The diversity of our students requires a strategic approach in addressing specific and unique student needs. HHG instructional staff utilize four primary methods of varying the curriculum through the use of differentiated instruction. Specially, our teachers focus on content, process, product and environment, in their instructional delivery. This approach aligns with Lev Vygotsky’s Theory of Readiness and Bloom’s Taxonomy, allowing our teachers to embrace a varied set of teaching strategies to ensure the curriculum is effectively implemented to assist students in attaining essential skills and achieving mastery.
A guaranteed and viable curriculum is the first factor in having the most impact on student achievement (Marzano, 2003). To provide a solid academic foundation, we offer a rigorous education in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Additionally, our schools have adopted Michigan’s Model for Health Curriculum and the award-winning Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum. Our curriculum is aligned to state and common core standards, housed within a dynamic, web-based structure referred to as the Curriculum Crafter®Tool (“CCT”), is flexible to ensure all students master grade level content expectations.
Our schools focus on bridging national and international communities through education. For all of our schools, this program element will be the hallmark of the student educational experience – to grapple with and understand what it means to be a global citizen. The international focus is enhanced through exchange programs, where, beginning in sixth grade, students will be offered the opportunity to engage in an educational and cultural exchange program with the international sister schools in Europe.
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