At ASFM we understand that a strong, authentic, student-centered N-12 curriculum is at the very core of our school identity. Per our school’s strategic plan, we are moving forward with N-12 alignment in all subject areas to ensure that our students’ experience at ASFM prepares them with all the knowledge and 21st century skills necessary to develop as learners and caring individuals. To this end, the school’s teachers and administration constantly renew and revise our curriculum to reflect recent advances and to build upon the most advanced current thinking about preparing all students for success in college, career, and life.
Our daily practice focuses attention on purposeful and deliberate instruction, promoting and modeling research-based best practices and increasing understanding of intentional teaching. In doing so, teachers are able to address the individual needs of our students based on evidence of learning. In order to ensure that all students receive equity of access to the curriculum, grade-level teams work together to develop unit plans to provide an ideal learning environment where students can reap the benefits.
Curriculum content is based on the Common Core for English Language Arts, Math, Next Generation Science Standards, SHAPE American for physical education, National Core Arts Standards for music and visual arts and CASEL Competencies for Social Emotional Learning. We look forward to a bright future as we strive towards our vision of improving student learning through the delivery of an innovative curriculum, based on well-researched instructional strategies.