St. Eugene School has visualized the curriculum goals by subject and grade. Our school is separated into 3 departments: Primary (TK-2nd), Intermediate (3rd-5th), and Middle School (6th-8th). The Middle School students “switch” classes between 3 teachers for individual subject matter instruction.
We promote excellence in academics by implementing differentiation in our instruction. By leaning on the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model, we are able to expose our students to a single learning objective, using 4 different methodologies (I Do, We Do, Two Do, You Do). This method of instruction allows the teachers to increase student mastery with 4 exposures to a single lesson, each one using a different learning style. Our curriculum is based on Common Core Standards and Archdiocese of Los Angeles Guidelines.
Los Angeles Archdiocese Guidelines
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
Region-wide competitions take place every year in major subjects throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Competitions begin locally and then at the regional level. Placement in these competitions is highly prized.
With the aid of online programs such as Edmodo, Khan Academy, CommonLit, Seesaw, and Class Dojo, students from Transitional Kindergarten on enhance their academic skills while gaining a fluency in the online world. We have developed a curriculum to prepare students with websites, online presentations, etc…
We have been blessed to receive a grant to build our STEM lab, which will serve students in grades TK-8. The STEM lab is furnished with resources and materials that will enhance our current curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and math. Additionally, our students have the opportunity to attend Saturday classes that promote STEM. See Mr. Taylor, the 8th grade Homeroom Teacher, for more information.
We are proud to announce that we have been blessed to receive technology advancements in every class. Each class is equipped with new overhead projectors, Apple TVs, and whiteboards, that will promote our integration of technology.
We are also grateful that we have 1:1 iPads for our students. This enables us to implement technology during class time. Programs like edPuzzle, Actively Learn, and Savvas are some of the programs that we use to support student learning.