students develop literary analysis and comprehension skills by reading novels and nonfiction works.
Math lessons balance mastery of fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Online games and animations illustrate concepts, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery of basic skills.
Science balances hands-on experiments with the systematic study of terms and concepts in life, earth, and physical sciences. Students learn how scientists understand our world and how the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances.
History--with integrated topics in geography and civics--opens young minds to far-off lands, distant times, and diverse cultures, emphasizing the story in history--a story that includes not only great men and women, but also everyday people.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
STEM allows students to solve real world problems in hands-on situations, using interdisciplinary skills developed in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
World Language courses help students read, write, speak, and listen for meaning through simple narratives, regular writing and speaking challenges, and games.
Art introduces students to great works of art from different cultures and eras, while engaging them in creative activity. Students learn the elements of art; study important paintings, sculpture, and architecture; and explore different artistic movements, then create their own works of art, such as mobiles, collages, and stained glass.
This program helps students train their ears, voices, and bodies in the fundamental building blocks of music. Our Music Placement Chart will help you determine the right music course level for your child.
Movement is critical to all aspects of a child's growth and development. Physical education provides unique learning opportunities for students to acquire knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes to enhance their quality of life through physical activity.
Community Partner opportunities are available. Students should contact their Mentor Teacher for more information.