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OVERVIEW

Mountain View School seeks to increase student achievement across content areas by providing a reliable, sustainable framework to improve learning that instills our students with 21st-century skills, the 4 C’s (Collaborator, Communicator, Critical Thinker, and Creator), STEAM literacy, and strategies. Mountain View promotes individualized, personalized, and differentiated instructional practices that support inquiry-based and experiential learning, engineering principles, and performance-based assessment. STEAM education is embedded in all grade levels, and is designed to connect our students with the potential career and technical education pathways that will be available to them at Shadow Ridge High School: Graphic Design, Digital Communications, Engineering, and Business & Marketing.

CORE COURSES

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Mathematics

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 grades 4-8, we use the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum delivered by Imagine Learning (4-5) or McGraw Hill (6-8). Students construct mathematical knowledge by actively engaging in authentic math tasks which connect and deepen prior knowledge.

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Language Arts

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.

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Science

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.

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Social Studies

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.

PRESCHOOL

The Dysart Unified School District Preschool Program offers a developmental approach to learning which includes art, music, motor, pre-literacy and readiness activities for both typically developing students and students with identified needs.

Growing Minds

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.


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Developmental

Developmental preschool services are provided by certified special education and related services staff based on identified student needs.


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Role Model

Opportunity for typically developing young children to attend preschool and serve as a peer model to foster collaboration, development and tolerance.


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STEM SIGNATURE PROGRAM

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Mountain View is a Pre-K through 8th grade school that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics into everything we do. We are an AdvancED STEAM certified school! In all content areas, students learn to use the Engineering Design Process to solve real-world problems, design and evaluate their solutions. All of our students apply the content skills they have mastered in class to solve new challenges that arise from a rapidly changing world. Our students are taught to be creators, collaborators, communicators, and critical thinkers.

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Physical Education

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.

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