CCSS: An Overview For Parents-English Language Arts & Mathematics in NC Public Schools

Two elements define and distinguish teaching and learning at Eno River Academy: rigor and innovation.

We expect kids to perform at high levels and student engagement levels are atypically high due to our regular use of learning activities that are collaborative, interdisciplinary, hands-on, and multi-sensory in nature.

It is not uncommon to see students working in teams to solve academic and design challenges. Technology works behind the scenes to support our learning objectives.

A STEAM focus is taking our rigor and innovation to even greater heights. This model is being used to deliver the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Reading and Math, as required of all North Carolina public schools. Meanwhile, the NC Essential Standards guide our instruction in Social Studies and Science. The Common Core is known for its heightened expectations as well as clear articulation across grade levels. Teachers are provided with a variety of resources to meet these standards. You can find more information regarding the CCSS at Elementary-level teachers rely on a workshop approach for teaching Math, Reading, & Writing. This model fosters student independence and provides a structure that allows teachers to routinely work with individual and/or small groups of students on their biggest learning needs. 

An innovative schedule supports our innovative curriculum. For students in Grades K-5, we offer twice-a-week Spanish and three times per week of Engineering, Music, and Art.  Due to our innovative Middle School schedule, our students are able to choose from a variety of daily, arts-centered enrichment offerings: Band, Strings, Performing Arts Production,  and Fine Arts.