At Moscow Charter School we continue to evolve our challenging curriculum to keep pace with current best educational practices. We will be refocusing our learning approaches to connect to STEAM Education which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. MCS is emphasizing these subjects in an effort to keep our curriculum on the cutting edge.
You will find a great deal of information about the STEAM movement because it is a nationwide effort to address American educational needs in the new global landscape. Recent studies have shown that America's students are falling behind in STEAM disciplines and are far less interested in STEAM careers than their international peers.
• My Math: K-5 Glencoe Math 6-8 - problem-solving, experiential based math concepts
• Harcourt Trophies: Language Arts/Reading
• Foss Science: hands-on developmentally appropriate investigations
Moscow Charter School Board has adopted the Core Curriculum Standards for the core academic subjects. The Board of Directors has approved a curriculum aligned with the state achievement standards. Moscow Charter School participates in the Idaho Schools Accountability Plan and the statewide testing programs including Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI), Direct Writing and Direct Math Assessments, and the Idaho Standard Acheivement Test (ISAT).
Moscow Charter School uses IDLA classes to supplement our available course offerings. Students in grades 6-8 may use an elective period for school-supervised IDLA coursework in subjects not offered at MCS, such as foreign languages. IDLA courses taken outside this elective period will not be considered school-supervised and must be taken under parental supervision outside of school hours. IDLA courses may not be used to replace courses that are already offered at MCS, except for the Gifted and Talented program. Please see IDLA Policy for more information.
Specialty classes are taught throughout the day. K-5 students are with their homeroom classes for science, social studies and the specialty classes, as well as, during recess, lunch, school meetings, special occasions, and field trips.