Our curriculum is culturally relevant, rigorous and engaging.
All students are expose to high level texts from authors all types of ethnic backgrounds.
Hands on approach to math and science helping students make meaning of content.
Social Justice focus in science, where students try to solve real world issues in their community.
We offer 4 Regents Exams in 8th Grade.
Village Academy Offers the following High School Regents Courses:
English Language Arts – Traditionally offered in 11th Grade
Algebra 1 – Traditionally offered in 9th Grade
Living Environment – Traditionally offered in 9th or 10th Grade
Language Other Than English – Traditionally offered in 10th or 11th Grade.
We also prepare students for the Specialized High School Exam (SHSAT).
We are approaching Literacy and Social Studies from a culturally relevant prospective
celebrating our students’ individual identities, culture and histories.
Students are developing a deep understanding of the role history has played on today’s governmental policies, laws, and personal viewpoints.
Students read, discuss and write about novels, texts, primary sources and secondary sources across genres to gain a deeper understanding of the themes presented in each unit.
Unit tasks and materials are modified as current event issues arise (i.e. asylum caravan crisis at the Mexican border)
Our students engage in authentic real-world tasks in math.
These tasks are culturally relevant and include current events, controversial and social just issues.
Through the use of manipulatives and measuring tools, student make their own meaning of math concepts.
We align math to our science and humanities units to improve student engagement and student achievement outcomes.
Strategic Reading Curriculum
- All students placed in small groups based on reading levels
- All students, regardless of reading level, are in Book Clubs
- Students are reading culturally relevant texts with protagonists who represent images of themselves
- During Socratic Seminars students are exploring themes such as police brutality, identity, tolerance and acceptance
In music students learn how to play instruments and read music.
In art students learn about different art styles and techniques.
In dance students learn about dance history and learn about different styles of dance throughout the world.
Our students learn how to read, write and speak Spanish
Students learn about the holidays and cultural celebrations in Spanish speaking countries in Central, South American and Caribbean cultures.
Our Native Spanish speakers will have an opportunity to read literature and articles in Spanish.
Our 8th grade students will have an opportunity to take the Spanish Regents