ACADEMICS

B. Wright Leadership Academy delivers a strong academic-focused approach to learning specific to each grade level. Our teacher/student ratio is 1:16. Our vision is to not only teach students how to use technology but to guide students in acquiring skills needed to be successful in the 21st century. Beginning in Kindergarten and ending with the final day of 8th grade, our students are challenged with an articulated curriculum that allows children to learn to their strengths. Through an effective assessment system, teachers are able to determine the level of learning for each child. From these assessments, instruction is designed for alignment with student abilities.

» Kindergarten [ BACK TO TOP ]

Our Kindergarten curriculum is based on the physical and intellectual development of 4 – 6 year olds. Our goal is to keep the curriculum informative, fun, and engaging. Our focus is number and letter identification and recognition, forming simple sentences, writing numbers from 0 to 30, telling time to the nearest hour, and recognizing patterns and shapes.

» 1st – 2nd Grade Levels [ BACK TO TOP ]

Our 1st grade curricula will cover the basics of math, reading, science, social studies and arts in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. Our 1st grade lessons will provide the foundation for the learning that happens in later years. Our 2nd grade level curricula build upon the 1st grade curricula. The reading curriculum for 2nd graders involves recognizing parts of speech, using punctuations properly, reading and spelling words correctly, and more. The 2nd grade math curriculum includes place value, mental math, calculating with monetary values, addition and subtraction, geometry and graphs.

» 3rd – 4th Grade Levels [ BACK TO TOP ]

In this year, 3rd and 4th graders learn to function more independently. They are able to read and comprehend better. Their writing skills are more refined and they can write in paragraphs, with proper grammar and punctuations. When it comes to math, 3rd graders start solving problems with bigger whole numbers, decimal numbers, and fractions. They do not need to use manipulatives to solve problems and can solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. History and social studies involves getting kids familiar with the different states and their capitals and learning about American history. When it comes to 4th graders, the reading curriculum involves expanding their vocabulary and exposing them to new genres. This in turn will help them write better and 4th graders will be able to put down thoughts on paper more accurately. The math curriculum is also more advanced. 4th graders will practice tougher multiplication and long division problems, learn about angles and lines, get introduced to simple algebra as they solve problems with variables, and learn to convert different units of measurement.

» 5th – 6th Grade Levels [ BACK TO TOP ]

From mastering the basics to getting familiar with the new, 5th grade is a time of change.
Their vocabulary and spelling is much stronger and they can identify and comprehend cause and effect relationships with ease. The math curriculum for 5th graders includes teaching them about the different kinds of graphs. They will also learn new algebra and geometry concepts, practice data analysis, and learn probability. Science will get more sophisticated as 5th graders learn about light, the human body and the life cycle.

The major milestones for our 6th graders in reading and language arts are:

  • Fluent reading with a variety of literary genres
  • Successful application of comprehension strategies
  • Skillful composition development
  • Using punctuation appropriately
  • Ability to speak and listen proficiently

Major milestones for our 6th graders in math include:

  • Proficiency in the four basic math operations
  • Competency with algebraic operations
  • Applying geometry concepts to problem solving
  • Development of complex graphing skills
  • Use of functions and probability to make predictions

» 7th – 8th Grade Levels [ BACK TO TOP ]

All seventh and eighth graders take Arts, English, and a Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The curriculum will follow the common core standards as outlined by the State of Florida. It is the goal to help prepare students for the transition to high school.

» High School /Senior High [ BACK TO TOP ]
Grade 9-12
Academic Overview

At our high school level, emphasis is placed on college preparation with required course offerings in English, math, social studies, history, science, foreign languages, the arts, computer education and physical education. At the high school level, there is an added emphasis on higher level thinking skills, and students are challenged by required research, speech and writing assignments in all subject areas. Technology is included in all subject areas.

B.Wright Leadership Academy boasts an extensive selection of almost 300 course offerings. Courses vary from college prep, honors and 18 advance placement courses. The rich fabric of our curriculum provides the very best in critical thinking and college preparation by incorporating technology integration of relevant software and programs in dedicated computer labs.

9th Grade: Getting On Track
The focus in 9th grade is on the transition to high school. Students complete the Learning Style Inventory that helps them to discover how they learn best so that they can be as successful as possible during their high school career. Students are encouraged to think towards their future goals. To this end, the 9th Grade Guidance Counselor works with students and parents to develop a four-year academic plan.

10th Grade: Staying on Course
By the time students reach grade ten, they have a good understanding of what it takes to be a successful high school student. During the first quarter, students are encouraged to push themselves academically through a presentation on study skills. All sophomores will take the PSAT in October. They will then complete the Career Interest Profiler and are guided to discover what careers might suit their skills and interests.

11th & 12th Grade: College Search & Application Process
Starting in their junior year, students are assigned a College Advisor. They attend national and local conferences to ensure that they stay on top of the latest admissions trends. The college planning process is comprehensive and supportive. In this supportive environment, students learn to identify their goals and interests, to manage a complex and stressful process, and to make healthy and confident decisions about higher education. Fundamentally, we believe that each student should control the self-evaluation, research, and application writing that is essential to good college selection.

» Credits Required for Graduation c/o, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Subject

  • Religion 2
  • English 4
  • Math 4*
  • Science 3
  • Social Studies 3
  • Foreign Language 2**
  • Physical Ed. 1***