STEAM PROGRAM

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS INITIATIVE

A component of the art program in which the students learn to use state-of-the-art technology to produce computer-generated artwork.

EXTENDED FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL)

A program, being phased in at the school, and currently in grades K-4, in which the students receive Spanish language arts instruction, and science instruction in Spanish.

FAMILY LITERACY NIGHTS

Parent workshops, held at night, designed to provide parents with information relevant to their children’s education and strategies that will improve their effectiveness when working with their children.

FAMILY LITERACY PROJECT

A program for parents and children that focuses on the acquisition of English as a second language; developing literacy skills; acquiring techniques for working with their children; and participating in facilitator-led sessions during which parents work directly on home learning projects.

PARTNERSHIPS and/or collaborative projects with Baptist Hospital and potential designation for Wesley Matthews as a Professional Development School.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN (PRE-K)

Consisting of 2 classes of 4 year-olds in the VPK Program.

TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE

An emphasis on the infusion of technology that involves a systematic approach to students’ acquisition of computer skills.