Cabot Public Schools

Curriculum


Rigor ~ Relevance ~ Relationships 

Philosophy/Goals

Our goal is to provide students of all ages with the opportunity to learn and grow in a rich and developmentally appropriate environment.  Our skilled and caring teachers provide hands-on, interactive learning activities that challenge students' imaginations and encourage essential skills for success in both school and life.  Every effort is made to integrate the content areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Technology in such a way students understand the interconnectedness of these disciplines and gain insight into the way the real world works.  We strive to present a balanced curriculum that is rigorous and relevant.          

TO ENROLL A STUDENT...                                          

 

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.         ~Alvin Toffler

  

What is a Balanced Curriculum?

  • Educates the whole child
  • Includes challenging, common curriculum
  • Is based on best knowledge of how children develop and learn
  • Prepares students for success in school and in life
  • Is inclusive of all subjects, not just tested subjects
  • Promotes brain growth and development through an enriched environment
  • Creates active participants rather than passive observers
  • Allows students to use the whole brain

Curriculum is only one piece of the educational puzzle. It is essential that teachers, students, and parents have a clear understanding of the academic standards at each grade level. These standards describe what students "shall know and be able to do in each content area."  We must work as partners to ensure that every child finds success. 

We know that assessment "of" and "for" learning must utilize the most current and effective testing, evaluation, and assessment research information to help us design personal and effective learning opportunities for our students.

Instruction should be rigorous and relevant, yet personalized and respectful.  Our goal must be total student engagement.  Learning is not passive. Our students have diverse learning needs, and we are constantly challenged to meet those needs. One way we can do this is by selecting appropriate instructional strategies.

A high quality professional development system must be developed for all educators. The purpose of professional development is to improve our knowledge and skills in order to facilitate increased student achievement.

Educators face a constant challenge to stay informed about the latest federal and state laws, rules, and regulations from the Arkansas Department of Education and the requirements for state and organizational accreditation. 

 

TICAL Presentations:

2007

2008 

                                                                                    

Arkansas educators who wish to view samples of password protected lessons may request a guest log-in by contacting:

Director of K-6 Curriculum:

harold.jeffcoat@cps.k12.ar.us

Director of 7-12 Curriculum:

tammy.tucker@cps.k12.ar.us