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Grade Level Instructional Realignment

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As part of the bond package, WSISD will undergo a grade level instructional realignment that will effect the elementary, intermediate and middle school campuses. The changes would increase capacity at ALL elementary schools, strengthen the kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum alignment, and create a stronger foundation for students as they transition to middle school. The realignment would begin in 3 to 5 years.

 Current Instructional Alignment   Proposed Instructional Alignment 
Blue Haze Elementary, Liberty Elementary
& North Elementary STEAM Academy
    • Grades Kindergarten - 4
Blue Haze Elementary, Liberty Elementary
& North Elementary STEAM Academy
    • Grades 1 - 5
Fine Arts Academy
    • Grades Kindergarten - 6
 Tannahill Fine Arts Academy
  • Grades 1-5
West Elementary
    • Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 4
 West Early Childhood Academy
    • Grades Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten
Tannahill Intermediate
    • Grades 5 & 6
 
 Tannahill Fine Arts Academy
    • Grades 1-5
 Brewer 6th Grade Center
    • Grade 6
Brewer Middle School
    • Grades 7 & 8
Brewer 6th Grade Center
    • Grade 6
Brewer Middle School
    • Grades 7 & 8
 Brewer High School 
    •  Grades 9-12
 No Changes
   

Proposed Instructional Alignment Changes 

The proposed grade level realignment will strengthen the kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum alignment in all subjects and create a stronger foundation for students as they transition to the middle school starting in sixth grade. The proposed instructional alignment would allow elementary age students to only transition to a new school one time. Currently, students change schools from elementary to intermediate and from intermediate to middle school. This would result in one transition—from elementary to the Sixth Grade Center.

Elementary 

  • A focused Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Early Childhood Academy at West Elementary will enhance the early literacy and math skills of our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.

  • Blue Haze, Liberty and North Elementaries will now serve students in grades 1 through 5.

Fine Arts Academy 

  • The Fine Arts Academy will become a 1st through 5th grade campus at the current Tannahill Intermediate site, enabling the school to serve additional students and become a neighborhood school. 

Sixth Grade Center

  • The bond package includes the creation of a 6th Grade Center that will provide more flexibility in scheduling that results in additional support for student growth academically and socially. 

  • The 6th Grade Center will now serve as the bridge from elementary to middle school and better prepare 6th graders for athletics, fine arts and CTE programs.
    • Shared staffing at the middle school level will result in additional Fine Arts, Pre-Athletic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities in sixth grade. 
    • This increased exposure at a younger age will enable sixth graders to explore their interests and learn how to balance the rigor of academics and extracurricular opportunities.
    • More targeted instruction in fine arts, athletics and CTE will better prepare students to compete and excel at the middle school and high school levels.
Instructional Realignment