5th GRAGE & 6th GRADE
Building upon the Foundation
In addition to continued academic growth, further development of social and emotional skills is important to teach students. Emphasis is placed upon understanding cause and effect and solution focused options to create greater awareness of the relationship between choices and the consequences of their choices.
Throughout each day, Intermediate School students actively participate in multisensory instructional opportunities in reading, language arts, math, social studies, science, and fine arts. Opportunities for movement, development of Executive Functioning skills, and Social-Emotional learning is embedded within everything we do at Novus.
We work with students to help them identify “what they already know” and “what they are ready to learn next”. Guiding students to discover their areas of academic, social, and emotional strengths along with barriers to success are among the first experiences that all Novus Academy students have each year.
The approaches we use result in healthy self-awareness and the desire of each student to work to achieve success. Students receive instruction within small classrooms based on their individual needs and the methodology that is best for them.
“We are so grateful for the way you share with us! Seeing a truly inviting place for students to learn and observing the work that you and your staff do to make each day a special day for learning is an opportunity that has been a benefit to many of us as visitors. The middle school principals that visited the other day were blown away! I have been thanked repeatedly for inviting them to Novus and they are already collaborating for what transformative changes they might attempt at their campuses. You INSPIRE me with your consistent care of children and your continued search for the learning environments that welcome children and enhance their learning no matter what limitations or accommodations they carry to school. I am a better educator because of you and I thank you!”