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Across all grade levels, our students benefit from carefully chosen curriculum taught by teachers who seek to stimulate learning with creative, best-practice classroom techniques.
The selection and implementation of
A variety of Christian and secular publishers provide curriculum resources at WCGS. Publishers
We have not adopted CCSS. Here is our perspective:
From its inception, Wheaton Christian Grammar School has embedded excellence into the fabric of the Christ-centered education offered its students. For over 75 years, WCGS continues its commitment to a rigorous academic program that prepares our graduates to excel and experience success as they move on to high school.
The Common Core State Standards (initiated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers) have been adopted by more than 40 states, including Illinois in 2010. The intent was to provide a clear set of educational expectations (
As a private and distinctively Christian school, Wheaton Christian Grammar School is free to establish its curriculum independent of state and federal control.
The educational program and curriculum at WCGS are already aligned to strong, national academic standards generated by the educational leaders at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
WCGS is committed to the regular and rigorous evaluation of our educational program, standards, and curriculum, and will make decisions in these areas based on our own mission and values. We do not currently plan to adopt or implement the CCSS since we are already aligned to rigorous standards that address declarative, procedural, and contextual knowledge across the disciplines for
Wheaton Christian Grammar School is excited to implement a new K-5 mathematics curriculum published by Purposeful Design. Purposeful Design Mathematics emphasizes skill development and concept understanding. A primary goal of the series is for students to become skilled in mathematical algorithms—the processes and formulas for doing math accurately—but more importantly for students to develop a strong and deep understanding of the math concepts being studied. They will not only get
WCGS students will cultivate the five strands of mathematical proficiency as they achieve mathematical knowledge:
1. Understanding – concepts, operations, and relationships
2. Computing – skills
3. Applying – formulas, strategies, and procedures appropriately
4. Reasoning – explaining, justifying, and extending logic from known elements to unknown
5. Engaging – seeing mathematics as sensible, useful, and doable
Glencoe Math, a robust middle school and high school math program, engages students to develop critical thinking skills in mathematics. Interactive, highly customizable, and adaptable, Glencoe Math provides the tools necessary to expand understanding using the latest technology. The series offers a great blend of print and digital content to fit the needs of diverse learners in a dynamic
Glencoe Math is represented in five progressive courses: Course 1, Course 2, Course 3, Math Accelerated, and Algebra.
For more information about WCGS curriculum, please contact Mrs. Susan Macaluso, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.