Enriched Science Curriculum
St. Charles School has added HMH Science Dimensions, a research-tested program developed by science educators and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) advisors to help teachers and students approach science learning through integrated, exploratory activities and rich NGSS content.
Students learn to think like scientists through exploration, analysis, application, and explanation. Students collect evidence, reflect in writing, discuss their findings, and explain their results—advancing their literacy skills and their understanding of critical science concepts.
Where will instruction take students? With HMH Field Trips powered by Google® Expeditions, the answer is virtually anywhere with 360-degree virtual field trips that allow students to travel through history, explore the world, and witness scientific wonders, creating a "window-on-the-world" interactive classroom!
Concept-Centered Social Studies Program
California Studies Weekly, Grades K-5 St. Charles School has adopted a research-based social studies program for grades K-5: California Studies Weekly. The program provides a new booklet every week and students will engage in hands-on curriculum, where they can highlight, take notes, and complete learning strategies right on the publication. Students also have access to the online learning platform and can delve deeper into history through images and videos. Integrated with close reading strategies and language arts standards, the weekly content presents rich information and enables students to apply reading, interactive note-taking, and writing skills into social studies.
TCI History Alive, Grades 6-8 Middle School students use History Alive!, with content and activities that are highly interactive and aligned with California History-Social Studies Standards. Students grasp important details and gain understanding of the "big ideas" across geography and over time. Each unit begins with a Big Idea and an Essential Question and incorporates graphic notetaking, groupwork, and student discovery learning.
Grade 6: History Alive! The Ancient World
Grade 7: History Alive! The Medieval Word and Beyond
Grade 8: History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism