Young Audiences Charter School is committed to providing your creative learner with the highest levels of instructional quality and ensuring that the teachers have the resources to do so. Young Audiences focuses on "Academic Excellence with an Artistic Edge." We have various resources and curricula that aid us in the educational success of your child. Below is a brief description of the core subjects taught and the Common Core-aligned curricula used to implement them.
Eureka Math is our primary resources in regards to math instruction. This program promotes real-world connections and rigor and calls for students to explain their reasoning throughout every lesson. Eureka Math builds students' knowledge logically and thoroughly to help them achieve deep understanding. For more information please visit http://greatminds.net.
English Language Arts
Grades k-2nd utilize Core Knowledge as the prime curricular program for English Language Arts. Core Knowledge is separated into a Skills strand and a Listening & Learning strand. This way, students can master sounds and letters for fluent decoding and encoding during one part of the day and then have additional time to build the knowledge, language, and vocabulary that are essential for strong comprehension. For more information please visit http://www.coreknowledge.org.
Expeditionary Learning is the focal curriculum for grades 3-5. This program fosters student excitement about learning through great books, compelling topics and ownerships of their learning. Each grade level is divided into modules that progress in a standard sequence: Building Background Knowledge, Extended Reading and Research, and Extended Writing. For more information please visit http://www.commoncoresuccess.elschools.org.
Discovery Education is a digital and interactive textbook that uses an inquiry-based format. All grade levels, K-5th, have access to hands-on labs, digital explorations, an interactive glossary, as well as data analysis activities. These features encourage students to read, write, and think like scientists. For more information please visit www.discoveryeducation.com.
We utilize various resources that are directly aligned to the Louisiana Grade Level Expectations into our Social Studies instruction.
We look forward to an extraordinary year of learning with you and your creative learner. If you have any questions in regards to YACS curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact Brandon House, the School Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brionne Stewart, Assistant School Leader, at email@example.com.