Overview

AVID 

A rigorous curriculum designed to support students on their path to college readiness, AVID is used in all McCloud Elementary School classrooms (grades 4-6) and continues as an elective through the high school. McCloud is the first elementary school in New Jersey to offer this innovative program. It teaches students Empowerment organizational tools, Cornell note taking skills and engagement in all levels of critical questioning and thinking in order to support students in reaching their full potential. AVID prepares all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 

 
Ivy Program
Created for academically advanced students, the program emphasizes learning experiences that push the level of conceptualization and analysis of complex ideas and problems. Beginning in the 3rd grade, the Ivy Program provides sequentially more complex learning tasks and presentation skills. The goal is for Ivy students to qualify for Academies@Englewood in the top 10% of Bergen County applicants.  Admittance to and continuation in the Ivy Program requires the demonstration of expected skills and participation in program projects and an annual application. 
 
Academy Program at Dwight Morrow High School
Academies@Englewood is a school of choice program for exceptional students living in Englewood and towns in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties. Admission requires an entrance exam, letters of recommendation and a written application.  The program offers career academies for students in five academic focuses: Information Systems, Pre-Engineering, Law and Public Safety, Finance and Bio-Medicine. Each Academy focus adds to a high school curriculum that is demanding and rich in academic challenge.
 
Mandarin Chinese Program

Englewood is the only public school district in New Jersey that offers Mandarin Chinese to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The Mandarin Program utilizes an immersion model with content-based instruction and an integrated interdisciplinary theme-based curriculum. The instructional time varies based on the age and proficiency level of the students. The goal of the program is to develop students’ global competence, preparing them for 21st Century success. 

 

Spanish-English Dual Language Immersion Program

Our Dual Language Program has received county, state and national recognition as a superior model that produces youngsters who understand the global connection of their studies. It is a bilingual program that uses two languages for instruction, learning and communication.   The program hosts students from two language groups (English dominant and native Spanish-speaker) who are integrated for all or at least half the school day in pursuit of developing bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cognitive students while maintaining academic achievement.  The English/Spanish dual language immersion program starts in Pre-K and Kindergarten and continues through middle school. About 50% of the students in each classroom come from non-English speaking homes and the other from non-Spanish speaking homes. Half of the students' instruction occurs in English and the other half in Spanish. 

 

Community Based Instruction for Students with Disabilities

Community Based Instruction is a researched based strategy that promotes functional acquisition of skills in natural settings, specifically for students with disabilities.

 

AVID

AVID stands for "Advancement Via Individual Determination."  A college readiness system, it serves students in schools across the country.  According to the AVID website, it's "more than a program - it's a philosophy:  Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support and they will rise to the challenge"

Ivy Program

Created for academically advanced students, the program emphasizes learning experiences that push the level of conceptualization and analysis of complex ideas and problems. Beginning in the 3rd grade, the Ivy Program provides sequentially more complex learning tasks and presentation skills. The goal is for Ivy students to qualify for the high school's Academies@Englewood program in the top 10% of Bergen County applicants. Admittance to and continuation in the Ivy Program requires the demonstration of expected skills and participation in program projects. 

There are changes to the Ivy Program for grades 3-5 for 2016-2017.  The criteria for students in 2nd grade will remain the same for now.  The new process for students in the 3rd grade requires an application. 

Current 2nd Graders:
  • Reading Grade must meet or exceed grade level at the end of the 2nd marking period (E or M)
  • Writing Grade must meet or exceed grade level at the end of the 2nd marking period (E or M)
  • Math Grade must meet or exceed grade level at the end of the 2nd marking period (E or M)
  • Winter Renaissance STAR scale score must be 
    • 2nd Grade LAL: 332 or above
    • 2nd Grade Math: 330 or above
  • Report Card:  Maintain E's and M's in Related Arts classes to include Physical Education, Art, Music Computers, World Language and Mandarin for the 2015-2016 reporting period
2de grado actual:
  • Grado de Lectura debe cumplir o superar el nivel de grade al final del segunda semestre (E o M)
  • Grado de Escritura debe cumplir or superar el nivel de grade al final del segundo semestre (E o M)
  • Grado de Matematicas debe cumplir o superar el nivel de grado al final del segundo semestra (E o M)
  • El resultado de la Evaluacion de Invierno "Renaissance STAR" debe ser
    • 2de Grado Lectura:  352 o mas
    • 2de Grado Matematicas:  530 o mas
  • Reporte de Calificaciones: mantener calificaciones de E y M en las clases de artes relacionadas, incluyendo Educacion Fisica, Salud, Arte, Musica, Idiomas de Mundo, y Mandarin para el periodo 2015-2016
New Criteria for Current 3rd - 5th Graders:
  • Completed and submitted Ivy Application
  • Paper-based Math Assessment (80% or greater)
  • Paper-based Reading Comprehension Assessment (80% or greater)
  • Paper-based Writing Assessment (7 or greater according to the state writing rubric)
  • Reading Level on or above grade level according to a district-wide recognized assessment
All required assessments will be timed and administered during the school day.  Any non-Englewood Public School District student will be contacted with assessment administration date and time.

Nuevocriterios Para Grados 3 - 5

  • Aplicacion completada y entregada antes de la fecha limite
  • Calificacion del 80% o superior en la evaluacion de Matematicas
  • Calificacion del 80% o superior en la evaluacion de comprension de lecura
  • Evaluacion de escritura (7 o mas acuerdo con la escala de medicion del el estado)
  • Nivel de lectura sobre o por encima del nivel de grado de acuerdo con una evaluacion de todo el distrito reconocido
Todas las evaluaciones requerdas seran cronometradas y administrados durante el dia escolar.   Cualquier estudiante qu no estudia en la Escuelas publicas del Distrito de Englewood se pondra en contacto con la fecha y el tiempo de administracion evaluacion.

 

Academies @ Englewood

Learn all about the Academies @ Englewood program at Dwight Morrow High School  on the Academies Admissions website.

Community-Based Instruction for Students with Disabilities

Community Based Instruction (CBI) is a research-based strategy that promotes functional acquisition of skills in natural settings, specifically for students with disabilities.  The program in the Englewood Public Schools in offered at McCloud (grades 4-5-6), J.E. Dismus Middle School (grades 7-8) and Dwight Morrow High School (grades 9-12).


CBI is designed for students who need systematic instruction in functional and daily living skills and is documented in the IEP of a student participant as an instruction strategy and component of his/her transition plan.  CBI is a strategy that is sequential and ongoing.  The specific areas that are focused on are:
  • Vocational:  Students learn about community workers and participate in on-campus as well as off-campus career exploration.  They also learn related employability skills such as being on time, staying on task, following rules and instruction, and other work-related skills.
  • Domestic:  Skill areas include self care, personal grooming, wellness and nutrition and home care such as laundry, housekeeping, cooking and meal planning.
  • Community:  Students learn about, and use, various transportation modes.  They visit and use places in the community including libraries, restaurants, shopping centers/malls, the post office and convenience stores.
  • Recreation and Leisure:  The focus is on learning how to utilize public recreation options and to plan personal leisure time.  Students also participate in recreational activities at places like the Ice Rink, local bowling lanes, tennis courts and Overbeck Park.

The NJ DOE defines Community Based Instruction as follows:  CBI means an instructional method involving the use of sustained and repeated instructional activities that take place in various natural community environments outside of the school building in order to facilitate skill development and generalization.  Community Based Instruction goals are directly related to objectives written in the students' Individual Education Programs (IEPs), and therefore, they reflect the individual needs of each student.