The curriculum of San Jose Charter Academy is research-based. The our school uses curriculum programs that have had proven results with students of diverse backgrounds. While the school has taken steps to ensure the current curriculum is being used is the most effective for meeting the needs of students and teachers, there may be times when new or additional curriculum needs to be selected based on new state adoptions and/or a change in focus relating to identified student or teacher need.
The key features that we believe will increase student achievement to its highest possible level are:
- Staff driven professional development on topics related to education all programs;
- Recommendations of relevant topics for parent education;
- By choosing San Jose Charter Academy, parents have a choice in their child’s education, and therefore have a greater opportunity to be involved in the educational program for their children;
- Implementation of innovative programs that are research-based and proven to be successful;
- Promotion of new, innovative and experimental ideas in education;
- Infusion of the intrinsic value of academic pursuits in each child and the lifelong learning through the outstanding educational program developed at San Jose Charter;
- Ensuring “bell to bell” instruction and increasing daily instructional minutes;
- Having a strong understanding of how children learn and retain information;
- Maintaining a continuum of high academic standards in grades K-8;
- Maintaining a high level of integrity that staff members believe is crucial to a high performing school;
- Utilization of formative assessments and data-driven educational programs;
- Employing highly qualified instructional staff that promote a positive, engaging and motivating school environment;
- Incorporating a collegiate theme that will permeate throughout our campus; thus, encouraging students to prepare for higher education;
- An instructional staff that functions as a highly collaborative unit, ensuring a coordinated and coherent program that targets the needs of the whole child.