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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Philosophy

Pinnacle Pointe believes that a motivated student who wants to be here will learn. Pinnacle Pointe exists to assist parents in developing students who demonstrate scholastic and behavioral excellence and make a positive impact in their community. Students are provided the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge, grow in character and develop leadership skills. Pinnacle Pointe is passionate about creating and sustaining environments where students are valued, trusted and encouraged to take risks and achieve their dreams.

Core Values

Pinnacle Pointe is committed to four Academic values:
1. Hire teachers who want to spend their day with children, who own the responsibility to motivate each student and who can cause learning.
2. Provide safe and disruptive free classroom environments.
3. Engage students by encouraging them to express their classroom learning experiences.
4. Assign homework for the purpose of retention and preparation.

Student Grades - online academic Resources

Students and parents can monitor in real time a student's academic progress using Pinnacle's online academic resource.
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State Testing - Spring 2019

AzMerit, the State's assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics, will be administered to students grades 3 through high school at their grade level. AIMS Science will be administered to students in grades 4 and 8 through 10.

CURRICULUM

EnVision Math

Daily Problem-Based Interactive Math Learning followed by Visual Learning strategies deepen conceptual understanding by making meaningful connections for students and delivering strong, sequential visual/verbal connections through the Visual Learning Bridge in every lesson. Ongoing Diagnosis & Intervention and daily Data-Driven Differentiation ensure that envision MATH gives every student the opportunity to succeed.

Reading Street

Scott Foresman Reading Street is an all-new comprehensive Reading and Language Arts series for the 21st Century. Reading Street delivers classic and soon-to-be classic literature, scientifically researched-based instruction, and a wealth of groundbreaking online experiences for high student engagement. Every lesson focuses on Common Core State Standards, moving children toward higher-order thinking and college and career readiness. Reading Street Common Core is more personalized, more interactive and more responsive. It's the first English language arts program to offer 100% compliance with the Common Core in print and digital formats.

Reading Street Common Core is built for performance and manageability. Weekly target skills and strategies perfectly align to the new grade-level standards.

Wordly Wise

A vocabulary program that provides direct vocabulary instruction, enhance reading comprehension, and use vocabulary in context. Students build their reading vocabularies while simultaneously strengthening their reading, critical thinking and writing skills.

Core Knowledge

Core Knowledge guides the overall curriculum and ensures a high degree of academic excellence by establishing strong foundations of knowledge grade by grade.

BEYOND THE CORE

In addition to increasing their knowledge and skills in the core subject areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, Pinnacle Pointe students participate in Enrichment Classes and Fine Arts opportunities.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Enrichment Classes encourage Pinnacle Pointe students to expand their experiences beyond the curriculum and discover the connections between classroom learning and the real world. Popular classes last year included International Language, Health and Wellness and Technology. Several new classes will be introduced this school year including Forensic Science, Astronomy, Creative Expression, and Place to Place.

FINE ARTS FRIDAYS

Fine Arts Fridays expose Pinnacle Pointe students to a variety of performing arts skills including singing, musical instruments, acting and dancing. These classes are taught by faculty members from North Pointe’s Performing Arts Department.