6th grade students across the state of Florida have been faced with the challenge of a much more rigorous math curriculum than in the previous FCAT era. The new Common Core based curriculum demands a profound mastery of such concepts as ratio and proportion, and abstract algebraic concepts. Sixth graders at Montclair are meeting this challenge head on! In addition to their daily instruction, they have committed to completing an online program called Mathia, which supports their 6th grade math curriculum. Through this individualized program, students are able to learn, practice, and master all of the state mandated standards. Many students are so fired up about this program that they are working through the program on their own time. Hordes of students flock to the computer lab each morning competing for one of the 24 available computers. Many dedicated students are also accessing the site from home. Ms. Lamoureux, a sixth grade math teacher at Montclair, is proud of her students’ accomplishments, and is hopeful that all of their effort will be rewarded in April when they take the FSA math assessment. Keep up the good work 6th grade!
Students in grades 4 through 6 took a mock Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) writing test today at Montclair Elementary School. Students received 90 to 120 minutes to respond to a sample writing prompt provided by the state sponsored FSA Portal. The purpose of the mock assessment was to simulate an authentic assessment environment for students and teachers, so as to identify and address any glitches in the current assessment process. Furthermore, it served to ready students and test administrators for the structure, rigor, and testing stamina essential for the new state writing assessment. The actual FSA writing assessment will be administered in grades 4 through 6 next week on March 3rd. Good luck Montclair Family!
The School District of Clay County (SDCC) has held AdvancED’s most prestigious Accredited status since becoming a fully accredited school district in 2010. District Accreditation recognizes that increasing student achievement involves more than improving instruction. It is a result of how well all the parts of the education system – the District, school, and classroom – work together to meet the needs of students.To earn this distinction, the District and all of its schools must follow the AdvancED accreditation process by:
1. Meeting the five AdvancED Standards.
Each standard has multiple indicators that must be evaluated in order to determine if each standard is met.
2. Engaging in a continuous process of improvement.
3. Demonstrating quality assurance through internal and external reviews.
The District will conduct an extensive internal review in order to self-evaluate the extent to which it is meeting the standards. An External Review Team will visit the district in March 2015 to assess how well the District and its stakeholders are working together to meet the AdvancED’s high standards.
For more information please visit our website at:http://accreditation.oneclay.net/
We are excited to share our new mobile communications!!
We have a new school website that is very mobile friendly. All SDCC school websites now have the same basic structure and information to provide for easy parent navigation. Please review our Parent Transition Guide to help you navigate our new site.
We have an app! The official Clay County Schools app gives you a personalized window into what is happening at the District and in the schools. Get the news and information that you care about and get involved! On the OneClay App you can: