Accredited Academic Program
At Parma Academy, we provide a standards-based curriculum that teaches students skills for college and career readiness. Our curriculum is built on the Ohio Learning Standards (OLS) for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Physical Education. Parma Academy students are instructed in 8 subject areas:
English Language Arts
We help students develop vital communication skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Younger children learn phonics and grammar and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities, while older students learn to comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction. The program emphasizes classic works and writing as a process.
We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that students understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as students move from basic skills toward algebra.
Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as students practice observation and analytical skills. Students learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances.
Lessons in Art Appreciation to develop understanding in form, style, and structure. Art Projects for students to explore their individual creativity and expression.
Organized physical education gets children exercising regularly. We teach students important concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as promoting general health and well-being.
Our music program builds musical skills through singing, instrument playing, movement, critical listening, and creativity. Music appreciation enriches students through discovery and sonic exploration.
The benefits of early exposure to a second language have been well documented. Learning a second language can create greater overall linguistic awareness for stronger skills in the child’s native language, can improve memory and listening skills, and can even help with multi-tasking and focus.
Our school is built on a strong foundation of high expectations for academic achievement for all students. Our instructional
model has four key components to achieve strong academic results:
Students participate in a variety of learning activities each day that individualize instruction for each subject area. Students receive whole class instruction, small group instruction, and individual instruction with teachers, technology and other curricular tools.
Properly Certified & Licensed Teachers
Our teachers meet the educator qualification requirements outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise. Our teachers are supported by trainers and participate in continuous, research-based professional development. Our teachers are accountable for student learning and rewarded for high quality performance.
More Time on Task
Our students receive double the instruction in ELA and Math to provide a strong foundation for all learning. Beginning with full-day Kindergarten, our school also follows a longer school day and school year than many other schools.
Short Cycle Assessments
Student knowledge of academic standards is assessed formally and informally in short cycles by each teacher. Our teachers adjust class-level and individual instruction based on student performance in these frequent intervals.
AMP Helpful ResourcesWe are committed to providing families with AMP & COVID resources to help assist with their student's success and online school needs. To learn more, visit the dedicated AMP and COVID-19 Information page. To find quick how-to videos and guides to help navigate online school, visit our FAQ course.
Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement PolicyInternet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below. Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student) Payment: Twice per year (February 2021…
A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online LearningNew to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track? Don’t worry, we have you covered! We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in! Every day, make sure your…
20-21 Learning Options for StudentsWe are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year: Traditional In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures. Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning. Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with…
Early Kindergarten ProgramWe are excited to announce that Parma Academy will be implementing an Early Kindergarten Program starting in Fall 2020! The Early K program is a dedicated class that focuses on preparing your child for academic success. Developed with the ACCEL Schools Academic Team, our Early Kindergarten Program focuses on each child’s…
Parma Academy serves a diverse population of students and we work to support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students.
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