Imagine Schools Standards-Based Curriculum
At Imagine Schools, we have developed a curriculum that guides teachers and students toward the high level of learning expected in today’s world. This process is used every time lessons and assessments are planned. It describes the curriculum and, along with the Imagine Schools School Design Model, sets the parameters for teaching and learning in an effective classroom. The curriculum represents the best thinking of education professionals, as well as the input of business and community members as to the needs of students in a global society.
The curriculum is characterized by challenging academic standards that lead to high achievement for all students. Standards are clearly articulated at each grade level, building upon a solid content base in each academic subject. Students expand prior knowledge through a spiraled thematic curriculum, focusing on inquiry and project-based applications of key concepts and universal ideas. Instructional practices vary, ensuring that teachers meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles.
The curriculum provides students and teachers with world class learning opportunities, with a focus on the following:
- Learner centered results
- Authentic and challenging materials and activities
- Critical thinking and creative problem solving
- Technology as a learning tool
- A hands-on, minds-on approach to learning
- Personal and global perspectives
- Reflection and exchange of ideas
- Interdisciplinary thematic units
We believe that engaging students in a rigorous standards-based curriculum is essential to student achievement and success. The curriculum characteristics allow for flexibility, yet maintain high and appropriate expectations for all. At Imagine Schools, the curriculum ensures that students enjoy the moment, and learn for a lifetime.
Our dual-language program follows the 90/10 model. Starting in Kindergarten, 90% of their day is in Spanish; 10% in English. In first grade, students receive 80% of their instruction in Spanish; 20% in English. Our daily academic program is systematic and consistent to provide students with the tools to be successful in both languages. We at Imagine Coachella, believe in educating the whole child. Our students are taught in other subjects including mathematics, social studies, and science.
Before/After School Program
We offer many enrichment opportunities to students. During our after school program, we offer a variety of activities including: ballet folklórico and other dance classes, music, and art. We also assist the children in completing their homework and give students the instructional support in the form of tutoring. Our before school program starts at 6:30am for early drop-off. Being that our students are in Kinder/1st grade, we feel it is important to give parents 2 options for pick-up, 4:30pm and 6pm. Students must be signed up in the before/after school program in order to participate.
Events and Festivals
Imagine Coachella believes that educating children is a partnership between parents and the school. For this reason, we feel that it is important to provide parents and students with the opportunity to celebrate being part of a school community. We will hold the following events semi-monthly: Meet Your Teacher Nights, Back to School Night, Day of the Dead, Winter Festival, Cesar Chavez Celebration, Arts and Crafts Sale, Farmer’s Market, Open House, and Cinco de Mayo. We hope to see you there!