Our Grade School Philosophy
Adams Traditional Academy is an accredited public charter school located in north Phoenix. ATA provides a better choice for families to help their children excel during their grade school years. A child’s success in high school and college is directly related to the foundation of his/her education.
ATA provides curriculum and education objectives that go beyond the state standards. The curriculum is presented in a teacher-led, whole-classroom, direct instruction approach that inspires individual learning.
We utilize the Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence in addition to the Spalding Integrated Language Arts, Singapore Math, Open Court Reading, Excellence in Writing and Latin programs. We also provide a strong science lab component in order to develop well-rounded, competent grade school students.
The Excitement of Learning at Adams Traditional Academy
Keys to Academic Success
Because of the high academic standards at Adams Traditional Academy, personal accountability and responsibility is a focus for all grade levels. Regular testing, assignment grading and long-term reports and projects are required so students may grow academically and in self-esteem. These items are also used to determine intervention needs at the individual level. Homework is integral for student success. Regular review and reinforcement of classroom instruction is vital for drill and practice.
Good citizenship involves respecting the staff and the other students at school. We have high behavioral standards. Being respectful of teachers, staff and other students is key to learning to be a good citizen. Arriving to class on time and striving to have consistent attendance teaches responsibility and accountability that are essential to success in college and career. The grade school years are formative and will be the students’ foundation for higher learning and leadership.
ADAMS TRADITIONAL ACADEMY CURRICULUM
Special Education – Students with special education needs receive high quality support and instruction. At Adams Traditional Academy, our special needs support meets or exceeds all state standards.
Current Events – We are training students to be leaders in future generations. We want them to learn to think critically about the world around them. As such, current events are included in all curriculum areas as appropriate.