Curriculum
Citizen Learning Academy's (CLA) current curriculum follows the
Curriculum Frameworks for California Public Schools (Kindergarten
through Grade Twelve).  Focus is placed on California content standards which ensures an in-depth study and chronological sequence of the core subjects.

CLA's actual instruction is based on the District's Guidelines for Primary and Secondary Instruction.  Given a specific direction for remediation, instructional materials are selected to support the goals and objectives as set forth in each student's Individualized Education Program (IEP).
 
Student Progress/Outcome
To be promoted, a student must make adequate grades and progress. 
To earn a degree, a student must complete requirements set forth by
the District.

Course of Study

 
Grades 1 – 2
• English Language Development (ELD) /
  English Language Learner (ELL)
• Reading
• Mathematics
• ITC/ Writing
• Science/ Social Studies
• Physical Education/ Music/Art/Health/Computer
• Story Time

     
Grade 3
• English Language Development (ELD) /
  English Language Learner (ELL)
• Reading
• Mathematics
• ITC/ IWT/ Writing
• Science/ Social Studies
• Physical Education/ Music/Art/Health/Computer
• Story Time
    
Grades 4 – 5
• English Language Development (ELD) /
  English Language Learner (ELL)
• Reading
• Mathematics
• ITC/ IWT/ Writing
• Science/ Social Studies
• Physical Education/ Music/Art/Health/Computer
• Story Time/ Independent Reading
    
Grade 6
• First Semester
  – English/ Reading 6A
  – World History A –
     Ancient Civilization
  – Science/ Health 6A
  – Mathematics 6A
  – Elective (Creative Writing,
     Composition, etc.)
  – Physical Education/
     Art/Music/Health/
     Computer
    
• Second Semester
  – English/ Reading 6B
  – World History B –
     Ancient Civilization
  – Science/ Health 6B
  – Mathematics 6B
  – Elective (Creative Writing,
     Composition, etc.)
  – Physical Education/
     Art/Music/Health/
     Computer
  
Grade 7
• First Semester
  – English/ Reading 7A
  – World History A –
     Medieval to Modern
     Civilization
  – Science/ Health 7A
  – Mathematics 7A
  – Elective (Creative Writing,
     Composition, etc.)
  – Physical Education/
     Art/Music/Health/
     Computer
    
• Second Semester
  – English/ Reading 7B
  – World History B –
     Medieval to Modern
     Civilization
  – Science/ Health 7B
  – Mathematics 7B
  – Elective (Creative Writing,
     Composition, etc.)
  – Physical Education/
     Art/Music/Health/
     Computer
 
Grade 8
• First Semester
  – English/ Reading 8A
  – U.S. History & Geography A
  – Science/ Health 8A
  – Pre-Algebra
  – Elective (Creative Writing,
     Composition, etc.)
  – Physical Education/
     Art/Music/Health/
     Computer
        
• Second Semester
  – English/ Reading 8B
  – U.S. History & Geography B
  – Science/ Health 8B
  – Pre-Algebra
  – Elective (Creative Writing,
     Composition, etc.)
  – Physical Education/
     Art/Music/Health/
     Computer
 
Grade 9
• First Semester
  – English 9
  – Science 1/Biology
  – Algebra I
  – Elective (Computer Literacy,
      Arts, etc.)
  – Physical Education
        
• Second Semester
  – English 9
  – Science 2/Biology
  – Algebra I
  – Elective (Computer Literacy,
     Arts, etc.)
  – Physical Education
    
Grade 10
• First Semester
  – English 10
  – Science 2
  – World History
  – Algebra II/Geometry
  – Elective
     (Computer Literacy,
      Arts, etc.)
  – Physical Education
       
• Second Semester
  – English 10
  – Science 2
  – World History
  – Algebra II/Geometry
  – Elective
     (Computer Literacy,
      Arts, etc.)
  – Physical Education
    
Grade 11
• First Semester
  – English 11
  – Science 3
  – U.S. History
  – Algebra II/Math Analysis
  – Elective (Computer Literacy,
      Arts, etc.)
  – Physical Education
    
