Curriculum


At Churchill Center & School, we empower students by giving them the confidence and tools they need to play an active role in their own education.

Churchill student using iPadWith a curriculum designed for dyslexia and other learning disabilities, we help students understand how their brains process information. Our strategies for self-advocacy and learning enable students to thrive in the classroom and beyond.

 

Individual Tutorial

Every day, students have a 50-minute, one-on-one class with their teacher to focus on remediating the student’s major academic weakness.

Individual tutorial curriculum is designed to:

  • Provide a one-on-one student-teacher setting
  • Improve reading, reading comprehension, spelling, handwriting, written language, and math skills
  • Provide strategies for success

Wilson Reading System®

The Wilson Reading System® is an intensive literacy program for students who have been unable to learn through other teaching strategies. The program is for students who require multisensory language instruction, or who need more intensive, structured literacy instruction due to a language-based learning disability such as dyslexia.

As a Wilson® Accredited Partner, Churchill delivers Wilson® professional learning that addresses:

  • Reading skills
  • Spelling skills
  • Writing skills

Auditory Visual (AV)

AV teachers focus on the auditory and visual skills students need to become better readers and writers.

Students learn to:

  • Advocate for themselves in the classroom
  • Develop effective notetaking and study skills based on their own learning styles
  • Apply memory, sequencing, reasoning, and fine motor skills
  • Apply figure-ground and discrimination skills

Math

Our math curriculum is designed to build cognitive thinking and problem solving skills.

Students will:

  • Develop conceptual knowledge through both concrete and abstract representations
  • Learn to utilize resource materials to improve their understanding of math concepts

Language Arts

We equip students with strategies to become more capable writers, preparing them for success in high school, college, and beyond.

Our language arts curriculum covers:

  • Composition
  • Literature
  • Grammar
  • Language usage

Social Studies and Science

Social studies and science classes create valuable opportunities for students to practice and improve their study, research, and public speaking skills.

Our social studies and science curriculum enables students to:

  • Read, understand, and interpret graphic materials
  • Effectively use a textbook and develop notetaking skills
  • Utilize organizational skills to complete research projects
  • Become effective and confident public speakers
  • Understand, follow, and complete scientific experiments to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Motor Skills

We are committed to raising general physical fitness through structured activities.

Our motor skills curriculum promotes:

  • Development of aerobic capacity, flexibility, and strength
  • Enhanced perceptual motor skills
  • Skill training and cooperation through a variety of team sports

Fine Arts

In our fine arts department, students learn and translate ideas through drama, music, and visual arts.

Students learn to:

  • Analyze, evaluate, critique, and interact with different mediums and with their peers
  • Use technology to access information, process ideas, and communicate results
  • Recognize and express connections between academic subjects

Keyboarding

A foundation for writing, technology, and other essential skills, keyboarding is an important part of our overall curriculum.

In keyboarding class, students:

  • Learn proper posture and finger placement for all letters
  • Develop keyboarding accuracy and fluency
  • Focus on the ideas rather than the mechanics of writing, which is particularly valuable for students with dysgraphia

Transition Track

Our transition track is an optional program for older Churchill students who no longer require intense remediation, but need opportunities to independently implement and integrate their new advocacy and academic skills.

The transition track enables students to:

  • Integrate individual skills
  • Learn and apply organizational and self-advocacy skills
  • Develop the skills required to keep up in a traditional classroom

TECHNOLOGY

We focus on continuously enhancing and sustaining innovative technology in the classroom. Our goal at Churchill is to encourage students not to be intimidated by new technologies, but to embrace them.

  • Students have access to laptops, iPads, a 3D printer and a drone
  • Each classroom is equipped with the latest hardware engineering, including SMART Board technology, projectors and document cameras
  • We are a G Suite school, utilizing Google Classroom, calendar, mail and other Google resources
  • Through Makerspace, Computer Science and Film Making classes, our students create and learn skills using a variety of different tools and materials
  • We employ a full-time Technology Coordinator

 

Learn More

For more information on learning disability curriculum at Churchill, contact us online or give us a call at 314-997-4343.

Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.