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1 College starts here!

2 Should schools be more like video games? Ms. Price wanted to find a way for students to become more excited about learning and more successful. She wanted her students to be as interested in school as they are in learning to ride a bike or play a video game.

3 She knew she would have to work with her students to create a shared vision of what this new classroom would look like.

4 What if school was organized into levels so students were working to be successful, not based on their age, but on their performance?

5 What if students had a manual that explained exactly what they need to know– and need to do– in order to be successful?

6 What if students were given time and resources to learn at their own pace and their progress was not dependent on the progress of other students?

7 So, Ms. Price knew she couldn’t do this alone and went about creating the system (Re-Inventing Schools Model) to make school more like these “what if’s.”

8 Ingenium Charter School As we move into the 2010-2011 school year: Students will be invited to partner with their teacher in their learning so they can be prepared for the 21 st century!  Students will be taught in large groups, small groups, and independently  Students will work on their own, with a group, or with Ms. Price  Students will be grouped according to skill level, and not simply by age  Students will be a lead stakeholder in their learning

9 After completing their assessments, students will create goals and a capacity matrix to monitor their learning (using the Re- Inventing Schools Model).

10 Teachers, parents, and students can keep track of student progress and parents will know how their child is doing and how to help them at home.

11 Students will know exactly what they need to learn and will understand that they are the center of their learning.

12 Teachers are excited to implement the new system (Re- Inventing Schools Model) and know it will work better for their students.

13 How Ingenium Charter School delivers this new system Full day kindergarten Up-to-date technology in classrooms and our technology learning lab Digital library Pre-college elective courses CHARACTER Counts! ethics training “Broadway Lights” performing arts After school enrichment program – tutoring, creative arts, physical education

14 Our pre-college elective courses: U.S. History: California Native American Tribes Introduction to Law: From Case to Courtroom Health and Nutrition Conversational Spanish I Technology NOW Business 101 "For the Serious Entrepreneur“ Art History

15 CHARACTER COUNTS! Program at Ingenium Charter School Today, CHARACTER COUNTS! Is the most widely implemented approach to character education, reaching millions of youth through thousands of schools & organizations. When the program is fully implemented, participants see: Improvement in academic achievement Reduction in misbehavior Increased attendance Improvement in school climate

16 CHARACTER COUNTS! – The Six Pillars of Character Trustworthiness - Think "true blue“ Respect - Think The Golden Rule Responsibility - Think being responsible for a garden or finances; or as in being solid and reliable like an oak Fairness - Think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends Caring - Think of a heart Citizenship - Think regal purple as representing the state

17 Performing Arts at Ingenium Charter School

18 Big Up Kidz Provides An Integrated After School Enrichment Program Ingenium Charter School provides an After School Program (ASP) aligned with the daily classroom curriculum Program is provided by Big Up Kidz

19 Purpose of After School Program  To provide a safe place for your child during the critical hours between school dismissal and parents arrival home from work  To increase the student’s overall success in school through use of literacy programs and support of the instructional day’s lessons  To build healthy relationships between students and mentors/adults  To help students build self-confidence and a positive self image

20 After School Program Basic Information Days of Operation: Every day that the school is open Hours of Operation: 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Minimum Day Hours of Operation: 12:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Daily Breakdown: Classes will be broken down into approximately one hour segments, with a 20-30 minute snack break. Location: Ingenium Charter School (There will be no transporting of the students) Late Pick Ups: There will be a 30 minute grace period, you will be able to pick up your child until 6:30 P.M. every day

21 ASP Academic Components Classes that help to strengthen your child academically may include: foreign language, mad science, mental math, creative writing, reading rocks, geography, etc.

22 ASP Life Skills Classes We also provide classes that help teach life skills such as gardening, yoga, cooking, etc.

23 ASP Physical Education Classes Physical education classes help to keep your child healthy and fit. Your child will participate in 30-40 minutes of Physical Education daily during the After School Program.

24 ASP Creative Arts Module Creative arts classes may include: music related classes, visual arts and performing arts.

25 After School Program Fee There is a possibility of having two different programs, depending on funding availability  ASES-Funded After School Program  Paid Program

26 ASES Funded After School Program We will know if funding is available for this program in late August This program will be free to students and parents (with the exception of a $25 registration fee) This program serves 84 students Attendance Policy  Students must attend 5 days a week  Students must attend 3 hours per day  Students who are not able to adhere to the attendance policy will be dis-enrolled from the program

27 ASP – Paid Program This program will be used if ASES funding is not available This program will be funded through payments from parents Cost: Approximately $25-$30 per week flat rate (not daily)  Parents must pay whether student is present in the program or not, in order to continue their enrollment in the program  Payments must be pre-paid, one week in advance  Any overdue payments will result in a dis-enrollment of the student  Program will have a more flexible attendance policy

28 After School Program Elements Elements  Physical Education/Snack  Homework with Tutoring  Enrichment  Literacy and Intervention  Field Trips  Creative Arts  Healthy Snack

29 = our communication portal with families, students, & community

30 Ingenium Charter School web site = our communication portal

31 “The RISC Aproach to Schooling is the most comprehensive and well-articulated approach to standards-based reform in the country.” Robert J. Marzano Leading education researcher

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