Curriculum Design – Common Core Standards
The Common Core standards, which are being implemented school-wide beginning 2013-2014, are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. Imagine Weston is committed to ensuring all of our students receive the latest instruction including technology and are ready for the future.
Imagine Schools’ Academic Excellence Framework
This year we will follow the tenets of the Imagine Schools Academic Excellence Framework. All Stakeholders: School leaders, Regional Leaders, Executive Vice Presidents, Governing Board Members, Teachers, Parents, and Students will understand the importance of and use the Cycle of the 4 E’s:
- Establish – Laying the foundation for the goals you want to attain and developing the path to reach those goals.
- Equip – Obtaining the resources (knowledge, strategies, relationships, capital, technology) you need to accomplish your goals.
- Engage – Employing your resources and taking the necessary steps to execute your plan.
- Evaluate – Assessing the outcomes and taking stock of the effectiveness in accomplishing your goals..
Imagine Middle School West adheres to the philosophies/tenets of the Association for Middle Level Education (www.amle.org). This organization promotes the development of young adolescent through exploration, integration of curriculum, and the spirit of teaming. We also believe in the infusion of Imagine’s Character Education “Digging Deeper” into curriculum and modeled daily by staff.