Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District’s primary objective is to provide a comprehensive educational program which develops the physical, academic, aesthetic, and social aspect of all our children. Therefore, our goal in the education of our children is to provide all learners with a solid foundation of skills, knowledge, and understanding that are necessary for their continual growth and success as students and as adults in society. Furthermore, we believe that a quality education is a collaborative effort shared by educators, students, and community. It is our endeavor to consistently and continually evaluate our goals and the strategies being utilized to achieve them.
All students will respond in writing with improved structure and organization to various themes in the curriculum.
All students will improve fluency and confidence in application of computation skills and understanding of math concepts throughout the curriculum.
All students will improve their ability to read and comprehend key elements of narrative and informational text and apply those skills in all subject areas.
At Allendale, we have employed three strategies to aid in achieving these goals:
- Differentiated Instruction
- Our teachers proactively plan varied approaches to what students need to learn, how they will learn it, and/or how they can express what they have learned in order to increase the likelihood that each student will learn as much as he or she can as efficiently as possible.
- Graphic organizers
- Our teachers utilize graphic organizers across the curriculum to provide a visual aid to facilitate learning and instruction. A graphic organizer is a visual communication tool that uses visual symbols to express ideas and concepts, to convey meaning. A graphic organizer often depicts the relationships between facts, terms, and or ideas within a learning task. It is often referred to as a "map" because it can help teachers and students "map out" their ideas in a visual manner.
- Various technologies deliver different kinds of content and serve different purposes in the classroom. Technology, at Allendale, is used as a tool that is applied to our goals and a variety of others in the learning process and serves as a resource to help develop higher order thinking, creativity and research skills.
Member of the North Central Association
The purpose of the Association shall be to require its Commission members to have accrediting processes that foster quality, encourage academic excellence, and improve teaching and learning. The Association shall also encourage and support cooperative relationships among schools, and colleges and universities that hold membership in the Association.