Elementary Curriculum

Ever since its inception, Chaparral Star Academy has always held strong to a curriculum philosophy of “above and beyond the TEKS.”  The state standards, TEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, serves as a springboard for CSA teachers when choosing state-approved publishers.

 

At CSA, to help with student success progression, publisher decisions are grouped according to students in grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.  For example, all students in grades K-5 will encounter the same math publisher to support continuity.    

 

TEKS are also aligned with Texas College & Career Readiness Standards across all grades.  To ensure success for English Language Learners, all lesson plans & curriculum are also aligned with the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards.

 

Chaparral Star Academy has adopted the following publishers for each associated subject area:

 

K-5th grade English Language Arts Curriculum

McGraw-Hill Wonders Literature

 

K-5th grade Handwriting Curriculum

Zaner-Blaser Handwriting

 

K-5th grade Math Curriculum

Pearson enVision

 

K-5th grade Science Curriculum

Pearson Interactive Science

 

K-5th grade Social Studies Curriculum

Pearson MyWorld

 

Aligning with another foundational concept of “teacher educational freedom,” each teacher has individual independence for lesson plan creation, curriculum alignment and method of instruction.  For curriculum & instruction questions related to a particular subject and/or grade, CSA always recommends communicating directly with the respective teacher (emails & subjects taught can be found on the Teacher Directory). 

 

For more information on overall instructional methods, feel free to visit the Elementary School Overview section of the website.