Academic Approach

 
Oakhill Academy is a STEAM school which means that we approach teaching as an interdisciplinary, cross-curriculum, real-world process where core subjects are integrated, not taught in isolation, much like what students will encounter in this world of global diversity. Rigorous, core curriculum is applied through STEAM-focused projects/activities and aligned to our adopted curriculum, which is based on the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science State Standards.
 
What you see on a STEAM campus
• student engagement • researchers • experimentation • risk takers • designers • redesigning • art • creativity • presentations • self-discovery • real-world relevance • rigor • perseverance • critical thinkers • project-based learning • 21st Century skills • student driven projects • collaboration • creative problem solvers • engineers • exploration • innovative thinkers • academic excellence • inquiring minds • technology literate students • community • students happy to go to school • teachers who believe that learning is never a done deal…
 
 
GOALS
The objective of Oakhill Academy is to achieve the highest academic standards within all grades, as well as to:
 
  • Provide an appreciation for education and love of learning while emphasizing the fundamentals of how to study, gather and organize material, listen, think, and reason both independently and cooperatively.
  • Teach children to read with understanding in order to attain a strong foundation in English, mathematics, and science while allowing sufficient flexibility to encourage creativity within structured programs.
  • Introduce children to the world through history and geography with the purpose of fostering better understanding and tolerance of other cultures while expanding global awareness.
  • Help children develop an appreciation of the performing and fine arts, especially art, music, drama, and dance.
  • Expose children to foreign languages and cultures, especially French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Introduce basic sports and skills stressing the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Advance interpersonal communication skills, which aid in the development of poise and self-confidence in social interactions.
  • Instruct children in the democratic governing process and foster an awareness of the child’s role in family, school, community, nation, and world in order to become responsible contributing citizens of the twenty-first century.