3rd - 5th Grade
Students at this grade level begin a six-course rotation. Religion, math, language arts/reading, science, and social studies are taught in a center-based environment. Project-based learning and direct instruction activities are blended into the curriculum with the continued use of robust technology tools. This framework enables our educators to reach every student through differentiated instruction allowing us to be responsive to student’s readiness, interests and learning preferences. Advanced Learning Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) is our gifted program where Intermediate students in grades 3rd – 5th begin to explore advanced curriculum.
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St. James Cathedral School’s curriculum aligns with the Sunshine State Standards (now called Next Generation Sunshine State Standards or NGSSS) which are broad statements that describe the knowledge or ability that a student should be able to demonstrate by the end of every grade level. At the heart of a Catholic education, however, is an approach that nurtures the whole person — academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. Accordingly, we evaluate all our approaches, methods, resources, and curriculum materials with the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools per the Diocese of Orlando. Our mission is far greater than a single day or a particular component of curriculum; we are forming Christians who Come to Learn. Leave to Serve.