At Milwaukee Academy of Science, we believe that quality instruction begins in each classroom and is supported by a culture of achievement that is building-wide. Our Achievement Directors and grade-level teams meet weekly to plan for and adjust instruction, using data to guide their response. High quality, research-based curricular programs and instructional strategies provide the foundation for the primary/elementary instruction that enable students to meet learning standards. These programs include:
- Open Court Reading and Phonics, as well as Writer's Workshop, and Guided Reading
- SRA Kaleidoscope, Reading Mastery, and Reasoning and Writing and Real Math
- MacMillan-McGraw Science: A Closer Look
Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment
We expect our scholars to show dramatic academic gains throughout the year and believe that individualized instruction is essential to meet this goal. We use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools to identify areas of growth and continue to strengthen our Response to Intervention (RtI) model. Many students participate in small-groups for enrichment provided by additional instructional staff that collaborates closely with classroom teachers. Students also meet individualized learning goals using Compass Learning, a computer-based program that matches learning activities to students’ scores on the NWEA’s Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment.
At MAS, we are committed to preparing our students to be competitive in science-related fields. We provide K4-5th grade students with hands-on science instruction that is supported by our Science Director. Beyond the classroom, students participate in Science Club, Sensational Science Night, and our annual Science Fair throughout the year.