Students in grades K-5 study English/Language Arts, Mathematics, History/Social Studies, Science, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Health. Teacher directed lessons are offered daily for Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. Art, Music, Physical Education, and Health courses are offered as asynchronous courses where students work at their own pace and schedule. To enhance key skills in students such as initiative, critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, and resiliency, Insight PA offers STEM and Project Based Learning opportunities. Students develop and practice social and emotional skills in Homeroom, sessions with school counselors, and social opportunities that take place across the state. Our after-school tutoring program is available free of charge to all Elementary students and can help strengthen subject comprehension, boost confidence, and build important learning skills.
Elementary teachers develop clear and comprehensive instructional learning paths for each student and monitor progress towards these goals throughout the school year, using a standards-based report card that is distributed quarterly. They build relationships and maintain contact with all students and families via live sessions, email, phone, conferences, and face-to-face experiences (such as field trips and state assessment testing sites).
Students are expected to master PA standards in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, History/Social Studies, Science in order to be considered for grade level promotion. For students who are struggling, Insight PA modifies curriculum expectations as appropriate per Pennsylvania Department of Education guidelines.