Overview

Mission & Vision

VISION

100% of Wyatt Academy scholars will be college ready.

MISSION

We are a learning community united by great teachinghigh academic standards, and rigorous accountability on the tireless pursuit of success for our scholars. We prepare them for high school, college and beyond.

Academic Programming

Check out our unique approach to instruction. We are a school that holds both a constructivist, inquiry based approach to instruction, while utilizing data-driven practices that forward proficiency of grade level content.  

 

Key program components include

  • Cognitive Guided Math Instruction (K-5)
  • EngageNY Eureka Math (K-5)
  • Amplify ELA (K-2)
  • EngageNY Expeditionary Learning (3-5)
  • Guided Reading (K-5)
  • Interactive Read Aloud with Self-Guided Literacy Circles (K-5)
  • Writers Workshop – Reach Associates Writing Units (K-5)
  • FOSS Science Instruction (K-5)
  • Seeing Stars, LiPS, Visualizing and Verbalizing (Lindamood-Bell Reading Intervention K-5)
  • EL Achieve (English Language Development K-5)
  • Special Education (K-5)
  • Visual Arts program (Practitioner Designed – CCSS Aligned)
  • Physical Education (Practitioner Designed – CCSS Aligned)

Academic Overview

Key program components include

  • Cognitive Guided Math Instruction (K-5)
  • EngageNY Eureka Math (K-5)
  • Amplify ELA (K-2)
  • EngageNY Expeditionary Learning (3-5)
  • Guided Reading (K-5)
  • Interactive Read Aloud with Self-Guided Literacy Circles (K-5)
  • Writers Workshop – Reach Associates Writing Units (K-5)
  • FOSS Science Instruction (K-5)
  • Visual Arts program (Practitioner Designed – CCSS Aligned)
  • Seeing Stars, LiPS, Visualizing and Verbalizing (Reading Intervention K-5)
  • EL Achieve (ELD K-5)
  • Special Education (K-5)
  • Physical Education (Practitioner Designed – CCSS Aligned)

Utilizing both formative and summative assessments that are both practitioner and vendor created.  Our practitioners deliver formative assessments daily and summative assessment monthly.

  • For example, daily exit tickets and monthly summative assessments are given in Eureka Math.  
  • Our practitioners do monthly running records to assess student reading levels and move students fluidly through guided reading groups.  
  • Practitioners also utilize i-Ready growth checks and diagnostics to assess ELA achievement and growth.  
  • Practitioners utilize formative and summative assessment in conjunction with the Reach Associates Writing Units.
  • Formative and summative assessments are given in ELD, Science, Visual Arts and Physical Education.  

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Scholar Support Services

Scholars with special education needs are currently identified through the MTSS, or Multi-Tiered System of Support, process. MTSS is a combination of RtI (Response to Intervention) for academic needs and PBS (Positive Behavior Supports) for behavioral needs. When teachers see that a scholar is not making adequate growth in the classroom, that scholar is referred to the Dean of Support Services for further observation. Once a scholar is identified as requiring additional help, the MTSS team meets with the general education teacher to create Tier II or Tier III interventions that appropriately fit the scholar’s needs. Targeted progress monitoring occurs regularly to check the progression of the scholar’s goals. If the scholar continues those interventions for a predetermined amount of time, and progress is not made, the scholar is referred to special education for preliminary testing.

English Language Development

After scholars are identified as an English learner during the registration process, they are given an initial screener to assess their English language ability using the W-APT.  English learners receive a 45 minute dedicated English Language Development (ELD) block daily to explicitly teach and support scholars with language development in reading, writing, speaking and listening.  ELD blocks use the EL Achieve curriculum. English learners are assessed each January on the ACCESS test to determine their current English proficiency in each of the four domains. When English learners show a proficient level of English on their ACCESS test, the CH-ISA team reviews a body of evidence to determine if scholars will continue in ELD services.  English learners who are no longer in ELD are monitored for two years to ensure that scholars are academically successful.

Special Education Services

Our team is comprised of multiple licensed individuals with advanced degrees in special education.  Our scholars deserve a world class education with unrestricted access to all curriculum, school programs, and activities.  Our instructors provide access through accommodations and modifications as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Act, 2004, (IDEA, 2004).  Historically, students with documented disabilities have been underserved and the Wyatt community has made it our top priority to reverse this trend.  Each of our practitioners receives three professional learning sessions every 9-weeks, that specifically targets development of accommodations, modifications, and increased access to grade-level curriculum.  

REACH VALUES

The Wyatt Core Values of Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship, and Hard Work(REACH) are the foundation of our school culture.  Our students are celebrated each month for their achievement in once of the above listed REACH values.  

Cultural Heros

Our community is driven to move the concept of Black History and Latino Heritage Months from a 28-30 days of recognition to a year-long celebration of cultural excellence and contributions to humanity.

The Wyatt Academy Code of Conduct

This is the beginning of a new day. I pledge to myself that my day shall be:
Gain no loss;
Good, not Evil;
Success, not failure.
Today is my day.
I REACH

Professional Learning

Our teachers receive ongoing support from our Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Director of Scholar Services, Special Education Coordinator, English Language Development Staff and Reading Interventionists.  

Each classroom teacher participates in the following professional learning structures:

  • Weekly planning meetings
  • Weekly data team meetings
  • Collaborative coaching sessions for all teachers based off of the Relay 6 Steps for Effective Feedback
  • Weekly written feedback from post-classroom observations with glows, grows and next steps