2017-2018 Curriculum:
Program of Study at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School

At St. Michael, we combine a small, nurturing environment with a challenging curriculum to maximize student success. We align our academic curriculum with state standards and endeavor to incorporate best practices throughout the instructional program. St. Michael School is certified by the Archdiocese of Chicago and has received full recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education.

St. Michael uses the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Archdiocese of Chicago Standards for Social Studies and Religion.

New Middle School Academic Initiatives!


The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI): The Reading Inventory practice tests and assessments are designed to help identify a child's strengths and weaknesses in reading and comprehension of texts, as wells as identify any learning issues that may need to be addressed. Teachers and parents can use the SRI test results both to determine what sort of additional support the student needs to succeed. The ultimate goal of the Reading Inventory is to help prepare all students for college-level material.

Leveled Literacy Intervention(LLI): The LLI is a powerful, short-term intervention that provides daily, intensive, small-group instruction, which supplements classroom literacy teaching. LLI turns struggling readers into successful ones with engaging leveled books and fast-paced, systematically-designed lessons.

AIMSWEB: AIMSWEB efficiently screens all students, identifying those at risk for academic failure and enabling early intervention. With progress monitoring, AIMSWEB determines the effectiveness of your interventions and whether your students are progressing sufficiently to meet year-end goals. AIMSWEB uses General Outcome Measurement assessments, which are simple, accurate, valid, reliable, efficient and generalizable. We offer assessments and subscription options in the content areas of early literacy and reading (English and Spanish), spelling, writing, early numeracy, math, and the now-available screening and progress monitoring for behavior and social skills.

Everyday Math: The foundational principles that guide Everyday Math's development address what children know what they come to school, how they learn best, what they should learn, and the role of problem solving and assessment in the curriculum. Everyday Math builds on a child's early dispositions, attitudes, and knowledge. In a spiral curriculum, learning is spread over time rather than concentrated in shorter periods. Content is revised repeatedly over months and across grades.

Please select a grade level for an overview of the academic program.

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