Academics

Curriculum at Anchor Learning Academy

Anchor Learning Academy's curriculum is based on the RI Curriculum Framework, Common Core State Standards and Proficiency-base Graduation Requirements. The Common Core State Standards provides a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that students need for success in high school, in college courses and in workforce training programs. The goals of Anchor Learning Academy’s student-centered curriculum emphasizes 21st century learning skills—the tools students need to become informed decision makers and contributing members of the local community and the global society:

  • Life-long recovery
  • Empirical reasoning
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural awareness
  • Creativity

Students are assigned to courses based on the graduation requirements of their home school district and their academic skill level as indicated by assessment test scores. Experiential learning, service learning, community service and group work are key components to academics at Anchor Learning Academy. Certified Rhode Island secondary school educators provide classroom instruction in the areas of:

  • English Language Arts
  • Science
  • History
  • Math
  • Physical Education
  • Electives

Fulfilling Credit Requirements

Anchor Learning Academy works with the student’s local school district to ensure completion of the Carnegie unit requirements as well as local Proficiency-based Graduation Requirement strategies for assessing applied learning. Opportunities for credit retrieval are also available.

Graduating from Anchor Learning Academy

Graduates of Anchor Learning Academy receive a diploma from the community school district upon meeting academic graduation requirements. Anchor Learning Academy staff works with each student and their district to coordinate the requirements for graduation.