• Second Semester
  – English 11
  – Science 3
  – U.S. History
  – Algebra II/Math Analysis
  – Elective (Computer Literacy,
     Arts, etc.)
  – Physical Education
   
Grade 12
• First Semester
  – English 12
  – Science
  – Government
  – Mathematics
(Trigonometry,
     Pre-Calculus)
  – Elective (Computer Literacy,
      Arts, etc.)
  – Physical Education
    
• Second Semester
  – English 12
  – Science
  – Economics
  – Mathematics
(Trigonometry,
     Pre-Calculus)
  – Elective (Computer Literacy,
     Arts, etc.)
  – Physical Education
 
     
Reading Program

SRA Open Court, Scholastic Literacy Place, and Hooked on Phonics are some of the programs we use which are designed for students
who need a systematic learning experience with direct teaching of concepts and skills through multi-sensory techniques. Focus is
placed in the areas of linguistics to help students master decoding skills, reading comprehension, and written expression. 

Every student has textbooks and pertaining materials.

Math Program
Citizen Learning Academy uses district-approved books in order to improve the student’s overall mathematics performance through focused instruction. These books focus on core content and skill building at every grade level. The program functions as an individ-ualized diagnostic and prescriptive tool, in which the students’ deficiencies can be easily recognized and practice exercises can provide re-teaching of core content.

Every student has a textbook and workbook.
 
Science Program
The Open Court Series include Science themes at each elementary grade level.  Middle and High School students use district-approved textbooks for this subject.  When necessary, the learning is hands-on and coordinated with other activities.

Social Studies Program
The Open Court Series include Social Studies' themes at each elementary grade level.  Middle School and High School students
use district-approved textbooks for this subject.  When necessary,
the learning is hands-on and coordinated with other activities.

Transition Services
Citizen Learning Academy, in compliance with federal and state regulations, provides transition services to all students with disabilities, age 14 and older. Transition lessons, services, and/or activities are provided to these students at a minimum of one hour per week. The transition curriculum can be incorporated into each student’s program or delivered through “Pull Out Support” in order to provide individual instruction.
         

Regular Day Class Schedule — Primary Grades (1 – 5)
Time Subject Instructional Time
(Minutes)
8:00a.m. – 8:10a.m. •  Opening Activities —
8:10a.m. – 10:10a.m. •  Reading/Language Arts 120
10:10a.m. – 10:30a.m. •  Recess —
10:35a.m. – 11:30a.m. •  ELD/Writing 55
11:30a.m. – 12:20p.m. •  Mathematics 50
12:20p.m. – 1:00p.m. •  Lunch —
1:05p.m. – 1:55p.m. •  Science/Social Studies 50
1:55p.m. – 2:20p.m. •  Physical Education/Music/
   Art/Health/Computer
25
2:20p.m. – 2:30p.m. •  Homework/Review 10

Total Instructional Minutes

310

      

Regular Day Class Schedule — Secondary Grades (6 – 12)
Time Subject Instructional Time
(Minutes)
8:00a.m. – 8:10a.m. •  Opening Activities —

8:10a.m. – 10:10a.m.

•  English/Language
   Arts/Reading
120
10:10a.m. – 10:30a.m. •  Recess —
10:35a.m. – 11:30a.m. •  Writing/Grammar 55
11:30a.m. – 12:20p.m. •  Mathematics 50
12:20p.m. – 1:00p.m. •  Lunch —
1:01p.m. – 1:55p.m. •  Science/History/
   Social Studies
54
1:55p.m. – 2:20p.m. •  Physical Education/Music/
   Art/Health/Computer
25
2:20p.m. – 2:30p.m. •  Homework/Review 10
Total Instructional Minutes 314

* Please note that the instructional minutes do not include Recess, Lunch and Opening Activities.
    
The following data shows the number of instructional days offered at Citizen Learning Academy compared to the state requirement.

Grade Level Instructional
Days Offered
State Requirement
1 – 5 180 Days 180 Days
6 – 8 180 Days 180 Days
9 – 12 180 Days 180 Days

  

 

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