Territorial Elementary School implements many different programs to educate each student to their fullest potential. One such program is the “Walk to Read” program. Students are assessed in the grade level reading skills and grouped according to strengths and weaknesses. Students are instructed in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency/accuracy and vocabulary based on similar reading needs/levels. This allows more advanced students in the area of reading to be challenged to their potential as well as giving the struggling students more time and repetition to gain the skills they need. Territorial Elementary does the same program for Math in grades 4 and 5 (Walk to Math). Our advanced students are working to advance their math skills to the next grade level. Our 4th graders work in 4th and 5th grade state standards and our 5th graders work in 5th grade and 6th grade state standards. These programs focus on each student’s needs, individualizing for all students-teaching each student.
Many students shine in other areas like drama, computer skills, art, music, dance, sports, science or gardening. Territorial Elementary offers after school clubs to provide our students with additional time to experience as many different opportunities as we can provide. Not only does this allow children to discover their strengths, it also helps to channel their energy and imagination in positive directions. . Students look forward to and enjoy staying for clubs as is evident with an average of 200 students who participate in clubs each week. Because of the high interest, clubs are changing at the end of each grading period so more students will have the opportunity to discover different activities.