A Curriculum Vision and Long Range Plan has been developed for Father Allouez Catholic School in conjunction with the Green Bay Diocese. It is the goal to prepare children to be productive faith- filled citizens for the 21st century. We strive to integrate Gospel values throughout the curriculum as well as blend content and process to develop the characteristics of success in all students. Our curriculum centers around the vision to learn in an atmosphere in which living the Gospel message is essential and part of the core curriculum and everyday life.
The model for the overall vision for curriculum at Father Allouez Catholic School includes the following characteristics and outcomes:
- Knowledgeable, faith-filled, life-long learners who acquire a substantial and organized body of knowledge which they can use fluently to make sense of the world, solve problems and make decisions.
- Self-determined learners who feel capable and continually strive to acquire and use the tools they need to be productive citizens.
- Strategic learners who have a repertoire of thinking and learning strategies that they use with skill and purpose to think about and control their own learning and guide their learning of new content.
- Empathetic learners who are able to view themselves and the world from other perspectives, including perspectives of people from different cultural backgrounds.
This is what the Lord asks of us, to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God.
The Green Bay Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines is the bedrock of our teaching in Religious Education. The Diocesan Curriculum is constantly evolving and is developed in relation to national standards. Catholic teachings, prayer, liturgy, and outreach programs are incorporated into the daily schedule.
The Mathematics standards detail what students need to know in order to be mathematically literate in the 21st century. They emphasize the need for students to develop a sense of numbers and an awareness of mathematical possibilities in their every day world.
The English Language Arts standards emphasize that language and writing are part of a natural, developmental process similar to the process of learning to speak. Subject areas are often integrated into thematic units in which children learn individual skills, such as Phonics, as they experience the “whole” picture.
All students will take the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) assessment three times per year. This is a computerized assessment which measures each student’s skill knowledge during the course of the year in reading, language arts, math and science. Kindergarten and first grade will be assessed in the areas of reading and math. The assessment is designed to measure student growth throughout the year. These assessments assist our staff in determining the direction of instruction. Parents will also receive reports following each assessment session.
ACRE is a test of knowledge about our faith that the Diocese of Green Bay requires for Gr. 5 & 8.