Academics

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At John H. Amesse Elementary we value a strong academic core that instills the love of learning in kids while providing the necessary skills for them to be college and career ready. By choosing and modifying components of various content and curricula aligned to the CAS, with resources in English and Spanish, we are able to ensure that lessons are engaging, personalized, and culturally affirming. 

We are also able to choose curricula and resources that meet the needs of the entire targeted population, including ELA-S students, by bringing in high-quality Spanish materials. Spanish curricular materials are equal to those in English in terms of caliber, rigor, availability, and quality, and they also allow teachers to support differentiation for ELLs, recognizing that all students benefit from instruction adapted to their current learning levels.

A learner’s day includes a literacy block, guided reading, a math block, social studies, and empower courses (Physical Education, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Music and Math).

Curriculum that Supports Social-Emotional Learning

John H. Amesse Elementary leverages a variety of curricula that contributes to students’ social-emotional learning and growth, including PATHS (which is bilingual) and Capturing Kids Hearts.

School-Based Student Support Teams

John H. Amesse Elementary has a full student support team to ensure that whole child needs are adequately met. This team includes a nurse, psychologist, social worker, restorative coordinator and a Culture Senior Team Lead.

Empowerment Team

Our school has a team of Specialists leading STEAM and physical education courses. Students at JHAE are being challenged and engaged with science, technology, the arts, and physical education.