ACQUIRING AND APPLYING CORE CONTENT
Pitsco Education’s high school solution emphasizes the acquisition and
application of core content. Students aren’t just challenged to work
through real-world career scenarios – they’re asked to apply math,
science, and language arts skills just like the professionals they’re
emulating. Hands-on activities and challenges are designed to
specifically require the application of core content to ensure students
are practicing these invaluable skills.
MEETING AND EXCEEDING STANDARDS
Pitsco Education’s high school curriculum is continually correlated with
educational standards by using our proprietary, comprehensive standards
database. When planning and developing a curriculum solution, Pitsco
Education provides schools with a report of how event-by-event
activities within every Harbor correlate to local, state, and national
Students complete numerous inquiry-based science activities and ultimately must communicate and defend scientific arguments. This application of science concepts reinforces and gives context to the science lessons they’re learning every day.
The technology within our curriculum is a close approximation of what’s used in the real world, and students use computers extensively for communication, design, programming, and more.
Rich in science, math, and technology, the STEM-based curriculum enables students to apply their knowledge and solve real-world engineering challenges.
Students apply math in the context of the unit topic. Algebra, engineering, coordinates, measurements, and more combine to offer rich math experiences in each curriculum title.
Communication – written and spoken – is a key requirement of every unit of instruction, and students must apply language arts skills when delivering presentations, leading the team, brainstorming with teammates, and writing summaries and progress reports.
BUILDING 21ST-CENTURY SKILLS
Pitsco Education’s high school curriculum offers students a unique opportunity to develop and practice critical 21st-century skills such as teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving, making the learning experience a valuable part of their education as they prepare for college or the workforce.