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Curriculum

  • At Early Light Academy we use Core Knowledge to teach history in grades K-3. 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.

  • The fifth grade classes experience United States History through interactive Notebooks created by Lovin Lit which provides students with an integrated approach to learning US history while reinforcing what is being learned through hands-on activities.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

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.

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

  • 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.

  • Savvas Reading provides 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This couples well with Second Steps which is a Social Emotional Learning curriculum which helps students gain the skills they need to become caring, confident, and capable learners and problem solvers.