The Craig High School Academics
The college prep program at Craig High addresses the development of the whole student with the goals of creating independent learners, building a greater sense of self, and guiding our students in being an active part in their future decision making process. Our curriculum is cross curricular, integrated, and designed to facilitate active teaching and learning that goes beyond the classroom. Within our curriculum, we incorporate a series of learning strategies and executive functioning skills that allow students to manage their learning, and build the social and self-advocacy skills that are vital to success both in and out of the classroom. Our curriculum is also aligned with the common core standards for secondary education and the graduation requirements as established by the State of New Jersey. Below are brief summaries of courses available at CHS:
Any academic questions or concerns that are raised at home or in school need to be communicated to all of the members of our community team who need to know. That team includes parents, teachers, and students. The parents of CHS are provided with staff emails on day one. Our staff and COACHes are provided with all parent and student email addresses as well. In addition to email accessibility, we also send home a weekly information letter known as the CHIL to our families that shares student and program spotlights, upcoming events, and general school information.
C.O.D.E. Approach to Lecturing
COACH Program, Advisor and Mentor
L.A.G. Study Program
LEARNING: I AM NOT SURE...
ALMOST: I KIND OF KNOW THIS...
GOT IT!: I KNOW THIS INSIDE AND OUT...
When a card is answered correctly it is promoted to the next pile. When a study card is answered incorrectly it is returned to the first pile (LEARNING). The middle section (ALMOST) is for partial understanding and must still be reviewed until students are able to promote it to the last pile (GOT IT!). The goal of this program is to provide to our students a structure to prioritize their studying, focus on concepts/ideas that they are having difficulty with, and manage their study time effectively. LAG Study cards help students to focus their learning. It prioritizes studying by encouraging students to focus on specific concepts/ideas and allows students to “know what they know” and understand what they need to learn.