Award Year: 2020
All staff, students, and families of Webster Elementary School are dedicated to ensuring a safe and nurturing learning environment that facilitates personal growth and meaningful interactions for all. Students will leave our school empowered to think clearly, care deeply, and act wisely.
- Black/African American: 5%
- White: 70%
- Hispanic: 3%
- Asian: 20%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 1%
Webster Elementary houses our ACAT (Alternative Classrooms for Academically Talented) program which serves the academic needs of gifted and talented students in our community. Our students require differentiated educational programs and/or service in order to realize their contribution to self and society.
Our students are placed in multi-age classes, within family settings of grades 1 and 2, 3rd and 4th grade, and 5th and 6th grade. This is the method of choice and provides teachers the opportunity to place children in groupings to most productively meet their needs. Students receive teacher-directed large group instruction, small group instruction, and one-on-one instruction. Students work in small groups or teams to share knowledge and to learn the skills of teamwork and cooperation. The alternative classroom structure provides a nurturing environment, a differentiated curriculum, and the opportunity for essential interaction among children with like abilities, interests, and talents.
The delivery of the differentiated curriculum is based on Dr. Barbara Clark's Integrative Education Model (IEM). The curriculum for our academically talented students is an outgrowth of Livonia Public Schools Curriculum, which is aligned with our state's standards. The ACAT curriculum is differentiated, which means it is different in pacing, depth, breadth, and methodology.