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Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Kindergarten through 2nd grade is a time of rapid growth. Children strengthen basic skills and progress to higher-level thinking in literacy, math, science and social studies. As they become more aware of the world around them, they build empathy, compassion and understanding for others. They read to learn and understand the world, and write to express ideas and opinions. Preparing for algebra and beyond, they learn to apply more complex math skills. 

 

Curriculum

English Language Arts
Curriculum

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Children learn basic skills to recognize words and build fluency. They make connections, compare books, and summarize what they read. Learning to plan, edit, write and publish, children describe people, places and events in sentences and short stories. As they progress, they start to express ideas and opinions. Building vocabulary and spelling skills, children rapidly improve fluency and comprehension. Our teachers use tools like Reading Street © to support instruction in line with state standards.

Math
Curriculum

Math

Math

Children build basic number, addition and subtraction skills. Teachers introduce place value. They explore measurement and data collection, learning to compare and explain results. Building greater geometry awareness, they prepare for more complex problem-solving. Teachers use Math Expressions © to support instruction.

Science
Curriculum

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Science

Using the scientific method, children learn to use their senses to observe the world around them. They explore topics in Earth science, biology and physics. Building a foundation in Earth Science, they learn about the Earth’s features and weather. Studying the life cycles of animals, they identify traits and habitats. Students study the properties of objects, motion, matter and energy. Building on basic science concepts, children build a foundation to tackle more complex systems.

Social Studies
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Social Studies

Social Studies

Children study society, emphasizing the values of American democracy and responsibilities of citizenship. Learning about the larger world, children explore geography, economics and human systems. Applying this knowledge, students learn to analyze issues and engage as thoughtful citizens.

Specials
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Specials

Specials

Children study art, music, physical education and technology.

We're More than Academics

We believe that strong hearts and minds impact the world in amazing ways. For this reason, we teach moral focus in every lesson. They are so meaningful to us that we celebrate them every month as a community with songs, skits and performances. We practice each virtue through:
 

  • Social contracts where we pledge to support and encourage each other.

  • Our CHAMPS classroom management system where children learn social responsibility.

  • Community outreach programs.

NHA Parent

The moral focus curriculum is awesome! My kids are learning things that we are trying to teach them at home. It’s being reinforced here at school in fun and creative ways.

Monthly Virtues

Perseverance Badge

Perseverance

Working through challenges to find success

Respect Badge

Respect

Treating others as you want to be treated

Compassion Badge

Compassion

Helping each other through good and bad

Integrity Badge

Integrity

Being honest, fair and trustworthy

Wisdom Badge

Wisdom

Making the right and just choices

Courage Badge

Courage

Standing up for what is good and right

Self-control badge

Self-control

Managing your impulses to achieve bigger goals

Encouragement badge

Encouragement

Supporting each other to be our best

Gratitude Badge

Gratitude

Appreciating what you have and passing it forward

Student

Spotlight: RTCA Band, Cheerleaders Perform

The Research Triangle Charter Academy (RTCA) band, cheerleaders, Pearls Auxiliary team, and basketball teams were featured during the women's basketball game at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) on Dec. 19 at the university.
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Preparing your child for a lifetime of success

See what happens when hard work, personal responsibility, and a nurturing school community combine to create one exceptional experience. Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, Research Triangle Charter Academy is a school like no other—one that can lead your child to a lifetime of success.

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