At CAI Learning Academy (CAILA) we believe in educating the whole child and have designed our curriculum so as to provide all students with individualized instruction that meets their specific needs. This model allows students to not only meet, but exceed their academic goals.
Students at CAILA receive:
- A well rounded education
- Instruction utilizing innovative technology
- Instruction from highly qualified teachers
- A supportive and loving environment
- After school clubs that expand learning
- A summer enrichment program that prevents summer learning loss
Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards (K-2)
The curriculum at CAILA is aligned to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. These standards are research-based according to the and development and aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Through the use of these standards, which develop the following skill sets: critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and creativity, our students will be prepared for success in college and working in a globally competitive marketplace.
Kindergarten Learning Standards
1st Grade Learning Standards
2nd Grade Learning Standards
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Houghton Mifflin’s Literacy by Design is a comprehensive language arts curriculum that targets the following foundational literacy skills: phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Each unit links literacy skills with standards-based science and social studies content that will be explored further during their respective instructional periods.
VoWac (Vowel-Oriented Word Attack Course) is a phonics program that has been implemented to complement the phonics portion of Literacy by Design. VoWac uses the Orton-Gillingham approach and a unique CLOVER method to identify and master vowel patterns in the English language. Additionally, VoWac provides instruction in word decoding and spelling strategies through step-by-step, direct instruction.
Imagination Station (Istation) Reading Intervention Program is an adaptive software program that allows students to work independently on enhancing phonics and reading comprehension skills. Adaptability during both instruction and monthly assessments allows students to focus on areas in which they are weakest, so they can move from struggling to advanced readers.
Addison-Wesley enVision Math has been selected to develop learners who are able to use their math skills in real life settings. Concepts are presented and reinforced through problem-based interactive learning, step-by-step visual representations, and interactive math stories.
The adaptive software program Dreambox Learning and Imagination Station Math (Istation Math) are utilized to provide students with personalized instruction. The program consists of highly engaging, student directed learning environments that develop conceptual understanding, fluency, and problem-solving skills.
Full Option Science System (FOSS)
kits provide our students with hands on and engaging science lessons. Through active investigation, students in our K - 2 program explore topics such as balance and motion, air and weather, pebbles, sand, and silt, solids and liquids, and animals, plants, and insects.
myWorld Social Studies connects social studies content and literacy instruction for students in K - 2nd grade. Students learn to make meaningful and personal connections with their local communities, develop an understanding of history, and examine how our choices can impact others around the world.
Studies Weekly magazines are also incorporated into the curriculum to provide students with an additional resource to learn about topics such as being a good citizen, rights and personal responsibility, maps and globes, presidents and patriots, American history, world history, and the difference between consumers and produces.
The Leader in Me program is the foundation of CAI Learning Academy’s leadership and character development program. Built off Steven Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, these proven principle-based leadership skills allow the administration and faculty to create a learning environment in which students are encouraged to be responsible, show initiative, be creative, establish and meet personal goals, and resolve conflicts with limited teacher/parent involvement.