EAGLE College Prep: Fox Park
At EAGLE College Prep School ®, Common Core standards are the foundation of what we do. We collaborate to build a rigorous standards aligned curricula. Our curriculum is backwards-mapped against end-of-year standards and vertically aligned to prepare our students for college. The EAGLE College Prep team (teachers, principal, and deans) work together so our instructional leads have the top curriculum resources at their disposal.
Bite-Sized, measureable, standards- aligned classroom objectives: Every class has a bite-sized, measureable and standards aligned daily objective. The objective is what drives what is delivered in the lesson. Teachers use a multitude of assessments, teachers track their students mastery of the objectives and measure the students progress towards reaching the instructional goal.
Model and guided practice: Teachers introduce the objective by clearly modeling a strategy to master the day’s objective. Then, the teacher directs the class into a guided practice of the objective, during this time the students model their own answers and thought process. Teachers want to ensure after this process that each student has gathered enough information to use the skill or their own during independent practice.
Independent practice: Students spend the majority of time during a lesson working on their independent practice. We want to make sure that students get multiple opportunities to practice the daily objective on their own. We want our students to be doing the majority of the thinking and having many chances to build their minds until they get it right.
Standards-aligned assessments, data driven analysis and planning: Our curriculum is split into five cycles. Each cycle concludes with an interim assessment where students demonstrate mastery of the standards they have learned during each semester. We have a school-wide professional development day following each cycle, where teacher analyze data and create unit plans, target their small and whole group instruction. The data-driven mindset teachers take provide teachers with the flexibility to curtail the curriculum to fit students needs and support any challenges that may arise.
EAGLE believes that our school is 50% academics and 50% character. We believe in educating the whole child and providing our scholars with a structured program to develop their character. We want our scholars to be serving leaders and change agents in an ever changing world. In order for us to achieve this goal with need to develop strong character values in our scholars.