Agamim Classical Academy uses the Core Knowledge curriculum sequence for grades K-8. *Please note that the Core Knowledge Curriculum is not the same as the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
From the Core Knowledge Foundation: (www.coreknowledge.org):
The idea behind Core Knowledge is simple and powerful: knowledge builds on knowledge. The more you know, the more you are able to learn. This insight, well-established by cognitive science, has profound implications for teaching and learning. Nearly all of our most important goals for education–greater reading comprehension, the ability to think critically and solve problems, even higher test scores–are a function of the depth and breadth of our knowledge.
By outlining the precise content that every child should learn in language arts and literature, history and geography, mathematics, science, music, and the visual arts, the Core Knowledge curriculum represents a first-of-its kind effort to identify the foundational knowledge every child needs to reach these goals–and to teach it, grade-by-grade, year-by-year, in a coherent, age-appropriate sequence. To view the curriculum sequence for K-8, click the link here.
We are dedicated to the idea that every child deserves a rigorous, lively, and coherent education.