The Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science will promote a technique that will yield improved academic results, self -development and character education. Teaching techniques go well beyond Florida Sunshine State Standards' focus into broad levels of skill-building. These methods, when combined with traditional instructional strategies, will give our students a strong information foundation and skills repertoire upon which to build their future.
Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
With the CSUSA Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum at its core, the Charter Schools USA Educational Model provides the process for improving student learning and academic achievement. Our Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum is aligned to specific Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and is the framework of what is taught at each grade level. By aligning to the Common Core State Standards, the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum ensures high expectations with a focus on college and career readiness from primary grades through high school. Timely and specific feedback based upon formative assessments of student performance on grade level expectations is given to establish individualized goals for all students and to modify instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.
Character education develops students socially, ethically and academically. Charter Schools USA's Character Education or STRIVE (Schools/Students Taking Responsibility for Important Values of Excellence) is at the core of each CSUSA school's curriculum. Our goal is to not only develop good students, but also good citizens. As a part of this effort each CSUSA school is an integrated part of the neighborhood that surrounds it. Our schools rely on partnerships with community organizations and local businesses to drive their innovative character-based educational programs.
The Community of Character framework integrates a focus on academic rigor, citizenship, and experiential learning where teachers and students apply STRIVE 65 (character education programming) in a real community environment within the school and provide opportunities for interaction with external partners throughout the school and across the community. Small learning partnership environments are created in areas such as community service, investors and entrepreneurship, scientific learning, media and the news, cultural awareness and the arts, student government, and a host of others designed to capitalize on community partnerships and providing students with experiential learning opportunities geared toward academic and postsecondary success.
Individualized Approach To Learning
- Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for each student that will assess his/her skill level when he/ she enrolls in the school.
- A path for growth is designed for each student which is periodically reassessed to determine skill development.
- The PLP will ensure that the individual needs of each student are met and will provide parents the opportunity to participate in educational goal setting and monitoring of their child's academic progress.
We know that children enjoy greater success in school when the adults they admire most take an interest in their education. Our students' parents are required to commit to 20 volunteer hours each year (30 for 2 or more children) for the school. These hours foster closer relationships and ensure a more secure learning environment.