At MMSA, the students are engaged in active learning set in a real world context and requiring higher-order thinking. Students consider alternatives in developing solutions and present them to an appropriate audience. An effective teacher in the classroom is very crucial for student achievement. Concept Schools recruit highly qualified and state certified teachers that will be among the brightest, most talented in their field. Their demonstrated technological skills will be infused in their curriculums. Many have advanced degrees and understand the multifaceted needs of different learners. The teachers will be provided necessary tools, equipments, technology and textbooks in order to use their talent to effectively deliver the materials to the students. Concept Schools’ model is supported with carefully selected textbooks and the students are provided the required workbooks in order to practice what they learn in class. They are allowed to check out the textbooks, novels or other printed materials to study at home. Here are some examples of the materials your student will have access at MMSA.
Treasures is a research based, comprehensive Reading Language Arts program for grades K-6 that gives educators the resources they need to help all students succeed. High quality literature coupled with explicit instruction and ample practice ensures that students grow as life-long readers and writers. Please check Concept Schools web site for more resource: http://english.conceptschools.org
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Math Connects provides opportunities for students to build their understanding of mathematical concepts and ample practice to master important skills. Most importantly, all concepts are taught through and practiced within a strong problem-solving environment, insuring that students become life-long problem solvers. Please check Concept Schools web site for more resource:http://math.conceptschools.org
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill’s dynamic science program, Science: A Closer Look, offers students exciting and accessible standards-based lessons. Engaging activities promote curiosity and foster the development of science inquiry skills. Through a consistent and structured learning cycle, students confidently build upon their experiences to develop a lifelong understanding of science concepts. Please check Concept Schools web site for more resource: http://science.conceptschools.org
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Social Studies offers students and teachers exciting standards-based materials to better understand core social studies content and skills.