Project Based Curriculum

The CRA curriculum includes engaging learning experiences that involve students in complex real-world projects through which they develop and apply skills and knowledge. Such project-based learning empowers students with skills needed for success for today and tomorrow.

Project Based Curriculum
  • Learning at CRA is based upon inquiry and guiding questions.
  • Challenging and relevant texts are integrated into all grade level curriculums.
  • Through modeling and instruction, students learn to respect and challenge intellectual ideas, to question responses and to form opinions in an environment where it is physically and emotionally safe to be a learner.
  • Students frequently work in cooperative learning groups. Through questioning, debate and expression, students examine their points of view, as well as the perspectives of others.
  • Students explore a variety of cultures, races, religions, gender, health, political and other belief systems. Students learn to recognize and appreciate the differences and similarities between peoples.
  • Students’ academic development is monitored by a comprehensive Multi-tiered System of Supports, (MTSS). MTSS is a systemic improvement framework in which data based problem solving and decision-making is practiced.
  • Assessment modifications are made to meet the needs of any individuals with learning differences. Assessment is an integral part of the learning process, providing a valuable tool for reflection and growth.