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The Prepared Mind Pillar at Athlos Academy of Utah is centered on academic programs that will prime students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills they need to excel. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to construct meaningful connections and deeper understanding of core content.
Our teachers use instructional strategies that promote curiosity, collaboration, and a culture of positivity. We believe having a Prepared Mind is as much about learning how to learn and succeed as it is about academic knowledge.
Athlos Academy of Utah uses these curricula for literacy:
Grades K-5 use Wonders
Grades 6-8 use StudySync
Athlos Academy of Utah uses two curricula for math.
Grades K–5 use Bridges math curriculum
Grades 6–8 use CPM math curriculum
Our intrinsic attraction to the natural world invites learners to engage in life, physical, and earth science content and practices. Through observation and experimentation, we come to better understand the scientific processes that impact the world in which we live. Athlos Academy uses selected Full Option Science System (FOSS) kits to support the science program and rich investigations. These hands-on, active science investigations promote analysis, deep conversations, and connections. In alignment with the Next Generation and State Science Standards, the Athlos science program also incorporates the engineering practices of analyzing a problem, developing a solution, and redesigning the proposal after evaluation.
In addition to FOSS, Athlos Academy utilizes original science units, developed with purposeful connections to the Healthy Body Pillar. All units are built around intriguing guiding questions, essential science concepts, inquiry-based activities, and meaningful connections. Our budding scientists have multiple opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills through engaging projects.
In order to improve instruction and allow for data-driven decision-making, Athlos Academy of Utah conducts interim assessments using assessments aligned to Utah’s academic standards. The results of these assessments are used to inform classroom instruction and identify the supports needed for individual students.
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that identifies students’ strengths and weaknesses, measures growth, and supports data-driven differentiated instruction. It provides comprehensive insight into student learning across K–12 skills to help you meet the needs of all students. i-Ready Online Instruction provides a personalized learning pathway for students based on their Diagnostic results. Online Instruction targets skill gaps to help students who are behind access grade-level content, and it provides challenges and enrichment for students who are on grade level.
Formerly Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Acadience Reading is a universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade (K–3 at Athlos). The assessment is comprised of six brief measures that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master to become a proficient reader. These measures are used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy skills in order to provide timely instructional support and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties.
Readiness Improvement Success Empowerment (RISE) is Utah’s computer adaptive standards assessment. RISE offers students, teachers, and parents an improved overall experience and an opportunity to work collaboratively towards following the Utah State Core Standards. RISE replaced SAGE starting with the 2018–2019 school year.
The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) is Utah’s alternate assessment system. The DLM content standards, called Essential Elements, (EEs) bridge grade-level content standards to academic expectations for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
At Athlos, ACCESS is administered to K–8 students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It’s given annually to monitor students’ progress in learning academic English. WIDA’s five English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards: Social & Instructional Language, Language of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and test forms are divided into five grade-level clusters (testing grades 1–8).
Utah’s Kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile (KEEP) is intended to inform various stakeholders, such as parents, teachers, and leadership, on the academic and social-emotional development of entering and exiting kindergarten students.
August 21 – October 29, 2018
October 30, 2018 – January 11, 2019
January 12 – March 25, 2019
March 26 – May 31, 2019