The academic program at Central Private School challenges both analytical and creative thinking. The rigorous academic curriculum at Central Private begins in preschool and continues through 12th grade.
ART 1-5 is multisensory, collaborative, and tailored to help students reach their potential. Students are actively engaged in the creative processes and are taught how to express themselves through visual representations. Lessons incorporate core content subjects and require students to be outside of the box thinkers and problem solvers. CPS learners in grades first through fifth will be encouraged to utilize a plethora of artistic mediums such as charcoal and paint to clay bodies for sculptures in a hands on manner. We strive to learn the technical skills equated with the arts, how to be original and creative, and most importantly how to find and represent the beauty in our daily lives.
High School students who participate in the Art Program at Central Private have the ability to qualify for Advanced Placement Courses. AP students can take Drawing or 2-D Design AP courses. Students work to create a digital portfolio that demonstrates their personal concentration and breadth of skill for college credit and college entry. Art I and Art II build the base for the AP curriculum. Art I is an introductory survey course. It focuses on the study of the elements of design through art history and hands-on experience. Students will work in a variety of art media throughout the year. Art II continues the training begun in Art I, studying composition using the principles of design. Students will develop and express original ideas and experiences through a variety of media. Evaluation of art will take place through class critique and discussion.
Elementary students attend music enrichment classes each week and are able to show off their talents during several performances throughout the school year such as holiday programs, Veterans' Day program and Grandparents' Day. Students are also asked to perform at community events such as the City of Central's tree lighting ceremony.
Students in grades 1st - 8th use the Accelerated Reader Program as part of their reading curriculum. Students select and read books within their reading level and take computerized tests at school when they finish reading each book.
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Students can use this online program that features hundreds of engaging games designed to strengthen fact fluency, automaticity, computational thinking, and other critical skills.
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