The curriculum at Canton College Prep consists of 120 minutes of daily instruction in Reading and Mathematics and at least 60 minutes of Writing and Social Sciences. Our research-based program is aligned to the Ohio Common Core and is enhanced through a set of common instructional strategies that promote oral reading fluency, vocabulary, effective questioning, and reading comprehension across all content areas. Lesson objectives, vocabulary and homework are communicated to families via a syllabus that is sent home giving our students and families a true feeling of a college-bound learning environment.
These core subjects form the basis of our K-8 curriculum. Scholars receive individualized instruction in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies each school day.
We help scholars develop vital communication skills while inspiring a love of literature. Our young scholars learn phonics, grammar, and comprehension skills and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities. Canton College Prep scholars comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction texts as early as Kindergarten. The program emphasizes classic works, writing as a process, and the skills that will be tested when our scholars begin taking the state assessment when they enter 3rd grade.
We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that scholars understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenging problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as scholars move from basic skills toward algebra. Scholars learn by seeing mathematical concepts applied to the world around them.
Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as scholars practice observation and analytical skills. Scholars learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances. Teachers provide regular opportunities for scholars to participate in experiments and projects that include opportunities to apply mathematics and technology through age appropriate activities.
A truly well-rounded education must nourish the body and soul as well as the mind. We believe in the value of exposing children to the arts as well as to opportunities for exercise and physical competition.
Organized physical education gets children exercising regularly. We teach scholars important concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as promoting general health and well-being.
Our music program builds musical skills through singing, instrument playing, movement, critical listening, and creativity. Music appreciation enriches students through discovery and sonic exploration.