Elementary Education Department
We Expect the Best!
Examples of some of the Focused Program Initiatives currently being used to assist students in achieving Goal 1:
After School Intervention and Remediation
ELFA: Ensuring Literacy for All strategies
Positive Behavior Support
Response to Intervention
Goal 2: Students arrive in 4th Grade on time and on level
Examples of some of the Focused Program Initiatives to achieve Goal 2
Early Childhood Education including universal Pre-K for four year old students
Leader In Me
LEADER IN ME (LIM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive school improvement model--developed in partnership with educators-- that empowers the students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
*BLE- LIM Lighthouse School
*Bains- LIM Lighthouse School
Louisiana A+ Schools is a whole school transformation model that nurtures creativity in every learner - student and teacher - by providing professional development in arts integration.Louisiana A+ Schools began in 2013 as an initiative of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA).
*BLE- LAA+ School
The K-5 standards build on the best state standards to provide detailed guidance to teachers on how to navigate their way through topics such as fractions, negative numbers, and geometry, and do so by maintaining a continuous progression from grade to grade.
The standards stress not only procedural skill but also conceptual understanding, to make sure students are learning and absorbing the critical information they need to succeed at higher levels - rather than the current practices by which many students learn enough to get by on the next test, but forget it shortly thereafter, only to review again the following year.
Having built a strong foundation K-5, students can do hands-on learning in geometry, algebra and probability and statistics. Students who have completed 7th grade and mastered the content and skills through the 7th grade will be well-prepared for algebra in grade 8.
Parent and Family Engagement