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Core Academic Features

Balanced Literacy

  • RCCS recognizes literacy as a gateway to fulfilling the school’s mission to prepare every scholar for academic excellence in high school, college, and beyond.
  • Scholars engage in a minimum of 3 hours of literacy each day.
  • Guided Reading instruction provides scholars the opportunity to receive daily small group instruction


Eureka and CGI Math 

  • Scholars engage in 90-minutes of mathematics instruction each day Responsive Classroom (link).
  • Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) is a problem-solving component of the school day that focuses on student thinking and analysis through the use of word problems.
  • As the core math program, Eureka Math engages scholars in a comprehensive curriculum that allows for hands-on, real world problem solving.
  • The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community.
  • RCCS places great emphasis on relationships. Our caring teachers provide a warm, nurturing, and supportive environment for learning.