Academic Overview

It is our mission at Pine Lane to focus on dynamic and relevant learning opportunities for each student.  To this end, we utilize a variety of resources and supports to enhance the individual student learning experience.

World Class Academic Programming

Our classrooms provide our students with a wide variety of experiences that are challenging and differentiated.  Our math program, Math In Focus, is used throughout our District.  It is nationally recognized and recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).  Reading and writing instruction allow each child to receive instruction at his or her level, to be active practitioners, and to develop independent skills.  We use leveled books, a primary phonemic awareness/phonics program (FAST), Accelerated Reader, Daybook and Reading Plus.   Write From the Beginning and Beyond teaches students the skills of writing, and how to engage in the writing process of drafting, revising, editing, publishing, and sharing their work.  Spelling, handwriting, and phonics are integrated within our daily reading and writing curricula, Daily Language Instruction.  Additionally, we use Handwriting Without Tears for cursive and printing instruction.  We use FOSS as our core science program which encourages inquiry and hands-on science explorations. Additionally, we utilize Thinking Maps in all content areas to encourage and support higher-order thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration.