Curriculum Overview

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INVICTUS PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL

Curriculum Overview

Mathematics

Invictus Preparatory Charter School teaches all fifth through eighth grade scholars using Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s GO Math!® curriculum, an engaging and interactive program tightly aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Its practical student workbooks ensure scholars have access to critical content and resources at appropriate levels of depth and rigor. Using a wealth of differentiated instruction and technology resources to ensure the depth of instruction required for scholars’ success in high school, college and beyond, GO Math!® uses a revolutionary and progressive approach to real-life problem solving and self-directed learning. Invictus Prep scholars receive 70 minutes of daily mathematics instruction.

English Language Arts

Commissioned by New York State and aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Invictus Preparatory Charter School scholars learn English Language Arts through the Expeditionary Learning curriculum. Our scholars are immersed in rigorous, social justice curriculum through four learning modules. Each module is taught eight weeks, and comprised of three units, including six to twenty lessons that link reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Invictus Prep scholars receive 70 minutes of daily English Language Arts instruction.

History

Invictus Preparatory Charter School scholars learn history through an engaging, Common Core State Standards aligned program called History Alive, which includes: online lessons, student handouts, assessment tools, and enrichment resources, which give our scholars the tools needed to turn their history classrooms into engaging and stimulating experiences.

Science

Invictus Preparatory Charter School scholars learn science through Pearson’s Interactive Science Middle School program, which features innovative, hands-on labs, and a write-in student workbook that makes learning personal, relevant and engaging. Invictus Prep scholars receive 70 minutes of daily science instruction.

Enrichment Courses

Our scholars are fully engaged in a variety of daily enrichment courses, which include: physical education, health, visual art, dance, Restorative Circles, hip-hop/spoken word, media arts, and ensemble music

Athletic Program

The athletic program is one of many after school, extracurricular programs offered at IPCS. The program consists of many competitive sports teams, which include: boys’ and girl’s basketball, 5th & 6th grade basketball, flag football, cheerleading, track & field, and soccer. Each team has a coach, who’s primary responsibility is to teach, care for and protect student athletes. Students are not automatically placed on a team. Students tryout for the teams, then they are selected by their coaches for the teams. All athletic sports begin after school or on weekends. All athletes are eligible to play if they are in good academic and behavioral standing. After School Program From 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, our scholars participate in an after school program hosted by the Italian American Civil Rights League (IACRL). Students participate in after school enrichment, which includes, but is not limited to: band, dance, cheering squad, basketball, flag football, and step team.

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