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Young Fives

Children enter school with a variety of experiences. We offer options to meet their individual needs. Younger learners who turn 5 between April 1 and September 1 may consider our Young 5 program. All students, including those in Young 5 kindergarten, must be five years old on or before September 1st.

We created Young 5 to support younger learners who may benefit from a transitional year. Children adjust to the social and academic demands of school in a fun, hands-on environment. Young 5 provides ‘the gift of time’ so younger learners can succeed in Kindergarten. Teachers help them develop social, motor and academic skills necessary to prosper in a regular kindergarten class. Students who complete their first year in the Young 5 program will be promoted to the regular kindergarten program the following year.

If your child is ready for a more rigorous program, then Kindergarten may be the right choice. Kindergarten moves at a faster pace than Young 5. Children should enter Kindergarten with the basic personal, social, emotional, motor and academic skills necessary to succeed in school. We know it can be a difficult decision, so we provide options to help you choose what’s best for your child.

Curriculum

English Language Arts
Curriculum

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Children learn to identify and sound out letters and words. Retelling stories helps children learn to communicate clearly, and build active listening skills. Writing skills progress from letters to simple phonetic spellings.

Math
Curriculum

Math

Math

Children learn basic number concepts like counting, number value, and basic addition using real objects. We study and identify shapes to build geometry skills. Students also learn the days of the week, and how to use money.

Science
Curriculum

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Science

Building on their natural desire to explore, children learn how to identify and use their five senses. Using their senses, they observe and gather information, studying themes like plants and animals. As young scientists, they describe similarities and differences found in the natural world.

Social Studies
Curriculum

Social Studies

Social Studies

Learning about communities, students discover the roles and virtues of good citizenship. We practice these skills in the classroom and community.

Specials
Curriculum

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

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Community

Spotlight: Students Honor Fallen Officer

Walton Charter Academy middle school students honored fallen Deputy Eric B. Overall, of Oakland County (Michigan), during his funeral procession. The students lined the street with the American flag, and the Walton band played music as the police motorcade drove by.
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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, Walton Charter Academy is a school like no other—one that can lead your child to a lifetime of success.

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