All children will be empowered to meet the demands of their future: Today!
To provide academic and social opportunities that model positive and engaging learning activities in a college career ready environment.
At Nixon we have a clear instructional vision. We believe that classroom instruction should be meaningful to students. As such, we strive to design learning experiences that:
- Are inquiry driven- students build a base of knowledge in order to conduct rigorous inquiry.
- Promote in-depth understanding- students are asked to extend beyond isolated facts and skills by being prompted to synthesize and apply knowledge to solve complex problems, synthesize across ideas, and generate original works.
- Require elaborated communication- students are asked to communicate their learning through essays, math proofs, original productions, original presentations and other means of communicating mastery in the field of study.
- Are relevant- students are engaged in learning that is personally relevant and have value beyond school.
- To accomplish this, we have adopted the American Reading Company Unit of Studies for literacy instruction and the enVision Math Curriculum in grades K-6. Teachers work together to adapt this core curriculum into unique inquiry units of study that are relevant, and tailored to the needs of Nixon students.
- This vision for instruction is true across our mono-lingual and dual-language classrooms. Please see our dual language page for further information on our vision, and pedagogical approach to dual language instruction.