Academic Program K-12

Subject and grade overviews, K-5, plus links to academic departments at Pelham Middle School and PMHS.

Elementary School Program
Our elementary school instructional program is guided by the belief that good schools nurture a child's intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth.  In our classroom practice, we engage children in learning experiences that are relevant, purposeful, and challenging. We strive to have children master content knowledge and skills in a learning environment that respects children's developmental needs, interests, learning styles and differences.  Recognizing that learning is constantly evolving, we scaffold instruction and assist students in making connections with prior learning.  With a strong foundation of learning in place, students are challenged to form new understandings and to create new meaning.

Pelham Middle School
At Pelham Middle School, we foster academic success through carefully orchestrated programs that reflect the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young adolescents.   We recognize that 10 to 14 year olds are developmentally poised for significant intellectual growth and are cognitively ready for high-level academic challenges.  We also recognize, however,  that this can be best achieved  in a safe and inviting environment that supports the significant changes in the physical development and social behavior, as well as rapid development in the emotional intelligence of our students. Flexible and varied instruction, individualized learning, and collaborative, cross-disciplinary approaches are utilized in a facility designed for this age group.  Our teachers and students share ownership of learning in the classroom, after-school activities and through  annual outdoor educational experiences.

Pelham Memorial High School 
As a four-year high school with academically diverse students, Pelham Memorial High School provides a challenging range of courses and a rigorous college preparatory program. In a supportive environment that promotes respect and responsibility, students also develop through a rich performing and creative arts program and a wide variety of extracurricular and athletic activities. For an overview of academic, extracurricular, and athletic opportunities at PMHS

Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Plan 2018-19 
Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are services designed to help students achieve the learning standards. These services include two components: additional instruction that supplements the general curriculum (regular classroom instruction); and/or student support services needed to address barriers to improved academic performance. The intensity of such services may vary, but must be designed to respond to student needs as indicated through State assessments results and/or the district-adopted or district-approved procedure that is consistent throughout the district at each grade level.

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