Teaching & Learning

More Choices

Students enrolled in the Kaleidoscope Academy have more choices in how they structure their day. They have the opportunity for increased fine arts study, technology engineering, family and consumer education, and can choose from three world languages including French, German, and Spanish.

In-Depth Study Opportunities

The Kaleidoscope Academy offers more time for in-depth study because instructional time will increase by 46 minutes per day. The extra academic period was created by reducing the passing time between periods and shortening the lunch hour for students.

The Kaleidoscope Academy concentrates on using middle school best practices through the use of block scheduling and interdisciplinary teaming. Transitioning from elementary school is smoother as sixth grade students will work with teams of two teachers and then increase to four teacher teams at the eighth grade level. Units of study will be integrated through all subjects where appropriate.

Integrated Technology

Technology is infused into the Kaleidoscope Academy approach to learning. Instructors will have greater access to a variety of technologies not limited to computers, projection equipment for streaming video, and amplification systems which have been proven to increase student comprehension and learning.  Click here to see the technology in action.

More Time for Electives

Students have the opportunity for greater choice in course selection outside of the central core content. At seventh and eighth grades, students choose their own electives to fill two and a half periods each day.

  • Fine Arts
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Digital Music Making
  • Choir
  • Art
  • Graphic Art & Design
  • Dance
  • Theater/Drama
  • Beginning Guitar
  • World Languages
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German

Other Courses

  • Technology Engineering
  • Animation & Video Game Design
  • Family & Consumer Ed
  • Personal Fitness
  • Guided Study