Corona’s Vision


  1. I.  Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment


Corona Avenue School is becoming a school in which Professional Learning Communities (PLC) drive the school’s instruction.   We use the improvement cycle to enable our PLC to find the best instruction that will develop lifelong learners.  The improvement cycle includes: selecting the essential standards, mapping our curriculum, creating common formative assessments, making Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely (SMART) Goals, teaching rigorous lessons, analyzing data, sharing best practices and finding the best interventions and enrichments to address students’ needs.  Corona is also

striving to create a balanced program that will stimulate the intellectual curiosity and growth of both students and adults. The school is creating this curriculum. 

Our evidence will be:

A. Students learn and apply the processes of reading and writing. They use the skills and strategies of readers and writers in a wide range of learning context.  

B. Through Writer’s Workshop, students will write clearly and effectively and also learn how to express ideas and images creatively.

C. The math instructional practices allow students to use problem- solving processes effectively, reason logically, think critically, and use math content in real life settings.

D. Students will become knowledgeable in the field of science, developing an understanding of scientific concepts, valuing science as a way of knowing, and using the scientific method to investigate and solve scientific problems.

E. The instructional practice promotes and integrates appropriate technology to give students the skills and opportunities to utilize different technological modalities. 

  1. F.Assessment is an ongoing practice containing both formative and summative components to ensure quality learning and to guide quality instruction.

  1. II.  Emphasis on the Individual Student: Equity and Access for All

Corona Avenue School believes that all students should be valued for their individual and cultural diversities.  We work to create the best learning environment for all students. 

Our evidence will be:

A. Instructional practices that are differentiated to accommodate individuals’ interests and abilities.

B. Response to Intervention will be used to monitor effectively the progress of each student and provide support through the collaboration of all stakeholders.

C. English Language Learners will develop English language skills to be able to succeed in all curriculum areas.

D. Special Education students will be provided with the least restrictive environment to develop to their full potential.  individuals’ interests and abilities.

E. All students will have the opportunity to be screened for possible identification in the GATE program.

  1. F.The Second Step program will be used as a resource to allow students to respect the rights of others within a diverse community and contribute to a safe and orderly environment.

  1. III.  Working Within a Professional Learning Community (PLC)

“Members of a PLC work together to clarify what each student must learn, monitor each student’s learning on a timely basis, provide systematic interventions that ensure students receive additional time and support for learning when they struggle, and extend and enrich learning when students have already mastered the intended outcomes” (DuFour)

A. Through articulation, a Professional Learning Community (PLC), shares a common    mission, vision, and goals.

B. We are committed to a high level of trust, mutual support, and accountability between all members of our learning community.

C. Teachers use evidence of student learning to establish SMART goals as part of an embedded continuous improvement process. (Dufour)

D. Through collaboration we are committed to create high quality common assessments and analysis of student data to monitor their learning and ensure that students meet or exceed State Standards. 

E. We are committed to improving teacher practice by sharing effective techniques and to give each teacher frequent and timely information regarding the achievement of his or her students in reaching agreed upon standards.

F. We improve instructional practices to provide systematic interventions that ensure students receive support(s) for learning.

  1. G.We use curriculum mapping to ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum through the use of the Atlas program.

  1. IV.  A Culture of Learning

Corona Ave. School strives to have an effective learning environment where students, parents and staff must feel safe and secure. 

The school is creating this culture by: 

A. Teachers focus on individual student’s learning by continually monitoring their progress.

B. The school examines its procedures and practices to ensure it promotes rather than impedes learning for all. (Dufour)

C. The Second Step program will be used as a resource to maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment.  School wide rules reflect the values of the diverse cultural community.

D. Corona is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from drugs, alcohol, and violence through intervention programs such as D.A.R.E, Too Good for Drugs and other intervention programs.

E. We recognize and promote individual and group efforts and achievements through school and teacher created incentives.

F. Staff, students, and parents are committed in being life-long learners through a belief in being active learners.

G. By using our COST (Coordination Of Services Team), SSTs (Student Study Team), IEPs (Individualized Educational Program), PLC (Professional Learning Committees)/ RTI (Response To Intervention), intersession, and after school programs, we make a continuous effort to ensure that our practices support and encourage student learning. 

H. Student learning is monitored through ongoing formative assessments.

I. We promote a system to enrich the learning for students who are proficient and/or advanced. 

  1. J.Corona believes that the fine arts should be tied to the core curriculum.

  1. V.  Community Engagement

Corona Ave. School fosters a strong relationship between the school and the community in which it exists. 

The school will continue to engage the community by:

A. The extended community shares and promotes the vision and values of the school.

B. The school informs parents of goals and expectations through a beginning of the year orientation.

C. The community is aware of school resources and programs available to enhance learning.

D. The school values an open door policy and encourages parents to have ongoing communication with all members of the school community.

E. Parents play an active role in the education of their children, monitor their children’s performance, develop desirable attitudes towards work and study, and work collaboratively and positively with staff to maximize their children’s educational experience.

F. The school continually seeks to support its parents by offering parenting classes and workshops, parent/teacher conferences, and counseling. 

G. Parents are active members within the school community and classrooms.

H. The school participates with the extended community to provide resources that enables students to develop attitudes of responsible citizenship and to make sound moral decisions. 

I. The community continually seeks effective partnerships with community businesses to provide opportunities to support educational needs.

J. Parents are given timely information about the learning of their children and are provided with multiple avenues for becoming partners in their children’s education. (Dufour)


Our Vision

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