Project CHILD (Changing How Instruction for Learning is Delivered) recently announced the selection of two national demonstration sites for the 2013-14 school year.
For the third year in a row, Western Academy Charter School in Royal Palm Beach has been selected as a role model school for this program.
The demonstration sites will host visitors to showcase innovative methods for school improvement and reform.
National demonstration sites are schools that have been successfully implementing CHILD as a schoolwide model for at least three years. These schools have documented success with student achievement and school reform indicators.
Project CHILD is a 21st century research-based instructional model for K-5 schools. The focus is on professional collaborative teaming, teacher instructional expertise, differentiated learning, student engagement and technology infusion.
The schools, including Western Academy Charter School, have demonstrated positive results with Project CHILD in the following areas: documented academic success for students, high degree of student involvement using technology and hands-on learning, professional leadership by highly qualified teachers and administrators, collaborative team teaching, strong focus on core subjects and positive student behavior and accountability.
“The CHILD program incorporates the majority of best practice strategies for teacher collaboration and classroom instruction and for student accountability, active learning environments and cooperative learning,” said Linda Terranova, principal of Western Academy Charter School. “Our students are truly taught how to think for themselves and how to work cooperatively with others to solve problems and create solutions.”
The second school chosen as a national demonstration site for the 2013-14 school year was Chamberlain Elementary School in New Britain, Conn.
Western Academy Charter School currently serves 385 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school is located at 650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 300. For more info., call (561) 792-4123 or visit www.westernacademycharter.com.