Green Chimneys School at Clearpool Campus follows the academic curriculum standards designated for Intermediate School programs. All students in grades participate in New York State Standardized Testing. High school students receive instruction to fully prepare them for New York State Regents examinations or Regents Competency Tests (RCT) as determined by the Committee on Special Education.
Classrooms are equipped with current technology including SMART Boards and students have regular access to computers to benefit from educational online resources.
Math courses for students in intermediate grades are designed to help students reach learning benchmarks and achieve goals for each grade:
- Developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication and division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions)
- Extending division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system, developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations
- Developing an understanding of volume
- Connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication/division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems
- Completing the understanding of division of fractions
- Extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers;
- Writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations
- Developing an understanding of statistical thinking
- Developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships
- Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations
- Solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume
- Drawing inferences about populations based on samples
- Formulating and reasoning about expressions/equations, solving linear equations, and systems of linear equations
- Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships;
Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence
- Understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem
The Intermediate School uses the Readers Journey series, a novel-based Language Arts program dedicated to turning students into lifelong readers. The curriculum focuses on reading, grammar, vocabulary and communication skills.
English Language Arts
Students learn and practice how to read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding, literary response and expression, critical analysis and evaluation, and social interaction.