El Mirage Elementary School is a Health and Wellness Academy. In addition to our college and career focus, our signature program will emphasize health and wellness of the mind and body for all students, staff, and families. We believe college and career readiness involves proficiency and above in the core subjects of reading, writing, and math, and the exposure to social studies and science topics that empower our students to become well-rounded individuals.
For grades K-3, Dysart Schools use Florida Virtual, Math in Focus and Illustrative Mathematics for instruction. Students develop their skills in counting, operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations, fractions, measurement/data, and geometry. For grade 4, we use the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum delivered by Imagine Learning. Students construct mathematical knowledge by actively engaging in authentic math tasks which connect and deepen prior knowledge.
Dysart schools use 95 Percent Group Phonics, HMH Into Reading, Florida Virtual, CommonLit, HMH Journeys, and SAVVAS myPerspectives to develop literacy skills in Phonological awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension. Students develop their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and language use as described in the state standards for each grade level.
Dysart schools use Discovery Science Tech book curriculum, as well as Generation Genius and Mystery Science. Students actively participate in science practices, and look through the lens of cross cutting concepts, as they explore the content described in the state standards for each grade level.
Dysart Schools use the Florida Virtual, McGraw Hill Networks, and Discovery Education curriculums for the instruction of Social Studies. Students engage in inquiry based instruction where they explore the various content described in the state standards for each grade level.
Our mantra is “learn through play.” Learn through play is a core value that supports cognitive skills, physical growth, new vocabulary, social skills, and literacy skills.
Developmental preschool services are provided by certified special education and related services staff based on identified student needs.
HMH Into Reading
Students will build strong reading foundational literacy, writing, listening, and speaking skills with Into Reading. Students receive 120 minutes of reading and writing instruction everyday to ensure we are growing strong readers.
Math in Focus
Students learn foundational skills and are challenged to become fluent mathematicians with Math in Focus. They use problem solving skills to understand the meaning of numbers, graphs, shapes, and more. The hands-on manipulatives also offer the opportunity to solve problems with real life applications.
Illustrative Math is a new program that will build mathematics skills, and grow our students into life-long math learners. Students look at numbers in multiple ways and learn to work together to solve math problems.
Science is taken to a whole new level with Discovery Education. Students explore topics with engaging experiences that are hands-on and integrated with reading and writing.
Students learn about history, geography, economics, and government with the online learning-based program Florida Virtual. Reading and writing in social studies is the key to become strong citizens.
These programs help to provide intervention and enrichment to our students in the areas of math and reading. Students in grades 3-4 are provided with additional support such as fluency, literacy growth, and skills mastery with this technology-based program.
Kindergarten to 2nd grade students become independent readers with this technology-based intervention program. They experience a multisensory experience in literacy instruction that is fun, but skills-based.
This exciting program provides our kindergarten students a multi-sensory, music based learning experience to read about a topic, listen to and sing songs, brainstorm ideas, and then write their thoughts on paper!
Students become strong readers with the 95 Percent program. This is a resource intended to meet the needs of all our students with instruction in phonics, such as short vowels, long vowels, and blends.
Students will develop skills, knowledge, and dispositions to lead physically active lives. Physical Education class will include age and physically-appropriate activities centered around fitness activities, sports, health science, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Students will utilize various locomotor and non-locomotor skills to build coordination and balance. Students will learn skills related to lifetime activities including how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, movement and how it impacts the human body, the rules, tactics, strategies, and etiquette of games and sports.