Curriculum and Instruction: Programs
Career and Tech
Anthony Independent School District Division of Career and Technical Education
Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education *Programs
1) The Anthony Independent School District offers career and technology education programs in Business, Human Services including Culinary Arts and Cosmetology, Commercial Arts, Health, Industrial Programs including Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology, Electronics, Computer and Automotive Professions. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, and class space availability.
2) It is the policy of Anthony Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
3) It is the policy of Anthony Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its employment practices as required by title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
4) Anthony Independent School District will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all career and technology programs.
5) For Information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact Dr. Steven Saldivar, Superintendent, at 840 Sixth Street, Anthony Texas 79821, or call (915) 886-6500.
The students, faculty, and staff at Anthony Elementary School are striving to become a recognized school. We are working to ensure that our students are provided with the best education to achieve academic excellence. Planning and goal setting are integral components of our curriculum and we are all committed to providing the students the opportunities to experience success that will ultimately help them attain life-long goals.
At Anthony Elementary School we are working diligently to meet the academic, emotional, and developmental needs of our students. We provide students with instructional programs and interventions to ensure that they meet or score above the state assessment standards.
Following are some of the programs and initiatives that have been implemented. They are included in our campus action plan to meet the needs of our students and to achieve our set learning goals:
Anthony Elementary also provides its special needs students with instruction in a Resource Classroom in accordance to their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This dedicated classroom allows the students to work in an environment that meets their individual instructional needs. In some cases, major instruction is done in the mainstreamed classroom. Content Mastery allows for the students to have additional academic reinforcement, as necessary, in the content areas. A learning development classroom (life skills) classroom is also made available and serves students with disabilities and other coding needing special education related services.
The Anthony Middle School (AMS) strives to meet the academic needs of its diverse student body. Utilizing assessment tools such as NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Map Program, TAKS Release Tests, STAR Test and teacher-made assessments, AMS faculty and staff determine the academic level of each individual student. After the academic ability of the student has been established, teachers and staff develop a plan of action for:
• Achieving academic excellence
• Meeting state-assessment standards
• Preparation for success in subsequent grade levels
Our regular education program consists of required courses in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education and health. In addition, students with accelerated math skills have the opportunity to advance to Algebra I during their 8th grade year and receive a high school math credit. Spanish I may also be taken as an 8th grade elective for a high school foreign language credit. Depending on the grade level of the student, available electives include Technology, Robotics, Career Investigations, Physical Education (mandatory for 6th grade), and Band.
Our students identified as Gifted and Talented (GT) (and those recommended by teachers) enter a Humanities program, which is a multi-grade level, project-based program incorporating a seamless Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies curriculum based on a year-long theme.
Special Education students receive instruction based on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) through Inclusion in the regular classroom. Our goal is to mainstream all special needs students into the regular education classroom. The regular education teachers provide instruction along with any modifications and accommodations required by the IEP. Furthermore, the special education teacher and aides provide additional assistance to these students in the regular classroom. The purpose of Inclusion is to raise academic expectations of the special education student, improve self esteem, and when possible, move the student towards exiting the special education program.
English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered to students currently learning the English language or newly immigrated to the U.S.
AMS provides students with a newly renovated gymnasium, two science laboratories, a library, a cafeteria, and two computer labs.
AR is a web based software program focused on reading skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. AR provides read to, read with, and independent reading instructional techniques primarily in grades K-8th. The system also provides reading quizzes, literacy skill assessments and a Home Connect piece for parental involvement.
AM is a web based software program that provides practice of math objectives aligned to the textbook, TEKS, and TAKS. Skill reinforcement and student understanding are assessed on a daily basis in each teacher’s classroom grades 2nd- 12th. AM promotes differentiated instruction and cooperative learning while providing a data base system and ongoing monitoring for teachers, and a Home Connect piece for parental involvement
AISD High Quality Pre K 4 year old Program
Anthony ISD provides morning and afternoon half day instructional programs for all 4 year olds based on requirements for a High Quality Pre K Program. Students are screened 3 times per year for progress, and tested for Kindergarten readiness at the end of the school year.
TEKS Resource System
TEKS Resource System is the instructional framework that the district uses to provide a common language, process, and structure for curriculum development that is aligned to a written, taught, and tested curriculum needed for teachers who must teach what the TEKS demand. This is a collaboratively developed document to insure that the delivery of instruction is focused on student learning needs. TEKS Resource System is developed and supported by a collaboration of educational service centers and supported locally by ESC Region 19. TEKS Resource System provides the following: Curriculum built on research and best practice; operates in conjunction with digitized IEP’s; provides a sequential lesson structure for all teachers to use, online 24/7 system for access; and provides a basis for building collaborative assessments by grade level/subject area.
Dyn-Ed is a research-based, technology assisted program designed to focus on the four skills necessary for language acquisition-reading, writing, listening, speaking. The program develops a language base for non-native learners through a listening and visually based system as opposed to a text based approach. The instruction is multi-sensory, fully interactive with students and provides a scope and sequence for language learners.
Texas Education Code now requires that all teachers deliver instruction using the newly approved English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to English Language Learners (ELL’s) in their classroom. The ELPS focus instruction so as to improve the student’s proficiency in all forms of communication in the English language.
This program being offered at Anthony High School provides its students computer skills widely used in the business world. These skills include mastering Word and Powerpoint. The computer programs are recognized as world-wide standards for word processing and visual presentations.
Measurement of Academic Progress is an on-line assessment program that tests students (second through twelfth grades) in reading and mathematics to measure their strengths and weaknesses while measuring their academic progress based on the instructional interventions in the classroom. Students could be tested up to four times a year and the data would be archived to track the progress of students from elementary through high school.
The Region 19 ESC Head Start Public School Transition Program is designed to strengthen linkages between early childhood and elementary school programs ensuring continuity of services and a smooth transition for children and their families from the Head Start Program to Anthony Elementary School.
Building Rigor and Complexity into the Senior Year of High /School Anthony High School requires seniors to complete the Senior Project as a requirement for graduation. The Senior Project was adapted from the project from the Distinguished Achievement Program requirements as outlined by the state of Texas. The AHS Senior Project is composed of five parts: I) a formal proposal for the area of study; 2) a research paper on the related subject and processes involved; 3) a product that demonstrates the acquisition of knowledge and its application to a specific problem or investigation; 4) a portfolio that documents the intricacies and processes in developing the Senior Project; and 5) the presentation to an adult panel who will question every aspect of the project.
TMD and TSD are both online assessment tools developed by Princeton Review and provided through TEA. System assesses student learning in Math and Science in grades 3rd through 12th.
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ELAR and Science
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