St. Stephen Martyr School follows the Common Core Standards as well as the curriculum adopted by the Department of Catholic Schools. This curriculum prescribed for all elementary schools beginning in kindergarten and continuing through eighth grade includes Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music/Arts, Computer Literacy, and Physical Education. For a listing of the standards that our teachers use to lead curriculum please click on the following link http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards
AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.