Falk students have made significant progress in both primary reading and 3rd grade reading tests.
Core Academic Subjects
The Falk curriculum emphasizes basic academic skills and provides enriching experiences to enhance learning. The language arts program involves listening, speaking, viewing, reading, and writing. Mathematics instruction instills skills in problem solving, reasoning, connections to daily living, and the ability to communicate in mathematical terms. The social studies curriculum helps students become informed of a culturally diverse, democratic society. Learning in science is accomplished through high interest, hands-on activities. All aspects of the curriculum stress student inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and the ability to become independent, lifelong learners.
The fully networked computer system is used to support and extend learning in all curricular areas. Students and staff access technology through a computer lab, the library, classrooms, and school office. Students use the World Wide Web, simulations, KidPix, word processing and writing software as well as keyboarding practice, on an age-appropriate basis. Students and staff use the "quick take" camera, scanners, and video editing for expanded classroom opportunities.
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program
The goal of Talented and Gifted (TAG) programming is to make certain K-12 students consistently have learning opportunities that are challenging, systematic and continuous based on learning profile, readiness and student interest.
Student learning experiences include a broad range of opportunities that pushes students to their next level of challenge and allows them to develop their talents. TAG programming may occur in the classroom, or in other settings. TAG programming is determined by ongoing evaluation and assessment of individual student needs. Each school has TAG resource support for ongoing consultation.
Teacher specialists in art, music, and physical education provide regular instruction. REACH (Reinforcing and Enriching Achievement for All Children) extends and supports classroom curriculum with computer technology. The library media specialist teaches research skills and provides story time experiences. Fourth and fifth graders may participate in the strings program.
Falk offers full-day kindergarten, Reading Recovery, Title I, special education services, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programming. In addition, support services are provided by the speech/language clinician, psychologist, social worker, nurse, occupational and physical therapist.