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Innovative Programs: 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

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"

More Information about the 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)
  • Exact Path Assessment 
    • 2nd Grade LAL
    • 2nd Grade Math
  • 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.