Character Education/Anti-Bullying/Social Emotional Learning/Positive Behavior Support
The Delta School curriculum encompasses a comprehensive program that includes: character education, anti-bullying, social emotional learning, and positive behavior support. These programs are integrated into the curriculum to help promote healthy, confident, and socially aware students.
The Delta School Art program is an essential component of the school curriculum that promotes educational, emotional and social growth. The course of study not only enables students to express themselves creatively, but also improves motor skills, focus, visual learning and self-confidence.
Students are exposed to the fundamentals of art that includes: basic drawing, watercolors, painting, and jewelry making. The course not only focuses on students creating art, but also emphasizes art history and art appreciation.
Reading Center/School-Wide Literacy Program
The Delta School-wide Literacy program emphasizes comprehensive reading instruction for all students. Since the ability to read is vital to functioning in a literate society, reading is taught as a skill, not a subject.
The Delta School Reading Center houses a broad range of materials for both remedial and enrichment instruction. The reading specialist, a certified professional, provides support services, diagnostic assessments, and individual and small-group classroom instruction. An integrated approach to instruction and assessment that includes reading, writing and spelling is utilized.
Computer-assisted instruction at the Delta School enhances teacher instruction and allows students to use a multi-sensory approach to learning. Computer instruction permits students to learn at their own pace and provides them with immediate feedback. All reading programs are research-based and differentiated in order to instruct a wide range of students.
Through professional in-service development, teachers are taught to provide direct reading instruction using the SRA (Science Research Associates) Corrective Reading Program that provides mastery of essential reading skills. A literature-based program is utilized with students not requiring corrective reading.