CURRICULUM

The course of study at POP school follows the California standards and meets all the requirements of the state and the Fremont Unified School District of Alameda County. Because we seek to challenge our students to the highest level of appropriate academic achievement, our curriculum also uses the Core Knowledge Sequence. In addition, we use supplements in computer, Fine Arts, Health, and Physical Education.

Our curriculum is scrutinized regularly, employing the best traditional approaches along with the integration of technology in every day learning. A strong basically skills emphasis in reading, math, English, and writing, science and history is present at every grade level.

Evaluating the Learning Process

Daily class work is evaluated appropriate to the child’s grade level. Kindergarten evaluations occur through a benchmark report. First and Second grade students receive a check, plus, or minus with comments to indicate strengths or weaknesses. Students in grades three through eight receive percentage grades indicated by an alphabet grade.

Students must maintain a 2.00 grade point average to be eligible for extracurricular activities. Students are recognized for academic achievement on the Principal’s List (above 3.8 GPA), Honor Roll (above 3.5) and Honorable Mention (above 3.2) at the end of each quarter when report cards are issued.

*The Scope and Sequence for each class, which lays out in detail what each class is studying month by month, as well as specific text books can be requested at the front school office.
Our curriculum is a hybrid of the CA state Standards, Common Core, and Core knowledge. We also use a variety of supplemental resources to allow for flexibility within the classroom. For a complete breakdown of the specific textbooks used in each grade, you can view your child’s grade level scope and sequence by clicking on the links below.

In the fall of 2019, Prince of Peace began incorporating a new type of standardized testing called MAP Growth Testing.

We are excited about this new type of assessment that will help us know exactly where the child is in his educational journey.

We are convinced that the best use of assessment testing is when it is used to help our students improve and excel.

For this reason, we have updated to the NWEA MAP testing in place of the Scantron Performance testing that we used to use.

“MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.”

To learn more about MAP testing you can visit https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/

Prince of Peace is a fully accredited school with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation (WASC) and the National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA). Prince of Peace goes through their evaluation process regularly.