The Haynsworth Experience:
Our curriculum is a scholastic program using State approved texts that provide a foundation of reading, phonics, language, spelling, science, math and social studies. Textbook learning is also supplemented by enrichment programs for students working above grade level.
Language Arts & Reading:
Our reading curriculum includes instruction that centers around vocabulary, phonics, fluency, phonemic awareness and comprehension. Each day, students participate in The Daily Five – a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals. The Daily Five is more than a management system or a curriculum framework; it is a structure that will help students develop the habits that lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.
Our math lessons include hands-on interactive learning activities and visual instruction that teaches concepts, step-by-step. Our lesson plans are flexible, to allow differentiated instruction based on the needs of each student.
Throughout our studies, students will use the inquiry process to explain results. We also use experiments to apply curriculum to real-life situations.
Students will focus on grade-level topics to become thoughtful citizens, make connections between past and present and possess the knowledge needed to understand social issues.
Haynsworth builds upon the basic foundation of learning with hands-on programs in Art and Music. Children are engaged in fun and stimulating art and music classroom activities to provide them with basic skills and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of the arts.
Our students continue to learn the Spanish language through familiar songs, stories and physical activities in the classroom under the direction of a trained Spanish teacher.
Entrance into the elementary grades is based on a satisfactory parent and child interview by the Director and qualifying test results. An entrance test is required enabling the school to assess each student for appropriate academic placement.
A National Achievement Test is administered in the Spring.
Parent/teacher conferences are held at the end of the first nine weeks, second nine weeks and in the spring. A parent is required to attend these conferences. Unscheduled conferences may be held upon request of the teacher or parents throughout the year.
Hours are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. A Late Stay Program is available for before and after school.