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  • At Early Light Academy we use Core Knowledge to teach history in Kindergarten-third grade students and fifth grade students. The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence

  • In fourth and seventh grade students learn Utah History with the Gibbs-Smith Experience State History course. Each course is carefully crafted to align with the latest state-specific social studies standards as well as English Language Arts Common Core standards. Utah History (4th and 7th)

  • We use TCi in grades six, eight, and nine teaching ancient history, US history and World Geography.  These middle school social studies programs aim at developing inclusive, active citizens of the world. TCi History Alive (6, 8, 9)
  • 9th Graders have the option of taking College Board AP Geography.
  • Built specifically to match the Utah K-8 math standards, McGraw-Hill Math is a robust toolkit designed to support the diverse learning styles of ELA students. McGraw-Hill My Math is used in kindergarten through fifth grade, and McGraw-Hill Glencoe Math is used in sixth through eighth grade. My Math (k-5)/ Glencoe Math (6-8)

  • Students in ninth and tenth grade math learn through a combination of Savvas and Math XL.  This prepares our students for the transition to high school. Savvas Integrated Math (9th) and Math XL (9)

Supplemental Math 

  • We believe in individualized instruction and use 3 different, age appropriate programs to help individualize student learning for math.  Students in grades k-2 use STMath, a program which teaches mathematical concepts through logic exercises. STMath (k-2)

  • Grade 3-5 learn through iReady Math. This program uses engaging animation and real world applications to teach math concepts. iReady (3-5)

  • Grades 6-8 follow their individualized path and are reinforced on daily lessons through Math Space which allows students to show their work along the way and allows teachers to help correct misconceptions as needed. Math Space (6-8)

  • Reflex Math is an adaptive and individualized program for mastering basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Reflex Math

  • Savvas Reading provides Tier 1 instruction to our students in grades K-6 with integrated learning. This basal program combines the different aspects of literacy along with resources to support both struggling readers and excelling students. Savvas Reading Street

  • In our lower elementary Classes, students focus on phonics and phonological awareness using the research based Michael Heggerty program which combines rhythm, routine, and actions to the learning. Heggerty Phonics

  • Our Junior High Students learn the Utah Common Core Standards through the study of novels, class discussions, vocabulary investigation, and writing opportunities.

Supplemental Literacy

  • We supplement our readers with Lexia, a program which individualizes instruction for students based on diagnostic tests. Lexia

Other programs used:

  • Mystery Science is used to teach the Utah SEED Standards in grades K-3.  This is an interactive program where students experience the scientific process through questioning, hypothesizing, creating, and testing. Mystery Science (k-3)

  • Grades 4-6 are using Mosa Mack Science to learn the Utah SEED Standards. Much like Mystery Science, this too is an interactive program where students experience the scientific process through questioning, hypothesizing, creating, and testing. Mosa Mack (4-6)

  • The Junior High Students may also use Mosa Mack and Mystery Science to help teach the standards.  Their main focus is in using Gizmos, an online program which allows students to experience the scientific process, as well as the Utah State Board of Education’s OER (Open Educational Resources) books for students. Open Education Resources (4th, 8th) and Gizmos

  • Our Ninth grade students focus on Biology through McGraw-Hill. This text, in conjunction with course lab work allows students to learn through hands-on experiences. Inspire Science

  • All grade levels may take advantage of our Space Simulator from Infinidi learning. This program supports what students are learning in the classroom through interactive mission. Space Simulator

  • We strive to teach the whole child at Early Light Academy. For this, we teach all of our students the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People through the Leader in Me Program by Steven Covey. Leader in Me helps schools create well-rounded learners by developing the whole-person and preparing students to become life-ready leaders. Leader in Me

  • Junior High students use Suite 360 for social emotional learning. This program is a comprehensive character development curriculum that helps students better understand themselves and others. Suite 360

  • 4th Grade Health curriculum is Botvin Lifeskills which is the recommended program by the Utah State Board of Education. Botvin Lifeskills (4th and 8th)
  • The 8th Grade Health curriculum is also Botvin Lifeskills as well as Teen Health (McGraw-Hill)
  • All grade levels have access to Nearpod which is provided through the Utah State Board of Education. Nearpod is a collection of lessons supplement all grades levels and all subject matter. Nearpod