ACADEMICS

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At NOCCS, we provide a learning environment where children can develop their imagination and lend their hearts and minds to pursuing important ideas and questions about the world around them.

Our elementary program is split into teams who collaborate in providing an excellent education to every child: Integrals (Arts, Music, and Movement), Core Content (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) each focus on a different group or aspect of the entire elementary experience of our students. 

2022-23 NOCCS has implemented the Second Step program - SEL (Social Emotional Learning) curriculum. 

OUR ACADEMIC PHILOSOPHY

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Integrals

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Social Emotional Learning

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Reading Partners

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TEACHING FOR UNDERSTANDING

At NOCCS, we use a teaching framework called Teaching for Understanding, which was developed by teachers and researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

In Teaching for Understanding classrooms, teachers carefully design thought-provoking tasks that call on students to demonstrate a deep understanding of important subject matter. 

Using various forms of inquiry, students ask probing questions, test their theories, make inferences, connect what they learn to the real world, and ultimately, apply their understanding in unique, real-world, public contexts. 

It is heart-warming and uplifting to hear our son say that he is learning to be accountable for his actions and to be an ally to his classmates. 

-NOCCS Parent

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A SAFE AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY

At NOCCS, we work hard to ensure that all students feel safe and welcome.

We all have tough days, and when our students experience them, we work together to help them navigate through difficult situations and make things right.

Our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum helps ground and frame our students for success when they face challenges in their lives.

When students, they have the opportunity to leave the classroom, take a break, and engage in a restorative conversation with a staff member.

 

In guiding our students through this process, we help them to become better citizens of the world around them.

If you would like to file a complaint to the California Department of Education, click HERE for the form. If you have questions about completing this form, please contact the Charter Schools Division by phone at 916-322-6029 or via email at charters@cde.ca.gov.