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Crestridge International Studies and
Dual Language Magnet Center.
International Studies & Dual Language Program
Our Mission is to provide a quality education so that all students are successful learners and responsible citizens with a global perspective. Special events, songs, celebrations, and visuals identify Crestridge as an International Global Studies Magnet. Curriculum at Crestridge is thematic, inquiry-based learning: a study of cultures, regions, and levels of economics and geography. Students are introduced to Spanish and Mandarin Chinese languages in grades kindergarten through two. In grades three through six, students choose a language to concentrate on using the Rosetta Stone Language Program.
Crestridge is also recognized as an International Spanish Academy (ISAs). ISAs are educational centers known for their academic prestige encompassing all grade levels from pre‐K through 12. Crestridge employs a bilingual curriculum for all or part of their student body. Crestridge signed a collaborative agreement with the Ministry of Education of Spain. Our program is carried out within the framework of cooperative activities organized by the Office of Education of Spain in the U.S. and Canada and North American education authorities.
Crestridge International Studies and Dual Language Magnet School Receives Merit Award AGAIN as a Magnet School of Distinction in 2012!
Crestridge Magnet has been named a Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America. This is the one of the top awards given by Magnet Schools of America and is based on a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation/diversity efforts and the consistent delivery of high quality education to all students. This is the FIFTH time Crestridge has received a national award.
Congratulations, Crestridge Magnet staff, parents and students!
Omaha Public Schools
School Improvement Plan 2015-2016
Elementary School: Crestridge Magnet
Number Sense, Geometry/ Measurement
use of Learning Targets
Gradual Release with small groups
during guided and independent practice
Use of CPA Method with all students
during math instruction
Focused Intervention and Enrichment
Focus on Number Sense
Literacy/Language Rich Classroom- focus
on academic vocabulary
Use of Acuity and MAPP Data to
Use of Kagan Engagement Structures
Supplement use of District Bellwork
with additional geometry, measurement and number sense
Measurable Objective (growth goal): All subgroups will increase their NeSA-M scores by 3%
Focused use of Learning Targets
Marzano’s 6 Step Vocabulary
Progress Monitoring through running records, MAP and Acuity data
Gradual Release of Instruction using Guided Reading Strategies embedded before, during, after reading
Consistent lab time with direct instruction and focused use of Acuity and MAPP Data
Purposeful use of the read aloud
Measurable Objective (growth goal): All subgroups will increase
their NeSA-R scores by 3%
across the content areas
Writing as a response to reading/learning across content areas
Quick Writes, Summary Writing and Exit Tickets
Consistent use of Graphic Organize
Mini lessons on ideas and organization
Use of the Writer’s Workshop Model
Use of Mentor text
Authentic displays of student and teacher writing Focused Interventions/Enrichment
Build Writing Stamina
Create group experiences to generate ideas for modeled/shared writing
Measurable Objective (growth goal): All 4th grade subgroups will increase their NeSA –W by 3%
Attendance meetings with Attendance
with email sent to teachers one week prior to
identifying students who are frequently
students with prior attendance issues
communication between parents,
and office personnel regarding students
are absent or tardy.
notebook in office for reference
for students who are frequently absent or tardy.
Positive Connections with students with attendance concerns
use of Green book to communicate with parents
Breakfast Series focus parent involvement, tardies and absences
Measurable Objective (growth goal): Increase in average
attendance rate to 97%.
Elementary Coordinator – Kanyon Chism, 557-2498 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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