Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies will be part of the Lower School curriculum and will be based on the Core Knowledge topics as specified in the Sequence and aligned with state standards. Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education and Spanish will be implemented beginning in Kindergarten.
Technology education and computer use will complement the Lower School curriculum with a focus on technology as an exploratory tool that supplements core skills. Pine Lake Preparatory Service Learning Initiatives will begin in the Lower School as students participate in Service Initiative’s by class and/or grade level.
Read to Achieve Results:
In accordance with State regulations, the results of the 2016 3rd Grade End of Grade testing are posted here:
Prerequisites: By application only, minimum of a B in English
In this course, students will explore design through the production of the school annual. However, assignments will not be limited only to the yearbook. Students will learn to operate a digital camera, write captions, headlines and body copy, design layouts, and learn graphic arts for yearbook publishing. Students on the year book staff will learn skills that can be included in a resume for any positions that involve desktop publishing and graphic arts. Students can take this course for all four years of high school. This course may require students to attend after school activities in order to meet deadlines.
Computer Applications (Semester course)
This course is designed to help student’s master advanced skills in the areas of word processing, database management, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, and presentation applications. Emphasis is on data communications, Internet and e-mail, as well as skill development in the integration of software applications, ethical issues pertaining to information systems, and information technologies careers. Communication skills and critical thinking are reinforced through software applications. Students taking this course will also help support the Pine Lake 1:1 Laptop initiative.