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    Scholarship

    • Daily after school coach/tutoring classes to support student growth and learning
    • Optional Saturday Academy study hall
    • More than 75% of students scored proficient or advanced on the MSA
    • Approximately 85% of students gained entry to selective city-wide or private high schools
    • Co-taught inclusion and
      self-contained classes for children with special needs
    • A school library with over 11,500 books
    • National Academic League team
    • Senior and Junior chess clubs
    • Intervention teachers and community tutors to support struggling learners


    Creativity

    • Fine Arts instruction in early elementary through middle school
    • Ceramics and pottery program
    • Vocal and Instrumental music program
    • 60 piece regionally competitive and recognized school band
    • Traveling all-school choir - The Hamilton Singers
    • Two annual school musicals
    • Dance/tumbling and cheerleading instruction after school
    • Athletics as “Movement and Kinesthetic Art” - Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Track
    • Quarterly arts assemblies featuring musical, artistic, spoken word, or dance performances


    Reason

    • Ingenuity Program for advanced math and science students
    • Science resource and experimentation teacher for grades 3 through 5
    • Dedicated science teachers and labs for grades 6-8
    • Annual science fair
    • School farm/community gardening space ran by community a Master Gardener
    • Outdoor classroom space
    • Three computer labs and regular computer instruction
    • Five “Tech-Smart” math classrooms equipped with Promethean interactive boards
    • Science focused field trips at all grade levels


    Character

    • Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) school program
    • Teacher/student mentoring program
    • Students Against Destructive Decisions peer education program
    • Male student self-discipline, martial arts, wrestling, and service learning – Helping Boys Understand
    • Female student service and women’s issues group –
      The GEMS
    • Sports4Kids character developing recess play and peer coaching program
    • Two social workers and a counselor to develop social skills and address student conflict
    • Partnership with Community Conferencing Mediation Program

     

     
     
     

     
Last Modified on September 2, 2011