The special focus of Celerity Florida Group is Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies with an emphasis on integrating technology education and including daily physical fitness.
Our program offers a challenging, college preparatory curriculum with an emphasis on project-based learning. All students are also required to participate in our Physical Fitness and Technology programs.
Our instructional program is built around researched practices that have been implemented successfully around the country. The articulated curriculum progressively deepens students’ understanding of core concepts while avoiding needless repetition. The small classes allow for discussion, small group work, peer and teacher conferences and interviews on a daily basis. Our teachers communicate clear expectations about what students learn, how they learn it, and what qualifies as good work. They do so by setting explicit content and performance standards that all students work to achieve, and by making those standards clear to students, teachers, principals, parents, and the community. Complex thinking and production is modeled and analyzed by actually working at a task or project. Students conduct sustained in-depth investigations of a topic that lead to authentic projects, fieldwork, and service. All curriculum designs are directly aligned to the Florida Standards. The standardized testing and benchmarking required by the state of Florida are used to measure student achievement.
PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING
We create instructional environments and practices that enable all students to achieve high academic standards through sustained and targeted effort.
CULTURALLY RELEVANT PEDAGOGY
Teachers, administrators, and support staff communicate high expectations and through their words and actions, respect for students’ culture, history, heritage and contextual cultural reality. The indicators for this model are found in the classroom and school environment, in lesson activities, and in student work.
DAILY FITNESS PROGRAM
We provide two hours of physical fitness every day. The standards-based fitness program builds character, teamwork skills, self-esteem, and physical health.