Masada's vision is "to unleash the learning power of students." Our mission is "to provide the opportunity for students to develop their learning skills and be motivated to use them continually in their lives through the close involvement of parents and the use of the most current learning technology. These means will lead to comprehensively literate self-fulfilled individuals who will benefit the community."
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MASADA CHARTER SCHOOL implements a standards-based curriculum through a teaching approach that recognizes and promotes the individual and is founded in brain compatible learning. The curriculum is focused around comprehensive literacy and numeracy. Literacy and numeracy provide a framework by which to integrate basic skills into all subject areas. Included in the curriculum is an emphasis on learning technology. The staff understands that each child is unique and has power to learn. Their goal is to unleash the learning power of students. Because learning is brain compatible, each student is provided the opportunity to work within their own learning styles as well as a chance to expand beyond their own comfort levels.
In centering on the individual, we recognize that the social-emotional context in which learning happens must be directly addressed. Therefore, all teachers are trained and develop structures for social-emotional learning in the classroom. The classroom environment incorporates hands-on activities, collaborative work, community/parent involvement, technology, and any instructional strategies which are proven to be best practice teaching and to produce powerful teaching and learning. Unity and cohesiveness are important to our success. Therefore, the day begins with a Morning Salute, a fifteen-minute gathering of students and staff with an open invitation to any interested parents. Morning Salute is a team building structure that frames the day and forms a school culture where students are supported in the larger context of the school environment and student social-emotional needs.