Pinecrest Academy South follows the standards and objectives stated in the Language Arts Florida Standards, Mathematics Florida Standards and the Science and Social Studies Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The curriculum encompasses the core subject areas of Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Project Lead the Way engages students in solving real-world problems. The teacher supports students to collaborate and explore different solutions to the problems. In addition, we offer classes in Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education. In addition, we offer classes in Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS):
Pinecrest Academy South personnel will provide a system of multi-tiered supports for students designed to maximize each individual student’s academic potential. These supports include opportunities for remediation and academic support through targeted interventions as well as for acceleration through participation in our Explorers classes.
Academic support intervention is intended as a resource for educators to assist in integrating academic and behavior supports and services for all students. The MTSS model for instruction and intervention is based on the principle that academic and behavioral supports are first provided at a core or universal level to effectively address the needs of all students in a school (referred to asTier I). However, not all students respond to the same curricula and teaching strategies. As a result, some students with identified needs will receive supplemental or targeted instruction and intervention at Tier II. Finally, at Tier III, a few students with the most severe needs will receive the most intensive and individualized behavioral and/or academic support.
Advanced Explorer Program
Our Advanced program offers a challenging and stimulating curriculum to qualifying students. We incorporate rigorous activities that challenge and motivate learning. Our advanced curriculum is tailored to offering our students an in depth study of a particular topic and to enhance the regular curriculum. Project based learning is incorporated to nurture creativity and independence.
Gifted Explorer Program
Our Gifted program offers acceleration and enrichment to our gifted students. Project based learning is encouraged to build organization skills and to stimulate the students’ minds. The aim of the Gifted program is to teach the standards with in-depth knowledge of the topic while challenging the students in the process. Students will participate in the VEX IQ or LEGO Robotics program. We envision that this program will assist our students in fostering a love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.