Academic Curriculum for K-6
The curriculum focus at NECP this year is on academic achievement, academic structure, and vertical/horizontal planning to best help students master the curriculum across grade.
- Teachers have common planning times to foster teamwork and allow for consistency across the grade level.
- Nine week pacing guides have been developed in every subject to align instruction with North Carolina Common Core Curriculum.
- Curriculum is aligned to assessments that measure mastery of goals and objectives. Common assessments, formative assessments, benchmark assessments and progress monitoring will be used. Benchmark assessments will be given at the end of the first, second and third grading periods. These tests will correlate with grade level pacing guides. Remediation and acceleration will take place after reviewing data.
- Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade are assessed individually using DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and Reading 3D to help teachers identify the students needing intervention.
- Pacing guides are available to students and parents.
- McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders is our reading series that offers a variety of materials for classroom use and provides a home link for students to use after school. The program provides unmatched support for building a strong reading foundation:
- Accessing complex text
- Finding and using text evidence
- Engaging in collaborative conversation
- Writing to source
- Houghton Mifflin Go Math provides solid instruction, practice and assessments. Teachers have full digital access to additional online materials. The program emphasizes:
- Interactive lessons
- Research-based instructional approaches
- Best practices
- Differentiated instructional strategies
- Harcourt Science Fusion provides students a meaningful way to interact with science where they are asked to inquire, think, predict, analyze and apply. The program promotes a student-centered approach for:
- Learning science concepts and vocabulary
- Building inquiry, STEM, and 21st-century skills
- Incorporating math and writing in each science lesson
- Active reading with features to teach students how to analyze and interact with content
- Pearson myWorld Social Studies connects Social Studies content and literacy instruction with materials that are streamlined, flexible and attuned to our students. Innovative digital instruction is integrated, providing a blended program that is engaging and effective.
- Testing strategies are incorporated into daily instruction. The 12 Powerful Words are posted in every classroom. These are words that stump students when they take standardized tests.
- Test Ready and Ready NC are being used to help students become familiar with the format used for End of Grade testing.
- Study Island, which covers all core subjects, is being used in the classrooms to provide quality academic support and practice. In addition, students and parents can access Study Island at home.
- Technology is incorporated across the curriculum. Mobile labs and computer labs are available.
- SRA Reading Laboratory (from Science Research Associates) is a multilevel system of individualized instruction. The program is incorporated into the English Language Arts curriculum in grades 2-8. This program provides practice in reading comprehension, vocabulary building strategies, word pronunciation, speed reading, listening and study skills.
- State and EVASS (Education Value-Added Assessment System) NECdata is used for analyzing, discussing effective teaching methods, practices, and instruction to improve student learning.
- Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress through progress reports, newsletters, websites, phone calls, text, NECP Facebook page and Husky Happenings. Conferences are available as needed. Agendas are used in grades 2-6.
- An interventionist coordinates the Reading and Math intervention program.
Academic Curriculum Grades 7-12
- Nine weeks pacing guides have been created and being implemented in all academic areas. (share examples)
- Pacing guides will be shared with students and parents.
- All teachers in state tested areas have copies of the previous year’s EOG /EOC scores.EVAAS(Education Value-Added Assessment System is also available through Power School.
- Benchmarks are being developed to be administered at the end of each nine weeks to assess mastery of objectives being taught.
- Remediation and enrichment will be done after data from benchmarks have been calculated to ensure mastery and acceleration
- New resources have been distributed and are being utilized by each of the departments for daily instruction as well as developing formative and summative assessments and nine week benchmarks.
ELA Department: Pearson Common Core Literature: Supports
Common Core objectives through vocabulary building, convention practices, literary analysis, and reading.
Math Department: McGraw Hill: Comprehensive resources are available for daily planning and assessments aligned with the Common Core objectives. ConnectEd allows student and teacher assess to text material on line for our 7th and 8th graders.
Pearson High School Integrated Math:Allows our high school math teachers to produce engaging interactive problem solving situations. Write- In student editions allow students to record concepts that are presented. Pearson SuccessNet provides a full array of teaching resources and assessments.
Social Studies Department: McGraw Hill: provides resources for thematic concepts and skills for successful academic performance middle school and high school students.
Science Department: Through the use of two COWs (Chrome Books on Wheels) our science department is able to provide virtual labs for our students to explore our world.
- Study Island is currently available for our math and reading classes. They are sharing the COWS designated for Science and Spanish until other COWS can be purchased and they will have the resources to utilize this program that covers all subjects.
- All classrooms have the 12 Powerful Words posted and are encouraged to use on a daily basis to ensure understanding of testing questions. All state tested areas of instruction have access to Test Ready units of instruction and assessments.
- Our Electives Department has many additional courses to meet the diverse interest of students: such as Arts and Engineering, Digital Logic, Psychology, Public Speaking, Animal Science, Horticulture, STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), Robotics, Accounting, Parenting and Child Development, Yearbook, Creative Writing, and Sports Literature.
- Remediation Classes in reading and math are also new electives that we have in grades 7-12.
- AP classes are also offered in Biology, Language and Composition (Grade 11), Literature (Grade 12), Statistics, US History, and Government
- Honor classes are being taught in middle school and high school math, science, ELA, social studies, and Spanish
- After school tutoring is offered until 4:30 in all core subjects
Math : Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Social Studies/Science/ELA Tuesdays and other days as needed.
- We also offer dual enrollment with Edgecombe Community College.
Students who take classes that are transferable are required to have a 3.0 GPA and then students who take career based classes need a 2.5 GPA. Several NECP students have begun classes at Edgecombe Community College as part of the College and Career Promise Program. Students are taking classes at NECP in the morning and taking classes in the afternoon at ECC. Some of these classes include Public Speaking, English 101 , Music Appreciation and Intro to Business, Marketing, and Business Law.