Lower School (Grades K - 5)
Mountain Island Charter School's K-5 program features research-driven and proven workshop centered curriculum delivery system including Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project out of Columbia University as well as Eureka Math. The Lower School program incorporates a specials rotation which include Art, Music, Physical Education, Media, Technology, Science Lab (K-3) and Spanish (4-5). Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade receive bi-weekly Spanish enrichment offered by our very own High School Spanish students.
Our individualized education program (SOAR) allows for students to gain enrichment for on grade level and advanced students; gift student instructions or intervention for struggling students.
At MICS we focus on instilling character, service, and leadership in our students. Five tenants of character development include: I am respectful; I am responsible, I am a learner; I am proactive; and I am a problem solver. Past experiences for student learning opportunities have included: Valentine's for Veterans, Free Little Libraries, Winter Wonderland, Annual JDRF Walk and Water for South Sudan. Students explore leadership opportunities through student council and safety patrol.
The school implements a restrictive coordinate dress code
to promote a focused and safe learning environment. A K-12 progressive approach allows for increased choice when developmentally appropriate. Success depends upon a cooperative partnership between the home and school.