It’s the beginning of summer break and we know that many parents look for good summer reading lists for their little ones. While there are many many great books out there for kids to read here are some great suggestions from E.D. Hirsch‘s Core Knowledge Curriculum. We hope your kids find this list to be a great start to their summer! Note: I may earn money or products from the companies, products, or links mentioned

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We’ve had many questions about our math curriculum – Singapore Math. Below, one of our parent volunteers, Stacey Gibson researched and wrote about the curriculum to help answer some of your most pressing questions about it. Note: New Summit will not be using the common core version of Singapore Math. Singapore Math The Singapore Math curriculum has been used in the country of Singapore since the 1980’s. Singapore consistently ranks among the top countries in the world

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New Summit is now officially approved, having met our enrollment condition from district 20. As the first new charter school in D20 in 20 years, we are excited for the opportunity for the many families who have not had a viable charter option for their kids. Enrollment will continue for students of all districts and grades K-6 until 3/30/18, at which time enrollments will be done on a space available basis. New Summit is located

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At New Summit Charter Academy, we believe in helping our students love learning. We want to make learning fun and exciting. Since we’re a new school, we want to know, what does a love of learning look like to YOU? Love of Learning Contest We are holding a contest for our enrolled students (K-6) to enter. We want to see the creativity and artistry flow in showing us what a love of learning looks like. It could be

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While charter schools don’t always have all the bells and whistles that well funded neighborhood schools have, they have some distinct advantages that are sometimes overlooked. New Summit will be no exception, all of these things are advantages we will have. Charter schools pick their own curriculum. While still accountable for the overall performance of the school, charters can pick what they teach, and how they teach it. Which means they are not bound by

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HOW “LITERACY FIRST” CAN BENEFIT YOUR 4TH-6TH GRADER Often when we think of reading, our thoughts immediately go to young readers. But at New Summit Charter Academy, Literacy First has benefits for your intermediate elementary students as well. Here are three for you to consider. Reading Buddies At New Summit, older students will be reading to emergent readers on an ongoing basis. This advances everyone. The younger students hear what fluent reading sounds like, and

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Here is a handy video on how to complete your enrollment. If you have just signed up online and were redirected to this screen, watch the video, and then check your email (including your spam folder) to find your confirmation and instructions on how to complete your enrollment at D20.

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kindergarten Readiness

At New Summit, we understand the importance of children being ready to begin their exciting adventure in Kindergarten and having Kindergarten readiness. Here is a list of kindergarten readiness skills which you can work on now, to ensure your student is prepared for this first, critical year of school. Kindergarten Readiness Checklist   Literacy/Reading  Recognizing/naming alphabet letters  Rhyming  Reading to Kids, talking about vocabulary  First Sounds  Handwriting: first name with capital and

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