Our thematic interdisciplinary learning model motivates students by engaging them in their own learning. The school’s approach provides opportunities for students to pursue their own interests and make decisions about how they will find answers and solve problems. The curriculum for academic subjects at Clay Hill Public Charter School is supplemented by instruction in art, music, physical education, Spanish, and community service. By incorporating hands on learning into the classrooms we are able to engage auditory, tactile, and social learners alike to strengthen every child’s knowledge. Students are able to demonstrate their understanding and work alongside their peers to reach their educational potential.
CHPCS embraces a cross-curricular learning model that incorporates real-world learning experiences with traditional classroom-based instruction. We believe that when subjects are integrated, learning becomes more authentic and engaging, enhancing understanding of the targeted concepts. We see our neighborhoods and Baltimore City as a living classroom, and enhance classroom learning with field trips that utilize Baltimore City’s breadth and depth of cultural, educational, historical, environmental, and scientific institutions.
Clay Hill Public Charter School is committed to literacy development for each child and has set a school-wide goal that ALL students at Clay Hill will make 1+ years for reading growth. Clay Hill Public Charter School’s literacy program is also in compliance with the Maryland Ready to Read Act. As such:
Clay Hill’s reading intervention program focuses on developing the following skills with students based on their individualized strengths and needs:
Parents and caregivers play a critical role in helping their child learn to read. Here are a few ideas for how you can help your child work on their reading skills at home:
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher or our school’s reading intervention
teacher at any point if you have any questions, ideas or concerns.