Curriculum

Haven Schools promote techniques that yield improved academic results, self-development, and character education. Teaching techniques go well beyond Florida State Standards' focus into broad levels of skill-building. These methods, when combined with traditional instructional strategies, give our students a strong information foundation and skills repertoire upon which to build their future.

Enriched Curriculum

Haven Schools use Edcredible to review and select the highest quality instructional materials and programs for teachers and students. Reading and math leadership teams meet monthly to develop and adjust incoming and outgoing goals and maps and pacing guides.

Our core curriculum is a framework that incorporates the formal performance based on Florida State Standards. We place emphasis on reading, writing, and mathematics as well as, physical education, the arts, and technology. Our overall goal is to establish a flexible "open framework" that supports creativity, high standards, and a solid academic foundation.
The curriculum encourages steady academic progress as students build their knowledge and skills from one year to the next.

Reading, writing, and spelling are taught using McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders and Springboard curriculum resources, learning centers, and innovative instruction.

Curriculum Guides
Our staff is engaged in developing curriculum guides. The curriculum guide is a grade level specific document which outlines the curriculum for the core academic areas: language arts, math, science, and social studies. These guides give an overview of the units in each content area and the corresponding activities/skills/concepts included in each unit. Additionally, resources, assessments, and alignment to Florida State Standards are included with each unit description. The curriculum guides are not intended to reflect specific lesson plans for a course/subject. That level of information can be obtained on individual teacher websites.
Language Arts
Wonders is a comprehensive literacy solution designed to reach all learners. Research-based print and digital resources provide support for building strong literacy foundations, accessing complex fiction and nonfiction texts, writing to sources, and building social emotional learning skills. Designed to support the core classroom, an English language learner, or provide intervention support, Wonders provides access to rich texts and rigorous instruction.

Mathematics
Our main resource for mathematics is Pearson enVision Math for instruction at the K-5 level. Pearson enVision is a core mathematics curriculum that aims to help students develop an understanding of mathematics concepts through problem-based instruction, small-group interaction, and visual learning with a focus on reasoning and modeling.
Glenco McGraw Hill is our mathematics curriculum of choice for grades 6-8. This series "raises the bar" and allows for direct instruction methods to facilitate your child's individual needs.
Science
Pearson Elevate is the core science curriculum for grades 1-8. Our faculty differentiates instruction for the needs of the learner and employ instructional strategies that reach beyond the standards. This science curriculum immerses students in the inquiry process.

Social Studies
Pearson MyWorld Social Studies curriculum provides an integrated and interactive program that connects social studies with literary instruction. Students work through chapters that are divided into individual lessons and use technology and graphing skills.

Individualized Approach to Learning
A Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is created for each student that assesses his/her skill level when he/she enrolls in the school. This growth path is individually designed and periodically reassessed to determine skill development.

The PLP ensures the individual needs of each student are met and provides parents the opportunity to participate in educational goal setting and monitoring of their child's academic progress.
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Intervention Programs

McGraw Hill Reading Wonders (K-5) contains an embedded component to address interventions for struggling readers. Additionally, the program has components that provide lessons in the five areas of reading to target areas of weakness.

Available in both print and digital formats, Wonders was built to support core instruction, but provides flexible options and scaffolds specific skills for students with varying intervention needs. For students in younger grades (K-1), the program emphasizes developing and reinforcing foundational skills from the Reading Wonders program (phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word recognition, fluency, oral vocabulary) that are crucial for developing proficient readers as defined by the state standards. For older grades (2-5), the program's focus shifts to addressing higher-level skills (practicing close reading, accessing the meaning of complex text, analytical writing) that are level-appropriate but still maintain the complexity students are required to master. Foundational skills are added as needed to support students throughout the program.

Voyager Passport (K-5) is a reading supplement to core instruction. This program provides struggling readers with explicit and systematic instruction, corrective feedback, and more time on task in order to master critical reading skills. This researched-based curriculum addresses the five essential reading components of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. These components are integrated into 12 adventures that engage students through interesting stories, adventure checkpoints, and adventure centers. Students are given the opportunity to stamp their “Adventure Checkpoint Map” at the end of each adventure they complete.

Reading Mastery (K-5) is a direct instruction program designed to provide explicit, systematic instruction in English language reading. Reading Mastery is available in two versions, Reading Mastery Classic levels I and II (for use in grades K–3) and Reading Mastery Plus, an integrated reading-language program for grades K–5. The program begins by teaching phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence and moves into word and passage reading, vocabulary development, comprehension, and building oral reading fluency. Later lessons continue to emphasize accurate and fluent decoding while teaching students the skills necessary to read and comprehend and to learn from expository text. Lessons are fast-paced and interactive. Students are grouped by similar reading level, based on program placement tests. The program includes placement assessments and a continuous monitoring system. Although not designed exclusively for English language learners, Reading Mastery can be used with this group of students.

Great Leaps Reading is designed as a supplementary reading program to be used in conjunction with the current curriculum. Students receive one-on-one intervention. Primary emphasis is on fluency, with the assumption that comprehension will improve if the child becomes a more fluent reader. Great Leaps is a fluency-building program, not a complete reading program. Phonics are practiced within a fluency context, but are not taught explicitly. Phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and comprehension are not addressed. Student progress is monitored, charted, and rewarded, thus increasing student motivation.

Number Worlds (K-8) is a prevention/intervention program designed to help students who are one or more grade levels behind in grades K-8. The prevention levels (A-C) address foundational skills in number sense. The intervention levels (D-J) focus on key standards in the areas of number sense, patterns/relationships, addition, subtraction, geometry and measurement, and data analysis and applications. Lessons include a warm-up activity related to real-world topics to engage students, teach critical-thinking skills, and provide assessments to monitor student progress.

Dreambox provides an individualized learning experience that goes beyond the right or wrong answer. By using advanced technology and interactive virtual manipulatives, DreamBox captures and assesses data on 60 behaviors. DreamBox rapidly responds by adjusting lessons, hints, and manipulatives to the needs of the learner.

Successmaker (K-8) is the only continuously adaptive K-8 reading and math intervention program with over 50 years of proven results. Through adaptive motion, the program personalizes learning paths for mastery of essential reading and math concepts and delivers outcome-based data to inform educational decision-making.

Exact Path (K-8) Exact Path is an adaptive math and reading program that sets and individualizes learning paths based on a student’s NWEA MAP assessment results or a manually entered learning path set by a teacher. Exact Path keeps teachers informed of student progress made as a student works through their learning path. It will also provide other resources such as flash cards, worksheets through Study Island, or instructional videos to help strengthen skills.

Study Island (K-12) Study Island provides K–12 practice formative assessment, and test preparation. Items built specifically from your state standards are delivered through quizzes, independent practice, or homework. Students get immediate feedback to guide their learning, and teachers get immediate data to determine who needs intervention and who is ready to move on.

Reading Eggs (K-2) Reading Eggs is a three-part reading program that includes Fast Phonics, Reading Eggs, and Reading Eggspress to strengthen emergent readers skills. Each student begins by taking a placement test to place them where they should be in the program. Students then work through the program to improve phonics, sight words, and reading skills.

North Bay Haven Charter Academy K-12

1 Buccaneer Dr., Panama City, FL 32404

(850) 248-0205 Elementary School
(850) 248-0801 Middle/High School