Curricula and Standards
As an LAUSD school, Mid-City’s Prescott School of Enriched Sciences implements the following curriculum and follows Common Core State Standards developed with the input of educators and teachers in 2010 by state education chiefs and governors from 48 states. The Common Core Standards outline and define shared and clear expectations for knowledge and skills that students should master in each grade to be prepared for college and their careers.
Eureka Math is a modular mathematics curriculum with a focus on key concepts that layer over time, creating enduring knowledge that aims to develop math fluency. Students gain a complete body of buildable math knowledge, not just a discrete set of skills.
Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts® (CKLA) sequences both background content knowledge in history, science, literature, and the arts with systematic, research-based foundational skills instruction through two instructional strands for grades K-2 that integrate into a single strand in grades 3-5 using print materials, digital features, and multimedia resources.
Amplify Science is a K–8 science curriculum that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers. Amplify Science engages learners utilizing Next Generation Science Standards, K–12 science content standards developed by states to improve science education, incorporating problem-solving and the engineering design process.
IMPACT Social Studies
IMPACT Social Studies builds a solid foundation in the core subjects of social studies—history, geography, economics, and civics—with conceptually coherent units of study. Each unit provides active engagement with a rich variety of informational texts, primary sources, and media. Students gain building blocks for critical thinking, develop a strong reading and writing foundation, and learn what it means to be responsible, active citizens.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social Emotional Learning is a process to develop students’ emotional well-being and “soft skills–” critical thinking, emotion management, conflict resolution, decision-making, and teamwork. The development of these skills has been shown to positively influence academic performance as well as students’ well-being and mental health. LAUSD’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Restorative Practices (PBIS/RP) department, leverages a trauma-resilience informed approach through a multi-tiered system of supports framework to cultivate safe, healthy welcoming and affirming learning environments that establish a culture of learning and positive behavior.