Carlton Innovation School Information Session – February 8, 2022

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A message from Principal Bethann Jellison

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ACADEMICS

  • Innovation Plan allows for flexibility of when students enter and exit a grade level and advancement is based on students’ continuous progress.
  • Kindergartners start in fall, winter, or spring trimesters based on the timing of their 5th birthday.
  • Diagnostic approach used to inform flexible, small-group instruction including student reflection and goal setting
  • Multi-age classrooms with flexible grouping based on students’ needs – each student advances at their own pace
  • Two-hour literacy instruction using a workshop model
  • Eighty-minute math block
  • Art, music, and science programs
  • Project-based inquiry to investigate science and social studies topics

LIFE AT CARLTON

  • Transition meetings
  • Community circles
  • End-of-the-year Celebration of Learning
  • Monthly school assemblies
  • Literacy celebrated through a Snowball Slam (reading initiative) that includes a vocabulary parade, community readers, pajama read-in day, and SHS boys basketball team readers
  • Stickers and shout-outs
  • Daily Morning Meeting
  • School-wide student performances

RESOURCES

To ensure that all students are prepared to achieve and inspired to learn, we also provide:

  • Chromebooks for all students to use
  • Bilingual outreach/Family Engagement Facilitator
  • On-site, after-school program for working families
  • Take-home books and book bags for students to read at home