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Individualized Curriculum

Our mission at Ignite Achievement Academy is to significantly improve the skill achievement of students with academic barriers through the use of a variety of educational materials and curriculums. Every child receives an individualized academic plan that outlines the curriculum to will be used throughout the year for the individual child. This helps teachers deliver the correct instruction to every student using the right environment and the correct intensity. We monitor student academic progress frequently to ensure it is effective and will make changes to the academic plan, if needed. 

Math Curriculum

In all cases, individual students will receive additional curriculum supplements, if needed, and as determined by the teacher and the student's academic plan, to ensure appropriate progress is made. Teacher Assistants work one on one with students to provide additional mathematics support in alignment with the student's academic plan.

Attainment Company, Early Numeracy is utilized in early elementary and was intentionally designed for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and students with autism. This program is used with students who are not yet ready to utilize McGraw Hill, Connecting Math Concepts or Manus Curriculums. 

Manus Curriculums is utilized to teach foundational mathematics skills all the way through high school leveled math curriculum that prepares students for college and university. This curriculum provides structured teaching methods and assessment to ensure every child is gaining new skills and confidencce in math. This curriculum was written specifically to address students with learning barriers. 

McGraw Hill, Connecting Math Concepts, Levels K-5 is used in elementary school and was intentionally designed for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities and students with autism. It is designed for students who possess basic math skills, but who are working significantly below grade level. 

Additional math curriculum is used for financial math, real-world math, and FLAME math used in our life-skills classes.

 

English Language Arts Curriculum

In all cases, individual students will receive additional curriculum supplements, if needed, and as determined by the teacher and the student's academic plan, to ensure appropriate progress is made. Teacher Assistants work one on one with students to provide additional reading and writing practice in alignment with the student's academic plan.

Attainment Company, Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB) is used in the elementary grades, although it can be used with grades K-12, with some students and was intentionally designed for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities and students with autism. It includes 8 instructional levels, hands-on-learning and is a multi-year literacy curriculum. 

Manus Curriculums is used to appropriately teach and assess students in the areas of grammar, writing, spelling, reading, fluency, phonics, and more. This curriculum was written specifically to address students with learning barriers and is a multi-year literacy curriulum that uses systematic and explicit lessons aligned to content standards.

 

Science Curriculum

A number of science curriculums are utilized to engage and excite students at various academic levels and ages as they dive into physical, earth, and life sciences. All curriculums use a phenomena-based approach, in alignment with Next Generation Science Standards, to encourage students to discover connections to the 'real world', ask interest based questions, and make sense of the observable world. 

Generation Genius was developed in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association and includes hands-on experiments and projects for every topic, making it a favorite curriculum among our students! 

Manus Curriculums is utilized to teach foundational science skills all the way through high school leveled science curriculum that prepares students for college and university. This curriculum was written specifically to address students with learning barriers and includes hands-on learning components.

Mystery Science includes standards-aligned science lessons and engaging phenomenon-based videos to engage students in their learning. With hands-on experiments and learning for the topics, it's always a student favorite (especially the dinosaur bone hunt in the early grades!). 

IAA also utilizes a variety of textbooks from Discovery Education and McGraw Hill as the base for high school level courses.

 

Social Studies/History Curriculum

Similar to Science, IAA utilizes a number of curricular programs to meet the varying academic needs and age-appropriate learning of students. Topics covered include community & citizenship, World Geography, World History, American History, and Civics & Economics. 

Specific history & social studies curriculums include McGraw Hill, the Attainment Company, and STAR Autism.

IAA also utilizes a variety of textbooks from McGraw Hill and Pearson as the base for high school level courses.